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Nuclear and Radiochemistry: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd, Revised Edition

Nuclear and Radiochemistry: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd, Revised Edition

Karl Heinrich Lieser

ISBN: 978-3-527-61418-9

Sep 2008

474 pages



This new edition of the best-selling handbook gives a complete and concise description of the latest knowledge on nuclear and radiochemistry as well as their applications in the various fields of science. It is based on over 40 years experience in teaching courses and research.
The book is aimed at all researchers seeking sound knowledge about the properties of matter, whether chemists, physicists, medical doctors, mineralogists or biologists. All of them will find this a valuable source of information.
Research in radiochemistry includes: Study of radioactive matter in nature, investigation of radioactive transmutations, chemistry of radioelements etc. Applications include: Radionuclides in geo- and cosmochemistry, dating by nuclear methods, radioanalysis, Mössbauer spectroscopy and related methods, behavior of natural and man-made radionuclides in the environment, dosimetry and radiation protection.
All the subjects are presented clearly and comprehensibly, and in a logical sequence, avoiding detailed derivations of equations. The relevant information is compiled in tables and the recent edition of the multi-colored Karlsruhe 'Chart of the Nuclides' has also been included.
Clearly a standard work by an author with extensive experience in research and teaching.

Radioactivity in Nature
Radioelements, Isotopes and Radionuclides
Physical Properties of Atomic Nuclei and Elementary Particles
Radioactive Decay
Decay Modes
Nuclear Radiation
Measurement of Nuclear Radiation
Nuclear Reactions
Chemical Effects of Nuclear Reactions
Influence of Chemical Bonding on Nuclear Properties
Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Fuel and Fuel Cells
Production of Radionuclides and Labelled Compounds
Special Aspects of the Chemistry of Radionuclides
Radionuclides in Geo- and Cosmochemistry
Dating by Nuclear Methods
Radiotracers in Chemistry
Radionuclides in the Life Sciences
Technical and Industrial Applications of Radionuclides and Nuclear Radiation
Radionuclides in the Geosphere and the Biosphere
Dosimetry and Radiation Protection
Chart of the Nuclides
"The state of knowledge in nuclear and radiochemistry is presented and applications are described in various fields..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)