Details of PH3205 (Spring 2020)

Level: 6 Type: Laboratory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
PH3205 Basic Nuclear Physics - Theory and Laboratory Goutam Dev Mukherjee,
Satyabrata Raj

Syllabus
Theory:
Basics of nuclear physics: mass formula, shell model, shell effect, alpha decay, beta decay.

Experiments:
1. Study of Geiger-Muller Counter and counting statistics by Gamma ray source.
2. Study of Geiger-Muller Counter and counting statistics by Beta particle source.
3. Study of Gamma absorption in matter by Gamma ray source.
4. Study of Gamma ray energy spectrum using a scintillation counter with Single Channel Analyzer (SCA).
5. Analysis of gamma energy spectra with Multichannel analyzer (MCA).
6. Study of angular distribution of cross section for Rutherford scattering of Alpha particles from Au foil.
7. Absorption of alphaparticles in air & determination of energy and counting rates for Ra
series.
8. Muon Lifetime determination.

References

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Core
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Elective
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 6 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective