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2019/2020

Fundamentals of Radiation Dosimetry 1

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16ZDOZ1 Z,ZK 4 2+2
Lecturer:
Tomáš Trojek (guarantor)
Tutor:
Tomáš Trojek (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation
Synopsis:

History, development, and objectives of dosimetry. Quantities and units used for description of sources, fields, interactions of ionizing radiation, ionizations, energy transfer and absorption. Fundamentals of the effects of ionizing radiation.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1.Development, objectives, and recent role of dosimetry.

2.Terminology, quantities, and units in nuclear physics and dosimetry.

3.Quantities and units describing sources of ionizing radiation.

4.Activity a mass activity. Decay chain

5.Emission of particles from radioactive sources

6.Radiation field - quantities and units used for description of directly and indirectly ionizing radiation.

7.Radiation and charge particle equilibrium.

8.Interaction of directly ionizing radiation - quantities describing interaction of directly ionizing radiation with matter.

9.Linear energy transfer, stopping power.

10.Interaction of indirectly ionizing radiation - quantities describing interaction of indirectly ionizing radiation with matter.

11.Attenuation, energy transfer, and absorption coefficients.

12.Quantities for description of ionizing effects.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1.Interactions of particles

2.Statistics in radiation physics

3.Activity

4.Mass activity

5.Radioactive equilibrium

6.Emission of a source

7.Fluence and flux

8.Cross sections

9.Interactions of photons and neutrons

10.Attenuation of gamma-rays

11.Shielding of radiation

12.Test

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Knowledge of quantities and units in radiological physics and dosimetry.

Abilities:

Application of quantities and units in radiological physics and dosimetry.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry, P. Andreo, D.T. Burns, A. E. Nahum, J.Seuntjens, F. H. Attix, Wiley-VCH, 2017. ISBN 978-3-527-40921-1

[2] Fundamentals of Dosimetry, J. Sabol, CVUT publication, 1992 (in Czech)

[3] Physics for Radiation Protection, J. E. Martin, Wiley-VCH, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-527-41176-4

Recommended references:

[4] Handbook of Dosimetry and Radiation Protection, J. Sabol, CVUT publication, 1996 (in Czech)

[5] ČSN ISO 31-9 Quantities and Units - Part 9: Atomic and Nuclear Physic (in Czech)

[6] ČSN ISO 31-10 Quantities and Units - Part 10: Nuclear reactions and ionizing radiation (in Czech)

Note:
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