Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students - Winter Semester 2017/2018

Welcome to the Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students! The goal of the class is to learn the basics of modern experimental physics.  You will be working in a group with one or two other students. During the class, each group will carry out 8 experiments from different fields of physics. Each experiment will be supervised by a tutor. Tutors help with carrying our experiments and grade experimental reports completed after the experiment. In addition to reports, each group will deliver one seminar-style talk about their experiment to the entire class. Please enjoy the class and be safe!

IMPORTANT: to attend the class, you must:

1) Register for the class (until Thursday, October 19)

2) Attend a safety lecture during the first seminar meeting on 23rd of October 2017.

Please note -- if you do not attend that lecture, you will NOT be able to participate in the class!


Prof. Kirill Bolotin 

The best way to contact me is by email ( You could also stop by my office (1.2.37), or call me (838-50900)


Lab Sessions: Thursdays, 10:00-19:00 (Times may vary by agreement with tutors; each experiment has a different location)

First experiments:  3 November 2017

Seminars: Mondays, 14:15-16:00, 1.1.16 FB-Raum 

First meeting: 23 October 2017. You must attend the safety lecture during this meeting in order to participate in the class!



Instructions for the Experiments

Hints on the Seminar Presentation

Wiki: Here you can find the description of the experiments and useful information concerning the experiments. Use your zedat password/login.

Participation certificate for students

Evaluation form for tutors


Ma1 Compton-effect: (Tutor: Kamil Bobowski)
Ma2 Low electron energy diffraction at surfaces (LEED): (Tutor: Benjamin Heinrich)
Ma4 Photoelektronenspektroskopie (PES): (Tutor:Ismet Gelen)
Ma5 Dynamic processes in lipid membranes: (Tutor:Jens Balke)
Ma6 AFM: (Tutor:Christian Lotze)
Ma7 Raman Scattering: (Tutor:Patryk Kusch)
Ma8 Superconductivity: (Tutor:Antonio Setaro)
Ma9 Photoluminiscence: (Tutor:Antonio Setaro)
Ma12 Magneto-optical Kerr-effect and magnetic anisotropy: (Tutor:Alexander Goschew)
Ma14 Solid State Laser Principles: (Tutor:Sophia Ketterl)
Ma15 Electron paramagnetic resonance: (Tutor:Siavash Saeidpour)
Ma17 Quartz Crystal Microbalance: (Tutor:Kenichi Ataka)

Last update: Oct 6, 2017 by Kirill Boloti