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FCK3316 Radiation Chemistry 7.5 credits

The course is focused on chemical effects of ionizing radiation and covers everything from the fundamentals to industrial applications. The teaching is a combination of traditional lectures and individual projects that are presented and discussed at seminars during the course. The course finishes with a written exam.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FCK3316 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Ionizing radiation
  • Interaction between radiation and matter
  • Chemical effects of ionizing radiation
  • Radiation chemistry of water
  • Radiation chemistry in heterogeneous systems
  • Radiation chemical technique
  • Radiation chemical applications in nuclear and materials science
  • Biological effects of ionizing radiation

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the knowledge and ability to

  • describe how ionizing radiation interacts with matter and the chemical consequences thereof.
  • design, plan and carry out a project to address a scientific or technical problem within radiation chemistry or that can be solved using radiation chemical techniques.
  • present and motivate orally own project results, and critically evaluate own and others’ presented project results within radiation chemistry and in industrial applications thereof.
  • reflect on radiation chemistry and its industrial applications with respect to environmental, human or societal

Course disposition

The course encompasses ca 200 hours of full time studies of which 20 h are lectures and 10 hours are seminars in addition to the individual studies and the individual project work.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.

Recommended prerequisites

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Scientific papers and handouts provided by the lecturer

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project report, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Presentation and opposition at seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.0 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.

Presence at all seminars is mandatory.

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 FCK3316

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Mats Jonsson

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemistry