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FFYS7032 Radiation and particle detectors 4 ECTS
Organised by
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X
Preceding studies
Basic understanding of atomic and solid state physics.

Learning outcomes

To learn the physical principles of operation for different kinds of particle detectors and how these principles are realised in practical devices. To understand the modes of operation suitable for various conditions.


The course provides an introduction to the physics behind particle detectors, the utilisation of that physics in practical instruments and the applications of detectors in experimental apparatus. The course covers a broad range of detection methods suitable for radiation from visible to gamma-rays and for detecting ions, electrons and other particles. Also the key concepts of data analysis and signal treatment are given. Students also perform measurements with several devices, analyze the results and learn about the properties of the detector and the sample.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

lectures, excercises, lab-work

Teaching language


english if required, otherwise finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish
Written exam and Exercise(s)

approved lab-work reports and final exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. period, Autumn 2007

Study materials

Lecture notes. Konrad Kleinknecht: Detectors For Particle Radiation (Cambridge Univ. Press 2003). Dan Green: Physics of Particle Detectors (Cambridge Univ. Press 2005)

Further information

Participation limited to 12 students, in the order of registration.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Valinnaiset syventävät opintojaksot (Programme of Physical Sciences)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules