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Alpha Spectrometry


Course Information

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This module will give a practical and theoretical knowledge of the identification and measurement of alpha particles using silicon detectors.

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Course Dates

9th October 2017 – 13th October 2017

Places Available

Course Leader

Janet Kennedy

Course Fee

Course Description

This module is aimed at those working in the nuclear industry and in any industrial sector where there is a requirement for radiation detection. Delegates are likely to be early/mid-career and seeking progression. By the end of the course delegates will have a full understanding of, the origin of alpha particles, the natural series of radiation decay, the properties of alpha particles, the type of detectors which can measure the energy of alpha particles and sampling strategy.