The course provides theoretical and experimental knowledge of the detection of ionizing radiation and a good knowledge on measurement technique. The course covers the measurement of small currents and charges, pulse height analysis, statistics and deadtime corrections. Gas-, scintillation- and semiconductor detectors are treated, as well as neutron detectors etc. It also covers gamma spectroscopy and experimental determination of activity including low activity measurements. The course includes compulsory laboratory work. Welcome letter and preliminar schedule
Measurement Methods and Radiation Detectors, 7.5 credits
Autumn Term 2021
30 August 2021
29 September 2021
English (upon request)
Type of studies
University: Statitics 6 ECTS, and Atomic and nuclear physics 7.5 ECTS or Industrial Radiation Physics 7.5 ECTS, or corresponding. Recommended 7.5 ECTS electronics. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2021 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 April 2021. How to apply
Application and tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.