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MANE 4430 - Linear Accelerator Laboratory


Linear Accelerator Laboratory will provide an introduction to measurements of experimental systems utilizing neutron sources.  It will focus on measurements relating to the detection of neutrons through interactions in materials, neutron reaction cross-sections neutron diffusion and slowing down, Doppler broadening of cross-sections and how this applies to nuclear reactors, both neutron and photon activation analysis and its applications, and the fission process and measurement of delayed fission gammas.  The course will utilize the unique abilities of the Gaerttner Linear Accelerator Center to provide real world neutron experiments to supplement the theory learned in previous courses at RPI.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: MANE 4350  Nuclear Instrumentation & Measurement and MANE 4480  Physics of Nuclear Reactors.

When Offered: Spring term annually.



Credit Hours: 3



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