A new production method of no-carrier-added 64 Cu was tested using a new target prepared by electroplating of Ni on a silver layer (thickness 35 µm) previously electroplated on a pure copper target support. This method meets cost effec-tive production and quality of the produced 64 Cu criteria. The quality of the electroplated layers has been tested under the bombardment by more than 200 µA of proton beam using water cooled target system. A separation and purification setup was elaborated to produce high quantity and high specific activity of 64 CuCl 2 suitable for labeling different ligands in order to be used in therapy and diagnosis. A semi-automated target dissolution and separation system has been developed and achieved for 64 Cu production. The separation chemistry is based on a chromatographic column sys-tem.
Rayyes, A. H. A., & Ailouti, Y. (2013). Production and Quality Control of <sup>64</sup>Cu from High Current Ni Target. World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 03(02), 72–77. https://doi.org/10.4236/wjnst.2013.32012