Practicum in Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation

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16PDIZ KZ 4 0+4
Lenka Thinová (guarantor)
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation

The curriculum comprises collection of the most important exercises in Dosimetry. It enables student?s familiarization with physical parameters and constants, supports competency in measuring dosimetric parameters and provides information concerning preferred methods for ionizing radiation measurement results processing. It is a tool for introducing students to the practical aspects of scientific research work.

The duration of each single task is 4 hours, followed by results processing. Work protocol is not required, however what is expected is active participation in selection of alternative solution methods, requiring complex application of theoretical knowledge.

Syllabus of lectures:
Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Utilization of the solid state detectors in Dosimetry - irradiation of the TLD dosimeters, etching and image evaluation.

2. Thermo luminescent Dosimetry.

3. Rentgenfluorescent analysis - quantitative analysis.

4. Laboratory gamma spectrometry method - sampling, saples preparation, measurement parameters adjusting, data processing.

5. Alpha and beta spectrometry.

6. Diffusion coefficient determination.

7. Radon and thoron measurement - one grab sampling, continual measurement. Radon diagnostic.

8. Field gamma spectrometry method. Calibration methods, data processing.

9. Scintillation materials - measurement of the physical characteristic.

10. Calibration and evaluation of the reference devices.

11. Surface contamination. Basic examples and principles. Internal contamination, all body detectors.

12. The radioactive materials transportation. Rules, calculations, waste gamma scanner.

13. Process of Environmental Impact Analysis 1.

14. Process of Environmental Impact Analysis 2.

Study Objective:


Awareness expansion of measurement methods, measured parameters, processing and interpretation of measurement results, calibration procedures in radiation protection.


Manipulation with ionization radiation sources, test equipment and devices for measuring ionizing radiation.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Gerndt, J.: Detectors of ionizing radiation. ČVUT 1995. (in Czech)

[2] IAEA (2003): Guidelines for radioelement mapping using gamma-ray spectrometry data. IAEA-TECDOC-1363, IAEA, Vienna.

[3] Knoll, G.F.: Radiation Detection and Measurement. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Third edition. USA 1999.

Recommneded references:

[1] Meloun, M., Militký, J.: Statistical process of the experimntal data.ARS Magna 1998. (in Czech)

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Data valid to 2021-03-02
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