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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Neutron Dosimetry

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Code Completion Credits Range
16DNEU ZK 2 2+0
Lecturer:
Ondřej Ploc (guarantor)
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation
Synopsis:

Methods based on nuclear reactions with neutrons, methods based on recoiled nuclei, the time-of-flight method, neutron selectors and monochromators, activation methods, methods of integrating neutron dosimetry, possibilities of use of various methods, calibration of neutron dosimeters and other dose and dose rate measuring instruments.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Neutrons, presence and basic properties.

2. Neutron sources based on radioisotopes and/or accelerators.

3. Neutron sources based on fission.

4. Basic interactions of neutrons in human tissue.

5. Absorption of neutron energy in human body.

6. Fundamental of neutron detection and dosimetry.

7. Methods of neutron detection and dosimetry based on nuclear interactions.

8. Methods of neutron detection and dosimetry based on neutron moderation.

9. Passive neutron dosimeters.

10. Generalized concept of dosimetry.

11. Individual neutron dosimetry, including accidents.

12. Other topics related to neutron dosimetry.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Methods of detection and dosimetry of neutrons based on various principles.

Abilities:

Using of methods, their advantages and disadvantages for usage in neutron fields of various energies including personal dosimetry and calibration of the devices.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Spurny, F., Dosimetry in mixed fields of neutron and gamma radiation, Topics in Advances in dosimetry of ionizing radiation, Academia Press, Prague 1984. (in Czech)

Recommended references:

[2]F. H. Attix et al., Radiation Dosimetry, I-III., Topics in Radiation Dosimetry, Academia Press, 1968-1972.

Note:
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Time-table for summer semester 2020/2021:
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