Experimental Techniques: signalprocessing, vacuĆ¼m, low temperatures

Course Code :1001WETEXT
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Credit for Math. methods for physics I, II & III, Gen. physics I, II & III, Experimental physics I & II, Introduction to anal. mechanics and Introduction to quantum mechanics.
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Etienne Goovaerts

3. Course contents *

Following the motivation and definition of the objectives of experimental research in Physics, a number of general aspects are treated such as the general design of an experiment, sources of errors, signal treatment and improvement of signal to noise ratio, collection, transmission, storage and further processing of data. Then, a number of techniques are discussed that are often employed  in experiments, in particular vacuum and low temperature techniques. Why are these techniques useful and necessary? Which are the instruments to be used and which are the specifications to be obeyed for a specific application?