Radiation Detectors

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Radiation Detectors

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None
    "The course covers the basic concepts of interaction between radiation and matter, including the Bethe-Block formula, Cherenkov radiation, Bremsstrahlung, multiple Coulomb scattering and the interaction of photons. A range of particle detectors such as scintillation counters and photomultipliers, time-of-flight, ionization and drift chambers, semiconductor detectors, transition radiation detectors, electromagnetic and hadronic calorimeters, will be discussed in detail with particular examples of detectors currently operating at the Large Hadron Collider and elsewhere. During the course a number of related topics such as particle accelerators and event triggering will also be discussed."
    Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Dissertation
    Level: 6

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