Syllabus for Accelerator Physics and Technology

Acceleratorfysik och -teknik

Syllabus

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1FA330
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-11-06
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-03-26
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2022
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with 30 credits in physics including Electromagnetic Field Theory, Mechanics III, Wave Mechanics and Mathematical Methods of Physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

The course is intended for students planning to do research within the field of charged particle accelerators or who use accelerators in their field of research such as High-energy and nuclear physics or synchrotron radiation based physics.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • design simple beam transport systems for charged particles
  • explain the operation of the most common technical components and diagnostic methods
  • solve simple control and correction problems pertaining to accelerators
  • explain limitations of different types of accelerators
  • design simple accelerator vacuum systems.

Content

- Overview over different types of accelerators: Circular and linear, collider,
cooler rings, synchrotron light-sources, medical accelerators, cyclotrons.
- Transverse and longitudinal beam dynamics: matrix methods, emittance, beta functions,
dispersion phase-stability.
- Limitations due to space charge and instabilities.
- Technical components such as magnets, radio-frequency systems, vacuum, particle
sources and diagnostic for current, position and beam size.

Instruction

Lectures, lessons and field visits.

Assessment

Hand-in exercises and seminar.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Ziemann, Volker Hands-On Accelerator Physics Using MATLAB®

    CRC Press, 2019

    Find in the library

    Mandatory