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FSH3301 Experimental Nuclear Physics 8.0 credits

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For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students

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P3 (8.0 hp)


16 Jan 2024
15 Mar 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

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Course location


Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students


Bo Cederwall


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSH3301 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will focus on a specific area of experimental nuclear physics. It will cover detailed experimental and data analysis techniques relevant for the chosen subject area.
Examples of topical areas that can be covered are:

  • Techniques for in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy far from stability
  • Lifetime measurements of excited nuclear states in the ps-ns range using recoil Doppler shift techniques.
  • Lifetime measurements using Doppler shift attenuation methods
  • Lifetime measurements using fast timing detectors
  • Photon angular correlation and distribution measurements
  • Photon polarization measurements
  • Charged particle detection techniques
  • Neutron detection techniques

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  1. Identify the most important topical research areas in current Experimental Nuclear Physics
  2. Have in-depth working knowledge of experimental and data analysis techniques in one of the chosen specializations and understand the basic foundations in theory.
  3. Be able to critically evaluate scientific articles regarding methodology and results as well as set the research performed in the article into a larger context, i.e. assess its significance.
  4. Present new research papers clearly and in a concise way to peer students, as well as participate in discussion of the articles.
  5. Describe the development of the research field within the chosen specialization by following the current scientific literature.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Phd Student.

Recommended prerequisites

SH2302 Nuclear Physics or corresponding course


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Research papers on Experimental Nuclear Physics

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Seminar and report.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Bo Cederwall

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Physics