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Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students - Winter Semester 2020-21

(20102730)

Unless the situation changes due to university regulations, the class takes place in the presence (not online) form.
TypeLab Course
InstructorProf. Kirill Bolotin
Contact PersonProf. Kirill Bolotin - You could also stop by my office (1.2.37), or call me (838-50900)
Emailbolotin@physik.fu-berlin.de
LanguageEnglish
StartNov 09, 2020
Note

Safety instructions for Lab and Radiation Safety are mandatory for all participants!!! Note, if you do not participate in the safety lecture, you cannot attend the course. So please do make sure that you come and attend the lecture.

Welcome to the Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students, Corona Special Edition!

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!

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 so far offered in presence format (unless the situation changes).
  2.  The schedule of all groups/experiments/presentations is now online. The same file contains contact info of all the tutors and students in different Excel sheets (access in the bottom of the screen). The file is password-protected so that CIA and FBI cannot get your info. The super-secret password will be sent by email.
  3. The experiments will start on 19.11! (see schedule). Please talk to tutors in advance. The first seminar presentation will start on 11.01
  4. I will present a lecture on Data Analysis on Monday, November 16th, 14:00 - 16:00 (online).
  5. You are welcome to use a Matrix chat room for the discussions related to the class. You can use it to meet partners, ask for help, discuss anything related to the class. I will also visit the room from time to time.

Offered experiments

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) 

 

Ma5

Dynamical processes in lipid membranes

-1.1.18

Ma6

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

0.3.18

Ma10

Auger Spectroscopy

 

Ma12

Magnetooptic Kerr Effect and magnetic anisotropies (MOKE)

0.1.13

Ma 14

Solid state laser principles

0.1.29

Ma15

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance

0.4.07

 Ma17

Formation of protein self assembled monolayer monitored by Quartz Crystal Microbalance

0.1.16

 

 

 

 

1 day each during the first two weeks of the semester break (likely)

 

Ma7

Raman Scattering

1.1.46

Ma8 

Superconductivity

 

Ma9

Photoluminescence (online!)

1.1.46

     

Ma21

Electron quantum transport in graphene

-1.2.04


Keywords

  • Advanced Laboratory Course
  • lab course
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