Radioisotopes and radioactivity are widely used in the fields of energy, medicine, and life sciences. The aim of this course is to understand not only fundamentals such as characteristics of radioisotopes and radiation and the detection/production methods but also their applications. As a result, you can acquire scientific knowledge of radiation chemistry and nuclear chemistry.
The goals are as follows.
1.You can understand chemical and biochemical effects of radiation and radioisotopes. In addition, you can explain the use of radiation and radioisotopes in the fields of energy/life science/medicine.
2.You can get scientific knowledge of radiation and radioisotopes.
Radiation chemistry, radiation, radioactivity, the use of radiation
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In order to improve your learning, practice will be given.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Nucleonics||Get to be able to explain relationship between the atomic nucleus and radiation|
|Class 2||Radioactivity||Get to be able to explain the law and types of radioactive decay and radioactive equilibrium|
|Class 3||Interaction of radiation with matter||Get to be able to explain interactions between matters and alpha-, beta-, gamma-rays, and neutrons|
|Class 4||Measurement of nuclear radiation||Get to be able to explain the principle and use of radiation detectors|
|Class 5||Nuclear reactions and radioactivation||Get to be able to explain nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, nuclear transmission, and nuclear fuel cycles|
|Class 6||Radionuclides in chemistry||Get to be able to explain chemical properties of radioactive elements|
|Class 7||Chemical operations of radionuclides||Get to be able to explain chemical separation methods of radioactive elements|
|Class 8||Biological and medical effects and medical applications of radiation||Get to be able to explain not only biological effects of radiation (human beings) and their mechanisms but also medical applications of radiation|
C. Keller,“Radiochemistry”, John Willy & Sons, New York, 1988.
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Exercise and report
You had better to obtain the knowledge of basic chemistry.
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