FIS/04 (NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS)
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
1st semester (04/10/2021 - 19/01/2022)
48 lesson hours
Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics (wave function, tunnel effect), basic knowledge of the nuclear and atomic structure, electromagnetism basic knowledge
Knowledge of decay law and of main radioactive phenomena.
Understanding of the main risks connected to radiation. Description of some radioactive phenomena and their applications
radioactive decay law, radioactive families, natural radioactivity, biological effect of radiation, basic knowledge of nuclear reactor and effects of nuclear accidents, radiodatation, measurements of concentration by activation method (laboratory at LENA), gamma decay, alfa decay, exotic decays, beta decay, the sun and stellar nucleosynthesis
Mainly frontal lectures with some experiences performed at the Laboratory of Applied Nuclear Energy (measurements of mean-life, range and analysis for neutron activation)
Reccomended or required readings
A.Kamal "Nuclear Physics" -Ed.Springer.
Possibile insights on specific argumentsi:
W.R.Leo “Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments: A How to Approach” Ed.Springer
Oral examination at the end of the lectures. As an alternative it is proposed to divide the examination in two parts, one after about half the lectures and the second one at the end of the course. The first part consists of a seminar on a subject chosen by the student and connected to the first part of the program , the second one is an oral examination of the student's knowledges of the second part of the program
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030