Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Nuclear and Radiochemistry KIM446 8 2 + 0 3

Prerequisites none

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. JÜLİDE YENER
Instructors Assist.Prof. JÜLİDE YENER
Goals To understand the role of the atomic nucleus in structure of matter.To obtain general information about the radioactive material and nuclear radioactivity.To learn applications of science and technology in the field of radioactive material and nuclear radiation.To understand the importance of nuclear energy production.
Contents Stability of the atomic nucleus Introduction to radioactivity. Radioactive decay events Nuclear radiation and its interaction with matter. Natural sources of radiation. Uses of radioactive materials and nuclear radiation. Radyoaktivasyon analysis techniques. The main principles of nuclear power generation and nuclear fuel technology.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Repeating the informations about atomic structure
2 Understanding of sub-atomic particles that make up atomic structure and its diversity
3 Learning of fundamental issues of the formation and shaping of matter
4 Understanding the relationship between matter and energy,
5 Understand the concept of atomic nucleus stability
6 Understanding the relationship between radioactivity and stability concept
7 Recognition of natural radioactivity,
8 Understanding of the benefits of nuclear radiation and radioactive matter for science and technology
9 Understanding of nuclear energy production pathways and to compare this energy with other energy sources

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Controversial learning supported with observed examples
Assessment Methods The knowledge measure with midterm exam, final exams and quizzes made during lecture period

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
2 General information about the structure of matter Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
3 The structure of atomic nuclei Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
4 Core stability Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
5 Radioactive decay events Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
6 Nuclear radiations and its properties Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
7 MIDTERM EXAM Repetition of lessons learned since seven weeks of the issues
8 Particle qualified radiations Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
9 Electromagnetic qualified radiations Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
10 Nuclear reactions and the production of radioactive material Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
11 Radyoaktivasyon analysis technique Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
12 Major principles nuclear energy production Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
13 Fission energy and applications Study the relevant part of the lecture notes
14 Fusion energy and applications Study the relevant part of the lecture notes

Textbook A B. Berkem, "Çekirdek Kimyası ve Radyokimya", İ.Ü. Basımevi , İstanbul, 1992
Additional Resources G. Friedlander, J.F. Kennedy, J. M. Miller ' Nuclear and Radiochemistry' Second edition, 1964 Cemil Şenvar, ' Atom ,Molekül ve Çekirdek' Fizikokimya Cilt V, Hacettepe Üniversitesi yayını / 42, 1982 A.Vertes, I.Kiss, “Nuclear Chemistry” Elsevier, 1987. H.J.Arnikar,”Essentials of Nuclear Chemistry” John Wiley&Sons,1987. G.R.Choppin, J.Rydberg , “Nuclear Chemistry Theory and Applications” Pergamon Pres,1980

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 60
Quizzes 4 40
In-Term Total 5 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has textbooks containing current information, application tools and equipment , and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge supported by other resources in a scientific approach. x
2 Adapts and transfers the acquired knowledge to secondary education. x
3 Uses advanced institutional and practical knowledge acquired in the field. x
4 Updates the information on daily conditions. x
5 Comments on and evaluate the data by using advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field, identifies and analyzes the current problems of technological developments, and comes up with solutions based on research and evidence. x
6 Has the ability to conceptualize the events and facts related with the field; analyze them with scientific methods and techniques. x
7 Designs and performs experiments to analyze the problems, collects data, performs analyzes and comment on the results.
8 Carries out an advanced study related to the field independently.
9 Takes on responsibility individually and as a team member in order to solve unpredictable and complex problems encountered in applications related to the field. x
10 Plans and manages the activities in a project under his responsibility for development.
11 Plays a role in the process of decision making when faced with problems about different discipline fields.
12 Uses time effectively in the process of inference with the ability of thinking analytically.
13 Evaluates the advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field with a critical perspective. x
14 Determines the learning requirements and leads the learning process. x
15 Develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning. x
16 Is aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and develops his Professional knowledge and skills continuously. x
17 Informs people and organizations about the topics related to their fields; expresses his ideas and suggestions for solutions to problems in both oral and written form.
18 Shares his ideas and suggestions for solutions to the problems with experts and non-experts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data.
19 Organizes projects and activities for social environment he lives in with an awareness of social responsibility.
20 Follows advances in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
21 Uses information and communication technology along with software the Human Sciences the field requires at an advanced level.
22 Uses his knowledge of human health and environmental awareness acquired in their fields for society’s ends. x
23 Behaves in a way adhering to the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in the process of data collection, commenting, application, publicizing the results related with the field x
24 Has a sufficient level of awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality management, acting in a suitable way in processes and attendance (Instead of quality culture) the protection of cultural values, protection of the environment and health and security in the professional field. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 10 2 20
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Work Load (h) 78
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 2.6
ECTS Credit of the Course 3