Production of chemically pure gaseous [13N]NH3 pulses for PEP studies using a modified DeVarda reduction.

@article{Sobczy2002ProductionOC,
  title={Production of chemically pure gaseous [13N]NH3 pulses for PEP studies using a modified DeVarda reduction.},
  author={Dorota Sobczy and J van Grondelle and Arthur M de Jong and Martien J A De Voigt and Rutger A van Santen},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={201-7}
}
A fast and reproducible production method for pure gaseous [13N]NH3 pulses has been developed. 13N was produced by irradiation of water with 500 nA of 16 MeV protons via the 16O(p,alpha)13N reaction. A mixture of DeVarda's alloy and NaOH was used to convert the produced nitrate/nitrite to ammonia. Pre-treatment of this mixture with water increased the… CONTINUE READING