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APPLIED PHYSICS

CODE 62121
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8765 SCIENZA DEI MATERIALI (L-30) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR FIS/07
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The class aims to illustrate some of the basic concepts of nuclear physics and of ionizing radiation and  to describe some non-destructive  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

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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%…

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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%…

    TEACHING METHODS

    Normal class with lessons for 4 hour/week.

    Lectures in the classroom are delivered through multimedia presentations.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    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 non-destructive material analysis:

    14C dating and thermoluminescence
    Non-destructive analysis with ion beams, X-ray fluorescence and neutron activation
    Application examples:  air pollution and cultural heritage

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    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

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    DARIO MASSABO' (President)

    CORRADO BORAGNO

    PAOLO PRATI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    please, refert to the officila web site of Course in material science

    Class schedule

    APPLIED PHYSICS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    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.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    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.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    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