529-0073-00L  Radiochemistry

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersM. Badertscher
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


529-0073-00 VRadiochemie2 hrs
Wed13:45-15:30HIT F 11.1 »
15:45-17:30HIT F 11.1 »
16.09.15:45-17:30HIL E 5 »
23.09.15:45-17:30HIL E 5 »
M. Badertscher

Catalogue data

AbstractPrinciples and phenomena around radioactivity.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the most important phenomena in relation with radioactivity. Knowledge of the principles of radiation protection. Ability to judge dangerous situations in handling radioactive materials, geopolitically as well as locally at ones own working place.
ContentStructure and properties of atomic nuclei, mathematical description of the radioactive decay, decay types, interaction of radiation with matter, detectors for ionizing radiation, radiation protection, principles of isotope separation, nuclear power plants, major nuclear accidents.

Additional topics may be suggested by the students.

Stress is on chemical aspects of radioactivity and on radiation protection.
Lecture notesA script is available free of charge.
LiteratureJ.-P. Adloff, R. Guillaumont, Fundamentals of Radiochemistry, CRC Press, London 1993

G. R. Choppin, J. Rydberg, J. O. Liljenzin, Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, Oxford 1995

K. H. Lieser, Einführung in die Kernchemie, Verlag Chemie, 2. Auflage, Weinheim 1980

Weitere Literaturangaben werden nach Bedarf in der Vorlesung abgegeben.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersM. Badertscher
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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