The conference aims at maintaining the 50+ year tradition of radiochemical conferences, dealing with all aspects of nuclear- and radiochemistry, organised in the Czech Republic (or formerly in Czechoslovakia). We strive to continue in the tradition of organising a fruitful and well attended platform for contacts between experts working in both basic and applied research in all aspects of nuclear- and radiochemistry.
The scope of the 17th Radiochemical Conference will cover most topics of the former meetings of this series including, but not limited to, chemistry of radioactive elements, radioanalytical methods, radiochemical separation methods and speciation techniques, environmental radioactivity (both natural and artificial), radioecology, application of radionuclides and ionising radiation in research and technology, chemical problems in nuclear waste treatment and disposal. We hope that the session dealing with nuclear methods in medicine and radiopharmaceutical chemistry, that has been very successful on the recent conferences, will further expand. Due attention has been planned to be paid to the education and training of the next generation of nuclear- and radiochemists. The efforts to strengthen the session on radiation chemistry, as an important constituent part of nuclear chemistry, will be continued. Also, the 80 years anniversary of the discovery of Szilard-Chalmers effect will be commemorated.
For the presentations, papers are invited from all the fields of nuclear- and radiochemistry. In agreement with the general scope of the conference outlined above, we expect the contributions to address namely the following topics:
- Radionuclides in the Environment, Radioecology (session dedicated to the memory of prof. Petr Beneš)
- Nuclear Analytical Methods
- Chemistry of Actinide and Trans-actinide Elements
- Radiation Chemistry
- Production and Application of Radionuclides
- Separation Methods, Speciation (session dedicated to the memory of prof. Věra Křížová-Jedináková)
- Chemistry of Nuclear Fuel Cycle (session organised as the 1st ASGARD International Workshop)
- Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Labelled Compounds
However, the submitted contributions need not be limited to the enumerated topics. The final formulation of the programme and the topics of individual sessions will be adapted according to the accepted contributions and to the advisors' opinion.