Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404003192012NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY IElective356
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
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
1Experiencing on basic principles of working with radioactive materials and practical knowledges,
2Understanding the importance of half-live characteristic of a radiactive material for laboratory works,
3Understanding the basic principles of Health Physics
4Observation of differences between different types of nuclear radiations,
5Undersatnding the existance of natural radiative materials,
6Observation of background radiation
7Recognizing the radiation countinf equipments,
8Observation of diversity of radiation detectors,
9Understanding the basic principle of radiactive maters production,
10Experiencing the applications in Nuclear Medicine.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
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, Half-life definition, Detection methods and radioactivity unites.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Structure of atomic nucleus Radiactivity measurements of Potasium compounds and artificial fertilizers
2Forces between nuclons Measurement of helf-live of Th-232
3Nucleus modelsGamma rays spectrum of Zn-65
4Stability zone of atomic nucleiAbsorption of gamma rays
5Historical development of radioactivity knowledges Measurement of maximum beta rays energy and G.M. detector counting yield
6Mathematical equations of radiooactive decays Tc-99m generator and its half-live
7Midterm exam
8Scrutinizing of half-live definition Measurement of half-live of Mn-56 produced using a Ra-Be neutron generator
9Radioactive equlibriums TLC analyses of some compounds labeled with I-131
10Radioactivity unites Measurement of radiactivity decay of a mixture consisted of two different radiactive isotopes
11Counting methods of nuclear radiations Radioactive materials used in Nuclear medicine
12Counting equipments Calculations related to the experimental results
13Radiation detectors Reportes related to each experiment
14Nuclear facilities used in Nuclear Medicine applications General inspection of knowledges
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
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Laboratory10330
Problem Solving339
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination16060
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)175
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