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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Radioanalytical Methods - N402021
Title: Radioanalytické metody
Guaranteed by: Department of Analytical Chemistry (402)
Actual: from 2013
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Extent per academic year: 2 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Fähnrich Jan Mgr. CSc.
Vaňura Petr Ing. DrSc.
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Fähnrich Jan Mgr. CSc. (27.08.2013)
The course is devoted to radioanalytical methods and their application in the trace determination of radioactive and stable elements. Basic nuclear reactions, properties of ionizing radiation, the methods of detection and measurement of ionizing and nonionizing radiation will be described. The lectures then continue with analytical applications and methods. Field measurements carried out in situ are emphasized.
Aim of the course -
Last update: VED402 (16.12.2013)

Students will be able to:

Select a radioanalytical method adequate to the problem under study

Protect themselves from harmful effects of radioactivity by application of radioanalytical methods in accordance with current legislation

Literature -
Last update: VED402 (01.10.2013)

R: Khan B., Radioanalytical chemistry, Springer, 2007, ISBN 13: 978-0378-34122-4.

R: Majer V. a kol., Základy jaderné chemie, SNTL/Alfa, 1981.

R: Majer V. a kol.: Základy užité jaderné chemie, SNTL/Alfa, 1985.

A: Navrátil O., Hála J., Kopunec R., Macášek F., Mikulaj V., Lešetický L., Nuclear Chemistry, Academia Praha, 1992, ISBN: 8020003517.

A: Tölgyessy J., Varga Š., Nucleárna analytická chémia, ALFA, 1976.

A: Tölgyessy J., Varga Š., Kriváň V., Nuclear Analytical Chemistry I - V, University Park Press, London 1971. ISBN: 0839100795.

A: Tykva R., Sabol J., Stanovení nízké aktivity radionuklidů, ČVUT, FJFI, 1991.

A: Tölgyessy J., Kyrš M.: Radioanalytical chemistry I, Ellis Horwood Limited, 1989.

Learning resources -
Last update: Fähnrich Jan Mgr. CSc. (02.07.2013)

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Copyright © 1999-2013 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Radiochemical Methods

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: TAJ402 (16.11.2010)

Předmět je zakončen ústní zkouškou. Zápočet se uděluje za účast na laboratořích a splnění všech povinností s laboratořemi souvisejícími.

Syllabus -
Last update: Fähnrich Jan Mgr. CSc. (27.08.2013)

1. Introduction to radioanalytical methods, application of radioactivity in various scientific branches

2. Fundamentals of treatment radioactive materials in analytical chemistry, legislation

3. Characteristics of atomic nucleus and descripting symbols. Isotopes, isobars, isotones and isomers, properties of alpha, beta, gamma and X radiation.

4. Types of nuclear reactions, mononuclear and binuclear reactions, NZ diagram, kinetics of radioactive decay, decay law, systems of genetically dependent radionuclides

5. Interaction of nuclear radiation with matter, basic characteristics describing interaction of ionizing radiation (ionic, electronic, electromagnetic), sources of ionizing radiation

6. Quantities used to describe radioactivity and effects of ionizing radiation, estimation of the type and energy of radiation and its lifetime, examples

7. Detection of nuclear radiation, radiometric methods based on ionization, scintillation methods, gamma spectrometry, liquid scintillation spectrometry, semiconductor detectors, photographic methods

8. Requirements posed by selection of suitable detector of ionizing radiation, uncertainty by the measurement of ionizing radiation, detection methods of nonionizing radiation

9. Radioanalytical methods based on radioactive indicator and interaction methods

10. Field radioanalytical measurement in situ, the effect of radioactive background, measurement geometry and material properties, environmental applications and use in geology

11. Dilution isotopic analysis, substoichiometric method and their variants, radiometric titration and its variants, methods based on the emanation of radioisotopes

12. Activation analysis, principles, sources of activation particles, separation methods in activation analysis, applications

13. Methods based on nonactivation interaction of nuclear radiation

14. Overview of other methods based on application of radionuclides and ionizing radiation in analytical chemistry (radioimmunoanalysis, quality control of radiopharmaceutical preparations, analysis of environmental samples)


1. Determination of radon in situ in samples of underground water in Josef gallery

2. Gamma spectrometry of rocks and minerals from Josef gallery and other localities

3. Determination of beta activity using scintillation detector and liquid scintillation spectrometer

4. Study of sorption of radionuclides on natural materials

Entry requirements -
Last update: Fähnrich Jan Mgr. CSc. (27.08.2013)

Analytical chemistry


Registration requirements -
Last update: Fähnrich Jan Mgr. CSc. (27.08.2013)

Analytical chemistry


Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 1 28
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1,5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Report from individual projects 10
Oral examination 90