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Date: 2009
Page count: 269 pages
Format: B/5
ISBN: 978-963-9664-31-9
Category: Math, Informatics and Science
Series: Applied Physics

Original price: 3200 Ft

Measuring techniques of nuclear radiations

Due to the global warming, developing countries need to work out new energy politics. As we see now, besides renewable energy sources nuclear power might be the egress. As a consequence nuclear power has reached its new renaissance after its temporary relapse (1986 Chernobyl). There are many new nuclear power blocks under construction (e. g. China, Russia, Japan, India). According to the Hungarian legislation the Paks Nuclear Power Plant now has longer operating time and there are plans to build new nuclear power block(s). These facts make the replacement of the "aging" professionals unavoidable. The principal institute for the higher education of nuclear technology in Hungary is the training reactor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. This institute is responsible for the nuclear education of national and international graduate and postgraduate students for almost 40 years.

The book entitled ‘Measuring techniques of nuclear radiations' contributes to this education. The aim of the book is to help students prepare for examinations and  specialists who apply nuclear radiations in medicine, agriculture and industry.

The main chapters of the book are: properties of nuclear radiations; interactions of radiations with matter; detectors: general considerations, types of detectors:  gas-filled, scintillation, semiconductor detectors, neutron detection; electronics: integrating- and differentiating-circuits, pulse shaping, amplifiers, power supplies, coincidence, anticoincidence circuits, multichannel analysers; charged-particle spectroscopy, gamma-spectroscopy; special measuring techniques: measurement of low and high intensities, relative and absolute methods, coincidence technique. The last chapter deals with quality assurance of the methods and instrumentation.

The book focuses on practical aspects, it can be effectively used in different areas of measuring nuclear radiations.