Science and technologies in nuclear fuel cycle, consisting of uranium mining and refining, uranium enrichment, fuel fabrication, spent fuel reprocessing, partitioning and transmutation of actinides and lanthanides, and waste management, will be lectured.
The goals of this course are as follows.
1. Students can understand the basic concepts of nuclear fuel cycles consisting of uranium mining/refining/enrichment, fuel fabrication, and waste management.
2. Students can understand the basic characteristics of radioisotopes and nuclear fuel, and explain their properties.
3. Students can get the scientific knowledge of the use of nuclear materials.
Nuclear fuel cycle, partitioning and transmutation, actinide and lanthanide chemistry, waste management
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In order to improve your learning, the practice will be done.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Concept of nuclear fuel cycle||Studies on basic concept of nuclear fuel cycle|
|Class 2||Lanthanide and actinide chemistry - 1||Studies on electronic structures and magnetic properties of Lanthanides and actinides|
|Class 3||Lanthanide and actinide chemistry - 2||Studies on structural chemistry, coordination chemistry, synthesis chemistry of Lanthanides and actinides|
|Class 4||Mining and refining of uranium||Studies on mining and refining methods of uranium|
|Class 5||Solvent extraction method and purification of uranium||Studies on solvent extraction methods of uranium|
|Class 6||Nuclides containing spent nuclear fuels and their properties||Studies on properties of nuclides containing spent nuclear fuels|
|Class 7||Purex reprocessing method of spent nuclear fuels||Studies on Purex methods for the separation of uranium and plutonium|
|Class 8||Pyro-reprocessing method of spent nuclear fuels||Studies on Pyro-reprocessing methods of spent nuclear fuels by using molten salt|
|Class 9||Concept of uranium enrichment||Studies on concept of uranium enrichment|
|Class 10||Uranium enrichment methods (gaseous diffusion and centrifuge methods)||Studies on uranium enrichment methods, in particular, gaseous diffusion and centrifuge methods|
|Class 11||Uranium enrichment methods (laser and chemical methods)||Studies on uranium enrichment methods, in particular, laser and chemical methods|
|Class 12||Advanced reprocessing methods||Studies on advanced reprocessing methods|
|Class 13||Highe-level radioactive waste treatment methods||Studies on properties of high-level radioactive wastes and thier reprocessing methods|
|Class 14||Partitioning and transmutation||Studies on partitioning and transmutation technologies|
|Class 15||Disposal methods of radioactive wastes||Studies on deep geological disposal methods|
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