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FFYS7013 Experimental Methods in Condensed Matter Physics 6 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Doc. Sergey Vasiliev
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 X X

Learning outcomes

The students will learn selected experimental methods which are useful for research in the field of condensed matter physics, and which are available for exercising in research laboratories of our department.


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. GAs analysis and mass spectrometers. Main types of vacuum pumps and components.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Exercises 32 h 0 h

Lectures 28h, Problem solving exercises 8h, Laboratory exercises 24h

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Participation in exercises, examination results

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Study materials

Lecture notes will be available on 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.

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