In this practical training, basic knowledge of radioactivity and radiation will be acquired through hands-on training. In the practical training for sealed RI, students will learn that different types of detectors are used for different types and energies of radiation, that exposure dose is inversely proportional to distance from the source, and that the principle of radiation measuring instruments as well as measuring energy spectra to decipher nuclides and measure the amount of radioactivity. In the practical training for unsealed RI, students will learn how to safely handle and manage exposure, contamination, disposal, and storage methods. In particular, students learn the measurement methods of chemical dosimetry, which is a dosimetry method using large-dose irradiation equipment. In the practical training for sealed RI, students learn that different types of detectors are used for different types and energies of radiation, that the exposure dose is inversely proportional to the distance from the source, and that the principle of radiation measuring instruments is known, and that the energy spectrum is measured to decipher the nuclide and measure the amount of radioactivity. In the practical training for unsealed RI, students learn analysis and evaluation methods using the isotope dilution analysis method, and learn how to safely handle and manage tritium, which emits low-energy β-rays, including exposure, contamination, disposal, and storage methods, as well as handling and measurement methods.
Date and time
September 25, 2023 (Monday) 9:00 – September 29, 2023 (Friday) 17:00
Shizuoka University (Monday, September 25 through Wednesday, September 27) https://www.shizuoka.ac.jp/
Chubu Electric Power Company’s Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station (Thursday, September 28 to Friday, September 29) https://www.chuden.co.jp/energy/nuclear/hamaoka/
Number of applicants
Approx. 6 people
Travel expenses will be provided for college of technology students, university students, and graduate students. However, this training requires the submission of a report after the completion of the training. If the report is not submitted, travel expenses will not be provided.
Working professionals are also eligible to apply, but in such cases, travel expenses will not be provided.
You must be registered as a Radiation Worker at your home university or organization. If you are not registered, please consult with us in advance as it will take time to register.
※If you are registered at your company, you may have to cancel your registration at your company, so please consult with us in advance.
Practical training plan
- how to handle the survey meter
- handling of GM counter and radiation measurement
- handling of NaI(Tl) scintillation counter and γ-ray spectrometer
- γ-ray spectrometry using Ge semiconductor detector
- liquid scintillation counter
- tritium measurement using proportional counters 8. isotope dilution method
- quantitative analysis of Ca using isotope dilution method
- operation of nuclear reactors using an operational training simulator
- measurement of environmental radiation monitoring during an emergency at a nuclear power plant
- performance management of radioactive gaseous waste management facilities in nuclear power plants
- radiation control in nuclear power plant controlled area
The textbook (Radiation Measurement and Safety Handling) will be distributed in advance.
The following study materials will be distributed in advance of the course.
These can be accessed at https://www.open-ed.hokudai.ac.jp/nucl-eng-edu-archives/ or by clicking on the titles after ▶ below to view the online lectures.
Introduction to Radiochemistry
▶︎ Radioactive Necrosis and Radioactivity (Takumi Chikada)
▶︎ Radiochemical Equilibrium and Natural Radionuclides (Takumi Chikada)
▶︎ Use of RI in Chemical Analysis (Yasuhisa Oya)
▶︎ Chemical use as a tracer (Yasuhisa Oya)
▶︎ Nuclear reaction-What is nuclear reaction (Makoto Yanaga)
▶︎ Nuclear Reactions-Production of RI and its application to analysis (Makoto Yanaga)
▶︎ Nuclear fission reactions and handling of radionuclides (Makoto Yanaga)
▶︎ Hot atom chemistry (Takumi Chikada)
▶︎ Radiation Chemistry (Yasuhisa Oya)
August 21 (Monday), 2012: The application will be closed as soon as it reaches the maximum number of participants.
Please refrain from participating in the practical training if you have a fever or any other illness in the two weeks prior to the practical training. If you have reservations for transportation, lodging, etc., please cancel them. If a cancellation fee is required, please request it later with a receipt and a detailed statement to the secretariat.
If you have any questions,
Contact: Secretariat of ANEC, Hokkaido Univ.
(Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Advanced Nuclear Safety Research and Education Center)
Please contact the ANEC Secretariat.