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Course syllabus I-JEND - Nuclear Electronics and Detectors (FEEIT - WS 2019/2020)

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

Credits allocated: 6
Recommended semester/trimester: Nuclear and Physical Engineering - master (compulsory), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
Permission for exam: Attending experiments in laboratories, handing the reports of experiments – maximal 10 points, Obtaining permission for exam attendance: all reports shell be handed over and at least 5 points out of 10 shell be obtained.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Obtaining the overview of various kinds of detection of ionizing radiation. Obtaining the knowledge in recent detection systems of ionizing radiation and their principle of operation. Obtaining practical experience in measuring of various types of ionizing radiation. Obtaining basic knowledge in problematic of detector read-out via analogue and digital spectrometric chain.
Course contents:
1. Principle of detection of ionizing radiation.
2. Uncertainties and errors in registration of ionizing radiation. Binominal, Poisson and Normal distribution.
3. Gas field detectors: principle of operation. Ionizing chamber. Proportional counter. Geiger-Mueller counter. Corona counter.
4. Scintillation detectors
5. Semiconductor detectors
6. Other types of detectors (TLD, Cherenkov, photo-emulsions, superconducting)
7. Analogue spectrometric chain (preamplifier, shaping amplifier, analogue-to-digital convertor, multi-channel analyser)
8. Digitalization of spectrometric chain and modular systems of spectrometric chains
9. CCD detectors
10. Digital X-ray imaging systems.
Recommended or required reading:
KNOLL, G F. Radiation Detection and Measurement. New York : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. 830 p. ISBN 978-0-470-13148-0.
AHMED, S N. Physics and Engineering of Radiation Detection.
LEO, W R. Techniques for nuclear and particle physics experiment: A how-to approach. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 1994. 378 p. ISBN 3-540-57280-5.
TSOULFANIDIS, N. -- LANDSBERGER, S. Measurement and Detection of Radiation. Boca Raton : CRC Press-Taylor & Francis Group, 2011. 493 p. ISBN 978-1-4200-9185-4.

Language of instruction:
slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 64

23,4 %
25,0 %
17,2 %21,9 %12,5 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Dorota Flamíková (instructor)
Ing. Adam Jakabovič (instructor)
Ing. Katarína Sedlačková, PhD. (instructor)
Ing. Branislav Stríbrnský (instructor)
doc. Ing. Andrea Šagátová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor)
Last modification: 3. 4. 2020
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Andrea Šagátová, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by RNDr. Marian Puškár on 04/03/2020.

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