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STUDY PLANS
2023/2024

Microdosimetry

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Code Completion Credits Range
16MDOZI KZ 2 2P+0C
Garant předmětu:
Anna Jelínek Michaelidesová, Kateřina Pachnerová Brabcová
Lecturer:
Kateřina Pachnerová Brabcová
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation
Synopsis:

Basic characteristics of ionising radiation energy transfer to matter, importance of inelastic collisions of charged particles, excitation function, etc. Track and characteristics of ionising particles, time evolution of the energy transfer process. Microdosimetry, basic principles and approaches, stochastic and non-stochastic quantities, linear energy transfer, lineal energy, specific energy. Experimental and computational microdosimetry. Microdosimetry applied in radiobiology, radiation protection, radiotherapy.

Requirements:

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Syllabus of lectures:

1. Microdosimetry as the base of understanding of biological effects of ionizing radiation.

2. Transfer of energy of ionizing radiation to matter.

3. Space distributions of primary radiation energy transfer products.

4. Time evolution of processes following the ionizing radiation energy transfer.

5. Quantities and units of microdosimetry.

6. Methods of experimental microdosimetry.

7. Methods of computational microdosimetry.

8. Application in radiobiology.

9. Application in radiation protection.

10. Application in radiotherapy.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Knowledge about basic characteristics of ionising radiation energy transfer to matter and their use for Microdosimetric applications.

Abilities:

Analysis of energy transfer to matter in terms of micro processes and their practical use for radiation detection.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Lindborg L. and Waker A., Microdosimetry Experimental methods and applications, CRC Press, 2017.

Recommended references:

[2] Rossi H.H. and Zaider M., Microdosimetry and its application, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1996.

Note:
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