480-6001/01 – Nuclear Physics (JF)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr AlexaSubject version guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGF, USPIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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ALE02 Doc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To analyse models of atoms from the point of view of classical and quantum physics To describe the course of nuclear transformations and their applications in nuclear engineering To select a fundamental problem relating to the given field and to make an analysis of utilization of physical knowledge

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject deepens the knowledge of elementary particles and atoms, as a composed corpuscule (symmetric and antisymmetric wave functions). The classic and quantum theories of scattering, properties and models of the atomic nucleus form the basis of the subject (nucleus of atom). Detailed description of nuclear conversions (mononuclear, binuclear and multinuclear) is needed to studying atomic energy, which includes nuclear fission and fusion and the controlled thermonuclear reaction.

Compulsory literature:

LILLEY J. S.: Nuclear Physics: Principles and Applications, Wiley, 2001. VÉRTES A. a kol.: Nuclear Methods in Mineralogy and Geology, Plenum Press, London, 1998. LEO W. R.: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994.

Recommended literature:

COPPER W.J. a kol.: Environmental Applications of Ionizing Radiation, Wiley, 1998. GILMORE G.: Practical Gamma-ray Spectrometry, Wiley, 2008. MOLNÁR G. L.: Handbook of Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2004. ALFASSI Z. B.: Instrumental Multi-Element Chemical Analysis, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1998.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Regular consultations.


Další požadavky na studenta

Individual study of compulsory, event. recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The course focuses on selected parts of nuclear physics according to the topic of PhD. thesis, in particular: Models of atomic nuclei. Radioactivity, decay chains and nuclear reactions. Detectors in nuclear physics. Neutron physics, applications of neutrons in material science. Monte-Carlo modeling of neutron fields and interaction of neutrons and gamma rays with matter. Selected applications of nuclear physics (nuclear analytical methods, radionuclides in environment, applications in medicine).

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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