2016 Measurement of Environmental Radiation

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Instructor(s)
Igashira Masayuki  Oguri Yoshiyuki  Chiba Satoshi  Matsumoto Yoshihisa  Han Chi Young  Sagara Hiroshi 
Course component(s)
Lecture /
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
NCL.U401
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

[Outline]
Fieldwork will be conducted in which multiple types of radiation detectors are used to measure environmental radiation levels on the earth and in the air in Fukushima Prefecture, to give students hands-on experience measuring environmental radiation damage caused by large-scale nuclear accidents. Additionally, samples of fallen leaves and other environmental samples will be collected, isotope identification will be conducted using them, and the spatial distribution of isotope dispersal will be measured. Additionally, students will have their levels of exposure measured with a whole-body counter.
[Aim]
To obtain skills for radiation detection and analysis of radioactivity, and to understand radiation levels after a severe accident of nuclear power plant

Student learning outcomes

To obtain skills for using a wide range of radiation detectors in order to play an active part in nuclear industries

Keywords

Radiation survey meter, Radiation spectrometer, Imaginh plate, Whole-body counter

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

After lectures on how to use a wide range of radiation detectors, field work will be performed. Then, retrieved samples will be analyzed.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 How to use radiation survey meters Characteristics of the survey meters
Class 2 How to use radiation spectrometers Characteristics of the spectrometer
Class 3 How to use an imaging plate Characteristics of the imaging plate
Class 4 How to use a whole-body counter Characteristics of the whole-body counter
Class 5 Field work Spatial distribution of radiation dose, How to retrieve samples
Class 6 Field work Spatial distribution of radiation dose, How to retrieve samples
Class 7 Field work Spatial distribution of radiation dose, How to retrieve samples
Class 8 Field work Spatial distribution of radiation dose, How to retrieve samples
Class 9 Field work Spatial distribution of radiation dose, How to retrieve samples
Class 10 Field work Spatial distribution of radiation dose, How to retrieve samples
Class 11 Field work Spatial distribution of radiation dose, How to retrieve samples
Class 12 Field work Spatial distribution of radiation dose, How to retrieve samples
Class 13 Field work Spatial distribution of radiation dose, How to retrieve samples
Class 14 Analysis of radioactivityies and nuclides of retrieved samples How to identify radioactive nuclides and determine their radioactivities
Class 15 Analysis of two-dimensional distribution of radioactivities in retrieved samples Radioactive-nuclide movement mechanism

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Instruction manuals for all detectors will be distributed in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Several reports

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

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