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M.Sc. (Physics) | Syllabus | Sub Code: 09020305 | Titles: Nuclear Physics-1


Sub. Code: 09020305

Titles: Nuclear Physics-1




S. No Topic Domain Hours
1 Particle Identification 

1. Basic principle of ΔE-E detector telescopes,

2.Short range charged particles ΔE-E telescope,

3.Methods of particle identification using semiconductor and gaseous detectors,

4.ΔE-E time of flight spectroscopy

5.Event by event particle identification system for heavy ion induced reaction analysis;

6.neutron-gamma discrimination;

7.Modem Gas Detectors:

8.Basic principle and operation of split anode ionization chamber,

9.Position sensitive ionization chamber,

10.Position sensitive proportional counter

11.Multi wire proportional counter.

Must Know 12 hours
2 Nuclear Electronics

1.Types of preamplifiers: basic idea of voltage sensitive

2.Current sensitive pre-amplifiers,

3.Details of charge sensitive preamplifier and its applications;

4.Amplifier Pulse Shaping Circuits

5.RC, Gaussian, delay-line,

6.Bipolar and zero cross-over timing circuits,

7.Pole zero cancellation and base line restorer

8.Coincidence Techniques: basic idea of coincidence circuit  its resolving time,

9.Basic principle of slow coincidence, slow fast coincidence

10.Sum coincidence techniques;

11.Single Channel Analyzer;

12.Multi-Channel Analyzer;

13.CAMAC Based Data Acquisition System.

Must Know 12 hours
3 Ion Accelerators and Ion Beam Interaction in Solids 1.Ion Accelerators: Ion sources- basic features of RF ion source,

2.Direct extraction negative ions source (Duo plasmatron)

3.Source of negative ions by Cs sputtering (SNICS);

4.Basic principle and working of Tandom accelerator and

5.Pelletron accelerator and its applications;

6. Ion Beam Interaction in Soilds:

7.Basic ion bombardment processes in Solids- general phenomenon, ion penetration and stopping, Ion range parameters, channelling, components of an ion implanter, 8.Energy deposition during radiation damage, sputtering process and ion beam mixing.

Must Know 9 hours
4 Nuclear Reactors

1.Nuclear stability, fission,

prompt and delayed neutrons,

fissile and fertile materials- characteristics and production

2.Classification of neutrons on the basis of their energy, four factor formula control of reactors

3.Reactors using natural uranium,

4.Principle of breeder reactors

Must Know 7 hours


Text and Reference Books: 

  1. Introduction to Nuclear Physics: Heral Enge(Addison Wesley), 1981
  2. Nuclear Physics 4th Edition: D.C. Tayal(Himalaya House, Bombay 1980).
  3. Elements of Nuclear Physics: W.C. Burcham(ELBS 1979)
  4. Elements of Nuclear physics: Kenneth S. Krane(John Wiley& Sons, New York)