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Feb 15, 2015

Nuclear chemistry has many applications, so instead of picking just one and detailing it, I"ll show you many applications you can choose from.

For example, fields that make use of nuclear chemistry include:

  • Food and agriculture - is areas such as food preservation, fertilisers, insect control, or water resources - read more here:

  • Medicine - nuclear chemistry is used both in the diagnosis and in treatment stages of various medical conditions

  • Industry - in areas such as environmental tracers, radiography, industrial traces, or power sources - just to name a few;
  • Radiometric dating - used to determine the age of rocks or other materials - you may have heard of carbon dating, which is a direct application of nuclear chemistry

As you can see, the number of applications nuclear chemistry has covers a wide range of fields and areas, what I've mentioned here is just the tip of the iceberg. Any of those links will give you detailed examples.