LABORATORY FOR MODERN PHYSICS II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To achieve skill in some modern experimental physical techniques.
Course contents summary
After a short introduction some experiments are chosen among: generation, propagation and revelation of microwaves; modes and frequency modulation of a Reflex Klystron. Power, frequency and phase velocity measurements; guided propagation; TE and TM modes; resonant cavities; diffraction and interference by three dimensional structures.
Electronic paramagnetic resonance (EPR) revealed using a continuous wave. Pulsed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR); Spin-Lattice and Spin-Spin relaxations; resolution of motional narrowed multiplets.
Electrical conductivity in materials; superconductive phase transition; cryogenics.
Gamma rays interactions with matter; Compton effect.
La fisica di Berkeley: Laboratorio di Fisica III (Zanichelli)
D. Preston E. Dietz - The art of experimental physics (J. Wiley)
Teaching method: Few lectures and laboratory activity.
Evaluation method: Discussion on the experimental activity and on the final report