DOE Isotope Program Highlights
Scientists Develop Inorganic Resins for Generating and Purifying Radium and Actinium
Research advances the chemistry and improves the purity of isotopes for targeted alpha therapy used in the treatment of cancers.
New Strategy Can Harvest Chemical Information on Rare Isotopes with a Fraction of the Material
A newly proposed approach aids chemical studies of rare, toxic, radioactive, and precious isotopes by requiring 1,000 times less material.
Getting Purer Berkelium, Faster than Ever
This new method individually separates heavy metals — an actinide chemist’s dream.
Fighting Cancer on Earth and in Space Using High-Energy Protons
Scientists on Earth use high-energy protons to create isotopes to detect and treat cancer. In space, however, these same high-energy protons can pose a risk to spacecraft and the health of the astronauts traveling in them.
Cancer Countermeasures on a Column
University researchers produce a novel method of shipping the promising medical isotope astatine-211
New Approach to Radioisotope Power Sources for Improved Efficiency, Long Life
NextGen power sources may satisfy the need for long-term, compact power for use in remote or extreme environments.
Enclosing Radiation-Loaded Particles to Better Seek and Destroy Cancer
Promising study details how radioactive agents could be sent directly to cancer cells.
New Elegant Method for Rapid Recovery of Anti-Cancer Agent At-211
A high-speed, high-yield recovery approach for At-211 means improved availability of this cancer-treating isotope.
New Imaging Isotope Meets Promising Therapy Isotopes
New production methods for Ce-134 advance technologies for imaging human disease and guiding treatment.
Ezold elected to the ANS Board of Directors
Julie Ezold, section head at ORNL, has been elected to a three-year term on the American Nuclear Society’s Board of Directors.