Syllabus for Accelerators and Detectors

Acceleratorer och detektorer

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1FA348
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics A1F, Technology A1F

    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: 2010-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-03-26
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2022
  • Entry requirements: Electromagnetic Field Theory and Nuclear Physics or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

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

  • execute calculations of charged particle transport in beam optical system using special magnets
  • calculate how the aims can be achieved by acceleration and guiding of charged particles
  • describe the properties of radiation used for detection and the parameters that affects the precision, efficiency and sensitivity of the measurement
  • describe the common detector types for radiation from charged and neutral particles.
  • execute calibration and basic measurements with radiation detectors.
  • plan and execute an experiment to collect information of a physical problem.
  • analyse and connect measurement results to a physical problem.
  • describe how energy and other properties of accelerated particle beams are measured

Content

Basic properties of different accelerators. Transverse beam dynamics for single particles and systems of particles including calculation tools. Methods for acceleration and diagnostics. Radiation and interaction from charged and neutral particles. Radiation detectors: scintillation detectors and neutron detectors, semiconductor detectors. Experimental methods with accelerator and detectors.

Setting up and carry out an experiment at an accelerator. Both accelerator and detector aspects of the experiment will be studied.

Instruction

The teaching will be based on Problem Based Learning (PBL).

Assessment

Hand in exercises and a written mini examination (3 credits), experiment and reporting results (2 credits).

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.

  • Knoll, Glenn Frederick Radiation detection and measurement

    3. ed.: New York: Wiley, cop. 2000

    Find in the library

    Mandatory