Fiches de cours

Experimental methods in physics

PHYS-405

Enseignant(s) :

Cantoni Marco
Dwir Benjamin

Langue:

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%)

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
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     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand