Radiochemistry is the chemistry of radioactive materials where radioactive agent isotopes are used to research the properties and chemical processes of non-radioactive isotopes (the absence of radioactivity also results in a sample being identified as inactive as the isotopes are stable). A great deal of radiochemistry is about utilizing radioactivity to research ordinary chemical reactions. This is quite different from radiation chemistry, where the levels of radiation are kept too low to influence the chemical.



  • Detection and measurement of radioactivity
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Interaction of radiation with matter
  • Isotopes
  • Nuclear reactions
  • Radioactive decay
  • Radiochemotherapy
  • Radiochromatography
  • Radiochronology