||Practical Exercises in Nuclear Chemistry
|Lecturer: Ing. Kateřina Čubová Ph.D.
||Weekly load: 0+4
The exercise give the students practical introduction to fundamental priciples of nuclear processes such as radionuclide decay, preparation of radionuclides with thermal neutron activation and utilization of radioactive equlibrium e.g. in radionuclide generators. The nuclear chemistry / radiochemistry processes such as Szilard-Chalmers effects, and principles of coprecipitation are demonstrated, too.
- Seminar contents:
1. Regulations for the work with open IR sources.
2. Complex decay curve analysis.
3. Measurement of Indium activity increase as the dependence of neutron activation time, half-life determination of Indium.
4. Determination of 137mBa half-life and growth curve measurement
5. Determination of the mass of a radionuclide.
6. Half-life determination of long-lived radionuclides (40K, 238U).
7. Separation of nuclear izomers Br-80m and Br-80.
- Recommended literature:
1. Manuals for Practical Exercises in Nuclear Chemistry, set of teaching materials, 2017
2. Decree No. 422/2016 Coll., on radiation protection and security of a radioactive source, as amended
1. Act No. 263/2016 Coll., atomic act, as amended
2. W. D. Loveland, D. J. Morrissey, G. T. Seaborg: Modern nuclear chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2006
3. G. R. Choppin et al.: Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, Fourth Edition, Academic Press, 2013
Media and tools:
1. Radiochemistry laboratory
- nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry, radioactive equlibrium, radioactive decay
- W ... winter semester (usually October - February)
- S ... spring semester (usually March - June)
- W,S ... both semesters
Mode of completion of the course:
- A ... Assessment (no grade is given to this course but credits are awarded. You will receive only P (Passed) of F (Failed) and number of credits)
- GA ... Graded Assessment (a grade is awarded for this course)
- EX ... Examination (a grade is awarded for this course)
- A, EX ... Examination (the award of Assessment is a precondition for taking the Examination in the given subject, a grade is awarded for this course)
Weekly load (hours per week):
- P ... lecture
- C ... seminar
- L ... laboratory
- R ... proseminar
- S ... seminar