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2020/2021

Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry

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15UJCH Z 2 2 Czech
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Department of Nuclear Chemistry
Synopsis:

The course deals with basic knowledge of the properties of matter and of chemical and physicochemical phenomena originating from or affected by atomic nucleus and its transformations. It gives survey of basic components of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry and detailed discussion of stability of atomic nuclei, of natural and artificial radioactivity and nuclear reactions.

Requirements:

The course will be inderstood by students who master basic knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics at the undergraduate level.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Concept and history of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry and their place among scientific disciplines.

2.Subatomic structure of matter, atomic nucleus, its description, properties and stability.

3.Nuclear reactions, their classification, characteristics and mechanism.

4.Natural and artificial radioactivity, natural decay chains.

5.Kinetics of nuclear reactions: kinetic laws of radioactive decay, parameters characterizing the rate of radioactive decay.

6.Activity and amount of radionuclide.

7.Kinetics of formation of radionuclides.

8.Activity of a system of independent radionuclides.

9.Radionuclides in genetic sequence, radioactive equilibria, kinetics of dual transformations.

10.Energetics of nuclear reactions: nuclear energy, exoenergetic and endoenergetic reactions, nuclear binding energy.

11.Energy of alpha decay, energy of beta decay, gamma deexcitation in nuclear reactions.

12.Decay schemes.

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Study Objective:

Aim of the course is to give students basic knowledge of the properties of matter and of chemical and physicochemical phenomena originating from or affected by atomic nucleus and its transformations. The students of non-chemical disciplines will gain competence to understand chemical aspects of nuclear sciences.

Study materials:

Key literature:

1.W.D.Loveland, D.J.Morissay, G.T.Seaborg: Modern Nuclear Chemistry, Wiley-Interscience 2006

2.G.Choppin, J.O.Liljenzin, J.Rydberg: Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, Butterworth.Heineman 2002 (http://jol.liljemzin.se/BOOK.HTM)

Recommended literature:

A.Vértes et al. (Eds.), Handbook of Nuclear Chemistry, Kluwer, Dordrecht 2003.

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