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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Modern Detectors

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Code Completion Credits Range
02MTD ZK 2 2P+0C
Lecturer:
Jaroslav Adam (guarantor)
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Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Abstract:

Lectures will cover all types of detectors used in modern nuclear and particle physics. Topics include principles of construction of particular types of detectors, materials used for their construction, ways of using and constrains. Emphasis is given also to electronic detector control and voltage suppliers.

Requirements:
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Outline:

1. Basic detector characteristics – destructive and non-destructive methods of detection, resolution

2. Basic detector characteristics – detection efficiency, dead time, radiation hardness

3. Scintilation detectors - organic and inorganic scintilators, crystal and plastic scintilators, liquid scintilators

4.Scintilation detectors – photomultipliers, hybrid, position sensitive detectors, MCP; lightguides and wavelength shifters; photocathodes

5. Gaseous detectors - MWPC, MSGC, GEM, sTGC, (M)RPC

6. Gaseous detectors – Drift chambers and TPC, Micromegas

7. Semiconductor detectors - APD, CCD, SiPMT

8. Semiconductor detectors - SSD, SPD, SDD

9. Hardware detector control – distributed systems EPICS and SCADA, communication protocols CANbus, Modbus

10. Hardware detector control - OPC, SNMP, RS232, MQTT, voltage suppliers

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Key references:

[1] S. N. Ahmed, Physics and Engineering of Radiation Detection, Elsevier, 2015

Recommended references:

[2] S. Tavernier, Experimental Techniques in Nuclear and Particle Physics, Springer-Verlag, 2010

Note:
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