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Nuclear physics

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2020

About the course

The course gives thorough theoretical and experimental knowledge on atomic nucleus, production of radioactive nuclei and decay and gives a good base for further studies in nuclear and radiation physics and within the field of nuclear energy.
The course contents in more detail:
Nuclear models, experimental methods for determination of the nuclear radius, nuclear charge and matter distribution. The range of nuclear force, nuclear binding energy and neutron and proton separation energies.
Further in the course: different decay types and serial decay including the relevant equations. Decay types discussed in the course are: beta-minus, beta-plus, alpha, electron capture, conversion electrons, gamma emission, proton and neutron emission. Theories for beta and alpha decay. Absorption of atomic electrons by the nucleus. Transfer of excess energy from the nucleus to the atomic electrons. Production of radionuclides, bremsstrahlung, characteristic photons and Auger electrons. An introduction to non-destructive study of radioactive samples using gamma spectroscopy. Further included in the course is fission and the energy gain from fission. Different types of accelerators, relevant to nuclear physics, is discussed. The course also includes neutrons, their role in fission and in production of radio nuclides.
The course includes a mandatory laboratory session. 

Application and eligibility

Nuclear physics, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

23 March 2020

Ends

7 June 2020

Study location

Umeå

Language

English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

University: Quantum physics 4.5 ECTS, or corresponding. Recommended 7.5 ECTS electronics.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-53908

Application

Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 16 September 2019 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK17,850

Total fee

SEK17,850

Starts

23 March 2020

Ends

3 May 2020

Study location

Umeå

Language

English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

University: Quantum physics 4.5 ECTS, or corresponding. Recommended 7.5 ECTS electronics.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-53905

Application

Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 16 September 2019 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK17,850

Total fee

SEK17,850

Contact us

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Contact person for the course is:
Jonna Wilén