- Code PHYS8204
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Physics
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Physics
- Areas of interest Physics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr AJ Mitchell
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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This course introduces the physical processes by which nuclear radiation interacts with matter, including with biological systems.
Following on from this background, a range of topics will be covered, such as:
- The absorption of, and shielding from, nuclear radiation
- Radiation dosimetry
- Industrial and medical applications of nuclear radiation
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand how nuclear radiation interacts with matter and be able to make an educated assessment of the effects nuclear radiation will have in different situations, including the exposure of biological systems.
- Understand the wide range of medical and industrial applications which use nuclear radiation.
- Examination (20) [LO 1,2]
- Assignments (30) [LO 1,2]
- Essays (20) [LO 1,2]
- Lab report (30) [LO 1,2]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
• Face-to face component which may consist of 2 x 1 hour lectures per week and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. Lab sessions will be scheduled through the semester.
• Approximately 94 hours of self directed study which will include laboratory sessions in the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility and preparation for lectures and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
- Nuclear Physics – Principles and Applications – John Lilley (Ch. 5-9)
- Introductory Nuclear Physics – Kenneth S. Krane (Ch. 6, 7 and 20)
- Radiation detection and measurement – Glenn F. Knoll (Ch. 1, 2 and 20)
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