Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404002732015BASIC NUCLEAR CHEMISTRYCompulsory233
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The role of atomic nucleus for understanding of matter, Understanding of radioactivity and nuclear radiations, Understanding of useful applicatiosn of radioactive materials and nuclear radiations in science and technology, Understanding of importance of nuclear energy production.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeliz YILDIRIM
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding of matter structure consisted of atoms and undestanding of uniform strructure of an atom consisted of electrons and atomic nucleus
2Comprehending of the roles of sub atomic particles for atomic structure
3Understanding of basic principles of formation of matter,
4Understanding of relation between energy and mass
5Comprehending of meaning of stability of atomic nuclei
6Understanding well the relation between stability and radioactivity of atomic nuclei
7Comprehending of natural radioactivity
8Understanding of production of artificial radioactive matterials
9Understanding of usefulness of radioactive materials and nuclear radiations in science and technology
10Understanding of nuclear energy production and comparison of this energy source with other sources
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The stability of atomic nucleus and introduction of radioactivity, Radioactive decay processes, Interaction of nuclear radiations with matter, The sources of natural radioactivity, The applications of radioactive materials and nuclear radiations, radioactivation analyses techniques Basic principles of nuclear energy production and nuclear fuel the technology.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry
2General information on matter structure
3Structure of atomic nucleus
4Stability of atomic nuclei
5Radioactive decay processes
6Properties of nuclear radiations
7Semester exam
8Nuclear rediations with particle character
9Nuclear rediations withelectromagnetic character
10Nuclear reactions and production of radioactive matters
11Radioactivation analysis techniques
12Basic principle of nuclear energy production
13Applications of fission energy
14Applications of fusion energy
15Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
A.Vertes, I.Kiss, “Nuclear Chemistry” Elsevier, (1987) H.J.Arnikar,”Essentials of Nuclear Chemistry” John Wiley&Sons, (1987) G.R.Choppin, J.Rydberg, “Nuclear Chemistry Theory and Applications” Pergamon Pres, (1980)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Problem Solving326
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)78
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