Exercise 1.3 - Energy spectrum of gamma radiation

Exercise content

The energy spectrum of gamma radiation and the non-idealities in the spectrum due to measurement and measuring devices are studied in this work. The work also determines the energies of unknown gamma quanta of one substance. Various radioactive isotopes are used for this as a source of different energy gamma quanta. The measuring equipment consists of a scintillation detector and a digital pulse analyzer.


Book this exercise here. Reservation is open until 31.1.2021. Maximum number of students accepted to this exercise is 15. You need to request for the model data from the assistant by the end of January (at that time the model data will be automatically sent to those participants who had not yet asked for it).

The first version of the report must be returned to the exercise assistant electronically no later than three weeks after the model data has been received. The writing time for the second revised version, in turn, is two weeks, calculated from the assistant's invitation to the feedback session.

The reports will be returned to the assistant by email. The reports should be written only in English.

Material and measurements

Read carefully job-related material (theory and work instructions), where more references can be found. Also read carefully "Completing the course" and "Report writing instructions". Video demonstrations are common for the exercises 1.3 and 1.4. Find them below.

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