Nuclear Engineering Laboratory 2

Numbering Code U-ENG25 35160 SJ53
U-ENG25 35160 SJ57
U-ENG25 35160 SJ77
Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 3 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Thu.1・2・3・4
Instructor name ALL STAFF (Graduate School of Engineering)
TASAKI SEIJI (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Basic knowledge of a wide range of scientific and engineering fields (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering) that form the basis of nuclear engineering, as well as basic proficiency with standards related to radiation and quantum beam technologies specific to nuclear engineering. In addition, students will study practical experimental procedures through practical training as well as procedures for the safe handling of radioisotopes and radiation generators, methods for processing experimental data, and how to prepare scientific reports.
Course Goals ・ Cultivate familiarity with experimental procedures and a sense of engineering best practices.

・ Acquire basic knowledge and skills related to science and engineering with a mind towards practical application.

・ Cultivate the ability to acquire and utilize basic knowledge and technology related to nuclear engineering.

・ Learn how to conduct experiments while considering personal and environmental safety.

・ Cultivate the ability to work effectively, independently, and continuously on various tasks.
Schedule and Contents Course will cover the following themes.
The order of lectures differs for each experimental group, and the content of corresponding exercises may change.

Lecture 1: Overview of experiments: Provide an overview of each experimental task, text distribution, pre-learning instructions and precautions, etc. will be given as necessary.

Lecture 2: Basics of creating engineering reports: Lecture will focus on creating experimental reports, as well as exercises to learn the basics of creating experimental reports.

Lecture 3: Slow neutron beams: Students will measure neutrons from radioisotopes using a neutron counter to learn about the properties of neutrons and their interaction with matter.

Lecture 4: Radiochemistry: Students will learn how to handle unsealed radioactive materials using radioisotope (59Fe) and solvent extraction.

Lecture 5: Ion beam generation and RBS analysis: Students will learn about ion beam technology, vacuum technology, analytical principles, etc. through particle accelerator maneuvering, and will attempt Rutherford backscattering analysis as an applied experiment using ion beams.

Lecture 6: Thermofluid measurement and boiling heat transfer: Students will conduct experiments utilizing boiling to deepen understanding of boiling and critical heat flux, and to learn basic measurement methods used in thermofluid engineering.

Lecture 7: Uranium chemistry: Lectures will focus on the separation of uranium thorium radiative equilibrium solutions (ion exchange, oxidation-reduction reaction) and will perform colorimetric quantitative analysis as study of the handling of nuclear fuel.

Lecture 8: Materials testing/electron microscopy: Students will perform tensile testing on various materials and obtain basic knowledge on the strength of metallic materials by analyzing pulling speed, etc.

Lecture 9: Radiation detection: Students will attempt detection of γ-rays emitted from substances existing in nature by using a Ge semiconductor detector as well as the identification and quantification of emitted nuclides. Students will also deepen their understanding of radiation and radioactive materials by measuring contamination using a survey meter and by measuring the decay process of nearby radioisotopes.

Lecture 10: Nonlinear Optical Effect Lasers: Students will perform laser oscillation experiments using an optical cavity and a solid crystal as study of the basic concepts related to stimulated emission. Students will also observe the generation of secondary harmonic waves using a nonlinear optical crystal, learn about phase matching, and study the basics of optical technology.

Lecture 11: Analog/digital measurement: Students will study the characteristics of analog and digital measurements, as well as the principles of impedance matching and sampling, by actually creating circuits in practice.

Lectures 12 and 13: Simulation experiments: Students will study the basics of computer simulations, and perform a simulated experiment on radiation permeation using Excel.

Lectures 14 and 15: Report check: Confirmation of the content of students’ submitted reports and provision of guidance regarding resubmission of deficient reports to confirm learning achievement.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students will prepare a report for each task, and performance will be evaluated on a scale of 1 to 3 with respect to the degree of achievement of each learning objective, and the total score is converted into a score out of 100.

Note that completing all assignments and submitting reports is a prerequisite for receiving credit.

Reports submitted late may be penalized, and messy or incomplete reports may require correction and resubmission.
Course Requirements N/A
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Submit reports on all experimental themes within the deadline.

In addition, follow the instructions in the experiment outline description for each experiment theme.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Texts and reference materials will be distributed for each experimental theme.
References, etc. Other materials will be introduced as needed for each experimental theme.
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