Nuclear Physics-1 & 2: Course Outline (PHY-511)
Radiation interactions: interaction of light and heavy charged particles and electromagnetic radiations with matter.
Counting statistics: Binomial, Poisson and Gaussian distributions, error propagation.
General properties of radiation detectors: Detector operation modes, pule height distributions, detector resolution, detection efficiency and dead time.
Gas detectors: Ionization chamber, proportional counter, Geiger Mueller detector.
Scintillation detectors: Organic (plastic and liquid) and inorganic scintillators. Semiconductor detectors: Diffused junction, surface barrier, ion implantation detectors, Si(Li) and HPGe detectors.
Applications: Radio-gaging and radio-tracer applications, radiation and radioisotopes in medical, industry, agriculture, etc.