nuclear chemistry

Who we are - What we do


The Division of Nuclear Chemistry, founded in 1956, sees its main task in promoting nuclear, radio and radiation chemistry and the students, technicians and scientists working there. The focus should be on informing about new results and applications.

The maintenance of the exchange of ideas and experiences and the conveying of professional suggestions are carried out by:


  • conferences and lecture meetings
  • Working groups for scientific or technical processing of special areas
  • Participation in GDCh events
  • Publications and monographs in the field of nuclear, radio and radiation chemistry
  • Courses on the safe handling of radioactive substances and radiation protection
  • Active interaction with domestic and foreign committees, associations and organizations in related fields

A key aspect is the promotion and safeguarding of sufficient research, teaching and training capacity in nuclear, radio and radiation chemistry. Contact list for teaching and training in nuclear chemistry - as of November 12th, 2020   ( pdf )

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Focus of work

The Division of Nuclear Chemistry in the German Chemical Society represents the scientists and engineers who deal with radioactive substances and ionizing radiation in their work and use them for research, industry, medicine and teaching purposes. Your activities can be summarized in the following areas:

Basic research
- Chemistry of the heaviest elements
- actinide chemistry
- cosmochemistry
- radio analysis

Health and the environment
- nuclear chemistry in the life sciences (radiopharmacy)
- Isotope geochemistry
- Radiation protection and radioecology
- Nuclear forensics

- repository research
- reactor chemistry
- tritium chemistry

Teaching, training and maintenance of skills


The Board consists of the chairman, his deputy and up to five assessors, with universities, industry and research centers being represented. The Board is supported in an advisory capacity by an advisory board, in which student members also participate. more

Awards and honors

Fritz Straßmann Award

With the Fritz Straßmann Award , the Division honors personalities who have made outstanding achievements in the field of nuclear chemistry .

PhD Award

Particularly excellent dissertations are generally honored every two years by the Division with the PhD Award of the Division of Nuclear Chemistry . more

Brochure "Research & Perspectives"

The contents and the meaning of the work focus of the Division are described in the brochure "Research & Perspectives" (as of January 2018). This brochure can also be sent as a printed copy on request - orders via

PDF (contact list updated 2020)

Young Radiochemistry (JuRadChem)

JuRadChem - the youth organization of the FG nuclear chemistry - is a national network for students and young graduates with up to three years of professional experience who are interested in the topics of radio, nuclear or actinide chemistry.


Annual meeting of the FG nuclear chemistry 2024

05.11. - November 7th, Karlsruhe more

Young Radiochemistry - JuRadChem




book recommendations

Nuclear and Radiochemistry: Fundamentals and Applications (Kratz) more

Nuclear- and Radiochemistry, Volume I: Introduction (Rösch) more

Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Volume II: Modern Applications (Rösch) more

ARH working group

Information on the working group for analysis with radionuclides and high-power radiation sources (ARH) more

Karlsruhe nuclide map


Contact person in the GDCh business
position is Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Bürger
Tel .: +49 69 7917-231

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