FYS4420 - Experimental techniques in condensed matter physics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Techniques for controlling experimental setups, dynamic light scattering, neutron scattering, image processing techniques. The course is based on different projects where the students apply the techniques on realistic problems from condensed matter physics.
To obtain contact with the cutting edge of research in experimental methods in condensed matter physics. Practice in writing reports from minor research projects.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
In addition to fulfilling the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway, you must either have 2MX/2MY/3MZ and 3MX/3FY/3KJ/3BI/(2KJ+3BT)/(2BI+3BT) from Norwegian upper secondary school, or have completed equivalent studies in mathematics as well as physics, or chemistry, or biology at upper secondary school or university level at another educational institution. Read more about fulfilling special requirements.
Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with FYS9420 - Experimental techniques in condensed matter physics
10 credits overlap against FYS345.
The course extends over a full semester with a total of 30 hours of lectures in addition to some compulsory hours of lab work.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
4 compulsory laboratory/project work will be included (50 % weight). In addition an oral exam at the end of the semester.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
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Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.