96.406 Nuclear Instrumentation

Nuclear Instrumentation

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 36046
Status Active

This course provides the operating principles and applications of nuclear radiation detection systems, including detector theory, electronic signal processing, and measurement and data reduction techniques. The systems covered include gas-filled detectors (ion chambers, proportional counters, and Geiger-Mueller counters), inorganic and organic scintillators, and high-purity germanium detectors, for the detection of alpha, beta, gamma, and neuron radiation. This course also covers hypothesis testing, detection limits, and detector dead time (offered as 98.506 for graduate credit).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 95.210 Intro Modern Physics and 96.261 The Physics of Materials & Dev or 96.245 Physics III Lab