Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Physics of Luminescence FIZ459 7 4 + 0 8

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Prof. YÜKSEL AYAZ
Instructors Prof. YÜKSEL AYAZ
Goals This course aims to teach students optical techniques in detecting and measuring ionizing radiation and also how such techniques are employed in a variety areas of dosimetry when one deals with optically stimulated luminescence (OSL).
Contents History of OSL and its applications, study of its theoretical and experimental aspects, personal dosimetry, space dosimetry, medical dosimetry, and other applications and concepts.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Stdudents can describe history of the OSL.
2 Students can express applications of the OSL.
3 Students can express optical techniques for detecting ionizing radiation.
4 Students can express optical techniques for measuring ionizing radiation.
5 Students can express how the OSL techniques are employed in a variety areas of dosimetry.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lectures are taught in the classroom by the professor.
Assessment Methods Two midterm exams and a final exam are given. Also, some percantage of homework assignments is included in the grade.



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction - history of OSL and its successful applications Course material prior to lecture should be read.
2 Introduction - history of OSL and its successful applications Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
3 Theoretical and experimental aspects of OSL Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
4 Theoretical and experimental aspects of OSL Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
5 1st midterm exam Previous subjects covered in lectures should be reviewed.
6 Personal dosimetry Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
7 Personal dosimetry Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
8 Space dosimetry Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
9 Space dosimetry Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
10 2nd midterm exam Previous subjects covered in lectures should be reviewed.
11 Medical dosimetry Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
12 Medical dosimetry Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
13 Other applications and concepts Previous subjects should be reviewed and new subjects prior to lecture should be read.
14 Other applications and concepts All subjects covered in lectures should be reviewed.



Sources
Textbook E.G. Yukihara, S.W.S. McKeever, Optically Stimulated Luminescence: Fundamentals and Applications, Wiley (2011).
Additional Resources Luminescence: From Theory to Applications, 1st edition, Edited by C. Ronda, Wiley-VCH (2007).



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 2 90
Assignments 1 10
In-Term Total 3 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has textbooks containing current information, application tools and equipment , and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge supported by other resources in a scientific approach. x
2 Adapts and transfers the acquired knowledge to secondary education.
3 Uses advanced institutional and practical knowledge acquired in the physics field. x
4 Updates the information on daily conditions. x
5 Comments on and evaluate the data by using advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field, identifies and analyzes the current problems of technological developments, and comes up with solutions based on research and evidence.
6 Has the ability to conceptualize the events and facts related with the field; analyze them with scientific methods and techniques. x
7 Designs and performs experiments to analyze the problems, collects data, performs analyzes and comment on the results. x
8 Carries out an advanced study related to the field independently.
9 Takes on responsibility individually and as a team member in order to solve unpredictable and complex problems encountered in applications related to the field.
10 Plans and manages the activities in a project under his responsibility for development.
11 Plays a role in the process of decision making when faced with problems about different discipline fields. x
12 Uses time effectively in the process of inference with the ability of thinking analytically. x
13 Evaluates the advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field with a critical perspective. x
14 Determines the learning requirements and leads the learning process. x
15 Develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning. x
16 Is aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and develops his Professional knowledge and skills continuously. x
17 Informs people and organizations about the topics related to their fields; expresses his ideas and suggestions for solutions to problems in both oral and written form.
18 Shares his ideas and suggestions for solutions to the problems with experts and non-experts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data.
19 Organizes projects and activities for social environment he lives in with an awareness of social responsibility.
20 Follows advances in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
21 Uses information and communication technology along with software the Human Sciences the field requires at an advanced level.
22 Uses his knowledge of human health and environmental awareness acquired in their fields for society’s ends.
23 Behaves in a way adhering to the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in the process of data collection, commenting, application, publicizing the results related with the field.
24 Has a sufficient level of awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality management, acting in a suitable way in processes and attendance (Instead of quality culture) the protection of cultural values, protection of the environment and health and security in the professional field.



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 10 140
Assignments 1 20 20
Mid-terms 2 3 6
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load (h) 225
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 7.5
ECTS Credit of the Course 8