Course code CTU02
Course title Application of Ionizing Radiation
Institution Czech Technical University in Prague
Course address Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Brehová 7, 115 19 Prague 1, Czech Republic
City Prague
Minimum year of study 4th year
Minimum level of English Good
Minimum level of French None
Key words Ionizing radiation, detectors, application in industry, application in medicine
Language English
Professor responsible Tomas Cechak
Telephone 420 222 811 074
Fax 420 224 358 437
Participating professors

Ass. prof. Tomas Trojek, PhD.

Number of places Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20, Reserved for local students: 0
Objectives To obtain an overview of the theoretical and experimental background, concerning the application of ionizing radiation and radionuclides in industry and medicine.
Depending on the mode of application, information is in most cases obtained through effects of radiation on matter. Detection and evaluation of radiation can give the desired information about these effects.
The state of applications will be described and implemented in the laboratory classes and experimental demonstrations.
Programme to be followed

Seven 2-hour lectures:-Characteristic of Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity
-X Ray Fluorescence Analysis-Application of Ionizing Radiation in geology and Geophysics-Application of Radiation in Art and rcheometry-Radon-Problem in radiation Protection
-Application of Ionizing Radiation in Medicine
-Personal Dosimetry and Radiation Protection

Four 2-hour experimental exercises:
-Polymer-gel dosimetry
-Spectrometry of Gamma Radiation with HP(Ge) Detector
-X Ray Fluorescence Analysis
-Personal Dosimetry- TLD

Two 2-hour experimental demonstrations:
-GOLEM- Tocamac thermonuclear installation
-Application of Ionizing Radiation in Medicine

Prerequisites General knowledge of the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter is necessary
Course exam Written exam of 2 hours duration.