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==== Learning Goals  ====
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* Understand mother-daughter relations and radioactive equilibrium
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* Understand how a radio-nuclide generator works and how it is used
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* Understand how radioactivity is "growing in"
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* Training in handling radioactive material and safety procedures
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=== Theory ===
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* [[Principle Behind Mother-Daughter Relationship]]
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=== Experimental ===
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*[[How to Make a 234mPa Radionuclide generator|making the <sup>234m</sup>Pa radionuklide generator]]
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*[[How to Measure the Half Life of 234mPa|how to measure the half life of <sup>234m</sup>Pa]]
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*[[Determining the Half Life of 234mPa|determining the half life of <sup>234m</sup>Pa]]
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==== Safety Aspects  ====
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*Chemical safety - nothing particulary dangerous, 2-M HCl and 0.1-M AgNO3 should of course be handled according to normal safety precations. DOWEX residues and waste should be collected and handled according to normal procedures.
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*Rad. safety - very small amounts of uranyl nitrate is used, so rad. safety is mostly about regulations and not a real healt hazzard. Remember to collect the DOWEX from the ion-exchange collumns in separate containers as it is contaminated with 24-day <sup>234</sup>Th (will be none-radioactive after one year).

Revision as of 13:23, 25 September 2012

Learning Goals

  • Understand mother-daughter relations and radioactive equilibrium
  • Understand how a radio-nuclide generator works and how it is used
  • Understand how radioactivity is "growing in"
  • Training in handling radioactive material and safety procedures


Theory

Experimental

Safety Aspects

  • Chemical safety - nothing particulary dangerous, 2-M HCl and 0.1-M AgNO3 should of course be handled according to normal safety precations. DOWEX residues and waste should be collected and handled according to normal procedures.
  • Rad. safety - very small amounts of uranyl nitrate is used, so rad. safety is mostly about regulations and not a real healt hazzard. Remember to collect the DOWEX from the ion-exchange collumns in separate containers as it is contaminated with 24-day 234Th (will be none-radioactive after one year).