Distributions and transformations of radioactive nuclides
Synthesis of artificial nuclides
Separation and purification of radioactive isotopes
Chemical properties of radioactive elements and their compounds
Chemical action of knock-on atoms associated with radioactive decay
Utilization of radioactive isotopes, i.e., utilization as a radioactive tracer or for isotope dating
This field was launched by the discovery of radioactivity by Becquerel in 1896.
Alpha radiation – the emission of an alpha particle (which contains 2 protons and 2 neutrons) from an atomic nucleus. When this occurs, the atom’s atomic mass will decrease by 4 units and atomic number will decrease by 2.
KeywordsCosmic rays Radioactive isotope Radioactivity
References and Further Reading
- Choppin G, Liljenzin J-O, Jan Rydberg J, Christian Ekberg C (2013) Radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry, 4th edn. AcademicGoogle Scholar