• Offered by Research School of Physics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Steve Tims
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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
  • Cyclotrons
  • Synchrotrons
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Evaluate the technical issues associated with existing and emerging accelerator-based applications, in particular in the fields of security and safeguards.
  2. Evaluate which accelerator is appropriate for a particular application.
  3. Obtain an appreciation of the operation of an electrostatic accelerator and its associated ion source and beam transport system.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Laboratory Report (50) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Assignments (50) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3489 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

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