Optional Topic 6

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Radiation chemistry


  • Irradiation methods
    • Types of irradiation sources and devices
    • Dosimetrics
    • Effects of irradiation geometry, thickness of the target etc.
    • Use of data basis and related computer programmes
  • Reactions in radiation chemistry in various materials
    • Basic reactions, formation of intermediates, excited states, ions, electrons and radicals
    • Reaction of intermediates, formation of stable products
    • Radiation chemical yields
    • Kinetics of radiolysis
    • Reactions in water and water solutions, polymers, metals, nuclear fuel, nutrients,cells etc.
  • Analytical methods used in radiation chemistry
  • Application of radiation chemistry
    • radiation sterilization of medical equipment
    • radiation sterilization of food stuffs
    • polymerization and polymer functionalization etc.