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Radioactive Minerals - MG431P68
Title: Radioaktivní minerály
Czech title: Radioaktivní minerály
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources (31-430)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:oral
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Viktor Goliáš, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. Mgr. Viktor Goliáš, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Familiarization with the most important minerals of uranium, thorium, radium and manifestations of radioactivity of potassium minerals. Their position in the mineralogical system, structure, stability and metamictization by radiation. Basics of radiohygienic working with natural radioactive substances.
Last update: Goliáš Viktor, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (24.10.2019)
Literature - Czech

Frondel C.(1958): Systematic Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium. Geol. Surv. Bull. 1064. Washington.
Cuney et al. (1991): Primary radioactive minerals. Theophrastus Publ. S.A., Athens.
Uranium: Mineralogy, Geochemistry an the Environment (1999): Eds. Burns P.C. & Finch R. Reviews in Mineralogy, Vol. 38. 679s.

Uranium - Cradle to Grave (2013): P.C. Burns & G.E. Sigmon (Eds.). MinAssocCan. Short Course Series Vol. 43. Winnipeg. 437p.

Last update: Goliáš Viktor, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (24.10.2019)
Requirements to the exam - Czech
Podmínkou ukončení je úspěšné řešení zápočtového úkolu (výpočet dávkového příkonu od přírodního radioaktivního vzorku) s odevzdáním do konce zkouškového období aktuálního semestru a složení ústní zkoušky.
Last update: Goliáš Viktor, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (09.09.2021)
Syllabus -

In this course go through following things:

1. Uraninite - Lead Factory, Structure, Occurrences, Uraninite as Geochemical Indicator, Chemical Age, Radiogenic Lead Minerals, Uranyl Ion,

2. Multiple Oxides, Niobotantalates, Silicates, Uraniun in Organic Complexes,

3. Uraninite Weathering, Uranium Secondary Minerals,

4. Thorium Minerals, Radioactivity of Potassium Minerals, Radium Minerals?,

5. Radioactive Accessory Minerals, Alteration of Surrounding Minerals,

6. Natural Fission Reactors,

7. Metamict State, X-ray Diffraction, Structural Reversibility, Thermal and Hydrothermal Recrystalisation,

8. Radioactive Minerals Searching, Radiotoxicity, Hygiene, Identification Methods,

9. Localization of radioactive Microobjects, Radiographic Methods, Instrumentally Methods, F-radiography, Microprobe Analysis Problems.

During the course students will work with radioactive samples from the faculty collection.

The course is completed by an exam. Credit is awarded for a successfully completed task (calculation of dose rate and annual dose from the sample).

Last update: Goliáš Viktor, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (25.10.2019)
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