Course: Facultative Laboratory Training from Gamma Spectroscopy

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Course title Facultative Laboratory Training from Gamma Spectroscopy
Course code UFY/PGS
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in winter and summer semester.
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Fuciman Marcel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of practicals: 1. Gamma-Ray Detection with Scintillator Detectors 2. Counting Statistics and Error Prediction 3. Gamma-Ray Absorption in Matter 4. Compton Scattering 5. Half-Life Measurement 6. Signal Processing with Digital Signal Electronics 7. High-Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy with HPGe Detectors 8. Gamma-Ray Efficiency Calibration 9. Gamma-Ray Coincidence Counting Techniques 10. Positron Annihilation 11. Mathematical Efficiency Calibration 12. True Coincidence Summing

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Student will familiarize with gamma ray detection techniques, with spectral energy calibration, efficiency calibration of detector, statistical analysis and basics of coincidence measurements. The course is designated primarily to students of Physics, MVT, Biophysics, Physics in Education, but it benefits also to all students that come to contact with radioactive materials.
The goal is to deliver highly productive training in the fundamentals of nuclear physics while providing the student with hands-on experience that is of vocational relevance.
Basic knowledge of ionizing radiation detection principles. It's suggested to pass the course Physics IV or equivalent with nuclear physics basics. Radiation safety training (the training is held every year before the beginning of the course, it is mandatory and students cannot participate in the course without the safety training)

Assessment methods and criteria
For successful passing of the course the student has to perform eight experiments and elaborate eight protocols. The minimal requirements for the protocols are available on e-learning web pages.
Recommended literature
  • Laboratory manual: Nuclear Science Experiments with Digital Electronics, Canberra, ke stažení Texty a návody k jednotlivým úlohám./ Guidelines and directions for experiments..

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