PHYS-450 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Cherbuin Nicolas Yannick, Frajtag Pavel, Damet Jerome

Language: English


Summary

This is an introductory course in radiation physics that aims at providing students with foundation in radiation protection and with information about the main applications of radioactive sources/substances in industry. The course includes presentations, lecture notes and problem sets.

Content

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the origin ionising radiation and give a few examples of the origin of neutron radiation.
  • Explain interactions of ionising radiations in matter.
  • Explain biological/health effects of the ionising radiations
  • Explain the principles of dosimetry
  • Explain population’s exposure and cite exposure levels
  • Explain the principles of radiation protection, cite the dose limits
  • Explain the concept of risk
  • Describe the protection means for external and internal exposure
  • Explain radiation shielding and give examples
  • Explain the use of radiation in industrial and research applications.

Assessment methods

Written, Multiple Choice Question exam

Resources

Bibliography

Handouts will be distributed

  • James E. Martin, "Physics for Radiation Protection", Wiley-VCH (2nd edition, 2006)
  • 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)

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Radiation biology, protection and applications
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Radiation biology, protection and applications
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Radiation biology, protection and applications
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Radiation biology, protection and applications
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Radiation biology, protection and applications
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14BS150    
14-15    
15-16BS150    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Monday, 13h - 15h: Lecture BS150

Monday, 15h - 16h: Exercise, TP BS150