Radioactivity

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Radioactive decay and its applications
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Hints on the discovery of radioactivity. The exponential law of radioactive decay: series of decays, transient and secular equilibrium, production and decay, branching ratios. Alpha, beta and gamma decays: phenomenological and theoretical aspects. Exotic decays: emission of protons and clusters. Fission. Hints on nuclear models: collective and single particle models. Environmental radioactivity. Artificial radioactivity. Applications towards medicine, archeology, geology, environmental physics. Hints on nuclear astrophysics. Some particular topics are presented with invited talks given by experts of the field.
FIS/04 - NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours