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'''Learning Goals''' | '''Learning Goals''' | ||

− | * To understand the relationship between amount of radioactive material and desintegrasjon rate. | + | * To understand the relationship between amount (in g) of radioactive material and desintegrasjon rate. |

* To understand the relationship between count rate and desintegrasjon rate. | * To understand the relationship between count rate and desintegrasjon rate. | ||

* To understand the uncertainty in measured number of counts and be able to calculate the uncertainty in numbers derived from such numbers. | * To understand the uncertainty in measured number of counts and be able to calculate the uncertainty in numbers derived from such numbers. | ||

− | * Be able to use a radioactivity detector. | + | * Be able to use a radioactivity detector (gas-filled detector). |

* To know and understand the basic principles for work with open radioactive sources. | * To know and understand the basic principles for work with open radioactive sources. | ||

* Be able to conduct contamination checks. | * Be able to conduct contamination checks. | ||

+ | * To understand the fundamentals about gamma spectroscopy demonstrated with a NaI detector. | ||

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## Revision as of 07:38, 25 September 2012

# Basic radlab work routines

**Learning Goals**

- To understand the relationship between amount (in g) of radioactive material and desintegrasjon rate.
- To understand the relationship between count rate and desintegrasjon rate.
- To understand the uncertainty in measured number of counts and be able to calculate the uncertainty in numbers derived from such numbers.
- Be able to use a radioactivity detector (gas-filled detector).
- To know and understand the basic principles for work with open radioactive sources.
- Be able to conduct contamination checks.
- To understand the fundamentals about gamma spectroscopy demonstrated with a NaI detector.

This exercise consist of the following parts:

**Theory**

- Student Guide - Safety Rules in Radiochemistry
- Student Guide - Radioactive Disintegration

- Student Guide - Statistics

- Student Guide - Geiger-Müller Counter and Counting Efficiency

**Questions**
Should be answered *before* the lab starts.

**Experimental Procedure**