PHYS-451 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Frajtag Pavel, Hursin Mathieu, Lamirand Vincent Pierre

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

The reactor experiments course aims to introduce the students to radiation detection techniques and nuclear reactor experiments. The core of the course is the unique opportunity to conduct reactor experiments, as the control rod calibration, and approach to critical.

Content

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Apply measurement techniques for alpha, beta, gamma and neutron radiation detection.
  • Carry out measurement techniques to obtain CROCUS reactor characteristics.
  • Conduct both reactor power and control rod calibration.
  • Plan the critical experiment.

Teaching methods

Instructions and supervision during lab work

Assessment methods

reports

Resources

Bibliography

Handouts will be distributed

  • James E. Martin, "Physics for Radiation Protection", Wiley-VCH (2nd edition, 2006)
  • F.M. Khan, "The Physics of Radiation Therapy", Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, (4th edition, 2010)
  • G.C. Lowenthal, P.L. Airey, "Practical Applications of Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions", Cambridge University Press (2001)
  • K.H. Lieser, "Nuclear and Radiochemistry", Wiley-VCH (2nd edition, 2001)

 

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 30
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Radiation and reactor experiments
  • Practical work: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9 PHxxPHxx  
9-10   
10-11   
11-12   
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 8h - 12h: Exercise, TP PHxx

Wednesday, 8h - 12h: Exercise, TP PHxx