Course: Instrumental Physics for Nanotechnology 1

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Course title Instrumental Physics for Nanotechnology 1
Course code KEF/PRFN1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pechoušek Jiří, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Mašláň Miroslav, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Jančík Dalibor, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Measurement chain (block diagram) - sensors/detectors, detector signal processing, digitalization, analysis, measurement results prezentation. 2. Convertors of physical units - sensors - features (static/dynamic), error minimazition, mechanical, temerature, electrical and magnetical sensors, ionization radiation detectors, chemical sensors. 3. Signal acquisition from detectors - analogue/digital, aplification and signal shaping, digitization (ADC/DAC), analysis in time and amplitude domain (discrimination, SCA, MCA, TOF, coincidence measurements). 4. Optics radiation detection - photomultipliers, function, types. 5. Ionization radiation detectors - units, separation (ionization chambers, proportional counters, Geiger-Muller detectors, corone detectors, scintillation detectors, semiconductor detectors). 6. Up-to-date constructions of sensors - smart sensors, implementation of computers, miniaturazition. 7. Nanosensors - application of nanotechnology, principles of novel approaches.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
Students will learn the principles of measurement of different types of units and ranges, and acquire basic knowledge of processing signals from the detectors. Gaining knowledge of analog and digital signal processing is shown in applications in various fields of science, research and industry.


Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam

Performing the exam (practical test, and oral). Active participation in class.
Recommended literature
  • Ahmed S.N. (2007). Physics and Engineering of radiation detection. Academic Press.
  • Ďaďo S., Kreidl M. (1996). Senzory a měřící obvody. ČVUT Praha.
  • Gerndt J. (1994). Detektory ionizujícího záření. ČVUT Praha.
  • Gordon G. (2008). Practical Gamma-ray spectrometry. Wiley.
  • Haasz V., Roztočil J., Novák J. (2000). Číslicové měřicí systémy. ČVUT Praha.
  • Vedral J. , Fischer, J. (1999). Elektronické obvody pro měřicí techniku. ČVUT Praha.
  • Zehnula K. (1977). Snímače neelektrických veličin. SNTL.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Nanotechnology (1) Special and interdisciplinary fields 2 Winter