Publisher: Centrum Press
Publication Date: June 30, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
Nuclear chemistry is the study of the chemical and physical properties of elements as influenced by changes in the structure of the atomic nucleus. Modern nuclear chemistry, sometimes referred to as radiochemistry, has become very interdisciplinary in its applications, ranging from the study of the formation of the elements in the universe to the design of radioactive drugs for diagnostic medicine. Some methods first developed within nuclear chemistry and physics have become so widely used within chemistry and other physical sciences that they may be best thought of as separate from normal nuclear chemistry. The present book covers all of the chemical aspects of nuclear science starting from the physical basics and including such diverse areas as the chemistry of transactinides and exotic atoms as well as radioactive waste management and radiopharmaceutical chemistry relevant to nuclear medicine. The will be a valuable resource guide for nuclear scientists, biologists, chemists, physicists, physicians practicing nuclear medicine, graduate students and teachers involved in the chemical and radiopharmaceutical aspects of nuclear science.