Nuclear Chemistry

The branch of science which deals with the chemistry of radioactive materials, especially with the transformation of chemical elements by (natural or artificial) nuclear processes.  Nuclear chemistry is the study of the chemical and physical properties of elements as influenced by changes in the structure of the atomic nucleus. Modern nuclear chemistry, sometimes referred to as radiochemistry, has become very interdisciplinary in its applications, ranging from the study of the formation of the elements in the universe to the design of radioactive drugs for diagnostic medicine.