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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Neutron Physics

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02NF Z,ZK 4 2+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Jiří Vacík (guarantor)
Tutor:
Jiří Vacík (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Basic properties of neutron, radionuclide neutron sources, accelerator based neutron sources, nuclear research reactors, neutron induced reactions, fission, neutron detection, neutron diffraction, neutron interaction with matter, slowing down and absorption of neutrons, macroscopic description of neutron transport, neutron shielding, physical principles of nuclear facilities for energy production.

Requirements:

Knowledge of the subjects subatomic physics, Interaction of radiation with matter, Radiation Detectors.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.radionuclide neutron sources

2.accelerator based neutron sources, nuclear research reactors

3.neutron induced reactions, fission

4.neutron detection

5.neutron interaction with matter

6.slowing down and absorption of neutrons

7.macroscopic description of neutron transport

8.basic properties of neutron

9.neutron diffraction

10.neutron shielding and dosimetry

11.physical principles of nuclear facilities for energy production

12.exam

Syllabus of tutorials:

Calculations of examples on:

1.radionuclide neutron sources

2.accelerator based neutron sources, nuclear research reactors

3.neutron induced reactions, fission

4.neutron detection

5.neutron interaction with matter

6.slowing down and absorption of neutrons

7.macroscopic description of neutron transport

8.basic properties of neutron

9.neutron diffraction

10.neutron shielding and dosimetry

11.physical principles of nuclear facilities for energy production

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Basic knowledge in neutron physics, its methods and applications

Skills:

Ability to calculate problems in neutron physics

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] K.-H. Beckurts, K. Wirtz, Neutron Physics, Springer, 1974

[2] K. Krane, Introductory Nuclear Physics, J. Wiley, 1988

[3] S. Cierjacks, Neutron Sources for Basic Physics Applications, Pergamon Press, 1983

Recommended references:

[4] R. E. Chrien, Neutron Radiative Capture, Pergamon Press 1984

[5] G. F. Knoll, Radiation Detection and Measurement, J. Wiley, 2000

Note:
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