Division of Medical Physics

Device modeling: from photovoltaics to medical physics

Department of Physics and Astronomy/Department of Radiation Oncology

PHYS 6980/8980 Special Topics in Physics, CRN#35411/35412
Summer II semester 2016

 Class Day/Time:  
 Class Location:
Tuesday/Friday 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.
MH#4012/MH#4011 (computer lab)
 Credit Hours: 2
 Instructor:  Diana Shvydka
 Syllabus: Device Modeling Syllabus


Final grades are based on scores according to the following combination: 

Project proposal: 20%
Project progress: 20%
Final project presentation: 20%
Final project (working program file and a brief report): 40%
 Week Dates  Topic  Due dates
 1  06/28   Device modeling introduction  
 1  07/01   General overview: software packages and capabilities  
 2  07/05   PV/p-n junction detector modeling: AMPS-1D  
 2  07/08   PV/p-n junction detector modeling: SCAPS-1D   Project proposal due 
 3  07/12   COMSOL Multiphysics modeling intro  
 3  07/15   COMSOL Multiphysics examples: device modeling, biological systems modeling  
 4  07/19   Radiation transport Monte Carlo modeling with MCNP5 overview 
 Hands-on session guide
 4  07/22   Radiation transport Monte Carlo modeling: capabilities and examples   Progress evaluation
 5  07/26   PSPICE software package overview  
 5  07/29   PSPICE for device non-uniformity modeling and other examples
 Hands-on session guide
 6  08/02   Final project presentations  
 6  08/05   Final project presentations/turn in   Final project due

Information on the software packages covered:

AMPS-1D website: http://www.ampsmodeling.org/

SCAPS-1D website: http://scaps.elis.ugent.be/

PSPICE download at http://www.orcad.com/resources/orcad-downloads

MCNP5/MCNP6 – request a copy from RSICC (https://rsicc.ornl.gov/CustomerService.aspx ), software is export-controlled
Concise tutorial is available at http://www.mne.ksu.edu/~jks/MCNPprmr.pdf
Medical physics-oriented tutorial available at https://laws.lanl.gov/vhosts/mcnp.lanl.gov/pdf_files/la-ur-07-4133.pdf

COMSOL MultiPhysics – will be available at Physics & Astronomy computer lab. (For interested students, a 3-week evaluation copy can be obtained through visiting a workshop in Cleveland, OH, July 15th 2016; future workshop dates are listed here
Short introduction video on how to start using the program can be found at https://www.comsol.com/video/how-set-up-run-simulation-comsol-multiphysics

Last Updated: 3/4/17