Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course FKFN25F valid from Autumn 2016

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  • The aim of the course is to illustrate the possibilities to use competence in nuclear physics and nuclear measurement techniques as a tool within other disciplines. Special emphasis is put on ion beam analysis, neutron scattering, neutron detection and reactor physics. The course shall give knowledge on the construction and function of modern reactors, theory of neutron physics for reactors, core design and fuel optimization. The course will discuss radiation surveillance and instrumentation for monitoring neutrons and emissions of radioactive gases and particles. It will also introduce safety and risk evaluation for large facilities.
  • The course is focused on three main topics that are applications of the subatomic physics: Ion beam analysis – lectures and laboratory exercises. Neutron physics, neutron scattering and detectors – lectures laboratory exercises and projects. Fission reactor technology, radiation shielding – tutorials (discussion groups).
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be very familiar with different ion beam analytical techniques
    be very familiar with the basics in reactor physics
    be very familiar with methods of neutron detection and have knowledge of neutron scattering physics.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to choose a suitable analytical technique for a given problem
    have improved the ability to understand different applications of nuclear physics from an experimental point of view
    be able to write a paper that in a commenting and critical manner concludes published results of relevance to the course agenda
    be able to present the paper orally 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 information that is necessary for writing a paper relevant to the contents of the course
    through feed backed peer-review assess papers written within the course.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Project
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.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • FAFF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications, or similar.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Lamarsh, John R. & Baratta, A.: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering. Pearson College Division. ISBN 9780201824988.
    Krane, Kenneth S.: Introductory Nuclear Physics. John Wiley & Sons, 1988.
    Aktuella artiklar och texter utdelade i samband med föreläsningar i jonstråleanalys och neutronspridningsfysik..
Further Information
  • The course will be given in English on demand
Course code
  • FKFN25F
Administrative Information
  •  -04-25
  • FN1/AndersGustafsson

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

1 course occasion.

Start Date End Date Published
2017‑01‑16 2017‑03‑18 2016‑11‑29

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