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Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students - Summer Semester 2022

(20102730)

The class takes place on campus.
TypeLab Course
InstructorProf. Martin Weinelt
Contact PersonProf. Martin Weinelt - You can write an e-mail to weinelt@physik.fu-berlin.de or call me (838-56060)
Emailweinelt@physik.fu-berlin.de
LanguageEnglish
Registration Mode

Please register here

this allows you to name a group partner and choose 3 experiments

StartApr 19, 2022 | 02:00 PM
Time

14:00 - 16:00

Note

Safety instructions for Lab and Radiation Safety are mandatory for all participants. They will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 14:15 - 15:45 in Lecture Hall A

We will have two courses on "Good scienific practice" on April 26 14:00 - 15:00 and May 10, 14:15 - 15:45, Lecture Hall A

Please read the LINK on Course rules, ... below

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 occasionally 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 out 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!

Prerequisites

This class is hard! (yes, really) You should only take it if you took a similar class on a Bachelor level. You should have experience with long-form scientific writing -- you will have to submit 8 lab reports, each report 10–15 pages long. You have to have experience in the areas of Quantum Mechanics, Solid State Physics, Statistical Physics (many experiments require a background in these subjects). Finally, you have to understand the basics of data analysis, such as error propagation, confidence intervals, fitting, etc... If you DO NOT have these prerequisites -- please do not take this class. Instead, register for "Preparatory Course to the Advanced Master Laboratory". This class is designed to give you this background and to prepare you for the Advanced Labs class next semester.

Important

  1. The class is offered in presence format.
  2. Download the Participation cerificate for students (see DOWNLOADS below)
  3.  For schedule of all experiments and presentations, list of groups and tutors see DOWNLOADS below.
  4. There will be an Introduction to the Master Lab on Tuesday, April 19, 14:00 - 16:00 in Lecture Hall A
  5. The experiments will start on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 (see schedule). Please talk to tutors in advance.
  6. The safety instruction, which is compulsory for every participant (!), will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 14:00 - 16:00, Lecture Hall A
  7. There will be 2 courses on good scientific practice on Tuesday, April 26 and on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 14:00 - 16:00, Lecture Hall A.
  8. The seminar talk will start on May 17, 2022, Lecture Hall A.

Offered experiments

You can find key points (pdf) for each experiment describing Physics, Technical, and Data Analysis
by pressing the number (Ma1, ...)

No.

Experiments during the semester

Room

Ma1

Compton-Effect 

0.4.57

Ma2

Low Energy Electron Diffraction on Surfaces (LEED)

0.4.02

Ma3

Pulsed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

0.4.02

Ma4

Photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) 

1.4.24

Ma5

Dynamical processes in lipid membranes

-1.1.18

Ma6

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

0.3.18

Ma7

Raman Scattering:

1.1.46

Ma8

Superconductivity

0.4.09

Ma9

Photoluminescence

1.1.46

Ma10

Auger Spectroscopy

1.4.24

Ma12

Magnetooptic Kerr Effect and magnetic anisotropies (MOKE)

0.1.13

Ma14 Solid state laser principles 0.1.29
Ma15 Electron Paramagnetic Resonance 0.4.07
Ma16 Femtosecond laser spectroscopy of coherent phonons FHI
Ma17 Formation of protein self assembled monolayer monitored by Quartz Crystal Microbalance 0.1.16
Ma22 Electron transport in two-dimensional materials 0.2.06

Keywords

  • Advanced Laboratory Course
  • lab course
  • master lab course
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