CODE  62121 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2022/2023 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  FIS/07 
LANGUAGE  Italian 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  1° Semester 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
The class aims to illustrate some of the basic concepts of nuclear physics and of ionizing radiation and to describe some nondestructive techniques for compositional analysis of materials that derive from this field of physics. Energy production by nuclear fission/fusion as well as radiocarbon dating will be also addresssed
The student is supposed to lear how to solve simple problems/exercises related to the program of the class. A oog reference i sthe collection of the final test which can be found in https://www.ge.infn.it/~prati/Fisica%20applicata%20per%20scienze%20dei%…
The student is supposed to lear how to solve simple problems/exercises related to the program of the class. A good reference is the collection of written exam tests which can be found in https://www.ge.infn.it/~prati/Fisica%20applicata%20per%20scienze%20dei%…
Normal class with lessons for 4 hour/week.
Lectures in the classroom are delivered through multimedia presentations.
Basics of nuclear physic and of ionizing radiation:
The structure of the atomic nucleus
Nuclear reactions and radioactive decay
Fission nuclear fusion
Nucleosynthesis and abundance of elements in the universe
Interaction of electrons, ions and photons with matter
Biological effects of ionizing radiation, dosimetry and radiation protection
Operating principles of radiation detectors and spectrometric chains
Operating principles of low energy ion accelerators
Methods for nondestructive material analysis:
14C dating and thermoluminescence
Nondestructive analysis with ion beams, Xray fluorescence and neutron activation
Application examples: air pollution and cultural heritage
There are no reccommended books however some bibliografy is given throught the slides adopted during the lectures. The slies can be downloaded from the Teacher's web page ( https://www.ge.infn.it/~prati/Fisica%20applicata%20per%20scienze%20dei%… ) or from aulaweb
Office hours: reception by appointment
DARIO MASSABO' (President)
CORRADO BORAGNO
PAOLO PRATI (President Substitute)
please, refert to the officila web site of Course in material science
The exam consist in a written test with 8 simple exercizes/problems to be solved within a maximum time of 2 hours. The use of books, notes of any other didactic material is not allowed.
The full collection of past exames can be found in https://www.ge.infn.it/~prati/Fisica%20applicata%20per%20scienze%20dei%…
The minimum score is 18 out of 30.
The questions of the written test are formulated in order to verify the student's level of understanding of the most important concepts discussed in the class and which are at the basis of the application of nuclear physics and ionizing radiation in various fields.
Date  Time  Location  Type  Notes 

24/01/2023  09:30  GENOVA  Scritto  
15/02/2023  09:30  GENOVA  Scritto  
07/04/2023  09:30  GENOVA  Scritto  
21/06/2023  09:30  GENOVA  Scritto  
05/07/2023  09:30  GENOVA  Scritto  
25/07/2023  09:30  GENOVA  Scritto  
05/09/2023  09:30  GENOVA  Scritto 
Please, refer to the past exame tests ( https://www.ge.infn.it/~prati/Fisica%20applicata%20per%20scienze%20dei%…) to have a clear idea of the level of complexity of the final exame