Radiation Measurement

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LecturerTetsuo IGUCHI, Professor
DepartmentSchool of Engineering / Graduate School of Engineering, 2010 Spring
Recommended for:School of Engineering 3rd and 4th year students (Quantum Science and Energy Engineering course and Applied Physics course) (2.01.5hours/session 1session/week 15weeks/semester)

Course Objectives

Course Aims

  1. The students will be able to understand and explain the fundamental physics of radiation measurement.
  2. The students will be able to understand and explain the measurement principles and characteristics of each radiation detector.
  3. The students will be able to select the appropriate measurement system for each radiation measurement.

Nuclear Physics , Electromagnetics I , Nuclear Electrical and Electronic Circuits

Course Contents

  1. Unit and quantity of radiation, natural radiation, statistical properties
  2. Radiation (electrically-charged particles, Y(X)ray, neutrons) and interaction with detector materials
  3. Characteristic quantities indicated by radiation detector (including detection efficiency, and energy resolution)
  4. Gas ionization detector (including charge behavior in air, ionization chamber, proportional counter, and GM counter)
  5. Solid ionization detector (including operating principles and semiconductor detectors)
  6. Luminous detector (including Luminous mechanisms and various types of scintillators)
  7. Photoelectric conversion elements (including photomultipliers and photodiodes)
  8. Signal processing circuit systems (including detector selection principles, pulse count, pulse-amplitude analysis, pulse-time analysis)
  9. Etc. (including passive detectors, the movement and prospects of new detectors


There is no specific textbook assigned for use in this course, however lecture materials based on reference material will be distributed when appropriate. A short report will be assigned in each class, so be sure to thoroughly review the lecture materials.


Assessment of goal achievement will be weighted equally. Weekly reports will be counted as 30%, final exam will be counted as 70%, 60 or more points out of 100 will be counted as a passing grade.

Last updated

March 17, 2020