Application of Methods of Nuclear Physics in Interdisciplinary Research 1

Module PH2097

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH2097 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level, which is regularly offered in winter semester only.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • General catalogue of special courses
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2097 is Stefan Schönert.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Interaction of Radiation with Matter Detectors Accelerators Linear Accelerators Circular Accelerator Radioactivity Nuclear Reactors Fusion Reactors Nuclear Methods Mass Spectrometry Ion Beam Methods Hyperfine Interactions

Learning Outcome

After the course the students have acquired a deeper knowledge and unterstanding of the tools and the methods that originate from nuclear research and are used in other fields of science, as there are elementary particle physics, solid state physics, biophysics, energy production on to cultural sciences. The lecture is accompanied by exercises with the main emphasis on practical contact with the available tools.


Keine Vorkenntnisse nötig, die über die Zulassungsvoraussetzungen zum Masterstudium hinausgehen.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

lecture, beamer presentation, board work, exercises in individual and group work


practise sheets


Eckehart Nolte: Skript in German Wilhelm T. Hering: Angewandte Kernphysik, Teubner 1999 J.S. Lilley: Nuclear Physics: Principles and Applications, Wiley 2001 Yu.M. Tsipenyuk: Nuclear Methods in Science and Technology, IOP 1997 G. Schatz, A. Weidinger: Nukleare Festkörperphysik,Teubner 1997 translated: Nuclear Condensed Matter Physics: Nuclear Methods and Applications, Wiley 1996

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Exam typedurationexam elementsrepetition
mündlich 25 Minuten following semester

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Remarks on associated module exams

The exam for this module can be taken together with the exam to the associated follow-up module PH2098: Nuclear Physics Methods in Interdisciplinary Research 2 / Anwendungen kernphysikalischer Methoden in der interdisziplinären Forschung 2 after the follwoing semester. In this case you need to register for both exams in the following semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Prüfung zu Anwendungen kernphysikalischer Methoden in der interdisziplinären Forschung 1
Mo, 23.3.2015 Dummy-Termin. Wenden Sie sich zur individuellen Terminvereinbarung an die/den Prüfer(in). Anmeldung für Prüfungstermin zwischen 23.3.2015 und 11.4.2015. / Dummy date. Contact examiner for individual appointment. Registration for exam date between 2015-03-23 and 2015-04-11. bis 22.3.2015

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.