HUOM! OPINTOJAKSOJEN TIETOJEN TÄYTTÄMISTÄ KOORDINOIVAT KOULUTUSSUUNNITTELIJAT HANNA-MARI PEURALA JA TIINA HASARI
1. Course title
Semiconductor radiation detectors
2. Course code
Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53263 Säteilyn ilmaisimet II, 5 op.
3. Course status: optional
-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
-Which module does the course belong to?
PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences (optional for Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology)
MATR300 Advanced Studies in Materials Research (optional for Study Track in Medical Physics and Biophysics)
-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?
4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)
Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8
-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion
Can be taken in any stage of master's or doctoral studies.
6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered
Given every second year (even years) in the spring term.
Two period course (III-IV periods).
7. Scope of the course in credits
8. Teacher coordinating the course
Doc. Eija Tuominen
Dr. Panja Luukka
9. Course learning outcomes
After the course, the student will…
- know the basics of the interaction of radiation and matter;
- be familiar with the application of detectors in the studies of particle, X-ray, gamma-ray and neutron radiation;
- know the operational principle of semiconductor diode detectors and other selected types of solid-state detectors;
- have an idea of the principles of detector signal processing and data-acquisition;
- be familiar with the application of radiation detectors in the instrumentation of nuclear and particle physics.
10. Course completion methods
Weekly exercises based on lectures. Participation in two laboratory works with one laboratory report. Final examination.
Applicable already in the beginning of the Master's degree studies.
12. Recommended optional studies
Other courses in the course package of Instrumentation of Particle Physics.
13. Course content
1. Interaction of radiation with matter;
2. Solid-state detectors;
3. Detector read-out.
14. Recommended and required literature
Glenn. F. Knoll: Radiation Detection and Measurement, Fourth Edition, Wiley, chapters 1-4 and 11-20, 2010 (or corresponding knowledge).
15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning
Lectures; homework; exercise sessions; work in Helsinki Detector Laboratory; writing laboratory report; presentation by students; excursion.
16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale
1. Examination 70 %
2. Exercises 30 %
Minimum 1/3 available homework exercise points;
Participation in two laboratory sessions with accepted laboratory report;
17. Teaching language