"...an excellent resource for libraries and laboratories supporting programs requiring familiarity with nuclear processes in biology, chemistry, engineering, and environmental studies..." ( CHOICE , May 2006) "...an 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)
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A detailed perspective on both "pure" and "applied" aspects of nuclear chemistry The first succinct coverage of basic physical principles of nuclear and radiochemistry since Friedlander′s 1981 classic, Modern Nuclear Chemistry brings together a detailed, rigorous perspective on both the theoretical and practical aspects of this rapidly evolving field. The authors, all established experts in the field, bring their combined expertise to in–depth discussions of proven scientific principles, current trends, and applications in such areas as the physical, biological, and environmental sciences, medicine, and engineering. Requiring no previous knowledge of quantum mechanics and written at a level suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in science and engineering, this book is designed to be used as a textbook as well as a reference for practicing scientists and engineers. Topics include: Nuclear properties, forces, and structure Radiotracers Alpha, beta, and gamma ray decay Nuclear reactions and nuclear astrophysics Fission Analytical applications of nuclear reactions Reactors and accelerators The transuranium elements Nuclear reactor chemistry Interaction of radiation with matter Radiation detectors Radiochemical techniques in nuclear research Instructors will appreciate the schematic approach to quantum mechanics, cutting–edge information on areas of current research, abundant worked examples and solved problems, and a clear organization that allows them to pick and choose sections to satisfy particular course requirements. Extensive appendices facilitate quick reference, and the inclusion of advanced materials and references will appeal to those who desire a deeper immersion in the subject.