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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Principles of Ionizing-Radiation Applications

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

Historical outline of applications, review of interaction of radiation with a matter, radiation sources, detectors and instrumentation, evaluation of radionuclide measurements, use of penetration and scattering of radiation beams, selected radioanalytical methods, tracer methods, radionuclide dating, further possibilities for the use of ionizing radiation.

Requirements:

Required prerequisities are 16URF1 a16URF2.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Review of ionizing radiation application

2. Radionuclide sources of alpha, beta, gama and X-radiation

3. Neutron sources - radionuclide sources; neutron generators; nuclear reactor

4. Detectors and signal processing

5. Calibration curve and its relation to errors of measurement

6. Use of gamma and X-ray beam transmission

7. Use of photon scattering

8. Use of transmission and scattering of beta radiation - thicknesses, coatings, analysis of binary mixtures

9. Application of neutron transmission and scattering - radiography, moisture

10. Activation analysis

11. X-ray fluorescence analysis

12. Radioactive indicators

13. Radionuclide methods of dating

14. Radiation technologies

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledges:

Broad overview of possibilities offered by ionizing radiation in technology, research and other areas of human activity.

Abilities:

Evaluation methods, their advantages and disadvantages in different applications.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] E.M. Hussein: Handbook on radiation probing, gauging, imaging and analysis. Dordrecht, Kluwer 2003.

Recommended references:

[2] L. Musílek: Using ionising rradiation in research (in Czech). Praha, vyd. ČVUT 1992.

[3] J. Thýn et al.: Analysis and Diagnostics of Industrial Processes by Radiotracers and Radioisotope Sealed Sources. Praha, Vyd. ČVUT 2000.

[4] A. Gosman - Č. Jech: Nuclear methods in chemical research. Praha, Academia 1989.

[5] S. Rózsa: Nuclear Measurements in Industry. Budapest, Akadémiai Kiadó 1989

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