## 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%20materiali/FisAppl.htm

AIMS AND 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%20materiali/FisAppl.htm

TEACHING METHODS

Normal class with lessons for 4 hour/week

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

**Office hours:** In any moment but an appointment must be previously fixed by email (prati@ge.infn.it)

Exam Board

PAOLO PRATI (President)

CORRADO BORAGNO

NICODEMO MAGNOLI

## LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Normal class with lessons for 4 hour/week

LESSONS START

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

Class schedule

## EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is given as 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

see previous field

Exam schedule

Date | Time | Location | Type | Notes |
---|---|---|---|---|

24/01/2018 | 09:00 | GENOVA | Orale | |

20/02/2018 | 14:00 | GENOVA | Orale | |

20/06/2018 | 09:00 | GENOVA | Orale | |

17/07/2018 | 09:00 | GENOVA | Orale | |

19/09/2018 | 09:00 | GENOVA | Orale |