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CPOTS Proposal

Abstract of original proposal

Objectives: CPOTS presents an innovative intensive Charged Particle Optics (CPO) course. Traditional theoretical CPO concepts will be presented, explored, verified and analyzed 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: CPOTS invites the participation of a limited number of Masters and PhD science students from the participating IP university partners 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.

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 the completion of the IP all lectures and SIMION modules will be edited into official notes and distributed amongst the IP partners for local use.

 

CPO topics to be treated:

 

TRANSPORT OF CHARGED PARTICLE BEAMS
ELECTROSTATIC LENSES
ENERGY DISPERSIVE DEVICES
TIME OF FLIGHT DEVICES
IMAGING DEVICES

 

Conditions:

  • Minimum number of course hours per day: 6-8 hrs
  • Minimum number of days for an IP: 10 days
  • Minimum number of students not from hosting university: 10 students

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