RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT
This combined lecture and laboratory course will provide students with an introduction to the principles of radiation detection and measurement and experimental techniques. The lecture material will provide students with an understanding of the theoretical basis of detector operation, radiation interactions with matter, signal conditioning and processing electronics, measurement techniques, and statistical considerations. Laboratory work will emphasize the practical aspects of radiation detection using an array of radioactive sources, detectors, and associated signal processing electronics. Through a series of laboratory experiments, students will learn to configure and operate instrumentation used in a wide range of radiation detection applications that are of interest to nuclear power, nuclear medicine, radiochemistry, and other scientific disciplines.