Laboratory Course - 12 Experiments

1.  Administrative

2.  Course Outline

  • Laboratory Handbook (hard copy distributed)
  • Radiation Safety (Registration and Training)
  • Material (hard copy distributed)

3.  Co-ordinators and Demonstrators

  • Prof SH Connell : UJ
  • Dr M Madhuku : iThemba
  • Mr K Sekonya : iThemba
  • Mr A Kwelilanga : iThemba
  • Dr C Franklyn : NECSA
  • Dr A Faanhof : NECSA

4.  Experimental projects

  • Experiment 1 : iThemba : Compton scattering
  • Experiment 2 : iThemba : alpha-particle spectra and ranges
  • Experiment 3 : iThemba : Natural radioactivity
  • Experiment 4 : iThemba : Gamma angular distributions to determine the spin of 19F
  • Experiment 5 : iThemba : (p,n) Threshold Reactions and Neutron detection
    • Paper on the Al(pn)Si reaction : NIM A 340 (1994) 436 (restricted)
  • Experiment 6 : iThemba : PIXE micro-probe analysis of a multi-phase sample
    • The PIXE Technique available online
    • About the iThemba micro- Probe : NIMB 130(1997)37 (restricted)
    • Review of Geological Analysis by Micro- Probe Tandem : NIM B 219(2004)534(restricted)
  • Experiment 7 : NECSA : Neutron Activation Analysis
  • Experiment 8 : NECSA : Radiation Monitoring
  • Experiment 9 : NECSA : Waste processing
  • Experiment 10 : iThemba : Cosmic Rays and the Muon Lifetime
  • Experiment 11 : iThemba : (p,ff) Detection of fission fragments
  • Experiment 12 : iThemba : Coincidence detection Positron lifetimes

5.  Restricted Material