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phy602 - Advanced Nuclear & Particle Physics (Complete module description)
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Module label Advanced Nuclear & Particle Physics
Module code phy602
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
(
Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs
)
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > Advanced Physics
Responsible persons
Poppe, Björn (Module responsibility)
Poppe, Björn (Authorized examiners)
Drolshagen, Gerhard (Authorized examiners)
Looe, Hui Khee (Authorized examiners)
Prerequisites
Basic lectures in physics / engineering
Skills to be acquired in this module
High-Energy Radiation Physics:
Basic understanding of the physical basics of high-energy radiation physics (in the energy sector from approx. 106 eV). Students should understand the universal approaches of the physical description of the generation, acceleration, interaction and detection of high-energy radiation across disciplines.

Space Environment:
Basic understanding of the main components of the near-Earth space environment. The students shall become familiar with die different types of radiation and particles in space, their physical characteristics and their effects on hardware and humans in space. The interdisciplinary nature of these topics shall become clear.
Module contents
High-Energy Radiation Physics:
Fundamentals of high-energy radiation physics, types of radiation in the environment, cosmos and medicine, cosmic rays, fundamentals of astroparticle physics, terrestrial and cosmic accelerators, interaction of radiation with matter, detection mechanisms and dosimetry, technical realizations
for acceleration and detection.

Space Environment:
Overview of radiation and particles in space and their energy ranges. The upper Earth atmosphere, the spectrum of the sun and its variability, plasma, solar- terrestrial interactions, the radiation belts of Earth, cosmic rays, meteoroids and meteors, near-Earth objects, space debris. Effects and potential protection measures.
 
Reader's advisory
H. Krieger: Strahlungsmessung und Dosimetrie, Springer Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2013; Grupen: Astroparticle Physics, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2005;
Falkenburg, Rhode (Eds.): From Ultra Rays to Astroparticles, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2012
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Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method 2 Vorleseungen: 2 SWS + 2 SWS
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Basic lectures in physics / engineering
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
written exam Max. 180 min. or oral exam 30 min.
Course type Lecture
SWS 4
Frequency SuSe or WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h