University of Michigan, NERS 425 Student Lab

Courses provided for undergraduate students at the University of Michigan include “Application of Radiation” (NERS 425). 

Course description:

Applications of radiation interaction with matter using various forms (neutrons, ions, electrons, photons) of radiation, including activation analysis, neutron radiography, nuclear reaction analysis, Rutherford backscattering analysis, proton-induced x-ray emission, plasma-solid interactions and wave-solid interactions. Lectures and laboratory.


 Above: Angela Di Fulvio, CVT Post-Doc Fellow, demonstrates proper calibration to a group of students participating in the Winter 2015 lab.


 Above: An undergraduate student attempts to calibrate a detector.


 Above: Students review the results of a weak source experiment.