Positron Emitter Table

Positron emitters available at BNL for radiotracer chemistry and whole plant studies

Isotope Half-Life b+ Endpoint Energy MeV (% b+) Mean range in water (mm) Theoretical Specific Activity (Ci/nmole) Source
C-11 20.4 min 0.96 (100%) 1.13 9.2 cyclotron
N-13 10 min 1.2 (100%) 1.60 18.8 "
F-18 110 min 0.6 (97%) 0.59 1.7 "
O-15 2 min 1.73 (100%) 2.75 94.0 "
Fe-52 8.3 hrs 0.8 (55%) 0.94 0.38 BLIP
I-124 4.3 days 2.13 (11%)
1.53 (12%)
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Last Modified: September 5, 2012
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