Radiochemistry symposium scheduled

A symposium "Radiochemistry at FRIB" will be held during the Fall 2010 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society August 22-26, 2010 in Boston, MA. FRIB, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, will be a new National User Facility funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics and will provide intense beams of rare isotopes for research. The symposium will provide a forum to discuss the potential for the harvesting and processing of "designer" isotopes for basic and applied research programs.

The symposium will also follow up on topics and interest areas raised at the FRIB Equipment Workshop, held at Michigan State University in February 2010. The FRIB Isotopes Working Group completed a questionnaire outlining physics goals, unique opportunities, and harvesting options for short- and long-lived isotopes.

Topics will include:

  • present North American isotope production capabilities and outlook
  • society applications in medicine, environment, materials studies, etc.
  • nuclear science applications in astrophysics, reactions, structure, etc.
  • stewardship and security applications

Contributions are being accepted for oral presentation at the symposium. Abstracts must be submitted online via the ACS system. The symposium is hosted by the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (NUCL).