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FCK3302 Radio Chemistry 9.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FCK3302 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Basic Nuclear Chemistry

Radioactive decay and decay chains

Detection of ionizing radiation

Fundamental radiochemistry

Radioanalytical chemistry


Actinide chemistry

Applications in nuclear engineering.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able:

  • To describe fundamental concepts in radiochemistry, radioanalytical chemistry, radioecology and actinide chemistry and account for and analyze applications of these within the fields of environmental chemistry and nuclear engineering. (SEM1).
  • To orally and in written form account for an application of the course contents in a research area of current interest. (PRO1).

Course disposition

The course consists of lectures 8 h, seminars 20 h and independent work 180 h (studies and project).

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.

Recommended prerequisites

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Chemistry and Analysis of Radionuclides: Laboratory Techniques and Methodology, J. Lehto and X. Hou, Wiley, and handouts.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • DEL1 - Participiation, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Grading criteria are specified in the course PM.

Other requirements for final grade

Learning outcomes completely fulfilled (passed DEL1, PRO1 and SEM1).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FCK3302

Offered by


Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Mats Jonsson,, 08-7909123

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemistry