Coursebooks 2018-2019

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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

- Noise and interference: Their origins, their influence on experimental results, methods for noise and interference reduction

- Scanning probe microscopy (SPM): Principles of operation of the scanning tunneling microscope and atomic force microscope, Advanced scanning microscopy techniques, applications

- Optical spectroscopys: The elements of a modern spectroscopy system,methods of spectral dispersion and their advantages, optical detectors

- Electron microscopy: Transmission and scanning microscopes, their principles of operation, observation tecniques, uses ...

- Structural characterization: RX, electron diffraction, ...

Keywords

Noise, Scanning probe microscopy, optical spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, electron diffraction, X-ray diffraction

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Basis courses in physics

Important concepts to start the course

fundamentals of optics, electromagnetics, atomic and solid-state physics

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

- Ex cathedra lectures on specific experimental techniques

- Students' presentations of scientific articles

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