MS1NEF - Neutron Physics

Course specification
Course title Neutron Physics
Acronym MS1NEF
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Biomedical and Environmental Engineering
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    The goal Basics of neutron physics. The knowledge which enables the student to gain the basic principles of the neutron radiation application in industry, medicine and research is acquired within this course.
    The outcome Enables students to acquire the basic skills needed to work in the field of nuclear reactor physics and nuclear engineering as well as for industrial and medical application of neutron sources.
    Contents of lectures Neutron properties. Neutron sources. Neutron kinetics. Diffusion equation. One-group/diffusion theory. Neutron slowing down. Resonant absorption of neutrons. Thermalisation of neutrons. Multigroup theory. Elements of neutron physics calculations. Boltzmann equation. Perturbation theory. Overview of core design problems.
    Contents of exercises Follows the topics presented within theoretical lectures.
    1. P. Reuss, Neutron Physics, EDP Sciences, 2008. (Original title)
    2. N. A. Vlasov, Neutrons, Moskva, 1955
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching 45 hours of theoretical lectures + 15 hours of auditory exercises
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 40
    Projects 30
    Colloquia 0
    Seminars 0