Course Title : High Energy Radiation Effects in Solid

Code 10B631
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Fri 3rd
Location C3-Lecture Room 1
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor A. Kinomura, Q. Xu, A. Yabuuchi

Course Description

 Selection, fabrication and deterioration of materials are important factors for mechanical system design. It is necessary to understand conditions under which selected materials are actually used. In particular, special design policies are required for the materials used under irradiation of high-energy particles and radiation. On the other hand, it is possible to intentionally make use of property changes of materials by high-energy particle irradiation.
Irradiation of high-energy particles such as accelerated neutrons, ions and electrons deposits very high energies at local regions. Such irradiated regions undergo extreme conditions which cannot be realized by other methods. As a result, the irradiation leads to significant structural and stoichiometric changes in materials. This lecture gives general description of materials irradiation effects, irradiation effects on materials related to nuclear power plants, and academic/industrial applications of materials fabrication/analysis by using high-energy particles.


Grading is based on small quizzes and report submission (if necessary) on the lecture.

Course Goals

To understand reactions and property changes of materials under radiation and high-energy particle irradiation.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
15 (1) Introduction
(2) Scattering of high-energy particles with atoms in solids
(3) Displacement of atoms in solids by high-energy particles
(4) Motion and behaviors of point defects
(5) Rate equation of point defects and secondary-defect formation
(6) The influence of irradiation on material properties
(7) Activation of materials
(8) High-energy particle sources
(9) Ion beam fabrication
(10) Ion beam analysis
(11) Electron beam applications
(12) Materials irradiation studies
(13) Neutron irradiation effects and nuclear materials
(14) Positron analysis




Basic knowledge on materials engineering and mechanics

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