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Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 [Archived Catalog]

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MANE 4350 - Nuclear Instrumentation and Measurement

Nuclear instrumentation and radiation detector systems for the collection, processing and displaying of signals related to photons, electrons, alpha particles, and neutrons. Topics include: radiation interactions, counting statistics, ionization chambers, proportional counters, Geiger counters, scintillators, gamma-ray spectroscopy, semiconductor detectors, slow and fast neutron detection, liquid scintillation and TLD, and background and shielding. Students will tour a 100-MeV electron accelerator facility and learn to use MCNP code to simulate an HPGe gamma spectrometer.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: MANE 2830  Nuclear Phenomena for Engineering Applications.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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