CINCH Radiochemistry Course

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Theoretical part of the course

 (total 60 hours of self-study)


 Topic 1: Fundamentals of nuclear chemistry 1 (12 h) 

  • Structure and properties of atomic nuclei.
  • Classification of radionuclides.
  • Kinetics of radioactive decay. Radioactive equilibria.
  • Binuclear reactions. Yield of nuclear reactions.

Topic 2: Fundamentals of nuclear chemistry 2 (12 h)

  • Natural radioactivity. Radioactive decay chains.
  • Nuclear fission, fission products.
  • Hot atoms chemistry. Szilard-Chalmers system.
  • Radiation chemistry.
  • Actinides and transactinides.

Topic 3: Radiation detection and dosimetry, radiation protection (12 h)

• Interaction of IR with matter (alpha, gamma, beta, neutrons).

• Detection of ionizing radiation (detector types, principles).

• Dosimetry of ionizing radiation. Radiation protection.

Topic 4: Separation methods in radiochemistry (12 h)

• Differences from classical separation methods and their reasons.

• Extraction methods (L-L, principles, instrumentation).

• Chromatography (principles, instrumentation).

• Enrichment and separation of selected isotopes.

Topic 5: Radioanalytical methods (12 h)

• Indicator methods. Isotope dilution analysis.

• Radio-reagent methods. Interaction methods.

• Determination of selected radionuclides.