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PHY327H1Advanced Physics Laboratory

Course Title PHY327H1
Session fall
Year of Study 3rd year
Time and Location 72P: T9-12, F9-12, Room: MP 251
Course Homepage Link to Course Homepage

David  Bailey (coordinator)


Official Description

Experiments in this course are designed to form a bridge to current experimental research. A wide range of experiments are available using contemporary techniques and equipment. In addition to the standard set of experiments a limited number of research projects are also available. Many of the experiments can be carried out with a focus on instrumentation.

Prerequisite: n.a
Co-requisite: n.a.
Exclusion: n.a.
Recommended preparation: n.a.
Textbook n.a.

Additional Notes

Students have more freedom to progressively focus on specific areas of physics, do extended experiments, projects, or computational modules.

Some of the experiments available complement courses in condensed matter, molecular, atomic, nuclear and particle physics.  Others require completely individual study to understand the physics of the experiment.

Scanning tunneling microscope; a number of studies of x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence; the infrared spectra of HC1, optical pumping, ionization studies for the mass spectrometer, Raman effect, electron spin resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, electron microscope, Brillouin spectroscopy, the helium-neon laser, fiber optics, conventional and high Tc superconductivity, magnetoresistance, the Hall effect of semiconductors, the Mossbauer effect, and other atomic, molecular and solid state experiments.  Nuclear and particle physics experiments include the study of radio-activity, neutron diffusion in a water bath, high resolution gamma ray spectroscopy with germanium detectors, and muon life time measurements.