NWI-NM004B
Experimental Techniques
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-NM004B
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Wiskunde, Natuur- en Sterrenkunde;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
prof. dr. U. Zeitler
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Lecturer
prof. dr. U. Zeitler
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. U. Zeitler
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Examiner
prof. dr. U. Zeitler
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Academic year2018
Period
KW1  (03/09/2018 to 04/11/2018)
Starting block
KW1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
  • The student has a basic knowledge on experimental techniques such as electronics, cryogenics and vacuum techniques 
  • The student understands the experimental and physical background of building a specific scientific apparatus
  • The student is able to translate a scientific question into an approriate experimental design/realisation
Content
The cental aim of this lecture is to provide the student with (basic) hands-on experiemntal knowledge to perform experimental research. 
It will give a general overview on selected experimental techniques ammended by the presentation of specific experimental setups in for of student seminars.
 
 
 
Topics
How to measure a resistance? - Noise, phase sensitive techniques, time-resolved experiments
Low temperature techniques - From bath cryostats to dilution refrigerators
Vacuum techniques
Large Research Infrastructures: Synchrotrons, free electrons lasers and high magnetic fields

Examples of contemporary experimental techniques (student seminars)

Test information
• 1 Oral presentation

Prerequisites
• Bachelor Program Laboratory Courses

Required materials
Reader
Online information during lecture

Instructional modes
Course occurrence

Lecture

Project

Tutorial

Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW1, Block KW2