M. Sc. (Physics):Liquid Crystals:Radiation Physics

Thapar University
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Typology Master
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  • Patiala

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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Starts On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Semester

Classical Mechanics
Statistical Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics
Mathematical Physics
Physics Lab I
Fundamentals of Computer Science and C Programming

Second Semester

Condensed Matter Physics
Experimental Techniques in Physics
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Physics Lab II

Third Semester

Particle Physics
Nuclear Physics
Semiconductor Physics
Physics Lab III

Fourth Semester


Radiation Physics

Interactions of Nuclear Radiations: Origin and energy spectra, Brief discussion of interactions of gamma rays, Electron and heavy charged particles with matter, Different types of neutron sources, Interaction of neutron with matter, Neutron detectors.

Nuclear Radiation Detector: Gass filled detectors; Ionization chamber, Proportional counter and GM counter, Scintillation detector, semiconductor detector for X-rays, gamma rays and charged particle detection, Radiation exposure, Biological effects of radiation, radiation monitoring.

Nuclear Spectrometry and Applications: Analysis of nuclear spectrometric data, measurement of nuclear energy levels, spins, parities, moments, internal conversion coefficients, Angular correlation, Perturbed angular correlation, measurement of g-factros and hyperfine fields.

Mossbauer Effect: Positron anhilation, particle and photon induced x-ray emission, Elemental concentration analysis by charged particles and neutron activation analysis, Diagnostic nuclear medicine, Therapeutic nuclear medicine.

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