Course detail

Advanced Experimental Methods I

FSI-TSAcad. year: 2019/2020

The practice consists of advanced laboratory experiments and to meet its tasks students must undergo a complex theoretical preparation. The individual experiments address the fields of vacuum physics and techniques, light optics, ion and electron optics, physical technologies and analysis and measurements of properties of solid state materials.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to independently carry out experiments and share the results using written and oral presentation.


Atomic Physics, Solid State Physics, Quantum Physics, Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics, Vacuum Physics and Technology, Geometrical and Wave Optics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ECKERTOVÁ, L.: Diagnostics of Thin Films
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BROŽ, J.: Základy fyzikálních měření

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is based on individual practical activity on selected experimental setups. Each thematic topic is realized in two separate sessions. An advanced part follows the introduction part in the following week.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The assessment of a student is made upon his reports on performed experiments and subsequent discussions of the results achieved. The student goes through all experiments. If justified, some experiments might be also done or repeated out of an initial official schedule.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Students will build experience on experimental activities, data collecting and processing, and analysis and interpretation of results.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The presence of students at practice is obligatory and is monitored by tutor. The way how to compensate missed practice lessons will be decided by tutor depending on the range and content of the missed lessons.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-FIN , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
X-ray diffraction spectroscopy
Measurement of graphene transport properties.
Measurement of magnetic susceptibility.