PARTICLE DETECTORS
Stampa
Enrollment year
2019/2020
Academic year
2020/2021
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
FIS/01 (EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Course
PHYSICS
Curriculum
Fisica nucleare e subnucleare
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (01/03/2021 - 11/06/2021)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
48 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
Prerequisites
Basic concepts of electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and statistics
Learning outcomes
Understanding of the processes of interaction of radiation with matter and the physical principles of radiation detection
Course contents
After an introduction to radioactivity and radioactive sources, we pass to the study of the processes of radiation-matter interaction for charged and neutral particles. Are then described the main features of the detectors to study of the physical mechanisms of functioning of the two main classes of detectors: ionization detectors and scintillation ones. The last part of the course concerns the description of the detection systems such as particle identification and, in detail, electromagnetic and hadronic calorimetry.
Teaching methods
Front lectures using slides to show diagrams and experimental results
Reccomended or required readings
W.R. Leo, Techniques for W.R. Leo, Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments. Springer- Verlag
K. Kleiinknecht, Detectors for particle radiation
G. Gaudio, M. Livan, R. Wigmans The art of Calorimetry. Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, Course CLXXV “radiation and Particle Detectors” (IOS Amsterdam; SIF, Bologna)
Recent review papers
Assessment methods
Oral examination. The focus will be mainly on the physics of radiation detection and on the ability of the student to identify the more suitable instrumentation for measuring a certain physical process
Further information
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030