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Academic year
KKK030 - Nuclear chemistry
 
Owner: TKMTA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: B
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0184 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   16 Dec 2006 pm V,  Contact examiner,  30 Aug 2007 pm V

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TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING(FOR ENGINEERS WITH U.C.IN CHEMICAL ENG), Year 2 (elective)
TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Gunnar Skarnemark
Professor  Christian Ekberg



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

Goal:
To give the participants the necessary knowledge and understanding needed in order to safely use radioactive substances in industry and research.

Content

The lectures include the following subjects: The atomic nucleus and its properties. Nuclear reactions. Production and use of radionuclides. Radioactive decay. Ionizing radiation in nature. The interaction of radiation with matter and absorption of radiation. Radiation chemistry. Detection and measurement of ionizing radiation. Biological effects of radiation. Handling of radionuclides, radioation protection, and laws in this field.

Organisation

The course takes place during the second half of the fall semester and consists of lectures, exercises and 6 laborations, see the course home page for details.

The laborative exercises aim to learn the students to handle and work with radioactive substances and exemplifies some of the areas covered by the lectures. Other exercises teach calculation methods and problem solving.

Literature

Parts of G. Choppin, J.O. Liljenzin, J. Rydberg: Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, Butterworth-Heinemann, Third Edition, 2002.

Examination

In order to pass a written examination is given which covers lectures and the selected parts of the text book. The examination is divided into two parts: A, which is more descriptive (no supplementary material is permitted), and B, which consists of problem solving and calculations (almost any type of supplementary material is permitted). Other requirements are that all laborative exercises have been made and written reports approved. When all obligatory parts have been approved, the final grade is based on the grade obtained in the written exqmination.


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