D1. CHAIRS OF U.S. CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENTS

The questionnaire below was sent via e-mail to 144 department chairs and 44 schools responded (a 30 percent response rate). Respondents were given the options of replying to questionnaire on a web-based interface, FAX, or postal mail. Department chairs (see Appendix H) were identified from the 2009 ACS Directory of Graduate Research (ACS 2009) and top 100 NRC chemistry departments (NRC 2011).

Questionnaire

A. Does your department offer courses which are devoted to or in part to nuclear and/or radiation chemistry? Yes or no (Circle one.)

1. Course title:___________________________

2. Level: (Circle one.) lower division, upper division, graduate

3. Typical enrollment_______

4. Lab work included? Yes or no

5. If broader course, about what percent devoted to nuclear/radiochemistry?

B. Is nuclear/radiochemistry material included in general lecture or lab courses?

1. Course title:___________________________

2. Approximately what fraction of the course lecture or lab time is devoted to nuclear/radiochemistry? ______

C. Does your department faculty include nuclear and/or radiochemists? If so, please provide their names and areas of interests specified according to the following designations:

1. Fundamental Nuclear chemistry—interest in nuclear properties (structures, reaction, fission, etc.).

2. Chemistry of radioactive elements—actinide and lanthanide chemistry, other elements such as Tc, Ra, Po, etc.

3. Analytical applications—uses activation analysis, tracers, etc. to measure elemental concentrations in geochemical, environmental, biological applications.

4. Nuclear probes for chemical studies—e.g., Mössbauer effect, nuclear orientation experiments, perturbed angular correlations.

5. User of tracer techniques and labeled compounds.

6. Nuclear medicine and radiopharmaceutical chemistry.



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