COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Accelerator Physics
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PHYS 405
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery Online
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Problem Solving
Q&A
Role Playing
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives This course aims to introduce to students the underlying principles and uses of the nearly 14,000 particle accelerators that are used worldwide in medicine, industry, and scientific research.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • discuss accelerator history.
  • explain the basic working principles of accelerators.
  • explain how to measure the characteristics of the beams that accelerators produce.
  • analyze experimental observations in terms of fundamental beam dynamics.
  • compare different acceleration techniques.
  • discuss diverse application fields of accelerators.
Course Description This course focuses on the physical principles of particle accelerators and beams. Lectures will review and synthesize concepts from special relativity and electromagnetics in the context of particle accelerators with an emphasis on basic relationships, definitions and applications of radio frequency accelerators found in the fields of sub-atomic physics, synchrotron light sources, radiation therapy.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction to the course, particles and particle accelerators Course textbook
2 History and types of particle accelerators Course textbook
3 Today and future of particle accelerators Course textbook
4 Introduction to beam physics Course textbook
5 Transverse beam dynamics Course textbook
6 Transverse beam dynamics Course textbook
7 Midterm exam
8 FODO lattice and other types of lattices Course textbook
9 Longitudinal beam dynamics Course textbook
10 Light sources based on particle accelerators Course textbook
11 Applications of particle accelerators Course textbook
12 Understanding the anatomy of the accelerator facilities as a whole including particles sources, injection&extraction sections, beam instrumentations, RF systems, beam transfer lines, cryogenics and vacuum systems Course textbook
13 Introduction to nonlinear beam dynamics Course textbook
14 Introduction to collective effects Course textbook
15 Semester review
16 Final exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Klaus Wille, The Physics of Particle Accelerators – An introduction (Oxford, 2001). ISBN: 9780198505495

Wolski, Andy, Beam Dynamics in High Energy ParticleAccelerators,imperial college press (2014), ISBN: 978-1783262779

Helmut Wiedemann, Particle Accelerator Physics, Springer 4th ed. (2015), ISBN: 3319183168

S.Y. Lee, Accelerator Physics, 3rd edition, World Scientific, ISBN: 978-9814374941

CERN Accelerator School Lectures

JUAS Lectures

USPAS Lectures

CERN Summer Student Program Lectures

Suggested Readings/Materials

Stephen Peggs and Todd Satogata, Introduction to Accelerator Dynamics (Cambridge University Press, 2017)  ISBN: 9781107132849

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
17
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
17
Final Exams
1
24
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able master and use fundamental phenomenological and applied physical laws and applications,

X
2

To be able to identify the problems, analyze them and produce solutions based on scientific method,

X
3

To be able to collect necessary knowledge, able to model and self-improve in almost any area where physics is applicable and able to criticize and reestablish his/her developed models and solutions,

X
4

To be able to communicate his/her theoretical and technical knowledge both in detail to the experts and in a simple and understandable manner to the non-experts comfortably,

5

To be familiar with software used in area of physics extensively and able to actively use at least one of the advanced level programs in European Computer Usage License,

6

To be able to develop and apply projects in accordance with sensitivities of society and behave according to societies, scientific and ethical values in every stage of the project that he/she is part in,

7

To be able to evaluate every all stages effectively bestowed with universal knowledge and consciousness and has the necessary consciousness in the subject of quality governance,

8

To be able to master abstract ideas, to be able to connect with concreate events and carry out solutions, devising experiments and collecting data, to be able to analyze and comment the results,

X
9

To be able to refresh his/her gained knowledge and capabilities lifelong, have the consciousness to learn in his/her whole life,

10

To be able to conduct a study both solo and in a group, to be effective actively in every all stages of independent study, join in decision making stage, able to plan and conduct using time effectively.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Physics and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest