Thick zinc electrodeposition on copper substrate for cyclotron production of 64Cu

Mahdi Sadeghi, Mohammad Amiri, Pejman Rowshanfarzad, Zohreh Gholamzadeh, Mohammad Ensaf

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Abstract

Zinc-68 electrodeposition on a copper substrate was investigated for the production of 64Cu radionuclide. The electrodeposition experiments were carried out by acid plating baths. Operating parameters such as pH, temperature, and current density are also optimized. The current efficiency was measured at different current densities. The optimum conditions of the zinc electrodeposition were as follows: 6.2 g·l-1 zinc, pH = 3, dc current density of ca. 85.54 mA·cm-2 at 30°C with 98% current efficiency. SEM photomicrographs demonstrated fine-grained structure of the deposit obtained from the optimum bath.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalNukleonika
Volume53
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

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