717-3727/01 – Gamma ray spectrometry (SGZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits7
Subject guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr AlexaSubject version guarantorDoc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2017/2018
Intended for the facultiesHGF, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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 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: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2017/2018 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100  51
        Credit Credit  
        Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2017/2018 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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