Chemistry 419 Radiotracer Methods Winter, 2002

Instructor: W. Loveland            Office: RC B123   Office Hours: 0800 MTuWTh

Email:lovelanw@ucs.orst.edu    Web page: http://www.orst.edu/dept/nchem

Class Meeting Times and Places:

                   Lectures:      Tu Th 0900 RC C104

                   Labs: M W 1500-1800  RC C120  

Text: Wang, Willis and Loveland "Radiotracer Methodology..." (to be provided)

Tentative Lecture Schedule:

Date

Lecture Topic

Homework*

Reading

8 Jan

Introduction

1-1, 1-2, 1-3

Ch 1

10 Jan

a- and b- decay

3-6

Ch 2, 3

 15 Jan

g-decay

2-1, 2-7, 2-10

"

 17 Jan

Decay Kinetics

2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-8, 2-9

"

22 Jan

Nuclear Safety

Sp 1, 2

Ch 16

24 Jan

Statistics

12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-4, 12-5, 12-6

Ch 12

29 Jan

Int. Rad. Matter

3-4

Ch 3

31 Jan

EXAMINATION

 

 

5 Feb.

Int. Rad. Matter

3-3, 3-7

Ch 3

7 Feb

Electronics

4-1

Ch 4

 12 Feb.

Ionization Devices

5-1, 13-3

Ch 5

 14 Feb

Semiconductor Det.

Spec. 1, 2, 3

Ch 8

 19 Feb

Scint. Ctg I

7-1, 7-2

Ch 6

21 Feb

Scint. Ctg II

7-3, 7-4

Ch 7

26 Feb

LSC

9-1, 9-2, 9-3

Ch 9

28 Feb.

Sample Preparation

11-1

Ch 11

5 Mar

EXAMINATION

 

 

7 Mar

Radioanalytical Methods

17-1, 17-2, 17-3, 17-4

Ch 17

 12 Mar

Experimental Design

17-5, 17-6

Ch 14

                FINAL EXAM: WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH, 2002  0930

*Homework is due at the lecture following the lecture covering the problem set material.

GRADING CRITERIA: Homework 20%,Tests 25%,Labs 30%, Final 25%

C >25%, B>50%, A >75%


Laboratory Schedule

          Instructor:    G. Villamar  Office: RC C128

                             villamar@engr.orst.edu

Date

Experiment

9 Jan

Radiation Safety

14 Jan

Radioactive Decay

 16 Jan.

G-M Counting

23 Jan

Proportional Counting

28 Jan

Scintillation Counting

30 Jan

a-Spectroscopy

4 Feb

g-ray Spectroscopy - Ge Detectors

6 Feb

g-ray Spectroscopy - NaI (Tl) Detectors

11 Feb

Isotope Dilution

13 Feb

LSC - Sample Prep., Determination of b--spectra

 18 Feb.

LSC - Quenching Effects

 20 Feb

LSC - Quench Corrections by Int. Standard and CR Methods

25 Feb.

LSC - Dual Label

27 Feb

Solvent Extraction

4 Mar

Ksp

6 Mar

Isotopic Exchange

11 Mar

Activation Analysis as a Tracer Technique

 13 Mar

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"Lab Reports"

          All data is to be recorded in bound lab notebooks. All data reduction and answers to questions in lab writeups are to be done in these notebooks. Copies of each notebook page constitute the lab "report" and are to be turned in within one week after the experiment is performed, along with the completed data sheets in the experiment writeups.

When you registered for this course, you were charged a non-refundable lab fee of $50 that defrays some of the cost of the chemicals and supplies that you use during the term, including waste disposal. In addition, all glassware and small equipment is covered by breakage insurance. If the replacement cost of a broken or lost item exceeds $5.00, the item is covered with a $5.00 deductible. In some cases, the item may be made up of several breakable parts and the cost will be assessed on a per-part basis. If the cost of the replacement is less than $5.00, you will pay the replacement cost. Each student must also supply himself with approved safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a disposable lab coat prior to beginning work in the third week.