RADAM: Radiation Detection and Measurement

The main objective of the project is to familiarize students with the practical aspects of radiation measurement.

31/08/2015 to 04/09/2015
Expected Outcome: 

The student is able to set up and/or to analyse:

1. nuclear counting measurements (GM-counting, proportional counters etc.)

2. measurements using NaI- ( and LaBr-)Scintillators and HPGe-Detectors for gamma-spectrometry

3. basic LSC measurements (he/she gets to know quench effects)

4. measurements (without sample preparation) using alpha-detectors

He is aware of the importance of a correct treatment of the uncertainties in the data and knows how to apply the recipes given in the GUM-publications for some typical cases He knows how to determine the counting efficiency for simple geometries and gets first information on simulation tools to determine efficiencies for more complex situations The student can apply the methods of this laboratory in other disciplines e.g. nuclear chemistry.

Intended Participants: 

Students , mainly at Master level, Bachelor students only if initial knowledge appropriate. This IC is highly recommended for students who want to participate in the nuclear chemistry course, proposed by Prof. Scherer at the Campus Jülich in the following week, which have little or no experience in nuclear measurements.

Basic knowledge of nuclear physics and of interaction of radiation with matter. Basic knowledge of EXCEL. Students which are familiar with tools like MATLAB, GNUPLOT etc. are highly welcome.
Time Schedule: 

Potential partners should show their interest before April 30th, 2015. They will be asked for further suggestions and comments.

Students should express their interest by the end of May 2015 and register not later than June, 19th 2015. Accepted students will obtain a hand-out of the intended experiments and some literature to be prepared

Erasmus IP: 
Cost for students: 

Travel not covered.

Accommodation approx. 50€/night in local hotels possible.

Apartments for approx. 25€/night (no breakfast) also possible .

There is a possibility of installing tents on the Campus at no cost!

One social dinner, welcome and farewell drinks (sponsored by Kursstätte a course provider for radiation protection training).

No Tuition fee.

TOTAL COSTS Depend on accommodation and travel

Extra Information: 

We will try hard to obtain cheap accommodation (last year we had an apartment for less than 25€ a night!)