Manager of the Radiochemistry Group, Argonne National Lab

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Amanda's interest in chemistry and her work at a crime lab 

  • A breakdown of molybdenum 99 and technetium 99m 

  • Why metastable isotopes are useful for medical applications

  • What are ligins? 

  • From a security perspective,  the US' interest to domestically produce molybdenum 99

  • The traditional and nontraditional methods of producing molybdenum 99

  • Tradeoffs of different production processes

  • The Argonne Molybdenum Research Experiment 

  • Why precipitating uranium creates a hotspot

  • How corrosion can be beneficial in producing uranium peroxide precipitate

  • What's in store for the future

Amanda Youker

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