Spring 2022 - NUSC 346 D100
Radiochemistry Laboratory (3)
Class Number: 6628
Delivery Method: In Person
Introduction to the techniques of radiochemistry; proportional and Geiger counters; sample preparations and half-life measurement; synthesis and separation of labelled compounds; beta and gamma-ray spectroscopy. Quantitative.
Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.
Mode of Teaching:
1 lecture hour/week; 4 lab hours/week (Thursdays, 13:30-17:20)
Lecture: In-person at Burnaby campus
Laboratory: In-person at Burnaby campus
General Course Description:
Introduction to the techniques of radiochemistry; counting techniques, sample preparations and half-life measurements; use of radioactive tracers; alpha, beta and gamma-ray spectroscopy; techniques related to nuclear processes.
Students are required to perform the first nine experiments listed below. The last two experiments consist of lecture/demonstration and some data collection in groups. A written report corresponding to each experiment is to be submitted within two weeks of performance of that experiment.
|1||No Exp.||Radiation Safety - Information Session|
|2||Exp. 1||Introduction to Radiation Detectors|
|3||Exp. 2||Statistical Aspects of Nuclear Decay|
|4||Exp. 3||Preparation of Radioactive Sources; Beta Back-Scattering|
|6||Exp. 5||Isotope Dilution. Quantitative Determination of Zinc|
|7||Exp. 6||Quantitative Determination of Cobalt|
|8||Exp. 7||Fast Radiochemical Separation: Transient and Secular Equilibrium|
|9||Exp. 8||Liquid Scintillation Counting and Quench Correction|
|10||Exp. 9||Exchange Kinetics Through Ion-Selective Membrane Using a Radioactive Label|
|11||Exp. 10||Preparation of a Thin Alpha Source|
- Laboratory Reports 85%
- Laboratory Notebook 5%
- Performance during Experimental Work 10%
There will be no final exam.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory for all NUSC labs.
- A laboratory manual with full descriptions of experiments will be provided.
G. Choppin, J-O. Liljenzin & J. Rydberg. Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry. 4th Edition. 2013. Publisher: Academic Press.
Available free from the SFU Library: https://sfu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/15tu09f/01SFUL_ALMA51348105890003611
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