Nuclear and radiochemistry in China: Present status and future perspectives

W. Q. Shi, Y. L. Zhao, Z. F. Chai

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations


Nuclear and radiochemistry is one of the frontier areas of chemistry with high impact on national security, energy supply, scientific advances, social and economic development. Nuclear and radiochemistry in China is now experiencing a renaissance, which is being strongly motivated by China's huge demand for nuclear energy. With this in review, the progress in nuclear and radiochemistry of China is selectively addressed. Some hot topics have been summarized and the main research results achieved by Chinese scientists in this field are highlighted, with emphasis on the basic nuclear chemistry, actinide and trans-actinide chemistry, chemistry of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing, radioanalytical chemistry, environmental radiochemistry and radiopharmaceutical chemistry, etc. Some measures about how to promote the radiochemical education and research in China are suggested, and future perspectives are briefly outlined as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-539
Number of pages11
JournalRadiochimica Acta
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - 2012


  • Actinides
  • China
  • Education and training
  • Nuclear energy chemistry
  • Radioanalytical chemistry
  • Radiopharmaceutical chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Nuclear and radiochemistry in China: Present status and future perspectives'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this