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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Nuclear Spectroscopy

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Code Completion Credits Range
02JSP Z,ZK 5 2+2
Lecturer:
Vladimír Wagner (guarantor)
Tutor:
Vladimír Wagner (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Nuclear spectroscopy comprises several experimental techniques which are of ultimate importance for experimental nuclear physics and various applications as well. Lecture will be devoted to fundamentals of X- and gamma- ray, charged particle and neutron spectroscopy.

Requirements:

Knowledge of subatomic physics, interaction of radiation with matter, detectors of ionizing radiation and experimental methods at nuclear and subnuclear physics.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction - basic definitions and historical review

2. Interaction of photons with matter, detection of X and gamma rays

3. Scintillation and semiconductor detectors and spectrometers, analysis of obtained spectra

4. Selected applications of gamma spectrometry, life time measurement, on beam spectrometry, angular correlations

5. Interaction of charged particles with matter and their detection

6. Different types of detectors, magnetic and electrostatic spectrometers.

7. Selected applications of low and high energy charged particle spectrometry

8. Interaction of neutrons with matter and their detection

9. Neutron spectrometry and its applications

10. Interaction of neutrino with matter, their detection and spectrometry

Syllabus of tutorials:

Testing knowledge on particular problems from chapters:

1. Introduction - basic definitions and historical review

2. Interaction of photons with matter, detection of X and gamma rays

3. Scintillation and semiconductor detectors and spectrometers, analysis of obtained spectra

4. Selected applications of gamma spectrometry, life time measurement, on beam spectrometry, angular correlations

5. Interaction of charged particles with matter and their detection

6. Different types of detectors, magnetic and electrostatic spectrometers.

7. Selected applications of low and high energy charged particle spectrometry

8. Interaction of neutrons with matter and their detection

9. Neutron spectrometry and its applications

10. Interaction of neutrino with matter, their detection and spectrometry

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Basic methods and applications of nuclear spectrometry of gamma rays, light and heavy charged particles as well as neutrons.

Abilities:

Solve problems of nuclear spectroscopy

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] H. Ejiri, M.J. A de Voigt: Gamma-Ray and electron spectroscopy in nuclear physics, Clarendon Press Oxford, 1989

[2] D. N. Poenaru, W. Greiner: Experimental Techniques in Nuclear Physics, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York, 1997

Recommended references:

[3] G.F.Knoll, Radiation detection and measurement, J.Willey and Sons NY 1979

[4] K.Siegbahn Ed. Aplha- beta- and gamma- spectroscopy, North Holland Publishing Co.

Amsterdam 1968

[5] K.Debertin, R.G.Helmer Gamma- and X-ray spectrometry with semiconductor detectors, North Holland 1988

Media and tools:

Lecture room with dataprojector

Note:
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Data valid to 2021-01-27
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