Kenneth A Krohn
Natural radioactivity, nuclear systematics and reactions, radioactive decay processes, stellar nucleosynthesis, applications of radioactivity. Prerequisite: either CHEM 453, CHEM 455, or CHEM 475.
This course will emphasize nuclear and radiochemical methods applied to chemical analyses in the physical and biological sciences.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures and problem sets. In-class problem solving in which students are expected to participate by devising novel experiments. Graduate students are expected to write a brief research proposal that uses radiation or radioisotopes to answer a research question of their personal interest. Undergraduates are expected to write a review paper of one of the classic experiments in the development of our understanding of atomic or nuclear structure.
Class assignments and grading
Exams, paper and class participation