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Nuclear Engineering (NUC E)

NUC E 542 Source and Detector Technologies for Nuclear Security (3) Theory and technology behind detectors, sensors, and source technologies including portal monitors and field deployable radiation detection systems.

NUC E 542 Source and Detector Technologies for Nuclear Security (3)

The primary goal of this course is to educate the student on the theory behind radiation detection systems, sensors, and source technologies used in nuclear security, treaty verification, and non-proliferation. It is expected that the student will develop a deep understanding of radiation detection instrumentation and measurement techniques with a specific focus on nuclear and radiological materials. The student should develop a working knowledge of instruments and sensors for nuclear security-related applications. This course is meant to provide the student a foundation of understanding into the radiation sources and radiation detection technologies used in nuclear security applications, treaty verification, and non-proliferation. By developing this understanding the student will able to understand the advantages and challenges of radiation source and detection technologies used in the field.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: NUC E 450

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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