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KBT192 - Nuclear chemistry 1
Kärnkemi 1
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMCN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
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
Application code: 30124
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C+
Minimum participants: 8
Maximum participants: 35

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0113 Laboratory 2,5c Grading: UG   2,5c    
0213 Examination 5,0c Grading: TH   5,0c   27 Oct 2020 am J   04 Jan 2021 pm J,  23 Aug 2021 pm J

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Christian Ekberg

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Bachelor programme with completed courses in inorganic chemistry, thermodynamics and physical chemistry is an advantage

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 and Rydberg, "Radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry", 4th edition, ISBN: 9780123978684; Karlsruhe Nuclide folding map with booklet, ISBN 978-3-0-038392-2.

Examination including compulsory elements

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.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.