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 80th anniversaries of the discoveries of the artificial radioactivity and of the Szilard-Chalmers effect will be commemorated.

The conference is organised on behalf of the Division of Nuclear and Radiochemistry of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences, that is also one of the conference sponsors, as a part of the series of general European radiochemical conferences organized every other year. 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

  • Radionuclides in the Environment, Radioecology (session dedicated to the memory of prof. Petr Benes)
  • 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. Vera Jedinakova-Krizova)
  • Chemistry of Nuclear Fuel Cycle / 1st ASGARD International Workshop
  • Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Labelled Compounds
  • Education (session organised by CINCH collaboration)

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 conferences, we would like to continue with this tradition also at this conference. The suggestions of the round table discussion topics are 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.