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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FFYS7013 Experimental Methods in Condensed Matter Physics 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Sergey Vasiliev
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X

Learning outcomes

The main purpose is to teach the students basic principles of creating magnetic fields and measurements of magnetic properties of materials.


1. Low signal level measurements. Basic sources of noise and their elimination. Measurements at radiofrequencies.
2. Main definitions in magnetism, basic equations. Magnetic field of simple solenoid. Optimization of the solenoid geometry. Simple electromagnets and Bitter magnets. Superconductive and hybride magnets. Pulsed magnets.
3. DC and AC magnetic susceptibility. Types of magnetic materials: ferromagnets, diamagnets. Magnetic field enhancement using permanent magnets, electromagnets with iron core.
4. Measurements of magnetic fields: Hall probes, magnetoresistance sensors, inductive methods, SQUIDs, NMR method. Measurements of magnetization, main types of magnetometers.
5. Modern vacuum techniques. Basic principles of generating vacuum. Main types of vacuum pumps and components.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Exercises 12 h 0 h

Demonstrations will include solving problems and excursions to the labs of our department.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Oral exam
  • In English
Written exam
Oral exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year autumn
5. year spring

Period III.

Study materials

Lecture notes will be provided at the course web site.

Further information

To the course 12 students are taken in the order of enrolments preferring major students in physical sciences. In case there are room also minor and JOO students may participate in the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules