13M064DZZ - Selected Topics in Ionizing Radiation Metrology

Course specification
Course title Selected Topics in Ionizing Radiation Metrology
Acronym 13M064DZZ
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
The goal Acquiring advanced knowledge of radiation measurements, dosimetry, detectors, dosimeters and spectrometers of ionizing radiation, methods and techniques of radiation protection.
The outcome High-level knowledge of the physical principles of ionizing radiation detection, and of the technical characteristics of radiation detectors and dosimeters. Mastering the criteria for selecting the appropriate type of detector. Proficiency in ionizing radiation measurements, selection of dosimeters for radiation monitoring, as well as for implementing radiation protection measures.
Contents of lectures Types and sources of ionizing radiation. Activity. Radiometric quantities. Radiation interactions. Radiation detectors and spectrometers. Alternative and new types of detectors. Dosimetric quantities. Cavity theories. Dosimeters. Biological effects of radiation. Micro and nanodosimetry. Physical quantities in radiation protection. Radiation protection measures: dosimetric monitoring and shielding.
Contents of exercises Problem-solving exercises (which illustrate topics covered by the theoretical contents of the course).
  1. M. Vujisić, K. Stanković - Ionizing Radiation Metrology (Lecture handouts) (ETF, Belgrade, 2019)
  2. Glenn F. Knoll - Radiation Detection and Measurement (4th edition) (Wiley, 2010) (Original title)
  3. Claude Leroy, Pier-Giorgio Rancoita - Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection (4th edition, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2015) (Original title)
  4. Syed Naeem Ahmed - Physics and Engineering of Radiation Detection (2nd edition, Elsevier, 2014) (Original title)
  5. J.J. Bevelacqua - Contemporary Health Physics (2nd edition, Wiley-VCH, 2009) (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, problem-solving exercises, project assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper 30
Practical lessons Oral examination
Seminars 70