PHYS-405 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Dwir Benjamin, Cantoni Marco

Language: English


Summary

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

Content

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:

  • Integrate the notions of critical reading of articles
  • Assess / Evaluate scientific articles, their quality and defaults
  • Interpret knowledge of several specific experimental methods

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.

Teaching methods

- Ex cathedra lectures on specific experimental techniques

- Students' presentations of scientific articles

Expected student activities

Participation in class is encouraged.

Students are expected to give a short presentation of a scientific article.

Assessment methods

oral exam (100%)

Supervision

Others Moodle

Resources

Notes/Handbook

All is put on the Moodle site

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experimental methods in physics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experimental methods in physics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experimental methods in physics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experimental methods in physics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10    CE1100
10-11    
11-12    CE1100
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Friday, 9h - 11h: Lecture CE1100

Friday, 11h - 12h: Exercise, TP CE1100