Experiments in physics 1

2022/2023
Programme:
Medical Physics, Second Cycle
Year:
1 year
Semester:
first
Kind:
optional
ECTS:
4
Language:
slovenian
Hours per week – 1. semester:
Lectures
0
Seminar
0
Tutorial
3
Lab
0
Prerequisites

Regular enrolement

Content (Syllabus outline)

In this course the students have the choice of the selecting three of the following lab exercises:
• Measurement of permittivity of liquid crystals and ceramics
• Optical interferometry
• Optical correlation spectroscopy
• Multi-wire proportional chamber
• Measurement of weak interaction coupling constant through a measurements of muon decay time
• The contrast in MRI
• PIXE (proton induced X-ray emission)
• Tunneling microscopy and low energy electron diffraction
• Reactor: pulse experiment
• Hertzsprung-Russel diagram

Readings

• A. Likar, Fizikalna merjenja I in II
• W.R. Leo, Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer, 1987.
• B.P. Roe, Probability and statistics in experimental physics, Springer 1992.
• Specialna literatura ob posameznih vajah.

Objectives and competences

Students learn about basic experimental methods of physics.
Subject-specific competencies: Knowledge, understanding and practical hands-on experience in complex measurements in various fields physics. A large fraction of the lab exercises are carried out at the J. Stefan Institute.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
Acquire practical knowledge in the fields of experimental physics and instrumentation.
Application:
Ability to work with complex experimental equipment. Understanding critical parameters in experimentation in physics.
Reflection:
A critical assessment of an experimental apparatus, its accuracy and reliability.
Transferable skills:
Ability to work on a complex apparatus, data acquisition, and its collection and analysis. Ability to determine the accuracy of the measurement.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, laboratory excercises, analysis of measurements.

Assessment

Reports on 3 lab excercises.
grading: 5 (fail), 6-10 (pass) (according to the Statute of UL)

Lecturer's references

prof. dr. Peter Križan
• I. Arino et al., The HERA-B Ring Imaging Čerenkov Counter, Nucl. instrum, methods phys res., Sect. A, Accel., 2003, 516, str. 445-461.
• I. Adachi et al., Precise measurement of the CP violation parameter sin2phi_1 in B0 c c K0 decays, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012) 171802
P. Križan, Overview of particle identification techniques, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A706 (2013) 48.