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KBT168 - Nuclear chemistry 2  
Kärnkemi 2
Syllabus adopted 2020-05-20 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

The course round is cancelled. For further questions, please contact the director of studies MPMCN: MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, MSC PROGR, contact information can be found here

Teaching language: English
Application code: 30127
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: A+
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    

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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

KBT192 - Nuclear Chemistry I


- give a broad information about the applications of nuclear chemistry in industry, research and medicine
- give information about the nuclear fuel cycle
- help students think critically
- teach the principles of work with elements in trace amounts
- teach practical radiochemical laboratory work with α-emitters

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

- knowledge about the use of radioactive sources in industry
- knowledge bout the use of radioactive methods in research (chemistry, physics, environmental research, materials science, archaeology, ...)
- knowledge about the use of radioactive nuclides for medical diagnosis and therapy
- knowledge about different types of particle accelerators
- knowledge about work with radioactive tracers
- knowledge about the nuclear fuel cycle (isotope separation, fuel fabrication, reprocessing, partitioning and transmutation, waste management)
- knowledge about radioanalytical chemistry and the choice of detection methods


The course comprises e.g. isotope separation, the nuclear fuel cycle, production of radionuclides, medical applications of radioactive nuclides, use of radionuclides in industry and research, radioecology, radioanalytical chemistry and detection methods.


Lectures, exercises, a home exercise and a laboratory project.


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 (questions and calculations). The home exercise can give up to 5 % of the exam points in bonus. To obtain a final note for the course, the laboratory project has to pass.

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