FYS-KJM9920 – Nuclear measurement techniques and instruments
The course gives a description of nuclear spectroscopic techniques and methods. Interaction between radiation and matter, modern detectors (ionising detectors, scintillator systems, semiconductor detectors) and how they are used in experiments, accelerator physics, advanced techniques for data analysis, signal control, coincidences and multi-detector systems. Evaluating the suitability of a given detector system for a task at hand.
The objective of the course is to give PhD students an introduction to modern experimental techniques for nuclear methods and instrumentation. The course will include statistics/simulations, detectors and accelerator physics, with an emphasis on detector systems. The course also gives an introduction to the general phenomena, which occur when radiation reacts with matter. This will give the students a solid background for research and development projects within instrumentation. The student will acquire in depth understanding of a designated detector system and be able to evaluate the suitability of various detector systems for a set of typical tasks.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
FYS3520 – Nuclear physics, structure and spectroscopy (discontinued) or similar course.
- 5 credits overlap with FYS4505 – Methods and Instrumentation for Nuclear and Particle Physics
- 5 credits overlap with FYS9505 – Methods and Instrumentation for Nuclear and Particle Physics
The course extends over a full semester with 4 hours of teaching (lectures and colloquia) per week.
During the semester each participant will be assigned a specific detector system and relevant literature to be studied in depth and to be presented to the class in form of a seminar.
Final oral exam (100%). One home assignment, and lab journals, must be passed in order to take the final exam.
Language of examination
You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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