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Chemistry 507A: Nuclear Decay Probes in Materials Science

Course Level: 
Graduate Level
Academic Year: 
2014/2015

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CHEM 507A. (3) Nuclear Decay Probes in Materials Science — (Topics in Physical Chemistry)

Seminar presentation required based on current literature in the field. Credit will not be granted for both CHEM 507 and CHEM 422 when on the same topic. [0–0–0; 3–0–0]

TIME AND PLACE:

Lectures: Chem D213 - Mon, Weds & Fri 13h00 - 13h50. Tutorials: none

WEB SITE:

INSTRUCTOR:

W. Andrew MacFarlane

OFFICE:

AMPEL 317: 822-6866

LABORATORY:

TRIUMF: 222-1047, ext 6713

OFFICE HOURS:

by appointment

Textbook:

none

REFERENCES:

The following conventional textbooks may be useful reference material. Current literature will be reviewed throughout.

General Nuclear and Radiochemistry:

G. Choppin, J.O. Liljenzin and J. Rydberg, "Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry" (Butterworth,1996).

G. Friedlander, J.W. Kennedy, E.S. Macias and J.M. Miller, "Nuclear and Radiochemistry" (Wiley, 1981).

Nuclear Methods in Materials Science:

G. Schatz and A. Weidinger, "Nuclear Condensed Matter Physics", (Wiley, 1996).

Muon Spin Rotation:

A. Schenck, "Muon Spin Rotation Spectroscopy", (Hilger, 1985).

CHEM 507A (Fall 2013) General Outline

  1. The nucleus: spin, magnetic moment, electric quadrupole moment, hyperfine interactions, radioactivity
  2. Basic Ideas of NMR
  3. Elementary Particles and Particle Accelerators (TRIUMF)
  4. Parity Violation in Nuclear and Muon β-Decay
  5. Experimental Aspects of the μSR and β -NMR
  6. Muonium and Muonium Chemistry
  7. μSR in Condensed Matter
  8. ISAC and β-NMR in Materials Science. Comparison with Low Energy μSR
  9. Some Hands on Experience at TRIUMF in late Nov
  10. * Other nuclear methods: Mossbauer Spectroscopy, Perturbed Angular Correlations