RADIOCHEMISTRY

RADIOCHEMISTRY

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Code
28078
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
4 credits during the 3nd year of 8757 Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (L-27) GENOVA

2 credits during the 2nd year of 9015 Molecular and health biology (LM-6) GENOVA

2 credits during the 2nd year of 9016 Biological monitoring (LM-6) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemistry and Chemical Technologies)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at students of the degree course in Chemistry and Chemical Technology (4 CFU), students of the bachelor courses in Molecular Biology and Health (2nd year, 2CFU) and Biological Monitoring (2nd year, 2CFU).
The program sections dedicated to different courses are specified in the program year, courses are modulated to guarantee a good frequency to the students of the different courses.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide a basic knowledge on atomic nucleous properties, radioactivity and the laws of the radioactive decay. The understanding of the way in which the radiation interacts with the matter and thus how they can be revealed. To know the mechanisms that regulate key nuclear reactions such as fission. Provide the basis for understanding the effects of radiation on biological material, the radiation dose meaning.

 

PREREQUISITES

The useful prerequisites for the course contents are: the bases of analytical geometry and differential calculus and general chemistry.

Teaching methods

lectures, the slides used during the lessons will be available in aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The atomic nucleus structure: binding energy, mass, radius. Nuclear models. Natural radioactivity and the radioactivity decay law. Radioactive decay processes: α and β decay, γ transitions, nuclear fission. Interaction radiation-matter. Radiation measurements : gas counters, scintillation and semiconductor detectors. Nuclear reactions: energetics, cross sections, mechanisms, nuclear fission. Thermonuclear reactions. Radiation biology, dosimetry.

Analytical and technological applications of the radiations.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the slides used will be available on aulaweb. For further informations the following volumes are suggested:

 Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, G.R.Choppin, J.Liljenzin, J.Rydberg. Nuclear and Radiochemistry, G.Friedlander, J.W.Kennedy, E.S.Macias, J.Malcom Miller.  Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, K Heinrich Lieser. Modern Nuclear Chemistry, W Loveland, D.J Morrissey, G.T Seaborg.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: the teacher is available via email or phone contact

Exam Board

ANNA MARIA CARDINALE (President)

NADIA PARODI

MAURO GIOVANNINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

lectures, the slides used during the lessons will be available in aulaweb.

LESSONS START

the start of lessons will be notified as soon as defined the second semester calendar

EXAMS

Exam description

oral examination

Assessment methods

the exam will assess the knowledge of the program's subjects and the ability to apply them to simple real cases

FURTHER INFORMATION

during the course will hold a seminar by a Qualified Expert on the laws in the field of radioprotection.