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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Practical Exercises in Nuclear Chemistry

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Code Completion Credits Range
15PJCH KZ 4 0+4
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Mojmír Němec (guarantor), Kateřina Čubová, Miroslava Semelová
Supervisor:
Department of Nuclear Chemistry
Synopsis:

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.

Requirements:

1. Bachelor in Nuclear chemistry

2. Entrance test

Syllabus of lectures:
Syllabus of tutorials:

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.

8. Coprecipitation of orthophosphates with silver halogenides.

Study Objective:

Students will get practical knowledge about fundamental principles of nuclear transmutations and nuclear chemistry/radiochemistry - kinetics of nuclear decays and principles of transmutations.

Based on determination and measurement of activity of radionuclides, students will be competent to verify and quantify half-life of radionuclides, their quantity, and distribution.

Study materials:

Key literature:

1. A. Vertés, S. Nagy, Z. Klencsár (editors): Handbook of Nuclear Chemistry, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2003, ISBN: 1-4020-1305-1

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

Recommended literature:

Media and tools:

1. Radiochemistry laboratory

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