19E063DMJ - Detection and Measurement of Ionizing Radiation

Course specification
Course title Detection and Measurement of Ionizing Radiation
Acronym 19E063DMJ
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
The goal Getting to know ionizing radiation interactions with matter, physical principles and properties of ionizing radiation detectors and sepctrometers, as well as practical radiation measurements.
The outcome Advanced knowledge of the physical principles of ionizing radiation detection, as well as of the technical properties of detectors and their electronic circuits. Comprehending the criteria for choosing detectors best suited to the radiation of a specific type and quality. Ionizing radiation measurement skills.
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URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Ionizing radiation types and sources. Source activity and intensity. Radiometric quantities. Microscopic cross-section. Interactions of radiation with matter. Radiation detectors: visual, gas, semiconductor and scintillation. Slow and fast neutron detectors. Spectrometry of alpha, beta, gamma and neutron radiation. Electronic circuits for detector signal processing. New detector types.
Contents of exercises Problem-solving exercises and laboratory assignments (background radiation measurements, measuring the decay constant, statistical fluctuations in nuclear processes, properties of the Geiger counter, finding the attenuation coefficient of a material, gamma spectroscopy).
  1. M. Vujisić, K. Stanković - Detection and Measurement of Ionizing Radiation (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. Krzysztof Iniewski (ed.) - Electronics for Radiation Detection (Devices, Circuits, and Systems) (CRC Press, 2010) (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, laboratory assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 70
Practical lessons 30 Oral examination 0
Projects 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0