- Code PHYS8203
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Physics
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Physics
- Areas of interest Physics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Steve Tims
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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Accelerators and their applications in diverse fields will be described along with the generic features of accelerator technology. This course discusses the design, operation and applications of particle accelerators.
The course will cover:
- Electrostatic and linear accelerators
- Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of accelerators for mass spectrometry (AMS)
- Emerging applications such as nuclear waste transmutation and accelerator driven energy systems will be discussed.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Evaluate the technical issues associated with existing and emerging accelerator-based applications, in particular in the fields of security and safeguards.
- Evaluate which accelerator is appropriate for a particular application.
- Obtain an appreciation of the operation of an electrostatic accelerator and its associated ion source and beam transport system.
- Laboratory Report (50) [LO 1,2,3]
- Assignments (50) [LO 1,2,3]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 15 lectures and tutorials (22.5 total hours) and 20 hours of laboratory work over the course of the semester, including an Intensive laboratory component at the ANU Heavy-Ion facility.
- Approximately 87.5 hours of self directed study which will include preparation for lectures and other assessment tasks.
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