Nuclear Physics Laboratory I

Course Information
TitleΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΠΥΡΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΦΥΣΙΚΗΣ Ι / Nuclear Physics Laboratory I
CodeΠΣ0503
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMaria Zamaki-Zamani-Valasiadou
CommonNo
StatusInactive
Course ID40000868

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600036710
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΓΘ0201 Physics I: mechanics and waves
  • ΓΘ0202 Physics II: thermodynamics and electricity
  • ΓΘ0240 Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • ΓΘ0541 Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory
  • ΠΣ0203 Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles
Learning Outcomes
When students are coming to the nuclear lab, they have some general background, therefore the aim of the nuclear lab is not general but more specific about nuclear physics: 1. to see what is a radioactive source in a students' lab and to inform from what, why and how it is constructed. 2. to see that we can detect the radiation from a radioactive source. 3. to see how we can produce a radioactive material (Indium activation). 4. to understand the way radiation interacts with matter. 5. to realize that this interaction can produce a signal wich can reveal the existence and properties of radiation. 6. to understand what is "calibration" of a detector. 7. to study basic characteristics of the radiation detectors. 8. to learn basic rules about radioprotection.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
RADIOACTIVITY and RADIATION, RADIATION INTERACTION WITH MATTER, PRINCIPLES OF RADIOPROTECTION LAB EXERCISES WITH GAS DETECTORS 1. Study of a Geiger-Μüller detector characteristics 2. Dead time and efficiency of a Geiger-Μüller detector 3. Study of the law for radioactive decays LAB EXERCISES WITH SCINTILLATION DETECTORS 4. Gamma-ray spectroscopy 5. Energy calibration and energy resolution of a scintillation detector 6. Absorption of gamma radiation
Keywords
RADIOACTIVITY, RADIATION, RADIOPROTECTION, GAS DETECTOR, SCINTILLATION DETECTOR, Geiger-Μüller COUNTER, LOW OF RADIOACTIVITY, GAMMA-RAY, GAMMA-RAY SPECTROSCOPY, ABSORPTION OF GAMMA RADIATION
Educational Material Types
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Data acquisition and data handling from nuclear experiments. Communication via e-mail.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures4
Laboratory Work21
Total25
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
"ΠΥΡΗΝΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΣΤΟ ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ-ΦΟΙΤΗΤΙΚΕΣ ΑΣΚΗΣΕΙΣ" των Χ. ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑΔΗΣ κ.ά., εκδ. COPYCITY, Θεσσαλονίκη 2012
Additional bibliography for study
"Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments" του W.R. Leo, Springer-Verlag, 1994
Last Update
20-09-2013