Introduction to nuclear (Polimi Open Knowledge)

The study of static and dynamic properties of nuclei constitutes a first essential step in the comprehension and exploitation of Nuclear Science. Starting from the experimental evidence of radioactivity, the course will explore:

  • the physical and the random nature of radioactive decay and nuclear reactions;
  • the experimental methods and detector technologies to measure radiations produced by nuclear processes.

To better explore the topic, we will enter in POLIMI Labs to look at the working principles of the detectors employed in gamma-ray spectrometry. Also, we will see how nuclear reactions can be exploited to detect the presence of neutrons and to measure their energy.
Finally, we will see the main procedures used in radiochemistry to perform destructive analysis, useful When nuclei are hard to measure.


Nuclear processes and measurement for radiation detection.

Provided ByPolitecnico di Milano
Type of providerHE Institution
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Learning opportunity typeMOOC
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Start date2021-10-04
End date2022-09-25
Workload in hours25
Admission procedureOpen to all
Price detailsYou can access the course absolutely free of charge.
AssessmentsThe final grade for the course is based on the results from your responses to the quiz you’ll find in week 5 (which is devoted to the Final Quiz). You will successfully complete the course if you reach 60% (or more) of the total score of the Final Quiz by the end of the edition.
Type of credentialCertificate of participation
ISCEDF Code053 - Physical sciences
Education subject053 Physical sciences 0531 Chemistry 0533 Physics
Learning settingsnon formal learning
Learning outcomesNo data available
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Assessor typeartificial intelligence
Assessment formatautomatic grading
Awarding opportunityThe Certificate of Accomplishment will be released to anyone who successfully completed the course by answering correctly to at least 60% of the questions of the Final Quiz (week 5). You will be able to download the Certificate of Accomplishment directly on the website. Once you have successfully passed the course, you can request the Certificate of Accomplishment without waiting for the end of the edition. The Certificate of Accomplishment does not confer any academic credit, grade or degree.

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