Lecture: Monday/Wednesday - Laboratory to be arranged
Shawki Ibrahim, Ph.D., Professor
Telephone: (970) 491-1593
FAX: (970) 491-0623
A list of recommended references will be made available for each lecture or group of lectures.
Radionuclide handling, separation and measurements techniques, liquid scintillation counting, bioassay, and dating techniques.
Radiological physics and general chemistry.
(Note: This schedule is tentative, and subject to change, depending on availability of equipment and sources.)
Introduction - The need for radiochemical separation
The language of radiochemistry
Precipitation and co-precipitation
Plating: Electroplating, self-plating and microprecipitation
The chemistry and measurements of plutonium
|8||The chemistry and measurements of radium|
Standardization of radioactive sources
|15||MID TERM EXAM|
Quench correction and sample preparation
|18||Cerenkov counting and application|
|22||Data reporting, counting statistics and detection limit|
|23||Quality assurance and quality control|
|27||Applications of neutron activation analysis|
|28||To be assigned|
|29||To be assigned|
Cheating will not be tolerated. The first time you are caught cheating you will get a ZERO for the task (exam, quiz, plagiarism on a paper or any other task). Integrity is the cornerstone of all health physics and any infraction, however slight, is not excusable for any reason. If another is found to be complicit in cheating, they too will receive a zero. If you are discovered to be cheating a second time you will receive a failing grade for the class. The Course Director will make the determination if a student has been cheating.