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STUDY PLANS
2018/2019

Practical Excercises in Radiochemistry 1

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Code Completion Credits Range
15RAP1 KZ 5 0+5
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Department of Nuclear Chemistry
Synopsis:

Detection of ionising radiation (IR), properties of detectors of IR, radioactivity measurement, half-life determination, activation by thermal neutrons, analysis of complex decay curve, radiation spectrometry, measurement optimisation.

Requirements:

1.Basic course of nuclear chemistry.

2.Basic course of ionising radiation detection.

3.Medical certificate of ability to work with ionising radiation.

Syllabus of lectures:
Syllabus of tutorials:

1.Specifications and requirements for radiation safety.

2.Plateau and dead time measurement of the GM and scintillation detectors.

3.Study of the statistic character of radioactive decay.

4.Determination of the mass of a radionuclide.

5.Complex decay curve analysis.

6.Half-life determination of long-lived radionuclides (40K, 238U).

7.Measurement of Indium activity increase as the dependence of neutron activation time, half-life determination of Indium.

8.Measurements of activity of liquids.

9.Measurement optimisation in gamma scintillation counting.

10.High resolution gamma-ray spectrometry.

11.Methods of neutrons measurement.

12.Liquid scintillation counting - measurements with one radionuclide.

13.Radiometric characterisation of a borehole in a rock pillar.

14.Application of XRF for the prospection of heavy metals including uranium in a rock pillar.

Study Objective:

Learning outcomes:

- practical knowledge of samples preparation and fundamentals of radiometric methods

- detection of ionizing radiation with various types of detectors

- verification of basic principles in nuclear chemistry

Competencies:

- basic prepration of (solid) samples

- setting of parameters of detection devices

Study materials:

Key references:

1.Decree of the SÚJB No. 307/2002 Coll., on Radiation Protection, Annexes 1-13

2.W.D.Loveland, D.J. Morrissey, G.T. Seaborg: Modern nuclear chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2006.

Recommended references:

1. Act No. 18/1997 Coll., on Peaceful Utilisation of Nuclear Energy and Ionising Radiation (the Atomic Act) and on Amendments and Additions to Related Acts.

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