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Course: Instrument. Physics for Nanotechnology 1

Department/Abbreviation: KEF/PRFN1

Year: 2018

Guarantee: 'Mgr. Dalibor Jančík, Ph.D.', 'prof. RNDr. Miroslav Mašláň, CSc.'

Annotation: 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.

Course review:
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.