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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
Sales rank: 1,037,885
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Christian Ekberg is a full professor in Industrial Materials Recycling (since 2007) as well as a full professor in Nuclear Chemistry (since 2012) at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. He is also an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences. The main research focus on the last 25 years has been solution chemistry of the lightest to the heaviest elements in the periodic table (thermodynamics, solvent extraction etc) as well as statistical uncertainty analysis. In later years the focus has started to include recycling processes from various sources as well as the new Gen IV nuclear reactor systems. He has published more than 120 reviewed scientific papers.

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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