Fundamentals and applied aspects of Radio activity and nuclear chemistry. Trans-Uranium elements; Natural and artificial radioactivity, nuclear reactions; The structure of the nucleus; nuclear stability and radioactive decay; Types, characteristics and detection of radio active Particles; laws of radioactive decay; the interaction of radiation with matter including radiological health hazards; Processing of the nuclear materials. Applications of radioisotopes. Nuclear engineering of reactors, reactor accident, fuel cycle and waste disposal.
This course comprises of fundamental and applied aspects of nuclear chemistry and radioactivity. It starts with the basic knowledge of radioactivity and then moves towards nuclear stability and structure of the nucleus. Some important nuclear reactions and the significance of nuclear chemistry for power generation is discussed. The course highlights the major concerns regarding the excessive use of nuclear technology including radiation hazards and nuclear waster disposal.
Course Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the students would have acquired a deep understanding of radioactivity, nucleus structure and its stability. they should be able to distinguish between different types of radiations and their impact on human body. Uses of radioisotopes in various field would be clear to them. The students would have understood about radiation hazards and how the exposure to radiations should be limited. They would have studied the structure of reactors designed for various purposes.
Interaction of radiation with matter
Nuclear fuel cycle
Applications of radioisotopes
Book Title : Nuclear and Radiochemistry,
Author : G. Friedlander, J. W. Kennedy, E. S. Macias, J. M. Miller
Edition : 3rd edition
Publisher : John Wiley and Sons, New York
Book Title : Nuclear Physics and Chemistry
Author : B. G. Harvey
Edition : 1990
Publisher : Prentice-Hall Inc
Book Title : Nuclear Chemistry
Author : U. N. Dash
Edition : 1st edition
Publisher : Sultan Chand & Sons