Courses Catalogue

Radiation Sources And Detectors

COURSE CODE: PHY7218
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

Basics of physics of radiation from different sources in different signals of electromagnetic spectrum and discuss the principle involved in fabrication of different radiation detectors. Ionizing radiation and its sources. Interactions of ionizing radiation with matter. Principles and types of radiation detectors. Semiconductor radiation detectors. Photoconductor requirements are discussed.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To provide the basics of physics of radiation from different sources in different signals of electromagnetic spectrum and discuss the principle involved in fabrication of different radiation detectors.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

Classify various detectors;

Explain the physical principles of operation of various detectors;

Describe use of the detectors;

Review limits of detection for each detector;

Apply principles of counting statistics and error propagation to solve the problems related to accuracy, efficiency and limitations (errors) of the detection approaches covered in the course.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to demonstrate knowledge of:

Various detectors;

The physical principles of operation of various detectors;

Use of the detectors;

The review limits of detection for each detector;

Principles of counting statistics and error propagation to solve the problems related to accuracy, efficiency and limitations (errors) of the detection approaches covered in the course.