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Syllabus for

Academic year
KBT192 - Nuclear chemistry I
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-13 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNUE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0113 Laboratory 2,5 c Grading: UG   2,5 c    
0213 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   31 Oct 2014 am V,  03 Jan 2015 pm V,  24 Aug 2015 pm M

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPNUE NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Professor  Britt-Marie Steenari
Professor  Christian Ekberg


Replaces

KBT190   Nuclear chemistry KBT191   Nuclear chemistry

Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/8c1d57c4-b135-420c-95b8-3ed1a02f0d5b


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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

The Chalmers bachelor programmes in Engineering Physics, Chemical Physics, Chemical Physics with Engineering Physics, or comparable programmes.

Aim

- give a broad information about the origins and effects of ionizing radiation, radiation protection and use of radioactive compounds
- help students think critically
- teach the principles of detection and measurements of ionizing radiation
- teach practical radiochemical laboratory work

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- knowledge about nuclear decay modes, calculation of decay energies and recoil energies

- knowledge about the kinetic laws of radioactive decay

- knowledge about measurements of α-, β- and γ-radiation including evaluation and application of statistical rules

- knowledge about radiation protection, including shielding and effects on man and matter

- knowledge about the chemistry of the actinide elements

- knowledge about production of radionuclides

- knowledge about how to use radioactive nuclides in chemical and radiochemical research

- knowledge about radioanalytical chemistry

- knowledge about superheavy elements

Content

The course will contain both theoretical and practical exercises dealing with ionizing radiation and its detection and effect on matter. We will treat subjects ranging from the origin of the radiation, i.e. the instability of the nucleus to the detection and effect on matter. In addition we will discuss different applications of ionizing radiation such as e.g. environmental monitoring and medicine.

An introduction in fundamental chemistry will be held at the onset of the course.

Organisation

Lectures, calculation exercises and practical laborations.

Literature

Choppin, Liljenzin, Rydberg: Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, Butterworth-Heinemann (2002), ISBN 0-7506-7463-6

Examination

Written exam in two parts. One with a minimum of aid and another where the book is allowed. In addition the laborations must be passed.


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