Code: 02NF Neutron Physics
Lecturer: Jiří Vacík CSc. Weekly load: 2+2 Completion: A, EX
Department: 14102 Credits: 4 Semester: S
Description:
Basic properties of neutron, radionuclide neutron sources, accelerator based neutron sources, nuclear research reactors, neutron induced reactions, fission, neutron detection, neutron diffraction, neutron interaction with matter, slowing down and absorption of neutrons, macroscopic description of neutron transport, neutron shielding, physical principles of nuclear facilities for energy production.
Contents:
1.radionuclide neutron sources
2.accelerator based neutron sources, nuclear research reactors
3.neutron induced reactions, fission
4.neutron detection
5.neutron interaction with matter
6.slowing down and absorption of neutrons
7.macroscopic description of neutron transport
8.basic properties of neutron
9.neutron diffraction
10.neutron shielding and dosimetry
11.physical principles of nuclear facilities for energy production
12.exam
Seminar contents:
Calculations of examples on:
1.radionuclide neutron sources
2.accelerator based neutron sources, nuclear research reactors
3.neutron induced reactions, fission
4.neutron detection
5.neutron interaction with matter
6.slowing down and absorption of neutrons
7.macroscopic description of neutron transport
8.basic properties of neutron
9.neutron diffraction
10.neutron shielding and dosimetry
11.physical principles of nuclear facilities for energy production
Recommended literature:
Key references:
[1] K.-H. Beckurts, K. Wirtz, Neutron Physics, Springer, 1974
[2] K. Krane, Introductory Nuclear Physics, J. Wiley, 1988
[3] S. Cierjacks, Neutron Sources for Basic Physics Applications, Pergamon Press, 1983

Recommended references:
[4] R. E. Chrien, Neutron Radiative Capture, Pergamon Press 1984
[5] G. F. Knoll, Radiation Detection and Measurement, J. Wiley, 2000
Keywords:
Neutron physics, radiation sources, radiation detectors, transport theory, accelerator, nuclear reactor, neutron shielding, neutron moderation, nuclear reactions, fission.

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