PHY811 - GRADUATE EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS

Part I Techniques and Experiments in Nuclear Physics

Instructor: Haralabos Tsertos


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION:
  1. The General Method of Least Squares

  2. Interaction of Charged Particles with Matter - The TRIM Code

  3. Basic Nuclear Electronics

EXPERIMENTS:
  1. High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Particles

    1. Surface-Barrier Si Detectors

    2. The Data Acquisition and Analysis Program MAESTRO

    3. Calibration of the Detector System

    4. Acquisition and analysis of Energy Spectra from Sources

  2. High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Rays

    1. The Intrinsic Ge(i) Detector

    2. Calibration of the Detection System

    3. Acquisition and Analysis of Spectra from Radioactive Sources

    4. Determination of the Detector Efficiency as a Function of Energy

Bibliography

  1. H. Tsertos, "Experimental Physics II"
    University of Cyprus, Nicosia 1998-99
    (comprehensive students manuscript, main text, in Greek). 

     
  2. P. R. Bevington, "Data Reduction and Error Analysis for Physical Science"
    McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York.

  3. G.F Knoll, "Radiation Detection and Measurement"
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

     
  4. W. R . Leo, "Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments"
    Springer-Verlag, Berlin , Heidelberg.

     
  5. N. Tsoulfanidis, "Measurement and Detection of Radiation"
    McGraw-Hill, New York.

     
  6. A. Melissinos, "Experiments in Modern Physics"
    Academic Press.

     
  7. K. S. Krane, "Introductory Nuclear Physics"
    John Willey & Sons.

     
  8. MAESTRO-32, User's Manual, EG & G ORTEC Instruments, Inc.

  9. J.F. Ziegler, "The Transportation of Ions in Matter", Instruction Manual.