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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Radioanalytical Methods - M402008
Title: Radioanalytické metody
Guaranteed by: Department of Analytical Chemistry (402)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 2 [hours]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D.
Člupek Martin Ing. Ph.D.
Is co-requisite for: M402041
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (12.09.2023)
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. The subject also includes an excursion to the Řež campus - ÚJV and CVŘ.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (12.09.2023)

1. The graduate will acquire knowledge of the radioanalytical methods used.

2. The graduate will acquire the skill to solve a given radioanalytical problem (determination of dose, released energy during a nuclear reaction, nuclear reaction products, ...).

3. The graduate will be able to choose a radioanalytical method appropriate for the studied problem.

4. The graduate will acquire basic information about the legislation related to ionizing radiation and will be able to protect himself from it.

Literature -
Last update: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (31.01.2018)

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: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (12.09.2023)

Materials in the relevant subject on e-learning:

1. Presentation (pptx)

2. Commented videos

3. Materials for individual activities

Teaching methods -
Last update: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (12.09.2023)

Teaching takes place using the flipped class method with an emphasis on activating elements during the lesson. Comprehension of the topics discussed is verified by continuous tests. Emphasis is placed on both soft and hard skills.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (12.09.2023)

The course ends with a written exam.

1. The written exam lasts 30 minutes.

2. The student registers for the exam through the Study Information System (SIS) and it is the student's responsibility to register by the deadline specified here. Deregistration from the exam is possible until the date specified in the SIS, later only with the examiner, and only for serious reasons. In case of non-participation and non-registration, the term is forfeited and is classified as "F".

3. If you arrive late for the written exam, the examiner may allow you to write the paper, but the missed time will not be compensated.

4. During the exam, it is not allowed to leave the room and use unauthorized aids, including telecommunication devices.

5. The place and time of publication of the results of the written exam will be announced during the written exam. The examiner will determine when and where the written work will be available for inspection. If the student does not appear on this date, he gives up the opportunity to view the assessment.

6. The student has the right to a maximum of two correction dates.

Syllabus -
Last update: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (31.01.2018)

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)

Entry requirements -
Last update: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (12.09.2023)


Analytical chemistry

Registration requirements -
Last update: Řezanka Pavel doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (31.01.2018)

Analytical chemistry


Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
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