Measurement of ionizing radiation

Course description

Merjenje ionizirajočega sevanja is an elective course for third-year undergraduates in the FMF physics program, with a focus on students considering a career in experimental particle physics. These notes are from the summer semester of the 2020-21 academic year, when the course was taught by professor Boštjan Golob (lecture) and dr. Luka Šantelj (exercises). Material covered in the course includes:

  • the interaction of heavy charged particles with matter
  • the interaction of photons with matter
  • the fundamental working principles of gas-based, semiconducting, and scintillating particle detectors
  • methods for measuring and classifying particle mass
  • an overview of neutron and photon detection
  • an overview of radiation dosimetry