Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry-Special Excersises

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16SPRA KZ 2 0+2
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Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation

Aim of this subject is to extend students skills of measuring of dosimetric quantities and characteristics of ionizing radiation fields and to get acquainted with new methods of measured data evaluation. Important part of the subject is neutron detection and spectrometry, which importance has grown recently because of wider usage of neutrons, developement of nuclear energetics and also a progress toward nuclear fusion. Also, etalons and calibration of dosimetric measuring devices is important field of dosimetry. It is so, because requirements in radiation protection are rising continuously.This subject is intended for student with deep knowledge in the field of ionizing radiation measurement. It is necessary to absolve lectures and practical excersises given in years before. For every excersise four hours are available. During the semester, students must elaborate measurement protocols.

Syllabus of lectures:
Syllabus of tutorials:

1)Bonner sphere neutron spectrometry of neutron radionuclide sources

2)Measurement of dosimetric parameters of photon fields using deconvolution of scintillation detector spectra

3)Measurement of thermal neutron flow using school reactor Sparrow-VR1

4)Measurement of depth dose profiles using therapeutic beams

5)Calibration of dosimetric measurement devices

6)Etalons of radionuclides for nuclear energetics

7)Energy dependence of proportional detectors

8)Neutron shielding materials

Study Objective:


Modern instrumentation and data processing software, parameters of neutron detectors


Complex evaluation of experimental data usign various methods, Measurement with high precision - etalons, Complex interpretation of experimental data, Experimental error evaluation, Work with neutron sources

Study materials:

Key references:

[1]Gerndt, J.; Průša, P.: Detektory ionizujícího záření. 2. přepracované vydání. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha, 2011.

[2] Knoll, G.F.: Radiation Detection and Measurement. John Wiley & Sons, 4th edition, 2010

Recommended references:

[3] Guidlines on Calibration of Neutron Measuring Devices, Technical reports series No. 285, IAEA, Vienna, 1998

Media and tools:

dosimetry laboratory

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