516-8807/01 – Gamma ray spectrometry (SGZ)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits7
Subject guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr AlexaSubject version guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended 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+5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To apply nuclear physics methods.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course focuses on the theoretical and practical foundations of gamma spectrometry.

Compulsory literature:

Gilmore G.: Practical Gamma-ray Spectrometry, Wiley, 2008.

Recommended literature:

Copper W.J. a kol.: Environmental Applications of Ionizing Radiation, Wiley, 1998.

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. Origin of gamma and X-rays. 2. Interaction of gamma radiation with matter. 3. Scintillation detectors. 4. Semiconductor detectors. 5. Electronic signal processing. 6. Statistical analysis of measured data. 7. Gamma standards. 8. Energy calibration. 9. Efficiency calibration. 10. Point gamma sources. Corrections. 11. Marinelli beakers. 12. Spectrometric software. 13. Cosmic rays. 14. Multidetector systems.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Summer 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 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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