Syllabus for Accelerator Physics and Technology
Acceleratorfysik och -teknik
- 10 credits
- Course code: 1FA330
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
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:
- 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
- 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: 2022-10-13
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2023
120 credits with 30 credits in physics including Electromagnetic Field Theory, Mechanics III, Waves and Optics and Mathematical Methods of Physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
- Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
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.
- 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,
- 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.
Lectures, lessons and field visits.
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.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2023)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2022)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2015)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2007)
The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.