Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Experimental methods in physics

PHYS-405

Lecturer(s) :

Cantoni Marco
Dwir Benjamin

Language:

English

Summary

The course's objectivs are: Learning several advenced methods in experimental physics, and critical reading of experimental papers.

Content

- Scanning probe microscopy (SMP):Principles of operation of scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Advanced scanning microscopy techniques. The uses of SPM in industry and research- Cryogenics: measurement and regulation of low temperatures, cryostat.- Optics: optical elements (modulators, polarisers, lenses...)Spectrometer, monochromator...- Light sources: lasers, discharge lamps, incandescence lamps, synchrotron...- Electron microscopy: Transmission and scanning microscopes, their principles of operation, observation tecniques, uses ...- Structural characterization: RX, electron diffraction, ...

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Basis course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra Account, reading and discussion of recent research tasks

Assessment methods

oral exam (100%)

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10    CM1221
10-11    
11-12    CM1221
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German