Radiation Physics and Chemistry

The Journal for Radiation Physics, Radiation Chemistry and Radiation Processing





Editors-in-Chief::C.T. Chantler





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Radiation Physics and Chemistry is a multidisciplinary journal that provides a medium for publication of substantial and original papers, reviews, and short communications which focus on research and developments involving ionizing radiation in radiation physics, radiation chemistry and radiation processing.

Radiation Physics and Chemistry aims to publish articles with significance to an international audience, containing substantial novelty and contributions to science. We expect that articles present new insight or hypothesis testing, that they focus on radiation effects or applications of ionizing radiation, provide uncertainties and statistical analysis where relevant, and present their findings in context with discussion of past and recent literature. The editors reserve the right to reject, with or without external review, articles which do not meet these criteria. This could include articles which are very similar to previous publications, except that target substrates, materials, analyzed sites or experimental methods have been changed.

A fuller though not exhaustive list of topics that are considered for publication include:

Radiation Physics

Fundamental processes in radiation physics
• Interaction mechanisms for example scattering and absorption of photon and particle radiations
• Attenuation coefficients
• X-ray fluorescence
• Cherenkov effect
• Polarization
• Effects of periodic structures (Bragg diffraction, channelling, parametric x-radiation, etc)
• Mathematical methods in radiation physics, reference data

Radiation sources and detectors
• Accelerator and radionuclide spectra and other properties
• Radiation fields from point and extended sources
• Detector response functions
• Basic physics of Dosimetry
• Radiation transport
• Buildup factors

Radiation Chemistry

• Ionizing radiation induced ionic and radical reactions
• Kinetics and mechanism of radiolysis reactions
• Pulse radiolysis technique and measurements
• Nanoparticle production by ionizing radiation
• Radiation induced chain reactions, polymerization
• Irradiation effects on polymers
• Dose and dose rate effects
• LET effects on chemical reactions
• Pollutant removal by ionizing radiation
• Computational models on radiation chemical reactions

Papers on photochemistry, microwave chemistry and thermochemistry are believed to belong to the scope of RPC only if they have strong relevance to radiation chemistry. EPR papers will only be considered for publication when the method is used for clarifying radiation chemical processes, e.g. by determining the nature of the transient intermediates. Radiochemistry papers such as tracer technique, radon or other radionuclide measurements, isotopic constitutions fall outside the scope of the journal.

Radiation Processing

Radiation Sterilization
• Microbiology
• Toxicology
• Biocompatibility
• Validation

Food irradiation
• Microbiological quality
• Chemical effects
• Nutrition
• Detection induced radioactivity

• Synthesis
• Polymerization
• Curing
• Grafting
• Crosslinking
• Degradation
• Composites

• Effluent gas
• Waste water
• Water purification
• Toxin reduction
• Sludge
• Recycling of wastes

Radiation effects
• Semiconductors
• Gemstones
• Crystals
• Ceramics

Dosimetry and process control
• Dosimeter systems
• Analytical instrumentation
• Environmental influence
• Measurement uncertainty

Radiation sources and facilities for radiation processing
• Electron Accelerators
• Gamma and x-ray facilities
• Safety issues
• Transport of radioisotopes

To assign correct and complete classifications authors should consult the Subject Classification List.


Chemists and physicists working with ionizing radiation and its applications.

Abstracting and Indexing

Aqualine Abstracts, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/ASCA, Current Contents/Physics, Chemical, & Earth Sciences, Current Contents/SciSearch Database, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Health and Safety Science Abstracts, INSPEC, Materials Science Citation Index, PASCAL/CNRS, Research Alert, Scopus, Toxicology Abstracts
Editors-in-Chief: C.T. Chantler School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010, Australia, A. Miller Risø High Dose Reference Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, Risø Campus, Build 201, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark, Fax: +45 4677 4959, L. Wojnárovits Inst. of Isotopes, Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 49, H-1525 Budapest, Hungary, Consulting Editor D.A. Bradley University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK, Associate Editors in Radiation Physics: S.P. Best School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, 30 Flemington Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia, M.J. Cooper Dept. of Physics, University of Warwick, Bransford Avenue, Coventry, CV4 7AA, UK, Fax: +44 24 7652 8409, D.E. Cullen Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1466 Hudson Way, Livermore, CA 94550, USA, J.M. Fernandez-Varea Fac. de Fisica (ECM), University of Barcelona, Diagonal 647, E-08028 Barcelona, Spain, L. Musilek Fac. of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Eng., Czech Technical University in Prague (Ceské Vysoké Ucení Technické), Brehova 7, 115 19 Praha 1, Czech Republic, Fax: +4202 2232 0861 , H. Oyanagi AIST Central 2, Photonics Research Institute, 1-1-1 Umezono, 305-8568 Ibaraki, Japan, Z. Podolyak Dept. of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK, Associate Editors in Radiation Chemistry: X. Coqueret UFR Sciences Exacies et Naturelies, Moulin de la Housse, Institute of Molecular Chemistry, BP 1039, 51687 Reims Cedex 2, France, S.S. Emmi Organica e la Fotoreattività, ISOF-CNR, Istituto per la Sintesi, via Gobetti Piero 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy, Fax: +39 051 6399848, J.A. LaVerne Radiation Lab., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA, D. Razem Radiation Chemistry and Dosimetry Lab., Bijenicka cesta 54, Ruder Boškovic Institute, P.O. Box 180, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, Fax: +385 1 468 0098, M. Spotheim-Maurizot Centre de Biophysique Moleculaire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), rue Charles Sadron, 45100 Orleans, France, P. Ulanski Inst. of Applied Radiation Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz, Wrolewskiego 15, 93-590 Lodz, Poland, Associate Editors in Radiation Processing D. Ehlermann Hochstetter Str. 52, 76351 Linkenheim-Hochstetten, Germany, Fax: 49691330662507, O. Guven Kimya Bolumu, Hacettepe University, Beytepe, 06532 Ankara, Turkey, Fax: 903122977977, W. Knolle Institut fur Oberflachenmodifizierung e.V., Permoserstrase 15, D-04303 Leipzig, Germany, Fax: 493412353607, K.M. Morehouse Food and Drug Administration, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, USA, P. Sharpe Ionising Radiation, National Physical Laboratory, Queens Road, Teddington, TW11 0LW, UK, Fax: +44 20 8943 6070, M.A. Smith Ionaktis, LLC, P.O. Box 11599, Charlotte, NC 28220, USA, A. Whittaker Centre for Magnetic Resonance, University of Queensland, Research Road, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia, Fax: 61733653833
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