Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: F4, F4asf. Course coordinator: Docent Jan Pallon, and Docent Kevin Fissum,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: FAFF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications, FKFN01 Applied Subatomic Physics.. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 8. Assessment: 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. Home page:

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.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the 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.

The course is focused on following topics within nuclear reactor technology:

Lamarsh, J.R. and Baratta, A.J. Introduction to Nuclear Engineering. Prentice-Hall 2001, ISBN 0-201-82498-1.
Lundberg, S. Praktisk reaktorfysik, 1986 (Nuclear Physics).
Relevant articles and papers handed out during lectures.
Instruction manual for laboratory exercises (Nuclear Physics)