FCH-BC_JCHAcad. year: 2020/2021
Definition, the subject of nuclear chemistry, basic properties of radionuclides and ionizing radiation, radioactivity, nuclear transformations, nuclear reactions, ionizing radiation and radionuclides in environment. The use of radionuclides and ionizing radiation, technology of nuclear chemistry
Learning outcomes of the course unit
After completing this course, students:
1. will know the definition and content of nuclear chemistry
2. will understand the basic properties of radionuclides and ionizing radiation
3. will be familiar with the term radioactivity, with the processes of radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, formation of ionizing radiation
4. will be informed of the occurrence of radionuclides in the environment, the use of radionuclides and ionizing radiation
5. will be familiar with the technology of nuclear chemistry
Physics, mathematics, general chemistry
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
G.R.Choppin, J.Rydberg: Nuclear Chemistry, , 0 (EN)
J.Hála: Radioaktivita, ionizující záření, jaderná energie, , 0 (CS)
V.Majer a kolektiv: Základy jaderné chemie, , 0 (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Graded course credit - Final classification is based on average classification of individual tasks. Grades: A: 100 to 81 points, B: 80-71 points, C: 70-61 points, D: 60-59 points, E: 50 to 41 points, F: 40 points or less
Language of instruction
1. Units and quantities, quantum theory of nuclear structure, nuclear shell model, drop model
2. Binding energy, alpha decay, beta decay, gamma decay, time law of radioagtive decay, radioactive series, activity
3. Interaction of radiation with matter, interaction of charged radiation, photons and neutrons
4. Nuclear reactions, elastic and inelastic scattering, radiation capture, neutron activation analysis
5. Nuclear fission and fusion, controlled chain fission reaction, thermonuclear reaction, fission reaktor
6. Chemicsl effects of nuclear reactions, biological effects of radiation
The lecture will include 1 expert presentation.
- to deepen background knowledge acquired in previous course;
- to create appropriate conditions for deeper understanding of the essence of complex technical and natural phenomena related to radioactivity and nuclear chemistry, as well as modern technologies.
- to contribute to mastering both the subjects that are interrelated with it and those that follow it.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at lectures is optional, but it is recommended. Consultations in the extent of lectures for students in combinmed form of study.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's
branch BKCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
- Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's
branch BPCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
- Programme BKCP_CHCHTE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme BPCP_CHCHTE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme BKCP_CHTOZP Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
- Programme BPCP_CHTOZP Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory