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Practical Exercises in Detection of Ionizing Radiation


The lecture is a practical introduction to fundamental principles of detection of ionizing radiation (IR), interaction of IR with matter, and functionality and settings of particular types of detectors and detection systems.

Outline (exercises):

  1. Plateau and dead time measurement of the GM and scintillation detectors.
  2. Measurement optimisation in gamma scintillation counting.
  3. Study of the statistic character of radioactive decay.
  4. Liquid scintillation counting 1+2 - measurement of alpha na beta emitters.
  5. Methods of neutrons measurement.
  6. Dose and dose rate determination with Fricke dosimeter
  7. Determination of radionuclides in environmental samples with high resolution gamma-ray spectrometry.
  8. Alpha spectrometry


Students will get knowledge about principles of the detection of ionizing radiation, they will also get competencies to correctly choose and to set detection system for various types and energies of radiation including interpretation of the results.


  1. Registration to subject "Detection of ionizing radiation"
  2. Exam of "NUclear chemistry 2"
  3. Practical exercise in radiochemistry techniques
  4. Entrance test

Key words: Detection, ionizing radiation, spectrometry, radioactive, scintillation


  1. Atomic Act 263/2016 Coll. and related legislation (namely Decree of the SÚJB Nos. 409 and 422/2016 Coll.)
  2. G.F. Knoll: Radiation Detection and Measurement, J. Willey & Sons, New York, 1984.
  3. W.H. Tait: Radiation detection, Butterworths, 1980
  4. Act No. 18/1997 Coll., on Peaceful Utilisation of Nuclear Energy and Ionising Radiation (the Atomic Act) and on Amendments and Additions to Related Acts.
  5. W.D.Loveland, D.J. Morrissey, G.T. Seaborg: Modern nuclear chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2006.
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Summer semester
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MEET-CINCH Consortium

email: eshop (at) cinch-project (dot) eu

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