Isotope Production Sites
The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) within the DOE Office of Science's Office of Nuclear Physics has stewardship over the Brookhaven Linear Isotope Producer (BLIP) Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the Isotope Production Facility (IPF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), as well as hot cell facilities for processing isotopes at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, BNL and LANL. Additionally, they support the production of isotopes at a number of other facilities, as shown in the map below.
The DOE IP has also begun partnering with universities to invest in R&D and to develop production capabilities. Not only do these universities present unique infrastructure capabilities and expertise, but they are also essential to workforce development. The University of Washington and the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR) recently became the first members of the DOE IP University Network.
See the links below for more information on these capabilities.
- Brookhaven Linear Isotope Producer (BLIP), Brookhaven National Laboratory
- Isotope Production Facility (IPF), Los Alamos National Laboratory
- High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Isotope Science Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory
- Low-Energy Accelerator Facility (LEAF), Argonne National Laboratory
- Tritium Facility at Savannah River National Laboratory [an NNSA facility]
- Cyclotron Facility, Washington University St. Louis
- University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR)
- Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging (CMGI) Radiochemistry and Cyclotron Facility, UC Davis
- University of Wisconsin Cyclotron Research Group
- Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University