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Modern Nuclear Chemistry

Modern Nuclear Chemistry

Walter D. Loveland, David J. Morrissey, Glenn T. Seaborg

ISBN: 978-0-471-11532-8

Dec 2005

704 pages


Modern Nuclear Chemistry provides up-to-date coverage of the latest research as well as examinations of the theoretical and practical aspects of nuclear and radiochemistry. Includes worked examples and solved problems. 
  • Provides comprehensive information as a practical reference.
  • Presents fundamental physical principles, in brief, of nuclear and radiochemistry.

Chapter 1. Introductory Concepts.

Chapter 2. Nuclear Properties.

Chapter 3. Radioactive Decay Kinetics.

Chapter 4. Radiotracers.

Chapter 5. Nuclear Forces.

Chapter 6. Nuclear Structure.

Chapter 7. a Decay.

Chapter 8. B Decay.

Chapter 9. y-Ray Decay.

Chapter 10. Nuclear Reactions.

Chapter 11. Fission.

Chapter 12. Nuclear Reactions in Nature: Nuclear Astrophysics.

Chapter 13. Analytical Applications of Nuclear Reactions.

chapter 14. Reactors and Accelerators.

Chapter 15. The Transuranium Elements.

Chapter 16. Nuclear Reactor Chemistry.

Chapter 17. Interaction of Radiation with Matter.

Chapter 18. Radiation Detectors.

Chapter 19. Radiochemical Techniques.

Appendix A: Fundamental Constants and Conversion Factors.

Appendix B: Nuclear Wallet Cards.

Appendix C: Periodic Table of Elements.

Appendix D: List of Elements.

Appendix E: Elements of Quantum Mechanics.


" excellent resource for libraries and laboratories supporting programs requiring familiarity with nuclear processes in biology, chemistry, engineering, and environmental studies..." (CHOICE, May 2006)

" authoritative, comprehensive but succinct, state-of-the-art textbook for advanced students as well as a valuable reference source for practicing scientists and engineers." (The Chemical Educator, March/April 2006)