Course Syllabus for

Introduction to ESS
Introduktion till ESS

MMT010F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2014
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2014-10-07

General Information

Division: Productions and Materials Engineering
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The European Spallation Source (ESS) will enable transformative advances in materials science. In order for ESS to meet its scientific goals, extensive contributions from a variety of engineering disciplines are required. The aim of this course is to introduce the Phd-student to the specialized applications of mechanical, electrical and software engineering required to make ESS a success. An overview of the basic project management activities required for a large scale project such as ESS will also be presented. Lectures will presented by the engineers and scientists carrying out the work, who are world leaders in their area of expertise.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The scope of the course can mainly be divided into three big fields that are carried out on ESS which is accelerator-, instrument- and target department. Key topics and different components will be highlighted in each department such as: particle acceleration techniques used in ESS, spallation targets, different neutron instruments which are used for the experiments. Different fields within cryogenic engineering (fluid & material properties, cryostat design, refrigeration techniques, thermal insulation systems). Superconducting radiofrequency systems for example: niobium cavities, power couplers, tuning systems and cryomodules. Radiofrequency engineering (RF system basics, klystrons, IOTs, high voltage power supplies). Vacuum systems and different components for example: pumps, gauges, vacuum system design. Beam instrumentation design. Different accelerator magnet design for the ESS, Control systems (ESS architecture, PLCs, EPICS software). Topics outside the three major topics will also be included for example project management basics (scope, cost & schedule, WPS development, risk and contingency), applications and analysis, different research fields and also environmental aspects.

Course Literature

The course material is handed out or is provided.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, project, study visit

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, written assignments
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Further Information

Course coordinator Volodymyr Bushlya

Course Occasion Information

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