RADAM: RAdiation Detection And Measurement

The main objective of the project is to familiarize students with basic methods and radiation measurements.
The project includes lab courses with very few lectures

18/03/2019 to 22/03/2019
Expected Outcome: 

The student is able to:

  1. Assess statistical uncertainties in counting experiments
  2. Set – up experiments with different types of detectors (GM-tubes, Prop-counter, NaI, Si, HPGe, LSC, Doserate meters etc.)
  3. Select the appropriate type of detection system for different kinds of radiation (X-ray, alpha, beta, gamma, and neutrons)
  4. Respect the radiation protection rules in handling sealed radioactive sources.  

The student also gets to know some additional techniques like coincidences and neutron activation. 

Intended Participants: 

Students at Master level
Recommended for participants of the MARC course with little experience in nuclear measurements!

Fundamental knowledge of nuclear phenomena and interaction of radiation with matter. Basic knowledge of EXCEL
Number of Participants: 
Maximal 10
Time Schedule: 

Students should express their interest not later than February 1st 2019.

Registered students will obtain a hand-out of the intended experiments. They should consult the e-learning modules offered by the strategic-partnership “Blended Learning”

Erasmus IP: 
2 ECTS points
Practical organization: 

Accommodation : can be organised​

Cost for students: 
  • Travel : not covered
  • Accommodation: approx..25€ to 45€/night! Accommodation will be sponsored as much as possible.
  • One social dinner will sponsored
  • Tuition fee: no