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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Microdosimetry

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Code Completion Credits Range
16MDOZ ZK 2 2+0
Lecturer:
Kateřina Pachnerová Brabcová
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation
Synopsis:

Basic characteristics of ionising radiation energy transfer to matter, importance of inelastic collisions of charged particles, excitation function, etc. Track and characteristics of ionising particles, time evolution of the energy transfer process. Microdosimetry, basic principles and approaches, stochastic and non-stochastic quantities, linear energy transfer, lineal energy, specific energy. Microdosimetry and biological effects of radiation, microdosimetry and radiation protection, etc.

Requirements:

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Syllabus of lectures:

1. Microdosimetry as the base of understanding of biological effects of ionizing radiation.

2. Transfer of energy of ionizing radiation to human tissue.

3. Inelastic collisions of charged particles.

4. Space distributions of primary radiation energy transfer products.

5. Time evolution of processes following the ionizing radiation energy transfer.

6. Fundamentals of microdosimetry.

7. Quantities and units of microdosimetry.

8. Lineal energy; specific energy - relation to macrodosimetric quantities.

9. Microdosimetry and biological effects of radiation.

10. Microdosimetry and radiation protection.

11. Microdosimetry and radiotherapy.

12. Methods of experimental microdosimetry.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Knowledge about basic characteristics of ionising radiation energy transfer to matter and their use for Microdosimetric applications.

Abilities:

Analysis of energy transfer to matter in terms of micro processes and their practical use for radiation detection.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Spurny F., Microdosimetry, Published in Advances in dosimetry of ionizing radiation, Academia press, Prague 1984.(in Czech)

[2] Sedlak A., Microdosimetry and its application, Academia press, Prague 1989.(in Czech)

Recommended references:

[3] ICRU Reports: 16 - Linear Energy Transfer (1970), 36-Microdosimetry (1980); 40-Quality Factor in Radiation Protection (1987).

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