141.405 Radiation Physics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 3.0h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • to give a historical overview
  • to describe radioactive sources, X-ray tubes, particle accelerator and nuclear reactors and discuss their functions
  • to explain interactions of ionising radiation with matter eg. energy dependence
  • to discuss in detail basic dosimetry wording, various radiation measuring devices as detectors, counters...
  • to describe special methods of dosimetry as TLD
  • to describe fundamentals of synchrotron radiation, radiation physical analytics and their appilications in detail
  • to discuss application in medical physics including special methods of therapie using accelerated  particles
  • to give an overview of fundamental nuclear reactor types, their function as well as reactor accidents

Subject of course

1. Types of ionizing radiation - fundamentals
2. radiation Sources: X-ray tubes, radioactive sources and accelerators
3. Synchrotron Radiation
4. Interactions of photons and electrons with matter
5. X-ray optics and X-ray diffraction
6. radiation measurement - detectors
7. radiation physical analytics
8. X-ray analytics
9. radiation and radiation protection at aviation altitudes and in deep space
10. Nuclear reactors, nuclear accidents and their radiological consequences
11. Radiation physical applications in medicine
12. History and the physics behind particle and Ion Therapie
13. Application of simulation in radiation protection and RT

Teaching methods

After introduction to the fundamentals special methods are introduced and applications discussed.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Wahlfach: LA Physik (Stzw.), Technische Physik



Course dates

Mon16:00 - 18:3009.03.2020Seminarraum AI lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

oral examination (e.g. onlie exam)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.01.2020 00:00 27.06.2020 23:59

Registration modalities:

via TISS




handouts of the lecture can be downloaded

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses