Course Unit Code  Course Unit Title  Type of Course Unit  Year of Study  Semester  Number of ECTS Credits  404003192012  NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY I  Elective  3  5  6 

Level of Course Unit 
First Cycle 
Language of Instruction 
English 
Objectives of the Course 
The mean goal of this course is to give detailed information to students on nuclear processes and radioactive materials. The principal activity of this course is the active laboratory experiments. Students are experienced at Nuclear Chemistry Laboratory on some naturally and artificially radioactive materialsand learn well the properties of different nuclear radiations. 
Name of Lecturer(s) 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeliz YILDIRIM 
Learning Outcomes 
1  Experiencing on basic principles of working with radioactive materials and practical knowledges,  2  Understanding the importance of halflive characteristic of a radiactive material for laboratory works,  3  Understanding the basic principles of Health Physics  4  Observation of differences between different types of nuclear radiations,  5  Undersatnding the existance of natural radiative materials,  6  Observation of background radiation  7  Recognizing the radiation countinf equipments,  8  Observation of diversity of radiation detectors,  9  Understanding the basic principle of radiactive maters production,  10  Experiencing the applications in Nuclear Medicine. 

Mode of Delivery 
Face to Face 
Prerequisites and corequisities 
None 
Recommended Optional Programme Components 
None 
Course Contents 
Staructure of atomic nucleus, Nucleons and forces between them, Nucleus models, Stability of nuclei, Radioactivity decay processes and their equations, Halflife definition, Detection methods and radioactivity unites. 
Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

1  Structure of atomic nucleus   Radiactivity measurements of Potasium compounds and artificial fertilizers  2  Forces between nuclons   Measurement of helflive of Th232  3  Nucleus models   Gamma rays spectrum of Zn65  4  Stability zone of atomic nuclei   Absorption of gamma rays  5  Historical development of radioactivity knowledges   Measurement of maximum beta rays energy and G.M. detector counting yield  6  Mathematical equations of radiooactive decays
  Tc99m generator and its halflive  7  Midterm exam    8  Scrutinizing of halflive definition   Measurement of halflive of Mn56 produced using a RaBe neutron generator  9  Radioactive equlibriums   TLC analyses of some compounds labeled with I131  10  Radioactivity unites   Measurement of radiactivity decay of a mixture consisted of two different radiactive isotopes  11  Counting methods of nuclear radiations   Radioactive materials used in Nuclear medicine  12  Counting equipments   Calculations related to the experimental results  13  Radiation detectors   Reportes related to each experiment  14  Nuclear facilities used in Nuclear Medicine applications   General inspection of knowledges  15  Final 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 
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation" 
Assessment Methods and Criteria   Work Placement(s)  None 

Workload Calculation 