Authors:S. Watanabe, T. Katabuchi, N. Ishioka, S. Matsuhashi, and H. Muramatsu
Endohedral 133Xe-higher fullerenes (133Xe@C76 and 133Xe@C84) were produced by implantation of 133Xe ions using an isotope separator. A high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis showed that the peak of endohedral
133Xe-higher fullerenes shifted backward from that of empty fullerenes, suggesting a possibility of the separation of endohedral
133Xe-higher fullerenes from empty fullerenes. The yields of endohedral 133Xe-fullerenes were in the order of 133Xe@C76<133Xe@C84<133Xe@C60<133Xe@C70.
Authors:T. Katabuchi, S. Watanabe, N. Ishioka, Y. Iida, H. Hanaoka, K. Endo, and S. Matsuhashi
The radionuclide 67Cu was produced via the 68Zn(p,2p)67Cu reaction by irradiating enriched 68Zn targets with 70 MeV proton beam. Copper-67 was chemically separated from the zinc target by ion-exchange chromatography
using Chelex-100 chelating ion-exchange resin. Procedure for recovery of the enriched 68Zn was developed. The target recovery yield of this method was evaluated to be more than 97%.
Authors:S. Watanabe, Y. Iida, N. Suzui, T. Katabuchi, S. Ishii, N. Kawachi, H. Hanaoka, S. Matsuhashi, K. Endo, and N. Ishioka
Copper-64 was produced by the 64Ni(p, n)64Cu reaction using enriched 64NiO target. We investigated and compared the production yield of 64Cu for proton beams of various energies by using a thick target. Enriched 64Ni was recovered with high yield by simple procedures. Imaging studies using positron emission tomography (PET) and positron
emitting tracer imaging system (PETIS) were performed. We obtained clear images in PET and PETIS studies. The results of this
study indicate that 64Cu can be utilized as a biomedical tracer for the molecular imaging both in animals and plants.
Authors:N. Ishioka, H. Matsuoka, S. Watanabe, A. Osa, M. Koizumi, T. Kume, S. Matsuhashi, T. Fujimura, A. Tsuji, H. Uchida, and T. Sekine
The positron emitters11C,13N and18F and their labeled compounds have been produced for studies on plants using a newly developed positron emitting tracer imaging
system. Although this system covers, at present, a limited area in a plant, the distribution of the positron emitter fed into
the plant can be visualized dynamically. Further development of positron-emitter-labeled compounds is expected to elucidate
the physiological function of plants in vivo.