The field in which nuclear scientists work covers a broad range of activities, from designing and monitoring nuclear power plants to developing medicines and equipment. The work is seldom routine and calls for a high degree of original thought. It is also highly complex, entailing the use of very sophisticated electronic equipment and computer-controlled systems.
The work of nuclear scientists includes basic and applied research in nuclear physics and chemistry, radiation physics and biophysics, medical physics, health physics and nuclear energy.
They work with the production of radioactive isotopes (radioisotopes) by means of nuclear reactors or large accelerators. It is the responsibility of nuclear scientists to determine the most suitable nuclear reaction with the minimum amount of unwanted radioactivity.
Radioisotopes can be used in:
Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Catholic University of Eastern African, Chuka University, Egerton University, Embu University College, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Tanzania), Kenyatta University, Kirinyaga University College, Kisii University, Kyambogo University, Laikipia University, Machakos University College, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Meru University of Science and Technology, Mount Kenya University, Multimedia University of Kenya, Murang'a University College, National University of Lesotho, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, North-West University, Open University of Tanzania, Rongo University College, Sokoine University of Agriculture, South Eastern Kenya University, University of Botswana, University of Eldoret, University of Johannesburg, University of Mauritius, University of Nairobi, University of Namibia, University of Pretoria, University of Rwanda, University of Stellenbosch, University of Swaziland