NorthStar’s accelerator program exemplifies our dedication to providing customers with unsurpassed reliability by leveraging cutting edge technology.
We are investing in groundbreaking technology to produce accelerator Mo-99 (aMo-99) from Mo-100 using electron-beam accelerators. This second source of non-uranium Mo-99 will complement commercial availability of our concentrated Mo-99 (cMo 99) product, substantially increasing production capacity and flexibility, reducing the reliance on international sources of Mo-99.
HOW IT WORKS
Production of aMo-99 from Mo-100 using electron-beam accelerators is more efficient than the current method – converting Mo-98 to Mo-99 via neutron capture. Using this innovative “neutron knock-out” method, about 30% more Mo-99 is produced per gram of target material when compared to the traditional neutron capture route.