Code: 15DIZ Detection of Ionizing Radiation
Lecturer: prof. Ing. Jan John CSc. Weekly load: 2+0 Completion: EX
Department: 14115 Credits: 2 Semester: S
The first part of the course deals with the definitions, properties, and application of the detectors of ionising radiation (IR). In the second part, a detailed overview of the gas detectors, scintillation detectors, detectors for high energy IR, semiconductor detectors, and integrating solid state detectors is given. The last part of the course reviews the principles of the statistical treatment of data, and limits of detection.
1. Properties of the detectors of ionising radiation (IR). Detectors definition, functions and properties - counting, measurement of energy.
2. Detector properties - measurement of place and time; discrimination; output signals.
3. Application of detectors - counting; spektrometry.
4. Application of detectors - dosimetry, visualisation; timing measurements.
5. Types of detectors. Gas detectors.
6. Scintillation detectors.
7. Visualisation systems, detectors for high energy IR.
8. Semiconductor detectors - Part 1.
9. Semiconductor detectors - Part 2.
10. Integrating solid state detectors - film detectors; thermoluminiscent detectors; radiophotoluminiscent detectors; detection of neutrons.
11. Statistical treatment of data and uncertainties estimation. Description of data; statistic models; error propagation; measurement optimisation.
12. Limits of detection and determination. Qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, gamma-ray spectrometry.
Recommended literature:
Key literature:
1. G.F. Knoll: Radiation Detection and Measurement, J. Willey & Sons, New York, 1984.
Recommended literature:
1. W.H. Tait: Radiation Detection, Butterworths, 1980.
Ionising radiation, radiation detection, detectors, spectrometry, data treatment, limits of detection a determination.

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