KJM 5911 Laboratory Exercises List
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List of Laboratory Exercises:
- Lab Exercise 1: Basic lab-training, making a uranium source and GM-counting. This is a introduction on how to work in a rad. lab. The student will lern basic radiation protection principles and do some basic work with natural uranium, e.g. prepare a counting sample by filtering UO3 from an aquous solution. This sample is then used to investigate basic counting principles and counting statistics.
- Lab Exercise 2 - Radionuclide Generators and Half Life- A 234Th/234mPa radionuclide generator is prepared by extracting thorium on a DOWEX ion-exchanger collumn. 234mPa is milked from this collumn and its half life is determined.
- Lab Exercise 3 - Gamma Spectroscopy
- Lab Exercise 4 - Cylotron Produced Activiy and Liquid-Liquid Extraction.'' Short-lived radiotracers produced at with a cyclotron alpha-beam will be used to to investigate liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) of Mo.
- Lab Exercise 5 - Liquid Scintillation Counting - The basic principles behind LSC is taught by measuring different beta-emitting samples. Quench-correction curves is obtained manually and explained.
- Lab Exercise 6 - Szilard-Chalmers Reaction - Chemical reactions due to free radicals created due to recoiling nuclei.
- Isotopic Exchange Reactions
- Neutron Activation Analysis -(NAA) and Gamma Spectroscopy
- The measurements will be done with HPGe gamma-detectors and calibrating and using this is an important part of the exercise.
- Szilard-Chalmers reaction
- Working with large amounts of radioactivity