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CODE 62121
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
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 course aims to illustrate some basic concepts of nuclear physics and ionizing radiation and to describe some techniques of analysis and non-destructive characterization of materials deriving from this sector of physics and which find numerous applications.

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%20materiali/FisAppl.htm

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%20materiali/FisAppl.htm ) or from aulaweb

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DARIO MASSABO' (President)

CORRADO BORAGNO

FEDERICO MAZZEI

PAOLO PRATI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

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

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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%20materiali/FisAppl.htm

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
25/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
15/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
18/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
04/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
23/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
10/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please, refer to the past exame tests ( https://www.ge.infn.it/~prati/Fisica%20applicata%20per%20scienze%20dei%20materiali/FisAppl.htm) to have a clear idea of the level of complexity of the final exame

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