Thu, May 09|
Adventures of Radiochemistry
Please join us for our 2nd Science Cafe in downtown Aiken with guest speaker James Cadieux, who just celebrated his 40th year as a Radiochemist at the Savannah River National Laboratory Radiochemist. Hors D'Oeuvres and beverages (wine/beer/non-alcoholic) will be served.
Time & Location
May 09, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Cafe Scientifique, 203 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801, USA
About the event
This talk will briefly discuss the origins of the field of radiochemistry (as opposed to nuclear chemistry) from Madame Curie’s “chemistry of the imponderables – Ra and Po: 100 years of radioactivity” to its rapid expansion during the Manhattan Project (Coryell & Sugarman’s “good books”: “The Analytical Chemistry of the Manhattan Project”). It will examine why radiochemistry is inconvenient but indispensable in the measurement of alpha and beta emitting radionuclides. It then will cover a selection of radiochemical topics from the speaker’s experience such as “The rare earth elements as environmental tracers”, “The Metrology of Plutonium from kilograms to femtograms”, “Fukushima Fallout at SRS”, and “Lutathera – Nuclear Medicine ‐ Targeted Radiotherapy with Lu‐177”.
Attendance at the Adventures of Radiochemistry talk. Hors D'Oeuvres and beverages (Beer/Wine/Non-Alcoholic) will be served. All guests who buy this ticket before the event will be entered to win the Chemistry Cartoon book by Sidney Harris.
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