Course Syllabus for

Applied Nuclear, Neutron and Reactor Physics
Tillämpad kärn-, neutron- och reaktorfysik

FKFN25F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2016
Decided by: FN1/AndersGustafsson
Date of establishment: 2016-04-25

General Information

Division: Nuclear Physics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course codes: FKFN25, FYST18
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


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.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

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).

Course Literature

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, project

Examination Details

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.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: FAFF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications, or similar.

Further Information

The course will be given in English on demand

Course Occasion Information

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