PAP339 Semiconductor radiation detectors, 5 cr
||Semiconductor radiation detectors
||Can be taken more than once||no
||Master's Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences is responsible for the course.
Modules where the course belong to:
- PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
- Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology
- MATR300 Advanced Studies in Materials Research
- Study Track in Medical Physics and Biophysics
The course is available to students from other degree programmes.
Can be taken in any stage of master's or doctoral studies.
Given every second year (even years) in the spring term.
Two period course (III-IV periods).
After the course, the student will…
- know the basics of the interaction of radiation and matter;
- be familiar with the application of detectors in the studies of particle, X-ray, gamma-ray and neutron radiation;
- know the operational principle of semiconductor diode detectors and other selected types of solid-state detectors;
- have an idea of the principles of detector signal processing and data-acquisition;
- be familiar with the application of radiation detectors in the instrumentation of nuclear and particle physics.
Weekly exercises based on lectures. Participation in two laboratory works with one laboratory report. Final examination.
Applicable already in the beginning of the Master's degree studies.
|Recommended optional studies
Other courses in the course package of Instrumentation of Particle Physics.
1. Interaction of radiation with matter.
2. Solid-state detectors.
3. Detector read-out.
|Study materials and literature
Glenn. F. Knoll: Radiation Detection and Measurement, Fourth Edition, Wiley, chapters 1-4 and 11-20, 2010 (or corresponding knowledge).
|Activities and teaching methods in support of learning
Lectures; homework; exercise sessions; work in Helsinki Detector Laboratory; writing laboratory report; presentation by students; excursion.
|Assessment practices and criteria
1. Examination 70 %
2. Exercises 30 %
Minimum 1/3 available homework exercise points;
Participation in two laboratory sessions with accepted laboratory report;
Current and future instruction
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