Particle Physics with Neutrons 1
Module version of WS 2016/7
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2020||WS 2018/9||WS 2016/7||WS 2010/1|
PH2066 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||40 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2066 in the version of WS 2016/7 was Peter Fierlinger.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
This lecture provides an overview of the field of particle physics with neutrons. The introductory part deals with the interaction of neutrons with matter. Sources of neutrons, cold and ultra-cold neutrons, as well as instrumentation and the necessary knowledge are explained. In the following, the role of neutrons in the particle and astrophysics will be discussed. Here, the standard model of particle physics is treated with emphasis Neutron Physics and experiments to test the Standard Model of particle physics are presented, such as the measurement of lifetime and decay parameters of the free neutron.
After successful completion of this module, the students are able to 1) explain the principles of neutron physics 2) to understand experimental methods in neutron physics and instrumentation and to make estimations, 3) to explain the role of neutrons in the standard model of particle physics and astrophysics
Keine Vorkenntnisse nötig, die über die Zulassungsvoraussetzungen zum Masterstudium hinausgehen.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Learning and Teaching Methods
Vortrag, Beamerpräsentation, Tafelarbeit
Vorlesungsskript, Präsentationsunterlagen, begleitende Internetseite
Standard text books for neuton physics. The lecture is close to:
J. M. Byrne, Neutrons, Nuclei and Matter, IOP Publishing (1994) Für aktuelle Beiträge sind Unterlagen beim Dozenten erhältlich.
Description of exams and course work
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 PH2106: Teilchenphysik mit Neutronen 2 / Particle Physics with Neutrons 2 after the follwoing semester. In this case you need to register for both exams in the following semester.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.