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Modern Concepts for Radiation Detection

Module PH2293

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

PH2293 is a semester module in English or German language at which is offered in winter semester.

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 PH2293 is Stephan Paul.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

This lecture constitutes the first part of a two-semester course on particle detectors. The second part held in summer 2020 will be experimental. Students will design and build a particle detector and learn about group work and projects management. The various tasks will be shared among the participants according to their skills and interest,. The second part of the course will be conducted in cooperation with Dr. F. Simon from the Max-Planck Institut für Physik.

  • The course will cover the physics of particle detectors. It will introduce the experimental techniques used in nuclear, particle physics and photon science, and describe the layout and functionality of modern experiments. The lecture includes the interaction of particles with matter, scintillators and time-of-flight detectors, the principle of gas chambers, silicon detectors, modern calorimetry and detectors for particle identification. We will also discuss recombining the information of sensors to reproduce individual interactions. Large detector systems as used at accelerators like LHC and KEKB and the future ILC and XFEL will also be discussed.  

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of the module the students are able to:

At the end of the course, students will be familiar with modern detection methods in high energy and photon physics. They will have the basis to perform measurements of ionization, position, energy and momentum of particles, as well as particle identification and timing measurements. Through the journal club/exercise sessions  they will develop competence in quickly and critically acquiring information from publications other than textbooks and deepen their knowledge on particular topics of moderne technology in science.

Preconditions

Course of KTA Intro or KTA Expert

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

TypeSWSTitleLecturer(s)Dates
VO 2 Modern Concepts for Radiation Detection Paul, S. Tue, 10:00–12:00, PH 3268
UE 2 Modern Concepts for Radiation Detection
Responsible/Coordination: Paul, S.
dates in groups

Learning and Teaching Methods

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Media

Powerpoint presentations with all material and supplementary meterial to be published on Moodle

Literature

See Moodle information

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

There will be an oral exam of 30 minutes duration. Therein the achievement of the competencies given in section learning outcome is tested exemplarily at least to the given cognition level using comprehension questions and sample calculations.

For example an assignment in the exam might be: Principles of operation of radiation detectors, realization of principles, Combination of detector systems for retrieval of complete information

In the exam no learning aids are permitted.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the 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.

Title
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
Exam to Modern Concepts for Radiation Detection
Mon, 2020-02-03 Dummy-Termin. Wenden Sie sich zur individuellen Terminvereinbarung an die/den Prüfer(in). Anmeldung für Prüfungstermin vor Mo, 23.03.2020. // Dummy date. Contact examiner for individual appointment. Registration for exam date before Mon, 2020-03-23. till 2020-01-15
Tue, 2020-03-24 Dummy-Termin. Wenden Sie sich zur individuellen Terminvereinbarung an die/den Prüfer(in). Anmeldung für Prüfungstermin zwischen Di, 24.03.2020 und Sa, 18.04.2020. // Dummy date. Contact examiner for individual appointment. Registration for exam date between Tue, 2020-03-24 and Sat, 2020-04-18. till 2020-03-23
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