LRC - Laboratory of Radiochemistry
The Laboratory of Radiochemistry (LRC) focuses on fundamental research and on education in the field of radiochemistry. The topics studied within LRC cover a wide and diverse range of radiochemical research, including studies on the chemistry of heavy elements, harvesting exotic radionuclides from irradiated accelerator components for use in fundamental research, development of innovative radiopharmaceuticals and studying the chemical behaviour of radionuclides in liquid metals proposed as target material or coolant in future nuclear facilities.
Current News from LRC
On March 26, 2024, Patrick Steinegger leads visitors of the ETH Zürich Public Tours 2024 through the proton accelerator facility of PSI.
Highly targeted cancer treatment has the potential to eliminate ultra-small cancer lesions that cause disease recurrence.
Jelena Petrović is a visiting scientist working on the separation and purification of various radionuclides from irradiated targets and radioactive waste. Additionally, she is exploring the utilization of novel radionuclides for diverse applications, including but not limited to medical applications (44Ti/44Sc), geological studies (32Si), astrophysical investigations (26Al, 180mTa), nuclear waste partitioning (110mAg), and catalytic processes (65Zn).
Pan Xiaohan is a visiting PhD student, who works on the removal of radionuclides (110mAg, 129I/131I) from contaminated water.
Vladislav Zobnin is a new Phd student, who has recently joined the group of Isotope and Target Chemistry. He will work on the “PASCAL” project (EU), under the supervision of Dr. Jörg Neuhausen.
Noemi Cerboni and Michael Hofstetter managed to keep up the international scientific prestige of LRC at the Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Nuklearchemie 2022, with Noemi winning the Best Poster Award and Mike the Second Best Poster Award. Congrats, guys, LRC is proud of you!
The Isotope and Target Chemistry group of the Paul Scherrer Institut had the pleasure to organize and host the 30th Conference of the International Nuclear Target Development Society (INTDS 2022) at PSI from 25th to 30th September 2022.
The conference was a great success! 80 participants, representing scientific institutions of 14 different countries and 4 continents, met in person, discussed and presented their newest results on target preparation methods, advances in target characterization, production of targets for medical applications, gas targets, stripper films, high-power target technology and much more. We are happy to emphasise the relative large number of students, 15, participating to the event.
Special thanks to the Local Organizing Committee: D. Schumann (Chair), Z. Talip, E.A. Maugeri, R. Dressler, K. Daniela, A. Blattmann, M. Veicht, N. Cerboni
LRC is happy to congratulate Veicht Mario Aaron, one of our most promising student, for the successful defence of his PhD Thesis, 30th of September, 2022, at PSI Auditorium lecture hall.