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Inorganic Special -II  (Code-09040302)

S.N/Unit Topic Domain Time                         (Hours)
  Study of Nuclear Binding Energy    
1 Justifications and applications Must know 15
Nuclear stability rules and decay of unstable nuclei. Must know
Study of Nuclear Structure  
Nuclear forces; liquid drop model, Shell Model and collective model Nice to know
2 Study of Interaction of Radiation with matter    
Physical and chemical effects of radiation on matter (photoelectric effect, Compton effect and pair production). Must know 7
Study of Radiochemical Techniques Must know 8
NAA- Principle, Application and Limitation
IDA- Principle, Application and Limitation
  Radiometric titrations    
3 Study of detection of Nuclear Radiation Must know 15
Various methods of detecting nuclear radiations, Gas-filled counters– Ionization chamber; Proportional counter and G.M. counters. Scintillation detectors; Solid state detectors.    
4 Study of Nuclear Reactions Must know 15
Energetics of nuclear reactions Must know
Various types of nuclear reactions including photonuclear, thermonuclear and spallation reactions Must know
Study of Nuclear Fission  
Mechanism of nuclear reaction by compound nucleus model. Must know
Study of Nuclear Fusion  
Fission probability; energy release; and theories of fission. Nice to know
Brief idea about breeder reactors; accelerators and cyclotron  

Books recommended:
1. Essentials of Nuclear Chemistry by H.J. Arnikar
2. Radiochemidbergstry and Nuclear Chemistry by G. Choppin, J.O. Liljenzin and J. Rydberg
3. Nuclear Chemistry by M. Sharon
4. Modern Nuclear Chemistry by W.D. Loveland , D.J. Morrisey and G.T. Seaborg
5. Handbook of Nuclear Chemsitry: Instrumentation, Separation Techniques,
Environmental issues by A. Vertes, S. Nagy and Z. Klencsar