The conference aims at maintaining the 45 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 15th 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. It is expected that the session dealing with nuclear methods in medicine, radiopharmaceuticals and radiodiagnostics, that has been very successfully introduced on the previous conference, will further expand. An attempt to strengthen the session on radiation chemistry, as an important constituent part of nuclear chemistry, is undertaken.
The conference is organised on the occasion of the three hundred years anniversary of foundation of the Czech Technical University in Prague, it is sponsored by the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences and co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency is under negotiation.
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
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.
Having a good experience with this type of exchange of ideas gained during the previous conference, we would like to continue with this tradition also at this conference. The topics that shall be directly linked with the conference programme will be specified in the 2nd Circular. Suggestions of the round table discussion topics will be welcome at the address of the Conference Secretariat.
An exhibition area will be available during the Conference. Technologies, equipment, technical and management services in all areas pertaining to the themes of the conference may be presented, including, but not limited to, radiation detection and measurement, radiochemical separation technologies and instrumentation, radioactive waste management, decontamination and decommissioning, radioanalytical services, industrial application of radioisotopes and ionising radiation, radionuclides production and marketing, radiopharmaceuticals etc. Publishing houses are invited to present their new titles. To receive additional information on the exhibition, please contact the Conference Secretariat.