(Created 2008-07-17.)

APPLIED SUBATOMIC PHYSICS | FKFN01 |

**Aim**

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. The course aims to give an overview of possible applications of nuclear physics with special emphasis on reactor physics and on recent research in neutron scattering techniques and ion beam analysis.

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

be very familiar with the basics in reactor physics

have knowledge of neutron scattering physics

have knowledge of important applications of nuclear physics in medicine and technique

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

have improved the ability to understand different applications 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 student must

through feed backed peer-review assess papers written by students at the same level within the course

**Contents**

The course is focused on four main topics that are applications of the subatomic physics:

Ion beam analysis and AMS lectures and laboratory exercises

Neutron Physics, neutron scattering with applications like ESS lectures and projects

Theory of fission reactors tutorials (discussion group), study visits

Medical and technical applications of nuclear physics written paper and seminar

**Literature**

Sjöstrand N.G.: Kompendium i Reaktorfysik.

Krane, K.S.: Introductory Nuclear Physics. John Wiley & Sons 1988. ISBN 0-471-80553-X

Articles and papers handed out during the lectures in ion beam analysis and neutron scattering physics.

Instruction manuals to laboratory exercises (Physics Dept)

Papers in applied subatomic physics (the students)