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PHYS.4060 Nuclear Instrumentation (Formerly 96.406)

Id: 036046 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


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-Req: PHYS 2100 Intro Modern Physics and PHYS 2610L The Physics of Materials & Dev or PHYS 2450L Physics III Lab

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