The research in the Institute of Isotopes is accomplished in the following main directions:
Prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA)
Structural and elemental analysis using nuclear methods
Identification and characterization of nuclear materials
Nuclear safeguards
  • R&D in the field of nuclear material verification to ensure safeguarding nuclear material and to verify the compliance with the treaty on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. For this purpose gamma spectroscopy and neutron (coincidence) counting are used.
Radioactive waste
  • tracer studies for determining migration of characteristic isotopes of nuclear wastes
  • basic resealed on nuclear data for transmutation of long lived radionuclides
Chemical and physical effects of irradiation
  • development and study of doped dosimeters based on lithium-tetraborate
  • application of optically stimulated luminescence for dosimetry
Materials science, technology
  • surface modification of cellulose by radiation grafting to change the hydrophilic/hydrophobic properties (for purification and for producing polymer-cellulose composites)
  • functional polymer monoliths, micro- and nanoshperes (for separation, purification, diagnostics, therapy)
  • smart nanogels (targeted drug delivery)
  • multifunctional surfaces (cell culture)
Catalysts and catalytic processes
  • related to energy production (PROX, hydrogen fuel cells)
  • environmental processes, methane activation
  • bimetallic catalysts