• Offered by Research School of Physics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Gregory Lane
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
    See Future Offerings

This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021, however students are encouraged to attend on-campus activities if possible.

This course provides a practical introduction to the measurement techniques used in nuclear science. It will cover the principles of operation of nuclear detectors and radiation counting techniques.

Students will use gamma-ray and particle detectors to complete an experimental project using the ANU's Heavy-Ion Accelerator facility.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of the program graduates would be expected to be able to:
  1. demonstrate their understanding detector operation.
  2. demonstrate competency in the use of radiation detectors.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (20%)

Laboratory Report (80%)

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Workload

This is a semester long course with 12 lectures and 25 hours of intensive laboratory component at the ANU Heavy-Ion Faciltiy

Preliminary Reading

G Knoll,  Radiation Detection and Measurement 3rd Ed., Wiley (2000)

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6493 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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