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2020/2021

Design of Ionizing Radiation Semiconductor Detectors

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Code Completion Credits Range
16KPD Z 3 0+3
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Martin Kákona (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation
Synopsis:

Klíčová slova::

detectors, Gaiger mode, A/D convertor

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1)Introduction

a.Examples of using a detector designed in this course by students.

b.Examples of measured data.

c.The principle of PN junction and the principle of detection of ionizing radiation in solid-state detector.

2)Introduction to the programming language Processing.

a.Flashing by LED (the first program).

b.Output to a serial interface.

c.Output to LCD.

3)Operational Amplifier and Analog Signal Processing.

a.Principle of Operational Amplifier.

b.Basic circuits with Operational Amplifier.

i.Inverting Amplifier

ii.Non-Inverting Amplifier

iii.High-Pass Filter

iv.Low-Pass Filter

v.Comparator

vi.Peak Detector

vii.Charge Amplifier

4)Implementation of detector in Geiger-mode

a.Practical implementation.

b. Measurement on a radiation source.

5)Principles of the ADC.

6)Implementation of spectrometer.

a.Practical implementation.

b.Measurement on a radiation source.

c.Graphical data evaluation.

7)Discussion on possible improvements, detector calibration and deployment.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Acquired knowledge:

to deepen students' knowledge in electronics and programming specifically focused on practical design problems of radiation detectors.

Acquired skills:

students will link their theoretical knowledge of physics, field theory, electrical circuit theory (basic knowledge is sufficient), interaction of ionizing radiation with matter, programming and data evaluation. The course focuses on practical skills.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Knoll Glenn F., Radiation Detection and Measurement, (3rd edition) John Wiley & Sons, N.York, 2000

Recommended references:

[2] Debertin K., Helmer R.G., Gamma- and X-ray Spectrometry with Semiconductor Detectors, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2001

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2020/2021:
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Time-table for summer semester 2020/2021:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2021-03-02
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