NE 427 – Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory (Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020) [Fall 2019 course syllabus]
EMA 601 / NE 602 – Quantum Engineering with Atoms and Photons (Fall 2020) [Course summary]
Demos related to radiation detection
"Counter of atomic radiation": Soviet-era Geiger counter tube with mica window and copper cathode
Polyvinyltoluene material emitting fluorescence under UV illumination. This plastic scintillator also produces light interacting with radiation.
Plastic scintillator previously used for beta particle detection. Illumination under UV light shows material damage by beta particle tracks.
Tracks made by alpha articles from uranium ores and visualized in a supersaturated vapor of a homemade cloud chamber.