Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404003762012NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY IIElective363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is similar to that of Nuclear Chemistry I course. Additionally, to give information in detail on Radiation Chemistry and the use of nuclear energy for global energy need.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeliz YILDIRIM
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding the basic effects related to the interaction of nuclear radiation in matter,
2Understanding the energy absorption by matter and the radiation dose unites,
3Understanding the production ways of artificial radioactive materiels and transuranium elements,
4Understanding well the fission and fusion reactions,
5Undestanding the use of fission and fusion reaction for nuclear energy production,
6Undestanding basic principles of nuclear reactors
7Undestanding the types of nuclear reactors,
8Undestanding the nucear fuel concept
9Undestanding the importance of isotopic enrichment of U-235 technology
10Undestanding the future perspective of Thorium based nuclear fuels
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Radiation chemistry, Radiation dose unites, Uranyumötesi elementler, Nuclear Reactions, Fissoun and fusion reactions, Nuclear energy production technology, Nuclear reactors and their types, Nuclear fuel technology, the role of Uranium and Thorium in nuclear technology, Thorium based nuclear fuels.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The effects of nuclear radition on matter
2The main principles of radiation chemistry
3Radiation dose unites
4Physical and chemical dosimeters
5Transuranium elements
6Fission and fusion reactions
7Semester exam
8The main principles of nuclear energy
9The working principle of nuclear reactors
10The types of nuclear reactors
11Nuclear fuel technology
12The techniques of isotopic enrichment
13The importance of Uranium and Thorium
14Thorium based nuclear fuel technology
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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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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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 Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)97
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