704708 PR Physics Laboratory 2

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 05.07.2021 Place course on memo list
PR Physics Laboratory 2
PR 4

Students are able to demonstrate experimentally oriented working of physics and they are able to independently elaborate basic experiments of modern physics. They have the skills to work successfully, structured and reliable in a team

Eleven key experiments in optics, waves, atomic , solid state and semiconductor physics will be carried out. The measurements are critically analyzed and evaluated.

  1. Specific charge of the electron
  2. Resonance-tube
  3. Black body radiation
  4. Semiconductor devices
  5. Heat pump
  6. Michelson Interferometer
  7. Light emitting and laser diodes
  8. Microwaves
  9. Radioactivity
  10. Speed of light
  11. Millikan experiment


The experiments are done in groups of two students. Instructions for the experiments are available in OLAT. Short quizzes will be given at the beginning of each weeks lab to assess your knowledge. Raw data must be recorded in your lab notebook. The lab reports are due each following Wednesday at 12 noon on the 4th floor (south hallway). If for important reasons you have difficulties meeting the deadline, please make alternative arrangements with the instructor in charge of the respective experiment. Lab reports that are late without permission will not be graded and the experiment has to be repeated in a make-up session.

Assessment is based on Preparation (20%), Lab notes (20%), Reports (60%)

Instructions (OLAT); Kohlrausch, Praktische Physik, Bd. 3; Bergmann -Schäfer, Experimentalphysik, Bd.1- Bd. 4

Successful completion of the compulsory modules Physics Laboratory 1

Coordination: Gerhard Kirchmair

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Do, 14:00-17:00, Praktikumsräume 0/402
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