Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105046012003Nuclear Spectroscopy ICompulsory118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
To give the researchers and the graduate students, working in different experimental areas of nuclear sciences, detailed and comprehensive knowledge on experimental systems and statistics, interaction of radiation with matter, detection systems, pulse analyses.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Günseli YAPRAK
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to calculate the errors and uncertanities appeared in measuring the nuclear radiation.
2Being able to calculate the energy loss and ranges of different radiation types in matter.
3Being able to follow the recent developments in radiation measurements.
4Being able to comprehend the statistical nature of the nuclear radiation.
5Being able to chose the type of detectors regarding the type of radiation.
6Being able to understand the pulse formation from energy of nuclear radiation and analyse the nuclear radiation spectra.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
A brief review of radiation detection systems and its statistics, theory of interaction of photon and charged particles with matter; source preparation techniques; structures and principles of gas filled, scintillation, semiconductor detectors, relative and absolute measurements.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Description of the course; contents, requirements Acquaintance
2Probability distribution in radiation measurements, errors, minimum detectable activity Homework (reading, problem)
3Penetration of photons and particles through matter, types of interactions, stopping power and range Homework (reading, problem)
4Interaction and energy loss mechanism for heavy ions, neutrons, X and gamma rays Homework (reading, problem)
5Different types of gas-filled detectors, usage and structure of the ionization chamber and proportional counter Homework (reading, problem)
6Structure and charge collection of gas-flow counter, construction of gas counters Homework (reading, problem)
7Structure and energy measurement mechanism of organic and inorganic scintillators, relationship between pulse height and energy of incident particle Homework (reading, problem)
8Mid-term exam
9Photomultiplier tubes in scintillation detectors, assembly of a scintillation spectroscopy systems, sources of background and dead-time Homework (reading, problem)
10Electrical classification of solids, semiconductors, p-n junction Homework (reading, problem)
11Different types of semiconductor detectors and radiation damage Homework (reading, problem)
12Geometry and source effects in nuclear spectrometers Homework (reading, problem)
13Detector effects in radiation measurements, relationship between counting rate and source strength Homework (reading, problem)
14Project presentations
15Project presentations
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Tsoulfanidis, N., Measurement and Detection of Radiation, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., 1983. 2. Knoll, Gleen F., Radiation Detection and Measurements, Copyright 2000, John Wiley &Sons, Inc
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
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Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Team/Group Work14114
Brain Storming717
Project Preparation12020
Project Presentation122
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Homework Problems11333
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Reading15345
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)226
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO12  3  3    
LO2     1  4  
LO3 53 3    4 
LO43  5   5   
LO5     5    4
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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