Charged Particl Optics: Theory and Simulation
   Project coordinator: Prof. Theo Zouros,
    Dept. of Physics, University of Crete
   Copyright 2010

   This project has been funded with support
   from the European Commission

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CPOTS 2013 Proposal Summary

Objectives: This ERASMUS IP presents an innovative intensive Charged Particle Optics (CPO) course. Traditional theoretical CPO concepts are presented, explored, verified and analysed by carefully predesigned simulation modules utilizing existing and readily available CPO software packages such as SIMION. These modules, which the students will put together with a minimum of effort during specialized laboratory sessions, will be prepared and closely matched to the theoretical lectures by the organizers. Useful and practical examples particularly amenable to such an educational approach are various components of CPO laboratory instrumentation such as electrostatic lenses and electron spectrometers, magnetic charged particle spectrometers, time-of-flight and imaging devices as well as ion traps including for the first time accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The lectures will present the various techniques and their instrumentation, their operation principles, performance characteristics and limitations.

Target groups:The IP invites the participation of Masters and PhD science students interested in the design or use of CPO devices to meet their research objectives and expand their theoretical understanding of CPO as well as their practical knowledge in the use of SIMION and other numerical simulation and analysis software programs. Advanced undergraduate students with some expertise in PC usage can also participate. At the end of the course, participating students will be evaluated while 6 ECTS units will be officially recognized with a special University of Crete diploma.

Main Activities:The IP will start with a two-day hands on workshop on the use of the software SIMION 8.1 followed by a two-week intensive summer school on CPO with theory lectures in the morning and PC laboratory exercises and simulations in the afternoon as already done in the first two IPs. A lunch break will separate the two parts each day. In the 2nd week, a day on more advanced SIMION 8.1 topics will also be included, as well as student participation in organized simulation projects requiring special preparation and presentation. Additional weekend, as well as evening, activities will include organized group outings to cultural sites, excursions and beach activities.

Expected Output:The lectures and computer modules of the IP will be edited into official notes available to all partner institutions. A possible book is also envisioned.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn the basics of CPO theory together with the use of simulation software which have become indispensable tools for the good design and understanding of any electrostatic or magnetostatic instrument of charge particle analysis used in the lab.

Project websites: http://cpots.physics.uoc.gr, http://cpots2012.physics.uoc.gr and http://cpots2013.physics.uoc.gr

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