F9210 Modern experimental methods B

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
Mgr. Ondřej Caha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Adam Dubroka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Mojmír Meduňa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Adam Dubroka, Ph.D.
Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Mojmír Meduňa, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
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Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course presents to the students chosen modern experimental methods in solid state physics, such as inelastic neutron scattering, coherent scattering of synchrotron radiation, some spectroscopic and growth methods etc. The content of the lecture will be modified to include most recent methods.

The main objective of the course is to provide the students with the ability to
- list and describe chosen modern experimental methods in solid state physics.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- understand the functionality of synchrotron radiation facility;
- understand the usage of synchrotron radiation techniques;
- understand growth and analysis methods in solid state physics;
- understand applications with neutron radiation;
  • 1. Coherent scattering of synchrotron radiation: Generation of synchrotron radiation, basic properties Synchrotrons of the 3rd generation, free-electron lasers Collimation of synchrotron radiation, nano-beam diffraction Coherent scattering, phase retrieval methods, EXAFS, XANES Experimental examples 2. Growth techniques: PLD, MBE, magnetron sputtering, 3. Analytical techniques: LEIS, SIMS, TEM, LEEM, PEEM, SPM, Scanning auger microscopy 4. Inelastic neutron scattering: Propetries of thermal neutrons, sources of thermal neutrons, detectors. Neutron diffractometers, collimation, monochromatization. Neutron scatterring, nuclear and magnetic scattering, coherent and incoherent scattering Elements of theory of inelastic scattering. Experimental examples - phonons, magnons
  • X-ray data booklet - http://xdb.lbl.gov/
  • YU, Peter Y. and Manuel CARDONA. Fundamentals of semiconductors : physics and materials properties. 3rd rev. and enl. ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2001. xviii, 639. ISBN 3540413235. info
Teaching methods
The lectures will be presented online during the standard schedule time unless otherwise agreed with a particular lecturer.
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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