CHE-361/362 LECTURE & LAB SCHEDULE/SYLLABUS

Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School @ BNL

 

Week One

Date

Time

Activity

Instructor

Monday

June, 17

9:00 am

General Orientation

Lecture Hall

Dr. Louis Peńa (NCSS Site Director)

Cindi Biancarosa (OEP)

1:30 pm

Lecture:  Introduction (Ch. 1)

·    Nuclear Chemistry - A Historical Perspective

·    Basic Concepts

·    Decay Types

Prof. Cody Folden

Texas A&M University

Cyclotron Institute

Email: folden@comp.tamu.edu

Tuesday

June, 18

9:00 am

Radiation Safety Training

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

BNL Training Staff

1:30 pm

Lecture:  Radioactive Decay Kinetics (Ch. 3 & 7)

·    Decay Equations & Equilibrium

·    Alpha Decay Energetics & Theory

Prof. Cody Folden

4:00 pm

Bldg. 801 & Lab Orientation

Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimmons,

Patrick Sullivan, Steve Pontieri

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

1:30 pm

Lab 1

Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimmons & TAs

Friday

June, 21

8:30 am

Exam 1 Review

Prof Cody Folden

9:30 am

Exam 1

2:00 pm

Special Topic Seminar:  

·    Medical Isotope Production and Applications

·    Graduate Student Projects

Prof. Eszter Boros

Stony Brook University

Dept. of Chemistry

Email: eszter.boros@stonybrook.edu   

3:30 pm

Term Paper:  Discussion

Dr. Louis Peńa

 

 

 

 

Week Two

Date

Time

Activity

Instructor

Monday

June, 24

8:30 am

Lecture:  Decay Kinetics (Ch. 3)

·    Decay and Dating

·    Activities  and 1st order reactions

·    Consecutive decays and special equilibrium conditions

·    Nuclear dating methods (U238, age of universe)

Prof. Chris Klug

Augusta University

Dept. Chemistry & Physics

Email: cklug@augusta.edu

1:00 pm

Lab 2

Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimmons

Tuesday

June, 25

8:30 am

Lecture: Interactions of Radiation with Matter -- Charged Gammas  (Ch. 16)

·    Heavy ion interactions with matter

·    Electron interactions with matter

·    Electromagnetic interactions with matter

Prof. Chris Klug

1:30 pm

Field Trip: 

Stony Brook University

Drs. Roy Lacey & Eszter Boros

Wednesday

June, 26

8:30 am

Lecture: Interactions of Radiation with Matter -- Neutrons  (Ch. 16)

·    Neutron interactions with matter

·    Radiation and health

Prof. Chris Klug

Thursday

June, 27

8:30 am

Lecture:  Radiation Detectors and Instrumentation (Ch. 17)

·    Radiation detectors

·    Imaging methods

Prof. Chris Klug

1:00 pm

Term Paper:  Final Selection

 

1:30 pm

Lab 3

Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimmons

Friday

June, 28

8:30 am

Exam 2 Review

Prof. Chris Klug

9:30 am

Exam 2

2:00 pm

Special Topic Seminar: 

·    Separations and Isotope Production

Dr. Jennifer Shusterman

CUNY-Hunter College

Dept of Chemistry

Email:  js7294@hunter.cuny.edu

 

 

 

 

Week Three

Date

Time

Activity

Instructor

Monday

July, 1

9:00 am

Lecture: Atomic Structure 1 (Ch. 6)

·    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

1:30 pm

Lab 4

Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimmons

Tuesday

July, 2

9:00 am

Lecture:  Atomic Structure 2

·    Nuclear shells, LS interactions, simple predictions

·    Nuclear harmonic oscillator, Deformed oscillator

·    Nillson Pairing interactions

Prof. Alice Mignerey

1:30 pm

Lecture:  Decay Systematics (Ch. 7 & 8 & 9)

·    alpha

·    beta

·   gamma

Prof. Alice Mignerey

Wednesday

July, 3

9:00 am

Lecture:  Collective models of the nucleus

·    Rotational model

·    Nuclear vibrations

·    Giant resonances

Prof. Alice Mignerey

1:30 pm

Lab 5

Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimmons

Thursday

July, 4

HOLIDAY

Friday

July, 5

9:00 am

Exam 3 Review

Prof. Alice Mignerey

9:30 am

Exam 3

2:00 pm

Special Topic Seminar:

·    Nuclear Safeguards and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

 

Susan Pepper

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Nonproliferation & Natl Security Dept

Email: 

 

9:00 pm

Term Paper:  Outline Due

 

 

 

 

 

Week Four

Date

Time

Activity

Instructor

Monday

July, 8

7:30 am

Field Trip:

·    NCM-USA, LLC.

·    Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Shankar Vallabhajosula

     President & CSO, NCM-USA

Dr. Pat Zanzonico et al., MSKCC

     Member & Attending Physicist

Tuesday

July, 9

9:30 am

“Notre Dame Day”

·    Actinide Redox Speciation at the Solid-Water Interface

 

·    Graduate studies at Notre Dame

 

·    Constraining the Age, Geochemical and Isotopic Composition of Uraninite for Nuclear Forensics Applications

Dr. Amy Hixon

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Email: ahixon@nd.edu 

 

Ashley Hastings

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Email: ahastin1@nd.edu

 

Dr. Loretta Corcoran

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Email: lcorcora@nd.edu

1:30 pm

·    Societal Uses of a Particle Accelerator

Dr. Graham Peaslee

Department of Physics

Email: gpeaslee@nd.edu

Wednesday

July, 10

9:00 am

Lab 6

Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimmons

11:00 am

Special Topic Seminar:

·    From Brookhaven to the Bronx: Radiochemistry and Education

Dr. Melissa Deri 

CUNY Lehman College

Dept of Chemistry

Email:  melissa.deri@lehman.cuny.edu

1:00 pm

Lab 6 (continued)

 

3:30 pm

Tour: 

·    Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) and MIRP Processing Lab

Dr. Dmitri Medvedev

Email: dmedvede@bnl.gov

Thursday

July, 11

9:00 am

Lectures:  Isotope Production (Ch. 13)

·    Linear Accelerators

·    Cyclotrons

·    Synchrotrons

Dr. Leonard Mausner

Scientist Emeritus

Brookhaven National Lab

Email: mausner@bnl.gov 

 

Dr. David Schyler

Scientist Emeritus

Brookhaven National Lab

Email: schlyer@bnl.gov 

11:00 pm

Special Topic Seminar:

·    Nuclear and Radiochemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cyclotron 

Dr. Suzanne Lapi

Depts. of Radiology and Chemistry

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Email: lapi@uab.edu

1:00 pm

Lab 7

Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimmons

Friday

July, 12

7:00 am

Field Trip:

·    USS Nautilus Museum

·    US Navy Nuclear Submarine Base

Submarine Force Museum Staff

New London US Naval Base Staff

 

 

 

 

Week Five

Date

Time

Activity

Instructor

Monday

July, 15

9:00 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 

1:30

Free

 

Tuesday

July, 16

9:00 am

Lecture:  Fission Processes

(Ch 11)

·    Probability

·    Product distributions

·    Excitation energy of fragments

·    Dynamic properties of fragments

Prof. Romauldo de Souza

1:30 pm

Lecture:  Nuclear Reactions in

Nature (Ch 12)

·    Stellar

·    Atmospheric

Prof. Romauldo de Souza

Wednesday

July, 17

9:00 am

Lecture:  Nuclear Reactors

(Ch 13)

·    Fission

·    Fusion

·    Weapons

Prof. Romauldo de Souza

1:30

Free

 

Thursday

July, 18

9:15 am

·    Lab 8

Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimmons

2:00 pm

Special Topic Seminars:

 

·    Careers in the US Intelligence Community and Federal Law Enforcement

 

·    Early Monitoring of the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Disaster

Randy Biegelman

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Counterintelligence Field Office

Email: 

 

Dr. Steve Musolino

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Nonprolif. & Nat’l Security Dept.

Email: musolino@bnl.gov

Friday

July, 19

8:30 am

Exam 4 Review

Prof. Romauldo de Souza

9:30 am

Exam 4

2:00 pm

Special Topic Seminar:

[Bldg 490, small conf room]

·    Radiation in Space and Human Risk Factors

Dr. Peter Guida--

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Biology Department

Email: guida@bnl.gov 

3:30 pm

Tour: 

·    NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL)

Dr. Peter Guida

11:59 pm

Term Paper:  DUE by email

 

 

 

 

 

Week Six

Date

Time

Activity

Instructor

Monday

July, 22

8:45 am

Lecture:  Nuclear Reactor Chemistry (Ch. 15)

·    Reactor chemistry

·    Nuclear fuel cycle

·    Waste processing

Prof. Ken Czerwinski

Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Chemistry

Email: czerwin2@unlv.nevada.edu

1:30 pm

Tour:

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)

Prof. Roy Lacey

Stony Brook University

Dept. of Chemistry

Email: roy.lacey@sunysb.edu

2:30 pm

Special Topic Seminar:

Quark Gluon Plasma Research at RHIC

Prof. Roy Lacey

Tuesday

July, 23

8:45 am

Lecture: (Ch. 14)

·    Actinide Chemistry

·    Transuranium Chemistry

Prof. Ken Czerwinski 

Wednesday

July, 24

8:45 am

Lecture:  TBA

·    To be announced

Prof. Ken Czerwinski 

2:00 pm

Lectures:  Health Physics

 

·        Imaging & Radiotherapy

·        Radiobiology

 

Prof. Terry Button

Stony Brook University

Depts. Radiology & Biomed. Engin.

Email: terry.button@stonybrook.edu

 

Dr. Louis Peńa

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Collider-Accelerator Department

Email: lpena@bnl.gov

Thursday

July, 25

8:30 am

Student Presentations

Bldg. 490 (Small Conference Rm)

 

Friday

July, 26

8:45 am

Career and Educational

Opportunities Symposium

Bldg. 490 (Small Conf. Room)

 

·    Synthesis, Characterization, Cladding Interactions with Simulated Burnup (BU) Fuel Alloys

 

 

·    The Connection Between Elemental Synthesis, Nuclear Power, and National Security at Michigan State

 

 

·        Neutron and Gamma-ray Detection and Discrimination in Heavy-ion Reactions - Opportunities and Challenges

 

 

 

 

Dr. Daniel Koury

Univ Nevada, Las Vegas

Dept of Physics

Email:  dan@physics.unlv.edu  

 

Prof. Sean Liddick

Michigan State University

Natl Superconducting Cyclotron Lab

Email:  liddick@nscl.msu.edu 

 

Dr. Sheth Nyibule

Rochester Institute of Technology

Dept of Physics

Email:  nyakwarkabasa@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Modern Nuclear Chemistry, 2nd edition By W.D. Loveland, D.J. Morrissey, G.T. Seaborg.  Wiley, 2017.

 

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