Department of Physics

Nuclear Metrology

6-10 MARCH 2017

Course Overview

The course provides an introduction to nuclear metrology.  It taught by experts from the National Physical Laboratory.

Course Aims

To provide an understanding of nuclear metrology for applications in the nuclear industry, environmental monitoring and nuclear medicine.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, the student should be able to:  

  • Gain an understanding of the basic concepts of nuclear metrology
  • Be able to discuss and assess the importance of calibrations standards, quality assurance and uncertainties
  • Be able to discuss problems inherent to nuclear forensic and nuclear dating
  • Be able to discuss how to demonstrate that measurements of radioactivity are accurate and follow national standards

Personal and Key Skills:

  • Ability to discuss the problems inherent in nuclear metrology.

 Discipline Specific Skills: 

  • Ability to discuss the problems inherent in nuclear metrology. 

The Lecturers

  • Dr S Judge
  • P Ivanov
  • A Pearce
  • Dr G Lorusso/S Collins
  • S Jerome
  • At NPL/subject to H&S arrangements
  • Prof PH Regan



Syllabus

Lecturer Title Lecture Hours
Dr S Judge Introduction to radiation metrology
Calibration standards
Uncertainties
Quality assurance
6
P Ivanov

Radiochemistry 

6

A Pearce 

Primary standards
Reference materials
6

Dr G Lorusso/S Collins S Jerome 

Nuclear data: 

  • Why is important? 
  • How to measure? 
  • Where to get data from?

Nuclear forensics 

3
At NPL/subject to H&S arrangements Labs

Radiochemical separation (3h)

Liquid scintillation counter (3h)

Source preparation (3h)

9
Prof PH Regan: Alternative to Labs  Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) 9

Course Times - Timetable to be updated

Please note that this syllabus can be changed at the University of Surrey's discretion.

21 hours lectures + 9 hours labs:

Monday  -Wednesday

09:00-13:00 lectures

14:00-17:00 lectures

Thursday

Lectures: 10am - 13:00 with break then 14:00-17:00 labs

Friday 

Labs: 10:00-13:00 

Test 16:00-17:00

Venue for Labs: National Physical Laboratory in Teddington (tbc)


Topics to follow

 

Reading List

Radiation detection and measurement - Knoll, Glenn F. c2010

Prices

Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes:

  •     £1500 - Early bird rate for registration received by 6 February 2017
  •     £1700 - For Registrations received after 6 February 2017

Payment can be accepted by credit card.  Access to the online store will be available shortly. 

Please note that we do not charge VAT as we are an educational establishment. 

Provisional Timetable Terms and Conditions:

Cancellations notified in writing ten working days before the event; we charge a cancellation fee of 35% of the standard rate.  If we have already received payment we refund 65% of the full fee.
Cancellations within 10 working days before the event; We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds.
If no written notice of cancellation is received, no refund can be made.  The University of Surrey reserves the right to cancel any event.  In this case, the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged.  Details of event changes or cancellations are available by phoning +44 (0)1483 686040

  • Delegates can make a provisional registration for a course by telephone or email. However bookings are only acknowledged formally once payment has been received.
  • Substitutions, from the same company, may be made following consultation with the Continuing Education Manager.
  • The University reserves the right to cancel any course on the grounds of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control. In this case the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged.
  • Registrations cannot be accepted without a valid Purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.

Enquiries

  • Enquiries should be addressed to the Continuing Education Office, FEPS, Tel: +44(0)1483 686040 or email b.steel@surrey.ac.uk
  • Please contact 01483 686040 for a brochure

Updated: 12 December 2016 B Steel

2018 Entry

Dates for 2018 academic year will be released in due course.