Study programme 2020-2021Français
Rayonnements ionisants et matières
Programme component of Master'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-M1-SCPHYS-026-MOptional UEDAUBIE EvelyneS824 - Physique nucléaire et subnucléaire
  • DAUBIE Evelyne

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français300300066.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-PHYS-040Ionising Radiation and Matter3003000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Master expertise.
    • Have acquired knowledge and a thorough understanding of specialist areas of physics in connection with mathematics and/or advanced laboratory practices required for these sectors.
  • Provide clear and accurate information.
    • Share their knowledge and findings clearly and back them up rationally to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Collaborate and work in a team.
    • Have developed practical skills in physics through practical sessions in the laboratory and sessions during which they have worked individually and in groups.

Learning Outcomes of UE

- Learn basics on physical processes accompanying the interaction of ionizing particles-radiations  with matter
- Description of  the detection principles of ionizing radiations
- Study of the ageing and radiation effects on materials
- Introduction to radio-protection (biological effects of the ionizing radiations)

Content of UE

- Introduction : nuclear physics, units, dosimetry, ...
- Sources of ionizing radiations
- Interaction of heavy charged particles, electrons(positrons), photons and neutrons with matter
- Radiation Detection :  identification, measurement of ionization, detectors, monitors
- Ageing and radiation effects
- Introduction to radioprotection

- electron interaction with  matter : absoprtion and backscattering  (using a Geiger counter)
- gamma rays interacation with matter : absorption in different materials (using a scintillation counter spectrometer)
- X-rays or low energy gamma-rays spectrometry detection using a CZT detector
- operation of alpha, beta, gamma and neutron monitors
- cosmic ray detection
- study of different materials irradiated with slow neutrons
- recap on nuclear physics, dosimetry and ionizing radiation detection

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

written test on practical knowledge and oral presentation on a subject correlated with ionizing radiations

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

written test on practical knowledge and oral presentation on a subject correlated with ionizing radiations

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

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-040Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-040- C. Jimonet et H. Métivier, Principes de radioprotection, Ed. EDP Sciences
- C. Grupen, Introduction to Radiation Protection, Springer Ed.
- C. Grupen, Particle Detectors, Cambridge University Press

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-PHYS-040Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) 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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