Course Code :1002WETPRP
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Sequentiality:Credit for Math. methods for physics I, II & III, Gen. physics I, II & III, Experimental physics I & II, Intro. anal. mechanics, Intro. relatvity theory & elementary particles and Intro. quantum mechanics.
Contact hours:90
Study load (hours):252
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Wim Wenseleers
Nick Schryvers
Joris Dirckx
Nick Van Remortel
Michiel Wouters
Sabine Van Doorslaer
Katrien Kolenberg

3. Course contents *

This course (in which seminars and experimentation are combined) connects experimental methods, laboratory skills and experimental scientific research.

A dozen projects shall be proposed, including both smaller ("1 credit") and larger ("2 credit") projects. The student is required to work out either 2 large projects and 1 small one, or 1 large one and 3 small ones (total 5 "credits") in the course of the academic year.

Some examples :

  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Chaos in an electronic circuit
  • Holography and interferometric techniques
  • Biophysical characterisation of globins
  • Microwaves
  • Radioactivity
  • Digital Electronics I and II
  • Low temperatures
  • Photonics

In addition, a number of experiments shall be offered whereby the choice of techniques (spectrophotometry, fluorescence spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance, classical and time-resolved Raman spectroscopy, flash photolysis, electron microscopy...) and the content of the assignment tie in with current scientific research. This shall be elucidated extensively at the beginning of the academic year.