2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 6613 - Radioactivity and Radiation in the Environment


Prerequisites: ENVS 6600 CHEM 6601  or consent of the instructor. Basic principles of nuclear structure and radioactivity; the interaction of radiation with matter and biological effects of radiation; natural and man-made sources of radiation in the environment. The second half of the course focuses on long-term environmental effects of radiation accidents (e.g., Chernobyl and others) and the problems of nuclear waste disposal, plutonium inventories from nuclear weapons, natural radon in buildings, and similar concerns.  3 credits.