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Radiation Detection and Measurements: Course Outline

This is the resource that engineers turn to in the study of radiation detection.

Course Outline

  • Particle Detection: Interaction of radiation with matter.
  • Energy loss for electrons and heavy ions.
  • Ionization.
  • Recombination effects.
  • Principle and operating characteristics of ionization chambers.
  • Proportional and Geiger Mueller  Counters.
  • Scintillation mechanism in organic  and inorganic detectors.
  • Principle and operating characteristics of various types of scintillation detectors.
  • Photomultiplier characteristics.
  • Gamma Spectroscopy.
  • Uses and operational characteristics of surface-barrier semiconductor detectors and Lithium-drifted &Hyper-pure Germanium detectors.
  • Slow and fast neutron detection methods and spectroscopy.
  • Thermoluminiscence and TL dosimetery.

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