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Details for Course FKFN10F Nuclear Reactor Physics

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  • FKFN10F
  • Temporary
Course Name
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics
Course Extent
  • 7.5
Type of Instruction
  • Course given jointly for second and third cycle
Administrative Information
  • 7134 (Department of Physics / Nuclear Physics)
  •  -03-03
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

Current Established Course Syllabus

  • English
  • Every spring semester
  • The aim of the course is to give deeper knowledge in nuclear reactor physics. The course shall give knowledge on the construction and function of modern reactors, theory of neutron physics, core design and fuel optimization. The course will focus on radiation protection and instrumentation for monitoring neutrons and emissions of radioactive gases and particles. It will also introduce safety and risk evaluation for large and complex facilities. The overall aim is to put light and focus on issues that are relevant within (industrial) reactor technology and fuel processing.
  • The course is focused on following topics within nuclear reactor technology:

    •Neutron physics and neutron scattering with relevance for reactor physics - tutorials and projects
    •Theory of fission reactors, core design, reactor dynamics and fuel optimization – tutorials, laboration and study visits
    •Radiation monitoring and instrumentation for neutron monitoring. Monitoring and analyses of emissions of radioactive particles and gases. An introduction to safety and risk analyses for large complex facilities. Lectures, written paper and seminar
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be very familiar with the basics in reactor physics
    have knowledge of neutron scattering physics, core design, reactor dynamics and fuel optimzation
    have knowledge of radiation monitoring and protection
    be able to understand and describe static and dynamic processes in a large reactor
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • have improved the ability to understand different aspects of nuclear physics from an experimental point of view
    write a paper that in a commenting and critical manner concludes published results of relevance to the course agenda
    orally present the paper and also discuss and comment the contributions from the other students
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to individually find scientific and technical information that is relevant to be able to analyze an issue or problem related to reactor physics/ technology.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
  • Project
  • Study visit
Examination Formats
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • Seminars given by participants
  • In order to pass the course the student is required to have completed laboratory exercises, projects and paper writing, and also to have participated actively in lectures, tutorials and seminars. As an alternative, a written examination (pass/fail) can be arranged for a student not taking active part in seminars or tutorials. The final grade is weighted average of the laboratory exercises, project part and written paper.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • FAFF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications, FKFN01 Applied Subatomic Physics.
Selection Criteria
  • Lamarsh, J.R. & Baratta, A.J.: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering. Prentice-Hall, 2001. ISBN 0201824981.
Further Information
Course code
  • FKFN10F
Administrative Information
  •  -03-03
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

All Established Course Syllabi

1 course syllabus.

Valid from First hand in Second hand in Established
Spring 2013 2013‑02‑11 16:32:24 2013‑02‑11 16:50:42 2013‑03‑03

Current or Upcoming Published Course Occasion

Course Syllabus
  • Spring 2013
Course Occasion
  • 2013-03-19
  •  - - 
  • Lund
  • 25% of full time
Course Coordinator
  • Professor emeritus Jan Pallon
Application Information
  • Register to course responsible! Introductory meeting the 19th of March 2013 at 10:15 in room B113 at the Pysics Dept.
Administrative Information
  •  -03-06
  • Göran Frank

All Published Course Occasions

2 course occasions.

Course code ▽ Course Name ▽ Division ▽ Established ▽ Course syllabus valid from ▽ Start Date ▲ End Date ▽ Published ▽
FKFN10F Nuclear Reactor Physics Nuclear Physics 2013‑03‑06 Spring 2013 2013‑03‑19 2013‑03‑06
FKFN10F Nuclear Reactor Physics Nuclear Physics 2014‑02‑24 Spring 2013 2014‑03‑18 2014‑06‑05 2014‑02‑24

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