Code: 15RAM Radioanalytical Methods
Lecturer: prof. Ing. Jan John CSc. Weekly load: 3+0 Completion: EX
Department: 14115 Credits: 3 Semester: S
Description:
The course gives a detailed overview of all main radioanalytical methods, specifically: Indicator methods, analysis by means of naturally occurring radioactive elements, isotope dilution analysis (IDA), substoichiometric IDA, radio-reagent methods, radiometric titrations, radio-release methods, RIA, activation analysis, irradiation with thermal neutrons, irradiation with fast and resonance neutrons, irradiation with charged particles and gamma-rays, non-activation interaction analysis, X-ray fluorescence analysis, PIXE, RBS.
Contents:
1.Definitions, classification. Indicator methods.
2.Non-destructive methods for determination of naturally occurring radioactive elements.
3.Destructive methods for determination of naturally occurring radioactive elements.
4.Determination of radium and radon isotopes.
5.Isotope dilution analysis.
6.Radio-reagent methods.
7.Methods based on isotope exchange, concentration-dependent distribution methods, RIA, radiometric titrations.
8.Activation analysis, activation with thermal neutrons.
9.Irradiation with fast and resonance neutrons, sources of neutrons.
10.Pulse activation analysis, irradiation with charged particles and gamma-rays.
11.Interferences in activation analysis, radiochemical activation analysis, activation analysis with measurement of delayed neutrons.
12.Non-activation interaction analysis, X-ray fluorescence analysis, PIXE, RBS.
Recommended literature:
Key literature:
1.J. Tölgyessy, M. Kyrš: Radioanalytical Chemistry, Ellis Horwood Chichester / J. Willey & Sons New York / Veda Bradislava, 1989, ISBN: 80-224-0185-4.
Recommended literature:
A. Vertés, S. Nagy, Z. Klencsár (eds.): Handbook of Nuclear Chemistry, Kluwer Academic publisher, Dordrecht, 2003, ISBN: 1-4020-1305-1
J. Lehto, X. Hou: Chemistry and analysis of radionuclides, Wiley-VCH Weinheim, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-527-32658-7
Keywords:
Radioanalytical methods, nuclear analytical methods, indicator methods, isotope dilution analysis, substoichiometric analysis, radio-reagent methods, RIA, activation analysis, X-ray fluorescence analysis, PIXE, RBS.

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