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Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry / Edition 4

Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry / Edition 4

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This revised edition of one of the earliest and best-known books on the subject has been updated to bring into teaching the latest developments in research and the hot topics in the Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry fields including nuclear power and cosmic radiation.

Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, 4thed introduces and explains the theory and background of the physics and chemistry behind nuclear processes and radioactive decay, examines the origin of the elements in the universe and investigates the key applications e.g. medical radiation, and presents balanced views of topics including nuclear power, nuclear accidents like Fukoshima, and the management of nuclear waste.

Key Features:

  • A completely updated edition of a respected text in the specialized field of nuclear/radiochemistry
  • New numbering of formulas and equations in order to make referencing them easier
  • Ideal for both radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry courses, as well as nuclear medicine, physic and imaging topics
  • Now includes up to date content on Elementary particles, The Origin of the Universe, Cosmic Radiation and Long-lived Radioelements, Nuclear energy, Severe accidents, and The Management of Nuclear Waste
  • Includes an interactive website with testing and evaluation modules based on the exercises in the text

Chapters include questions and answers to test your understanding of the topics

Simply explains all aspects of nuclear and radiochemistry - ideally suitable for radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780124058972
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 866
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jan-Olov Liljenzin was professor in Nuclear Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, between 1989 and 2001, where he was also Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering from 1990 to 1995. Between 1986 and 1989 he was professor in Chemistry at the University of Oslo and Head of the National Committee on Nuclear Science in Norway. Prior to this, his extensive experience saw him hold positions at institutes around the world, including Euratom CCR, Ispra, Italy, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA. He is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Royal Society of Arts and Languages, Göteborg and a permanent member of the Swedish Chemical Society.
His research has, among other things, involved the influence of chemistry on core melt accidents, leading on to international research about iodine chemistry, how to mitigate radioactive releases from nuclear accidents, various methods of treatment and separation of spent radioactive fuel, and chemical aspects of final repositories for radioactive waste. After his return to Sweden he was chairman of the research committee at the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate until his retirement. He has 255 published papers and reports in his name or as a coauthor, and is coauthor of several textbooks and monographies.

Table of Contents

Origin of Nuclear Science; Nuclei, Isotopes and Isotope Separation; Nuclear Mass and Stability; Unstable Nuclei and Radioactive Decay; Radionuclides in Nature; Absorption of Nuclear Radiation; Radiation Effects on Matter; Detection and Measurement Techniques; Uses of Radioactive Tracers; Cosmic Radiation and Elementary Particles; Nuclear Structure; Energetics of Nuclear Reactions; Particle Accelerators; Mechanics and Models of Nuclear Reactions; Production of Radionuclides; The Transuranium Elements; Thermonuclear Reactions: the Beginning and the Future; Radiation Biology and Radiation Protection; Principles of Nuclear Power; Nuclear Power Reactors; Nuclear Fuel Cycle; Behavior of Radionuclides in the Environment; Appendices; Solvent Extraction Separations; Answers to Exercises; Isotope Chart; Periodic Table of the Elements; Quantities and Units; Fundamental Constants; Energy Conversion Factors; Element and Nuclide Index; Subject Index

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