Hiram College

Physics 440: Physics Advanced Lab - Fall (12) 2020


Mark Taylor

Office: Gerstacker 118
Phone: 569-5241
email:  taylormp@hiram.edu
Office Hours: MWF 4:15-6:00; Tues. 2:00-6:00; Thurs. 6:30-9:30; Sunday 3:00-6:00


Meeting Times:

Thursdays 1:00-4:00 Colton Physics Labs (rooms 8, 14, 18, 21) & Colton 2

Course Overview:

In this course you will carryout a series of experimental investigations in the areas of atomic physics, optics, solid state physics, and nuclear physics.  Specific experiments include inelastic electron-atom scattering, optical interferometry, X-ray scattering, and gamma-ray spectroscopy.  A complete understanding of each experiment requires a synthesis of knowledge from several different fields of physics.  This course stresses basic experimental techniques and data and uncertainty analysis along with oral and written presentation of experimental results.

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Course Information Syllabus


Exp. 1: Franck-Hertz Exp. 5: Geiger Tube
Exp. 2: Multi-slit Diffraction Exp. 6: Single Channel Analyzer
Exp. 3: Bragg Diffraction Exp. 7: Gamma Ray Spectroscopy
Exp. 4: Laue Diffraction    
( X-Ray Safety )  ( Safe Source Handling )

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