516-0844/01 – Detectors of ionizing radiation (DIZ)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits5
Subject guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr AlexaSubject version guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
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+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To describe and clarify principles of detectors and their applications.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Předmět seznamuje přehledovým způsobem s detektory ionizujícího záření. Součástí předmětu jsou praktická měření s vybranými detektory.

Compulsory literature:

Leo W.R.: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994.

Recommended literature:

H. Semat, Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1962.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Systematic preparation for lectures


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Overview of ionizing radiation (charged and neutral particles). 2. Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter. 3. Gas detectors (ionization chambers, proportional counters, Geiger-Muller counters, corona-type and spark chambers. Measurement. 4. Scintillation detectors (solid and liquid scintillators). Measurement. 5. Semiconductor detectors (Ge, Si). Measurement. 6. Determination of charged particle trajectory (nuclear emulsions, bubble and cloud chambers). 7. Determination of linear momentum and velocity (magnetic field, Cherenkov counters, drift chambers). 8. Detection of alpha and beta particles. 9. Gamma ray detection. 10. Neutron detection. 11. Detection of selected isotopes (tritium, Rn, U). Radon measurement. 12. Dosimeters. Measurement of basic dosimetric quantities. 13. Detectors of cosmic rays. 14. Detection systems in high-energy physics.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester, validity until: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  35
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (B1701) Physics (1702R001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B1701) Physics (1702R001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B1701) Physics (1702R001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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