717-3741/01 – Neutron activation analysis (NAA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits6
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 facultiesUSP, HGFIntended 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.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Compulsory literature:

Usačev S. a kol.: Experimentálna jadrová fyzika, Alfa, Bratislava, 1982. 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

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. 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. Energetic spectrum of neutrons. 8. Instrumental neutron activation analysis. 9. Radiochemical neutron activation analysis. 10. Prompt neutron activation analysis. 11. Applications in material research. 12. Detection limits. 13. Measurement of neutron flux. 14. Measurement of gamma spectra of neutron-activated materials.

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 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  35
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2017/2018 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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