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Course syllabus B-JFT - Nuclear Physics and Technology (FEEIT - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Course unit code: B-JFT
Course unit title: Nuclear Physics and Technology
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
seminar2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 6
Recommended semester/trimester: Nuclear and Physical Engineering - bachelor (compulsory), 5. semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
• Credit eligibility = exam admission: 100% participation at the seminars and completion of all seminar projects. The projects will be evaluated by <0-20> points.
• Reaching at least 60% at the exam test (i.e. at least 48 points out of 80)
Evaluation scale: A – <92-100> points
B – <83-92) points
C – <74-83) points
D – <65-74) points
E – <56-65) points
FX – <0-56> points

Logical "AND" shall be applied between criteria for the credit and the exam.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Understanding of basic concepts and processes in atomic nuclei. Quantitative description of these processes with the aid of corresponding physical models and mathematical tools. Reading of expert text in nuclear physics with full competence. Comprehensive knowledge on nuclear structure, binding energy, radioactivity and physical properties of ionizing radiation.
Course contents:
1. Basic characteristics of stable nuclei. Elementary particles (quarks, leptons). Fundamental interactions.
Properties and meson theory of nuclear forces.
2. Nuclear binding energy. Mass defect. Binding energy per nucleon. Nuclear shell model. The liquid drop model of nucleus.
3. Radius of nucleus. Radioactivity. Radioactive decay law. Carbon dating method.
4. Activation. Combined radioactive decays. Cosmogenic radionuclide dating.
5. Alpha decay.
6. Beta decay. Gamma radiation.
7. Interaction of charged particles with matter. Bethe-Bloch formula.
8. Interaction of gamma rays with matter. Absorption law.
9. Neutrons: Neutron properties. Sources of neutrons.
10. Interaction of neutrons with matter. Detectors of neutrons.
11. Nuclear reactions. Trans-uranium elements. Induced radioactivity.
12. Nuclear fission. Thermonuclear fusion.
Recommended or required reading:
HODGSON, P. -- GADIOLI, E. -- GADIOLI ERBA, E. Introductory nuclear physic. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1997. 723 p. ISBN 0-19-851897-8.
PRUSSIN, S G. Nuclear Physics for Applications: A Model Approach. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH Verlag Gmbh, 2007. 631 p. ISBN 978-3-527-40700-2.

Language of instruction: slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 44

29,5 %22,7 %9,1 %22,7 %16,0 %0 %
Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Dávid Bednár (instructor)
Ing. Dorota Flamíková (instructor)
prof. Ing. Márius Pavlovič, PhD. (lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak, english
Ing. Katarína Sedlačková, PhD. (instructor)
Ing. Branislav Stríbrnský (instructor)
doc. Ing. Andrea Šagátová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Last modification: 9. 5. 2019
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Márius Pavlovič, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by RNDr. Marian Puškár on 05/09/2019.

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