CHE-361 LECTURE COURSE SCHEDULE
NUCLEAR AND RADIOCHEMISTRY SUMMER SCHOOL - 2013

Week One

Date Time Activity Professor
Monday
June, 17
9:00 am Orientation
Medical Dept., Bldg. 490  (Large Conf. Room)
Louis Peña (NCSS Site Direct.)
Cindi Biancarosa (OEP)
Chris Carter (Recreation)
Michiko Tanaka (Res. Library)
1:30 pm Lecture: Introduction (Ch 1)
  • Nuclear Chem - A Historical Perspective
  • Basic Concepts
  • Decay Kinetics
Prof. Cody Folden
Texas A&M University
Cyclotron Institute
Email: folden@comp.tamu.edu
4:00 pm Bldg. 801 check-in Dr. Louis Peña & TAs
Tuesday
June, 18
9:00 am Radiation Safety Training
(Bldg 902 Classroom)
BNL Training Staff
1:30 pm Lecture: Nuclear Properties (Ch 2)
  • Nuclear masses
  • Nuclear binding energy
Prof. Cody Folden
Wednesday
June, 19
9:00 am Radiation Safety Training
(Bldg 902 Classroom)
BNL Training Staff
1:30 pm Lecture: Theory of Alpha Decay (Ch 7)
  • Alpha Decay Energetics
  • Alpha Decay Theory
  • Proton Decay
Prof. Cody Folden
4:00 pm Bldg. 801 Lab check-in Dr. Cleveland Dodge & TA's
Thursday
June, 20
8:30 am Lecture: Beta and Gamma Decay
Characteristics (Ch 8 & 9)
  • Beta Decay Energetics
  • Beta Decay Theory
  • Gamma Decay
Prof. Cody Folden
1:00 pm Lab Dr. Cleveland Dodge
Friday
June, 21
8:30 am Exam Review Prof. Cody Folden
9:30 am Exam 1
2:00 pm  Special Topic Seminar:
Archeology and 14C dating
Dr. Garman Harbottle
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Chemistry Dept.(ret.)
Email:   garman@aol.com
3:30 pm Term Paper: Discussion   Dr. Louis Peña
Week Two
Date Time Activity Professor
Monday
June, 24
8:30am Lecture: Decay Kinetics (Ch 3)
  • Decay and Dating
  • Activities, and first order reactions
  • Consecutive decays, and special equilibrium conditions
  • Nuclear dating methods (U238, age of universe)
Prof. David Robertson
University of Missouri
Department of Chemistry
Email:  RobertsonJo@missouri.edu
1:00 pm Lab Dr. Cleveland Dodge
Tuesday
June, 25
8:30 am Lecture: Interactions of Radiation with Matter - Charged Gammas (Ch 17)
  • Heavy ion interactions with matter
  • Electron interactions with matter
  • Electromagnetic interactions with matter
Prof. David Robertson
1:30 am Field Trip: Stony Brook University T.A.s
Wednesday
June, 26
8:30 am Lecture: Interactions of Radiation with Matter - Neutrons (Ch 17)
  • Neutron interactions with matter
  • Radiation and health
Prof. David Robertson
1:00 pm Lab Dr. Cleveland Dodge
Thursday
June, 27

8:30 am Lecture: Radiation Detectors and Instrumentation (Ch 18)
  • Radiation detectors
  • Imaging methods
Prof. David Robertson
3:30pm Term Paper: Final Selection  
1:00 pm Lab Dr. Cleveland Dodge
Friday
June, 28
8:30 am Exam Review Prof. David Robertson
9:30 am Exam 2
2:00 pm Special topic Seminar:
Actinides and Nanoscale Materials
Prof. Peter Burns
University of Notre Dame
Energy Frontier Research Center
Email:  pburns@nd.edu
Week Three
Date Time Activity Professor
Monday
July, 1
9:30 am Field Trip:   Millstone Nuclear Power Plant,
Waterford, CT
Dominion Generation Staff
Tuesday
July, 2
8:30 am Lectures on Isotope Production:
  • Linear Accelerators
  • Cyclotrons
  • Nuclear Reactors
Dr. Leonard Mausner
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Collider-Accelerator Department
Email: lmausner@bnl.gov

Dr. David Schlyer
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Medical Department
Email: schlyer@bnl.gov

2:00 pm Tour:  Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) Dr. Leonard Mausner
Wednesday
July, 3
8:30 am Lecture: Radiochemistry Applications in Biomedicine and Materials Science
  • Radiocarbon Nanoparticles
  • Positrons and Materials Analysis
Dr. Dimitri Medvedev
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Collider-Accelerator Department
Email: dmedvede@bnl.gov

Dr. Suzanne Smith
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Collider-Accelerator Department
Email: suzanne@bnl.gov
1:00 pm Lab Dr. Cleveland Dodge
9:00 pm Term Paper: Outline Due
Thursday
July, 4
  HOLIDAY
Friday
July, 5
8:30 am Field Trip: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC Dr. John Humm
Dr. Steve Larson
Week Four
Date Time Activity Professor
Monday
July, 8
8:30 am Lecture: Atomic Structure 1
  • Simple models
  • Fermi gas model
  • Nucleon-nucleon interactions
  • NN systems, deuteron, NN isobaric spin multiplets, symmetries
Prof. Alice Mignerey
University of Maryland
College of Chemical & Life Sciences
Email:  mignerey@umd.edu
1:00 pm Lab Dr. Cleveland Dodge
Tuesday
July, 9
8:30am Lecture: Atomic Structure 2
  • Nuclear shells, LS interactions, simple predictions
  • Nuclear harmonic oscillator, Deformed oscillator
  • Nillson Pairing interactions
Prof. Alice Mignerey
Wednesday
July, 10
8:30 am Lecture:  Formalisms - Transformation and Symmetries
  • Symmetry operations
  • Spherical tensors
  • Applications of angular momentum transfer
Prof. Alice Mignerey
1:00 pm Lab Dr. Cleveland Dodge
Thursday
July, 11
8:30 am Lecture: Collective models of the nucleus
  • Rotational model
  • Nuclear vibrations
  • Giant resonances
Prof. Alice Mignerey
2:00 pm Tour: Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) Tara Shiels / Prof. Roy Lacey
Friday
July, 12
8:30 am Exam Review Prof. Alice Mignerey
9:30 am Exam 3
2:00 pm Special Topic Seminar: Research at RHIC Prof. Roy Lacey
Stony Brook University
Dept. of Chemistry
Email: roy.lacey@sunysb.edu
Week Five
Date Time Activity Professor
Monday
July, 15
8:30 am Lecture: Mechanics and Models of Nuclear Reactions (Ch 10)
  • Energetics
  • Reaction Types and Mechanisms
  • Scattering
  • Direct, Compound Nucleus, Photonuclear, Heavy Ion, and High-Energy Nuclear Reactions
Prof. Romualdo de Souza
Indiana University
Dept. of Chemistry
Email: desouza@indiana.edu
1:00 pm Lab Dr. Cleveland Dodge
Tuesday
July, 16
8:30 am Lecture: Fission Processes (Ch 11)
  • Probability
  • Product distributions
  • Excitation energy of fragments
  • Dynamic properties of fragments
Prof. Romualdo de Souza
2:00 pm Special Topic Seminar: Radiometric Whole-Plant Fluxomics Dr. Richard Ferrieri
Brookhaven National Laboratoryry
Medical Department
Email: rferrieri@bnl.gov
Wednesday
July, 17
8:30am Lecture: Nuclear Reactions in Nature (Ch 12)
  • Stellar
  • Atmospheric
Prof. Romualdo de Souza
2:00pm Lectures: Health Physics
  • Health Physics
  • Imaging & Radiotherapy
  • Radiobiology
Prof. Terry Button
Stony Brook University
Depts. Radiology & Biomed. Engin.
Email: terry.button@stonybrook.edu

Dr. Louis Peña
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Medical Department
Email: lpena@bnl.gov
Thursday
July, 18
8:30 am Lecture: Reactors and Accelerators (Ch 14)
  • Fission
  • Fusion
  • Accelerators
  • Cyclotrons & Synchrotrons
Prof. Romualdo de Souza
2:00 pm Tour: National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), Environmental Science Beamlines Dr. Lisa Miller
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Photon Sciences Division
Email: lmiller@bnl.gov
9:00 pm Term Paper: DUE by email  
Friday
July, 19
8:30 am Exam Review Prof. Romualdo de Souza
9:30 am Exam 4
1:30 pm Special Topic Symposium: Nuclear Security
  • Early Response to the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Disaster
  • DHS/IAEA Nuclear Safeguards and Security
Dr. Steve Musolino
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Nonprolif. & Nat’l Security Dept.
Email: musolino@bnl.gov

Warren Stern
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Nonprolif. & Nat’l Security Dept.
Email: wstern@bnl.gov
Week Six
Date Time Activity Professor
Monday
July, 22
8:30 am Lecture: Nuclear Reactor Chemistry (Ch 16)
  • Reactor chemistry
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Waste processing
Prof. Ken Czerwinski
University of Nevada
Las Vegas Department of Chemistry
Email: czerwin2@unlv.nevada.edu
2:00 pm Special Topics Workshop:
Applying to Graduate School
Prof. Robert Grubbs
Stony Brook University
Department of Chemistry
Email: Robert.Grubbs@stonybrook.edu
Tuesday
July, 23
8:30 am Lecture: (Ch 15)
  • Actinide Chemistry
  • Transuranium Chemistry
Prof. Ken Czerwinski
Wednesday
July, 24
8:30 am Lecture: Open Topic
  • Students pick
Prof. Ken Czerwinski
Thursday
July, 25
8:30 am Student Presentations -
Berkner, Bldg. 488 (Conf. Room B)
 
Friday
July, 26
8:30am Career and Educational Opportunities Symposium

Medical Dept., Bldg. 490
(Large Conf. Room)
Prof. Lynn Francesconi
Hunter College
(IGERT & Radiometal chemistry)
Email: lfrances@hunter.cuny.edu

Prof. Sean Liddick
Michigan State University
(Natl Superconducting Cyclotron Lab)
Email: liddick@nscl.msu.edu

Prof. Ken Czerwinski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department of Chemistry
Email: czerwin2@unlv.nevada.edu

Dr. Ken Inn
Natl. Inst. Standards & Technology
(Radiation Metrology)
Email: kenneth.inn@nist.gov

Dr. Edward Baum
Knolls Atomic Power Lab / Bechtel Corp
(Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program)

Dr. Natalia Medvedev
Suffolk County Health Department
(Public Radiation Control Unit)

Matt Losecar
Biocompatibles / WWMedTech
(Therapeutic Medical Radioisotopes)
Email: matthew.losecar@biocompatibles.com

Dr. Garcia Simon
Nuclear Diagnostic Products Inc.
(SPECT Medical Radioisotopes)
Email: NDPLI@hotmail.com

TEXTBOOK:
Modern Nuclear Chemistry By Walter D. Loveland, David J. Morrissey, Glenn T. Seaborg. Wiley, 2006.
Preview: http://books.google.com/books?id=pBG1k9YluvoC&lpg=PP1

 


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