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201: Radiation-matter interaction & Dosimetry

 

Radiation-matter interaction & Dosimetry

 

Faculty

Prof. Robert Speller, Dr. Julie Horrocks

Content

Possible and important interactions, cross-sections and coefficients, measurement of attenuation, Photoelectric interaction, Coherent and incoherent scattering, Pair production, Relative importance of interactions, Cahrged particle interactions, Neutron interactions, Principles of Monte Carlo simulation techniques and their applications.

The radiation field, Effects of ionizing radiation on matter, Absorbed dose, Exposure, Kerma, Determination of absorbed dose by indirect measurement, Bragg-Gray theory and its use, Comparison of electron, photon and neutron dosimetry, Dosimetry and radionuclides, Radiation detectors and methods of radiation dosimetry, Applications of detectors.

Objectives

To provide MP students the theory behind the interaction of radiation with matter and the concept of dosimetry. The concepts covered are used in later courses of the core-curriculum related to Radiation Physics. Additionally, to provide hands-on experience of dosimetric calculations using real data in Excel.