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260087 LP Solid state physics: Research and Applications (2021W)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 8 participants
Language: German, English



UPDATE: As per the current rules (22.11.), the laboratory course will be held normally, but all teachers and students must adhere to 2G rules and have additionally a negative PCR test.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this lab course is to give students concrete hands-on experience in modern research in (experimental) solid state physics.

The students will be divided into groups of two, and each group will select two different research topics.

The topics will cover a wide range of methods ranging from studies of superconductivity and magnetism to atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy and optical spectroscopy. Both experimental as well as computational projects can be offered.

A successful participation in the seminar "260084 Introduction to solid state physics lab courses" (during the same semester) is expected as a prerequisite.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course will be graded based on the participation in the practical exercises and the protocols describing each experiment.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Both students of a group have to be present and have to contribute to the execution of the experiments. On the basis of the protocol it must be clearly visible that the basic physical principles of the experiment were understood. The experimental data must be analyzed and interpreted correctly.

The protocol must be handed in within two weeks from the end of the practical exercise, unless otherwise agreed with the instructors.

Examination topics

The protocol must provide a clear motivation for the work, briefly summarize the current state-of-the-art based on provided literature, describe the experiments and analysis of the results, and a discussion reflecting on the results and issues encountered during the practical work.

Reading list

Necessary literature will be provided during the course.

Association in the course directory


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