Radiochemical Applications in Industry – A Journey through Time with RC Tritec


  • Albert Zeller RC Tritec AG, CH-9053 Teufen, Switzerland;, Email:
  • Nando Gartmann RC Tritec AG, CH-9053 Teufen, Switzerland
  • Thomas Zeltner RC Tritec AG, CH-9053 Teufen, Switzerland



Gas handling, Neutron imaging, Persistent luminescence, Radium-226, Tritium labeling


Over the course of time, radioactive applications have changed from miracle cures to a material that is treated with caution in public perception. As a Swiss company, which has always been working with radioactive materials, RC Tritec is an interesting example how the applications in private industry have changed over the years: The company was originally a Ra-226 activated luminous paint manufacturer which managed to become a leader in the field of tritium labelling, the construction of manifolds for the handling of ionizing gases, source production and neutron imaging.




How to Cite

A. Zeller, N. Gartmann, T. Zeltner, Chimia 2020, 74, 1015, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.1015.