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Laboratory Exercies

FKFN20 (only fall term):
There are three laboratory exercises:
- Rutherford scattering (with the small in-house accelerator).
- Gamma-gamma spectroscopy (in the laboratory).
- Fission paths (in front of a computer). 
Exact dates and times are being fixed with the laboratory supervisors once the total number of LTH students is known. The supervisors will also provide the material directly to the students.

FYSC12 and ÄFYD04 (fall and spring term):
There are three established nuclear physics laboratory exercises: KF3, KF7, and KF6, which deal with alpha, beta, and gamma decay measurements. Starting VT17, we offer a new laboratory exercise, KF1, on ESS-related neutron detection and tagging schemes. KF3 and KF6 are mandatory for regular FYSC12 students and require written laboratory reports for assessment. ÄFYD04 students conduct either KF3 or KF6, i.e. one less. All students can select either one of the new KF1 or KF7 laboratory as the third (FYSC12) or second (ÄFYD04) laboratory exercise.  The KF1 and KF7 laboratories will be assessed at the beginning (come prepared!) and the end of the laboratory exercise day, i.e. they do not require a written laboratory report.

Sign-up sheets will be provided at the FYSC01 notification board.

More information on the individual laboratory exercises, safety rules and regulations, and the respective expectations of the supervisors will be presented during the COMPULSORY INTRODUCTION of the laboratory exercises. The date for the introduction is given in the main course schedule.

All material for the FYSC12 and ÄFYD04 laboratories and the introductory lecture is constantly updated and made available at the FYSC12 Live@Lund page for the given study term.

Some (possibly slightly outdated) presentations during the introductory meeting: 
Laboratory guidelines (pdf,65kB)
ABOUT laboratory reports (pdf,380kB)

Download brief manual for error analysis (pdf, 60kB).


Last modified 2018-09-04 by DR.

Administrative Information

Course code: FYSC12
Credits: 7,5
Term: Spring & Fall
Grades: G or VG
Language: English

Course code: FKFN20
Credits: 7,5
Term: Fall
Grades: 3,4,5
Language: English

Assessment: Oral examination and completed laboratory exercises.