NUCL Symposium: Radiochemistry at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)

Where: 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

When: August 22-24, 2010

Location: Boston, MA


A symposium "Radiochemistry at FRIB" was held during the Fall 2010 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society August 22-24, 2010 in Boston, MA. FRIB, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, will be a new National User Facility funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics and will provide intense beams of rare isotopes for research. The symposium provided a forum to discuss the potential for the harvesting and processing of "designer" isotopes for basic and applied research programs.

The symposium followed up on topics and interest areas raised at the FRIB Equipment Workshop, held at Michigan State University in February 2010. The FRIB Isotopes Working Group completed a questionnaire outlining physics goals, unique opportunities, and harvesting options for short- and long-lived isotopes that is available at

Topics that were included:

Symposium Program:

The symposium was held in conjuction with the NUCL programming at the 240th National Meeting of the ACS. There were 19 talks given over three morning sessions starting Sunday, August 22. The complete symposium program, along with copies of the presentations, is available at the website

Symposium Organizers:

Mark Stoyer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Phone +1-925-423-3079

Paul Mantica
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
phone: +1-517-908-7456

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