FYBSC0011 Physical laboratory IV. - Atomic and nuclear physics

Institute of physics in Opava
summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/3. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Ing. Petr Habrman, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Petr Habrman, CSc.
Institute of physics in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
FYBSC0011/A: Wed 8:55–11:20 122, P. Habrman
(( FAKULTA ( FU ) && TYP_STUDIA ( B )) || ( FAKULTA ( MU ) && TYP_STUDIA ( B ))) && FYBSC0005 Electricity and magnetism && FYBSC0006 Physical laboratory II
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
These laboratory exercises are devoted to the experimental study of selected phenomena and laws of atomic and nuclear physics, including their practical use.
Learning outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able:
- to perform practical tasks using a wide range of laboratory equipment, make accurate observations, estimate uncertainties, and to demonstrate and verify selected theoretical principles,
- to prepare lab reports that clearly express the basic ideas of the experiments, as well as methods and results.
  • List of lab experiments:
    1. Radiation counting statistics
    2. Properties of Geiger Müller detector
    3. Radiation field from a point gamma source
    4. Beta particles interactions and contactless material thickness measurement
    5. Attenuation of gamma radiation and contactless localization of defects in materials
    6. Range of alpha particles in air
    7. Cosmic radiation
    8. Identification of unknown radionuclides
    9. Radon volume activity in air
    10. Photon dose equivalent rate
    11. Gamma radiation backscattering
    12. Gamma scintillation spectrometry and activity determination
    13. Half-life of short-lived radionuclide
    14. Portable ED X-ray fluorescence spectrometer - qualitative analysis
    15. X-ray fluorescence spectrometry - quantitative analysis, saturated layer and matrix effect
    required literature
  • HABRMAN P. Vybraná měření v atomové a jaderné fyzice. SU Opava, 2001. ISBN 80-7248-130-4.
  • POTTS P. J., WEST M. Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry. RSC Publishing, Cambridge, 2008. ISBN 978-0- 85404-552-5.
    recommended literature
  • KNOLL G. F. Radiation Detection and Measurement. 4th ed., Wiley, New York, 2010. ISBN 978-0-470-13148-0.
  • L’ANNUNZIATA M. F. Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis. 3rd ed., Academic Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-12- 384873-4.
Teaching methods
Laboratory measurements
Assessment methods
To obtain the credit, the student must demonstrate sufficient knowledge to perform laboratory tasks and processing of measurement results in written protocols approved by the lecturer, in all laboratory tasks prescribed for the semester.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Measurements are organized in two cycles according to the teacher's instructions.
The course is also listed under the following terms summer 2021, summer 2022, summer 2023.
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