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Radiation Detection

Patrick Riban, P.E.

There is a renewed interest in commercial nuclear power in the United States, due to oil shortages and concerns about long term fossil fuel dependency. Several electric utilities in the US have recently considered the design and construction of new plants and US nuclear plants are operating as efficiently as ever.

As a result of stagnancy in the US commercial nuclear industry, the ranks of nuclear engineers have declined dramatically. Engineering knowledge of nuclear technology is dwindling in the US. This course provides relevant knowledge to address one area of nuclear technology.

This course is intended to cover one aspect of the nuclear industry, radiation detection. The basic technologies associated with radiation detection have been relatively constant since the birth of the commercial nuclear power industry after World War II. Tried and true methods of measuring radiation levels have been in use to monitor and control nuclear reactors and related equipment. Also, health physicists use radiation detectors in order to monitor personnel radiation exposure.

Nuclear regulatory requirements, nuclear power production and nuclear reactor theory is not covered in this course.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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