Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, Fourth Edition

  • 16h 4m
  • Christian Ekberg, Gregory Choppin, Jan Rydberg, Jan-Olov Liljenzin
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2013

The fourth edition of Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, one of the earliest and best known books on the subject, has been fully updated with the latest developments in research and the current hot topics in the field.

To further enhance the functionality of this valuable text, the authors have added numerous teaching aids, including a website that features testing, examples in MathCAD with variable quantities and options, links to relevant text sections from the book, and self-grading tests.

Radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry examine radiation from atomic and molecular perspectives, including elemental transformation and reaction effects, as well as physical, health and medical properties. Students, instructors and professionals in engineering, chemistry, physics and medicine will benefit from this classic resource, from the history and fundamentals of the science to the current state of the art.

In this Book

  • Foreword to the 4th Edition
  • Origin of Nuclear Science
  • Elementary Particles
  • Nuclei, Isotopes and Isotope Separation
  • Nuclear Mass Stability
  • Unstable Nuclei and Radioactive Decay
  • Nuclear Structure
  • Absorption of Nuclear Radiation
  • Radiation Effects on Matter
  • Detection and Measurement Techniques
  • Energetics of Nuclear Reactions
  • Mechanisms and Models of Nuclear Reactions
  • The Origin of the Universe and Nucleosynthesis
  • Cosmic Radiation and Radioelements in Nature
  • The Actinide and Transactinide Elements
  • Radiation Biology and Radiation Protection
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Production of Radionuclides
  • Uses of Radioactive Tracers
  • Principles of Nuclear Power
  • Nuclear Power Reactors
  • The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Behavior of Radionuclides in the Environment


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