2020-10-23-2697 - Radiation Detection and Measurement - Technical Management Services, Inc. ( 2020-10-23 - 2024-10-22 )

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Radiation Detection and Measurement
Technical Management Services, Inc.
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This 4-day course was developed to provide an overview of the instruments and techniques important in the detection and spectroscopy of ionizing radiation,
and to strengthen an understanding of the physical processes underlying their application. It stresses the development of a basic understanding of the
principles of operation of these devices, and helps develop an ability to inter-compare and select instrumentation best suited for different applications. It will
provide an opportunity for those new to the field to gain a broad perspective of measurement options, and for practitioners to refresh their knowledge in areas
outside their own specialties. This course is based on the new updated 4th edition textbook “Radiation Detection and Measurement” by Dr. Glenn Knoll and
now covers many new subjects as well as new scintillator materials that can achieve better energy resolution by a factor of two compared with traditional
materials. The 4th edition textbook also presents new material on ROC curves, micropattern gas detectors, new sensors for scintillation light, and digital
techniques in detector pulse processing, as well as revised discussions on TLDs and cryogenic spectrometers, radiation backgrounds, and the VME instrumentation
standard. Dr. Knoll’s book has attained widespread recognition as the standard published work in the field, and a copy is provided to all course
registrants. The presentation and lecture notes, which were developed by Dr. Knoll, will also be distributed and serve as a supplement to the text.
CEU credit type
Group A-Formal Educational Activities
CEU credit sub-type
A - Short course related to the practice of health physics