FFYS7032 Radiation and particle detectors 4 ECTS
Organised by
Physics
Person in charge
Edwin Kukk
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 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.

Contents

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 24 h 0 h
Exercises 12 h 0 h

lectures, excercises, lab-work

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

approved lab-work reports and final exam

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

5. year autumn

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
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Chemistry
2016–2017
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules