lphy2360  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
22.5 h
Piotrzkowski Krzysztof;
Main themes
Basic notions of matter structure, electronic structure of atom, atomic nucleus (static and energetic descriptions) and radioactivity : disintegration types, decay laws, radiation filiations. Radioactive sources (natural and artificial) - Radiation interactions with matter of charged ionising particles (electrons and heavy ions) and neutral particles (neutron, gamma) - Basic principles of radiation detection : semi-conductors, organic and inorganic scintillations and associated electronics .

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The objective of this course is to remind the students from other orientations than physics the basic principles and the fundamental notions of atomic, nuclear and radiation physics, which they will need to follow their specialization (Radioprotection, Nuclear Medicine, Radio-pharmacy, Nuclear Engineer, …) . We develop, notably, this basic knowledge to suit the specific needs of the auditorium.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written and oral examination.
Other information
Prerequisites: scientifical education such as a degree in sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), engineer diploma (civil or agricultural), general medicine and pharmacy. Good knowledge of mathematics and general physics.
Online resources
copy of overhead transparencies used by the teacher.
Faculty or entity

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