Description
NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY AND RADIOCHEMISTRY
Nuclear and radiochemistry are subdisciplines of nuclear science that focus on the study of radioactive materials and their applications. The course will provide students with knowledge of fundamental nuclear science concepts that are key to the understanding of nuclear power plant safety, spent fuel and nuclear waste management, nuclear fuel reprocessing, environmental radioactivity, nuclear forensics, radionuclide production, medical imaging, nuclear pharmacy, and medical and health physics. The proposed course will consist of lectures on nuclear science fundamentals that include: atomic structure, nuclear models and properties, phenomenon of radioactive growth and decay, radiation emissions, nuclear reactions, radiation interactions with matter, radiation detection and measurement, radiation dosimetry and biological effects, and applications of nuclear and radiochemistry in science, engineering, and medicine.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
ME 2112
Academic Group
Swanson School of Engineering
Academic Organization
Mechanical Engineering
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Typically Offered
Spring