Data Center

We disseminate the accumulated and evaluated knowledge database as a service to the scientific community

The Radiation Chemistry Data Center (RCDC) at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory provides access to critically-evaluated numerical chemical property data such as reaction rates, reduction potentials, and radiation chemical yields abstracted from the primary radiation chemistry and quantitative photochemistry literature.

The RCDC has long provided key services to the radiation chemistry community on two distinct but inter-related fronts.  The original purpose was to gather, compile and evaluate key radiation chemical data such as product yields, reaction rates, reduction potentials etc. from a far-flung literature. To support this data compilation, a bibliographic database was established at Notre Dame and, somewhat later, biweekly updates were published from the bibliographic resource as a current awareness service to the community. Operations were subsequently extended to cover the literature on quantitative photochemistry, culminating in the publication of the Handbook of Photochemistry (2nd edition, Marcel Dekker) in 1993.

In recent years, the bibliographic component of the RCDC activity has been largely superseded by the widespread availability of many modern electronic, literature-search products. Given limited in-house resources, we have also transitioned from the data accumulation phase of the RCDC operation. The previously-compiled databases have been frozen in place and are maintained locally. Access to the solution kinetic data is also available through NIST.