1- Interaction of radiation with matter; dosimetry.
2- The build-up of signals in radiation detectors: relevant theorems; electronic treatment of these signals: shaping, front-end electronics and digitalisation.
3- Light detectors; photomultipliers and photodiodes.
4- Detection of non-ionising radiation: NMR as an example - principles (Bloch equations) and applications (spectroscopy and imaging).
5 Detectors of ionising radiation - principles, characteristics and applications:
- gas detectors (ionisation chamber; proportional counter and MWPC, microstructure detectors; new designs: detectors using primary and secondary radiation;
- scintillators (organic and inorganic; new scintillation crystals);
- semicondutor detectors (from diode to matrices; CCDS, APDs).
6- Neutron detectors.
7- Integration of radiation detectors in systems used in:
- Particle Physics
- Medical Imaging
Bibliography of reference
G.F. Knoll, Radiation Detection and Measurement, 3rd edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2000 K. Krane, Introductory Nulcear Physics, John Wiley and Sons, 1987