After the course has been completed the student should be able to
use basic concepts of nuclear physics,
describe different nuclear physics applications in science and technology,
perform basic nuclear physics calculations and measurements and interpret the results.
Basic nuclear physics: Nuclides, isotopes, nuclear chart, nuclear mass, binding energy and stability, radioactive decays, nuclear reactions. Measurement of nuclear reaction products: charged particles, neutrons, gamma radiation. Radiation physics: Ionising radiation, dose concepts, radiation environment. Nuclear energy: Fission, fuel cycle and waste management, reactor power control, fusion. Medical applications: different methods for radiation therapy and diagnostics in nuclear medicine, dosimetry. Other applications: radiometric dating, methods for material analysis.
Introductory lecture, self-studies and hand-in exercises, project work, laboratory exercises, study visits at the PET-centre and Skandion Clinic or similar. Subject-integrated communications training, including feedback and self-evaluation, are included in the course.
Hand-in exercises and a written report on the project work (2 credits). Laboratory work (1 credits). Oral exam at the end of the course (2 credits).