• Nuclides
  • Generally speaking, trace radioisotopes have half-lives that are short in comparison with the age of the Earth, since primordial nuclides tend to occur in larger than trace amounts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Natural processes which produce trace radioisotopes include cosmic ray bombardment of stable nuclides, ordinary alpha and beta decay of the long-lived heavy nuclides, thorium-232, uranium-238, and uranium-235, spontaneous fission of uranium-238, and nuclear transmutation reactions induced by natural radioactivity, such as the production of plutonium-239 and uranium-236 from neutron capture by natural uranium. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • In 2012, NASA chose a solar-powered mission (InSight) for Discovery 12 interplanetary mission, which would have otherwise needed a radioisotope power system for the planned 2016 launch (which as it happens has been delayed until 2018). (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • New strategies are needed to address the current and future shortages of radioisotopes that threaten medical research and treatment. (the-scientist.com)
  • Though still in the planning stages, such projects may be able to produce all the Mo-99 physicians could want, as well as a wider variety of other radioisotopes, each with its own specific medical application. (the-scientist.com)
  • Radioisotope renography is a form of medical imaging of the kidneys that uses radiolabelling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Radioisotope Production Facility is capable of producing the following: Chromium-51, through the irradiation of potassium chromate targets (0.5 Ci per week), used as injectable medical product. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research
  • The produced radioisotopes are used in medicine, industry and research activities for domestic market. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Radioisotope Production Facility (RPF) is located at the Nuclear Research Center in Inshas, near ETRR-2 research reactor and Fuel Manufacturing Pilot Plant (FMPP) as the three facilities share the same auxiliary services with high degree of integration between ETRR-2 and RPF to ensure safe transfer of the irradiated targets for radioisotope production. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mars
  • Similarly, Radioisotope Heat Units (RHUs) were used to provide heat to critical components on Apollo 11 as well as the first two generations of Mars rovers. (wikipedia.org)
  • processes
  • Radioisotope-based measurement techniques are best suited for multiphase flow systems encountered in industrial processes, since these systems are opaque and contain a large volume fraction of the dispersed phase. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Production
  • The Radioisotope Production Facility (RPF) was initially highlighted during the 2004/2005 investigation by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as Egypt declared the new facility which was under construction to the agency. (wikipedia.org)
  • Multi-Purpose Production hot cell - one hot cell (for compound labeling and production of other radioisotopes). (wikipedia.org)
  • Licensing of digital Instrumentation & Control in Radioisotope Production Facility" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)