Lukas Wacker: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2021

NameHerr Dr. Lukas Wacker
Labor für Ionenstrahlphysik (LIP)
ETH Zürich, HPK H 29
Otto-Stern-Weg 5
8093 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 633 23 58

651-4191-00LRadionuclides as Environmental Tracers3 KP2VN. Casacuberta Arola, M. Christl, L. Wacker, C. Welte
KurzbeschreibungRadionuclides stemming from natural and artificial sources are powerful tools that allow gaining a better understanding of a large range of environmental processes. This course will focus on cosmogenic and anthropogenic radionuclides and will provide a general overview about common applications and the use of tracers in the environment, e.g. to understand past climatic changes and ocean currents.
LernzielStudents learn the basic facts about sources and fate of natural and artificial long-lived radionuclides (e.g. 14C, 26Al, 10Be, 129I 236U, Pu-isotopes, etc.). They gain insights into the different detection techniques, with special focus on accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). A selection of the numerous applications of the different radionuclides in oceanic, atmospheric and terrestrial processes will be studied.
InhaltThe course will include lectures, practical exercises and two excursions, namely the opportunity to visit the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) and the AMS facilities at ETH (Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics).
Lectures will cover:
- an introduction to natural and artificial radionuclides;
- a general overview of radionuclide detection, in particular AMS will be studied including a tour to the Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics;
- applications of long-lived radionuclides in the different environmental compartments (oceans, atmosphere and terrestrial environments):
o The use of 14C in oceanic, atmospheric and terrestrial studies including a tour to the WSL labs;
o applications of 10Be in ice cores and marine sediments;
o applications of nuclear wastes from nuclear accidents (e.g. Fukushima);
o controlled releases from nuclear reprocessing plants and their role in understanding oceanic processes.
Exercise classes will include an introduction to the Ocean Data View and basic course in applying box models to describe transport and mixing processes.
As an evaluation, students will have to hand in a series of exercises related to the different topics of the lecture.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe content of this course is interdisciplinary and it will benefit from students coming from different fields.
Two lab tours are organized.
This course is also well suited for Ph.D. students.
Students will need to bring their own computer that allow installing Ocean Data View.
651-4906-00LRadiocarbon Dating Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
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2 KP4PC. Welte, L. Wacker
KurzbeschreibungRadiokohlenstoffdatierunng (14C) ist die bedeutendste Methode der Altersbestimmung für organische Proben, die jünger als ~50 ka sind. Ausserdem ist 14C ein beispielloser Tracer für den Kohlenstoffkreislauf. Im Rahmen dieses Praktikums werden Holzproben (oder nach Absprache andere Materialien) aufbereitet und der 14C Gehalt analysiert.
LernzielIn this hands-on block course, students will have the opportunity to perform radiocarbon analysis of wood samples. This will include understanding the theoretical background of radiocarbon dating and its importance within Earth Sciences and related fields. Participants will gain know-how on the preparation of wood samples for AMS analysis. They will learn about the importance of suitable reference materials when performing AMS analysis. Data evaluation for C-14 measurements will be performed and discussed.
InhaltSampling of tree ring layers.
Preparation of reference materials and samples for AMS measurement, including chemical pre-treatment and graphitisation.
Assisting the AMS measurement.
Data evaluation and interpretation of results.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThis is a block course for D-ERDW or D-USYS master or PhD students.

Recommended (but not a prerequisite 651-4191-00L Radionuclides as Environmental Tracers (in Autumn Semester)
651-4901-00L Quaternary Dating Methods (in Autumn Semester)