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Radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry
Choppin, Gregory R.
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Third edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, [2002]

Physical Description:
709 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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QD601.3 .C48 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Radiochemistry or Nuclear Chemistry is the study of radiation from an atomic or molecular perspective, including elemental transformation and reaction effects, as well as physical, health and medical properties.

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 current hot topics in the field. In order to further enhance the functionality of this text, the authors have added numerous teaching aids that include an interactive website that features testing, examples in MathCAD with variable quantities and options, hotlinks to relevant text sections from the book, and online self-grading texts.

As in the previous edition, readers can closely follow the structure of the chapters from the broad introduction through the more in depth descriptions of radiochemistry then nuclear radiation chemistry and finally the guide to nuclear energy (including energy production, fuel cycle, and waste management).

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
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