Presentation of practical applications of radioisotopes in industrial and medical environments.
All aspects of on-site radio management : production, packaging, transport, implementation and disposal for various applications.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M)
1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.5, 5.3, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3.
b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to correctly manage the use of sources of ionizing radiation (radioactive sources and X-ray tubes) in a laboratory, a medical establishment or an industrial establishment.
1. Reminder of fundamental principles of nuclear physics
2. Production of artificial radioisotopes : nuclear reactor cyclotron
3. Packaging and transport of radioisotopes: packages, packaging
4. Establishment authorizations
5. Design of a controlled area : armor calculation, rules of good practice in the zone
6. Medical applications and industrial applications : industrial gauges, radiosterilization, gamma radiography, tracers, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine (each type of use is detailed and illustrated)
7. Disposal of radioactive waste
The teaching unit contains many current and concrete examples. These examples are chosen according to the orientation chosen by the students.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Teaching activities will be provided by the holder of the teaching unit. The concrete examples are adapted to the questions and wishes of the students.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The evaluation consists of a written examination consisting of about ten questions followed directly by a discussion with the teacher.
Complementary questions make it possible to specify the answers given at the written exam
Books related to the disciplines addressed will be presented during the theoretical lectures.