CBEMS 233 Nuclear and Radiochemistry (2014-2015)

CBEMS 233 Nuclear and Radiochemistry

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

CBEMS 233 Nuclear and Radiochemistry (Credit Units: 4) Advanced treatment of nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, and radioactive-decay processes. Introduction to nuclear activation analysis, isotope effects, radiation chemistry, hot-atom chemistry, nuclear age-dating methods, nuclear reactors, and nuclear power. Graduate students only. Same as CHEM 233. Concurrent with CBEMS 133. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0750674638.

Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0471306283.

References:

NONE

Coordinator:
Mikael Nilsson
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Chemistry 170 or equivalent or consent of the instructor

Lecture Topics:
  • Outline/Introduction/History
  • Definitions (the atomic nucleus, isotopes etc.)
  • Mass and stability of the atomic nucleus
  • Radioactive decay
  • Radionuclides in Nature
  • Absorption of ionizing radiation
  • Radiation effects on matter & radiolysis
  • Measurements of ionizing radiation
  • Nuclear Reactions & fission
  • Production of radionuclides
  • Transuranics & Actinide Chemistry
  • Practical use of radioisotopes in tracer amounts
  • Radiation biology, cancer therapy, & radiation protection
  • Principles of nuclear power
  • Radioecology
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

NONE

Laboratory Projects:

NONE

Professional Component

NONE

Design Content Description
Approach:
Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Quizzes: 15%
  • Midterm Exam: 30%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • Research Paper: 15%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
May 27, 2014
Senate Approved:
May 21, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr