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Radiation Detectors and Measuring Methods

  • 7.5 credits

Radiation detectors are used in medical imaging and in ion beam therapy. In this course you will learn about the fundamental principles behind radiation detectors and measuring methods. This includes specific examples of some of the most common detector types on which you will gain first-hand experience through laboratory exercises.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.
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Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.

IMPORTANT

Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department

Everyone admitted to a course at the Department of Physics will receive a welcome letter with important information from us via e-mail. If you have not receive the mail by the beginning of August, please contact our study advisor!

Roll-call

Courses at the Department of Physics do not have a roll-call. Instead the course starts with the first lecture.

Registration

After being admitted to a course, you must register to confirm that you are starting your studies. For most of our courses this can be done online using your university account. Registration normally opens two weeks before the course starts and you must have registered at the latest one week after the first lecture. If you have any problems with registration, contact our student office. Contact details can be found below.

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Learning platform

Most of the courses in physics use the Athena learning platform. Once registered, the course should appear automatically in Athena. If you cannot find the course, contact the course coordinator. If the course uses a different website, you can find the link further down on this web page.

Conditionally admitted

If you are conditionally admitted to a course at our department you need to contact our study advisor before you can register. Contact us as soon as possible, well before the course starts. Contact details are found further down on this web page.

Applicants on waiting list

Are you placed on a waiting list to any of our courses? You will always be contacted by e-mail if you  are offered a place. Normaly we will not admit new students if more than 1 week has passed after the firsts lecture.

Find the Departmend of Physics

Most of the physics courses are held in the AlbaNova building, located between the Frescati campus and the Royal Institute of Technology (Tekniska högskolan, KTH). Courses in medical radiation physics are held at Campus Karolinska Hospital. A few of our physics courses are also given in collaboration with KTH or other departments. If this is the case it is clearly stated further down on this web page.

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Education during autumn 2020

Most courses at the Department of Physics which starts during the first period of the autumn semester will have lectures given online while practical elements (e.g., laboratory exercises) and examination take place on campus.

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More specific deatalis regarding this course can be found further down on this web page or on the course page in the Athena learning platform. If you have questions you can contact the course coordinator; contact details are found further down on this web page.

Welcome activities

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Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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In this course you learn about the physical principles behind—and the properties of—detectors used in medical applications. You will carefully study gas-, scintillation- and semiconducter-based detectors as well as detectors for neutrons. The primary output from such detectors is generally quite weak and an important aspect of this course is the introduction to various methods to detect feeble pulses of charges. You will perform practical quantitative measurements of the activity of radioactive substances. You will extend your prior knowledge on statistical treatment of experimental data and on estimates of systematic errors. In medical applications, it is obviously of great concern to be able to correctly estimate the experimental uncertainties and in this course, the principles for determining uncertainties, precision and accuracy are emphasized.

  • Course structure

    This course is given during daytime. The course is part of the Medical Physicist Programme, but it can also be taken as an independent course.

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures, group education, exercises and practical labs.

    Assessment

    The theoretical part of the course is assessed through a written exam, while the laboratory exercises are assessed through written reports.

    Examiner

    Course responsible:

    Mark Stockett: 08 5573 8686, e-mail: mark.stockett@fysik.su.se

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    Schedule FK5015 Autumn 2019 Daytime

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    G F Knoll: Radiation detection and measurements John Wiley and Sons, Fourth Ed 2010

  • More information

    When can I apply?

    Registration is open from mid-March to mid-April for courses that run in the fall, and from mid-September to mid-October for courses that run in the spring.

    Please note that many courses open for late registration in mid-July for courses in the autumn term and in mid-December for courses in the spring term.

    Read our step by step guide on how to apply

  • Contact

    Academic Advisor:

    studievagledare@fysik.su.se