Code: 16ZDO Fundamentals of Radiation Dosimetry
Lecturer: prof. Ing. Tomá¹ Trojek Ph.D. Weekly load: 2+0 Completion: EX
Department: 14116 Credits: 2 Semester: S
Development and objectives of radiation dosimetry, quantities and units in dosimetry and radiation protection (definitions and interpretations), sources of ionizing radiation, fields, interactions, ionization, transfer and absorption of energy, biological effects of ionizing radiation, mikrodozimetry.
1. Development, objectives, and recent role of dosimetry.
2. Terminology, quantities, and units in nuclear physics and dosimetry.
3. Sources of ionizing radiation, activity.
4. Decay chains.
5. Emission of a source.
6. Radiation field - quantities and units used for description of directly and indirectly ionizing radiation. Radiation and charge particle equilibrium.
7. Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter - quantities describing interactions of photons and neutrons with matter.
8. Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter - quantities describing interactions of charged particles with matter.
9. Exposure and kerma - definitions. Relation between exposure and kerma.
10. Imparted energy a dose. Comparison of dose, exposure, and kerma. Microdosimetry.
11. Biological effects of ionizing radiation, equivalent dose, effective dose.
12. Operational quantities for staff and working environment monitoring. System of radiation protection. Limitation of irradiation and dose limits.
13. Summary and test.
Recommended literature:
Key references:
[1] Fundamentals of Dosimetry, J. Sabol, CVUT publicatin, 1992 (in Czech)

Recommended references:
[1] Handbook of Dosimetry and Radiation Protection, J. Sabol, CVUT publication, 1996 (in Czech)
[2] ÈSN ISO 31-9 Quantities and Units - Part 9: Atomic and Nuclear Physic (in Czech)
[3] ÈSN ISO 31-10 Quantities and Units - Part 10: Nuclear reactions and ionizing radiation (in Czech)
[4] J.J. Bevelacqua: Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1999, ISBN-10:0471297119, IABN-13: 978-0471297116
[5] K. Arshak - O. Korostynska: Advanced Materials and Techniques for Radiation Dosimetry, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2000.
dosimetry, ionizing radiation, activity, fluence, exposure, kerma, absorbed dose, equivalent dose, effective dose, cavity theory

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