480-4035/01 – Neutron Physics (NeFy)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits6
Subject guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr AlexaSubject version guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type A
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEI, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ALE02 Doc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To use knowledge of nuclear physics in neutron physics, to get to know applications of neutrons.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject is focused on properties of neutrons and their wide application potential, e.g. in material research, elemental analysis and imaging techniques.

Compulsory literature:

Lilley J.S.: Nuclear Physics: Principles and Applications, Wiley, 2001. Molnár Zs.: Neutron Activation Analysis (www.reak.bme.hu/Wigner_Course/WignerManuals/Budapest/NEUTRON_ACTIVATION_ANALYSIS.htm)

Recommended literature:

Molnár G.L.: Handbook of Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2004. Alfassi Z.B.: Instrumental Multi-Element Chemical Analysis, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1998. Neutron Generators for Analytical Purposes, IAEA Radiation Technology Reports No. 1, 2012.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Completing of selected tasks.


Other requirements

Systematic preparation for lectures and laboratory measurements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Neutron (discovery, properties). 2. Cross section of nuclear reactions. 3. Nuclear reactions with neutrons. 4. Interaction of neutrons with matter. 5. Neutron sources I (radioisotopes, accelerators, spallation sources). 6. Neutron sources II (reactors, neutron generators). 7. Spectrum of neutrons. 8. Instrumental and radiochemical neutron activation analysis. 9. Prompt neutron activation analysis. 10. Neutron radiography. 11. Applications in materials research. 12. Measurement of neutron-generator neutron flux. 13. Measurement of gamma spectra of neutron-activated materials.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  16
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Obligatory laboratory measurements and complete reports of all measurements.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0533A110006) Applied Physics EJF P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2019/2020 (N0533A110006) Applied Physics EJF P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type A study plan

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