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