Code: 16ZAIZ Introduction of Ionizing Radiation Applications in Research and Industry
Lecturer: prof. Ing. Tomáš Čechák CSc. Weekly load: 2+1 Completion: EX
Department: 14116 Credits: 3 Semester: W
Historical outline of applications, review of interaction of radiation with a matter, ionizing radiation sources for applications, detectors and devices for applications, evaluation of radionuclide measurements, , X-ray fluorescence methods and other instrumental analytical methods using IR, tracer methods, radionuclides in age determination
1.Radionuclide sources of alpha, beta, gama and X-radiation for applications
2.X-ray tubes and particle accelerators as radiation sources for applications
3.Neutron sources - radionuclide sources (alpha, n), (gamma, n), Cf 252; neutron generators; nuclear reactor
4. Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter
5.Detectors and signal processing for radiation applications
6.Calibration curve and errors of measurement
7.Use of gamma and X-ray beam transmission ,Use of photon backscattering
8.Use of transmission and backscattering of beta radiation - thicknesses, coatings, analysis of binary mixtures
9.Application of neutron transmission and scattering - neutron radiography, moisture measurements
10.Activation analysis - principles, sources of error, signal processing, possibilities of use
11. Wavelength and energy -dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis - principles, sources of error, possibilities of use
Synchrotron radiation induced X-ray emission
12.Microbeam XRFA, Particle induced X-ray emission, Electron induced X-ray emission
14.Radioactive indicators - principle, requirements, possibilities of use, Determination of volumetric flow rate
15.Radionuclide methods of dating - radiocarbon, thermoluminescence, electron spin resonance, optically stimulated luminescence, potassium-argon method, methods based on decay series, etc.
16. Safety regulations and radiation protection.
Recommended literature:
1. G. Foldiak:Industrial Application of Ionizing Radiation, Akademiai Kiado, Budapest 1986
2. R. Van Grieken, A. Markowicz: Handbook of X-Ray Spectrometry, Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, 2002
3.S. Rózsa: Nuclear Measurements in Industry. Budapest, Akadémiai Kiadó 1989
4..J. Thýn et al.: Analysis and Diagnostics of Industrial Processes by
Radiotracers and Radioisotope Sealed Sources. Praha, Vyd. ČVUT 2000.
Ionising radiation, radiation sources, interaction of radiation with a matter, Radioanalytical methods, X-ray Fluorescent Analysis, Electron Probe Analysis, PIXE, Borehole Logging Application, Diagnostics of Nuclear Processes

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