||Detection of Ionizing Radiation
|Lecturer: prof. Ing. Jan John CSc.
||Weekly load: 2+0
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:
1. G.F. Knoll: Radiation Detection and Measurement, J. Willey & Sons, New York, 1984.
1. W.H. Tait: Radiation Detection, Butterworths, 1980.
- Ionising radiation, radiation detection, detectors, spectrometry, data treatment, limits of detection a determination.
- W ... winter semester (usually October - February)
- S ... spring semester (usually March - June)
- W,S ... both semesters
Mode of completion of the course:
- A ... Assessment (no grade is given to this course but credits are awarded. You will receive only P (Passed) of F (Failed) and number of credits)
- GA ... Graded Assessment (a grade is awarded for this course)
- EX ... Examination (a grade is awarded for this course)
- A, EX ... Examination (the award of Assessment is a precondition for taking the Examination in the given subject, a grade is awarded for this course)
Weekly load (hours per week):
- P ... lecture
- C ... seminar
- L ... laboratory
- R ... proseminar
- S ... seminar