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  • 1 Hammersmith Hospital Medical Research Council Cyclotron Unit W12 OHS London England
  • 2 National Physical Laboratory Division of Radiation Science and Acoustics TW11 OLW Teddington Middx. England
  • 3 Nuclear Chemistry Group (CNC-11) Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory 87545 Los Alamos New Mexico USA
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Abstract  

82Sr has now been produced by the spallation of Molybdenum by protons of up to 800 MeV. The radiochemical recovery of strontium is described together with a description of the analytical techniques used to estimate recovered yields of the various radionuclides generated. A radionuclide generator is described for the rapid recovery of82Rb, the 1.25 min half-life decay product of82Sr. An outline is given of the quality control procedure adopted to ensure that the82Rb is suitable for clinical use.