Post no.



36 months

Work package

WP1, D1.2: Uranium Carbide nanofibers targets for increased stability and extraction yield of alpha-emitting radioisotopes

Recruiting partner

Instituto Superior Técnico Lisbon, Portugal


Improve the release properties, hence the yield efficiency, of the classical uranium carbide targets, by changing the method of production and the final microstructure.

Expected results

Nanofibers are expected to improve both the stability of the target materials and isotope release properties of key radioisotopes, such as heavy alpha emitters such as 211At, 212Bi, and eventually some volatile radiolanthanides. The nanofibers will be produced by electrospinning, changing the precursors, the spinning conditions. The final material will be characterized with XRD, SEM, BET, etc.

Enrolment for PhD at

Instituto Superior Técnico Lisbon, Portugal

Planned secondment(s)

ARRONAX, France – 3 months – design of a 47Sc production target for cyclotron

Advanced Accelerator Applications, France – 3 months – test production of 47Sc at industrial cyclotron units


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