Fundamentals of Radiochemistry presents a comprehensive overview of the principles, objectives, and methods of radiochemistry and how they are applied in various fields of chemistry. Topics covered include characteristics of radioactivity and radioactive matter, the chemistry of ephemeral radionuclides, actinides of high atomic number, positronium, and physicochemical behavior of systems containing one or more compounds at tracer or sub-tracer concentration. Numerous appendices are included to provide additional detail to information presented in chapters.
Because Fundamentals of Radiochemistry is the first book to discuss what chemical information can be obtained with sub-tracer amounts, it is essential reading for inorganic chemists, radiochemists, analytical chemists, nuclear chemists and others interested in the topic.
1. The Role of Chemistry in the Emergence and Evolution of Nuclear Science 2. Radiochemistry Today 3. Essentials of Radioactivity- Radioactive Matter, Bricks and Tools for Radiochemists 4. The Radiochemist's View of Chemical Reactions 5. Chemistry at the Tracer Level 6. Radiochemical Methods 7. Advantages and Limitations 8. Chemistry with a Few Atoms 9. Radiochemistry in Action