RADIOCHEMISTRY

Course Name 
Code 
Regular Semester 
ECTS Credits 
Credits 
Lecture 
3 
Application 
0 
RADIOCHEMISTRY

0244531 
7 
4 
3 
Laboratory
(Hour/Week) 
0  
Course Language 
Turkish 
Compulsory or Elective 
Elective 
Equipment 
 
Instructor 
Prof. Dr. İnci Sönmezoğlu 
Course Contents 
Atomic Nuclei / Radioactivity / Equations of Radioactive Decay and Growth /
Interaction of Radiation with Matter / Radiation Detection and Measurement /
Nuclear Reactions, Fission and Fusion / Nuclear Energy, Reactors and their Uses /
Uses of Isotopes

Course Objectives 
 To examine the fundamental properties of nuclei
 To examine the fundamental equations of radioactive decay
 To examine the interaction of radiation with matter
 To examine the radiation detection and measurement and protection for various types of radiation
 To examine the isotopic tracer in chemical applications

Course Outcomes (The
knowledge and the skills that the student will gain at the end of
the course) 
 To learn the relationships between the sciences of physics and chemistry
 To get the ability of protecting from the radioactivity
 To learn the laws and principles for nuclear phenomena
 To develop the enviromental sensivity of radioactivity

Textbook 
 BERKEM A.R., Çekirdek Kimyası ve Radyokimya, İstanbul Ünv. Basımevi,İstanbul, 1992
 FRIEDLANDER G., KENNEDY J. F.,MILLER J. M., Nuclear and Radiochemistry,Second Edition, 1964

Additional References 
 ŞENVAR C., Atom, Molekül ve Çekirdek, Fizikokimya Cilt V, Hacettepe Ünv., Ankara, 1982
 
Prerequisite Courses 
 
Prerequisite Subjects 
 
Homework/Project 
 
Laboratory 
 
Computer Applications 
 
Additional Practices 
  
Course Evaluation
Criteria 

Number 
Effective Proportion % 
Midterm Exams 
2 
60 
Quiz 
 
 
Homework 
 
 
Term Projects 
 
 
Term Papers 
 
 
Laboratory 
 
 
Other 
 
 
Final Exam 
1 
40  
Division of
Course Credit (%) 
Basic Sciences 
100 
Basic Engineering and
Departmental Core Courses 
 
Departmental Core Courses 
 
Social Sciences 
  

WEEKLY COURSE PLAN 
Week 
Subject 
1 
Atomic Nuclei 
2 
Elementary Particles 
3 
Radioactivity 
4 
Equations of radioactive decay and growth 
5 
Stability of nuclei and artificial radioactivity 
6 
Nuclear fission 
7 
Midterm exam I 
8 
Thermonuclear reactions, Nuclear fusion 
9 
Nuclear energy, Reactors and their uses 
10 
Concept of isotope, Seperation of isotopes 
11 
Artificial elements 
12 
Interaction of radiation with matter 
13 
Midterm exam II 
14 
Radiation detection and measurement 
15 
Tracers in chemical applications  

Prepared by 
Prof. Dr. İnci Sönmezoğlu 
Date 
01. 03. 2004  