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   Charged Particl Optics: Theory and Simulation
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   This project has been funded with support
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CPOTS 2011 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 pre-designed 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, electron spectrometers, and time-of-flight and imaging devices. The course will explore 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 apply. Participating students will be evaluated on their performance in the IP at the end of the course. 6 ECTS units will be officially recognized with special University of Crete diploma.

Main Activities:The course will be organized along the lines of a two-week intensive summer school with theory lectures in the morning and PC laboratory exercises and simulations in the afternoon. A lunch break will separate the two parts each day. Weekend activities will include organized outings to cultural sites, excursions and beach activities.

Expected Output:After completion of the IP the lectures and computer modules will be edited into official notes and distributed amongst the partners for use at their local institutions. A possible book is also envisioned.

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