Radiochemistry Fuel Cycle Summer School
Professor Ken Czerwinski
E-Mail: email@example.com, phone 5-0501
Monday 4 June to Friday 13 July
Homework Quiz: 20 % (during class or after lecture)
Test: 15 % each (5 total)
Participation: 5 %
Laboratory Report: 10 % each (4 total)
Research Report: 30 %
Research Presentation: 30 %
Modern Nuclear Chemistry, Loveland et. al.
Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Friedlander et. al.
Radiochemistry of Nuclear Power Plants with Light Water Reactors, Ch. 3, Neeb
Table of the Isotopes
Radiochemistry is introduced through the physics of radioactive decay and chemistry of radioisotopes. Nuclear properties, nuclear forces and nuclear structure are described. Details on alpha, beta, gamma decay, and fission are discussed. The use of radiochemistry in research is explored with attention given to the nuclear fuel cycle. The interaction of radiation with matter is introduced. The students gain research experience through laboratory projects with radioelements and radionuclides.
- Understand, utilize, and apply the chart of the nuclides to radiochemistry and nuclear technology
- Understand the fundamentals of nuclear structure
- Understand chemical properties of radioelements
- Comprehend and evaluate nuclear reactions and the production of isotopes
- Comprehend types and descriptions of radioactive decay
- Understand the utilization of radiochemistry in research
- Investigate modern topics relating radiochemistry to the nuclear fuel cycle
Saturday, 9 June, 2012