Study programme 2020-2021Français
Nuclear Physics I
Programme component of Bachelor's in Physics à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-B2-SCPHYS-010-MCompulsory UEDAUBIE EvelyneS824 - Physique nucléaire et subnucléaire
  • DAUBIE Evelyne

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français200200044.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-PHYS-080Nuclear Physics I Theory200000Q2
S-PHYS-081Nuclear Physics I TP002000Q2
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals
    • Have a good knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of physics and of the role of models and theories.
  • Collaborate and work in a team
    • Have developed practical skills in physics through practical sessions in the laboratory, including error analysis and critical evaluation of experimental results, and sessions during which they have worked individually and in groups.

Learning Outcomes of UE

- Basic experimental nuclear physics and radioprotection.

- Basis on instrumentation (Geiger counters, scintillation detectors) and their operation for data taking and analysis (counting and spectrometry)

Content of UE

Nuclear physics - course :
- nuclei: structure, size, nuclear forces, binding energy, liquid drop model, stability valley
- nuclear instability: decay law, units, alpha, beta (+ - EC), gamma decays
- low energy nuclear reactions: kinematic, composite nucleus, cross section, resonance, radioisotope production;
- fission
- particles through matter: charged heavy particles, electrons, photons, neutrons
- ionizing radiation detectors

-  Geiger counter operation
-  radioactive decay law
-  natural radioactivity study
-  gamma spectrometry
-  gamma absorption in matter

Prior Experience

Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity (basis)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-080- J. Magill and J. Galy, Radioactivity, Radionuclides, Radiation, 2005, ED Springer
- D. Blanc, Précis de Physique Nucléaire, Dunod, 1999
- J. Franeau, Physique - tome 2, 1980, Leilens Ed
S-PHYS-081Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-080Not applicable
S-PHYS-081Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-PHYS-080- W.N. Cottingham and D.A. Greenwood, An Introduction to Nuclear Physics, 2d Ed, 2001, Cambridge University Press
- H.A. Enge, Introduction à la physique nucléaire, 1972, Masson et Cie
S-PHYS-081Not applicable
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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