F5151 Physical laboratory 4

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/3/0. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Ondřej Caha, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Dvořák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Hoder, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Mrkvičková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Filip Münz, PhD. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Zdeněk Navrátil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Pavel Dvořák, Ph.D.
Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Pavel Dvořák, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science (50,00 %), Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science (50,00 %)
Tue 15:00–17:50 Fp3,01001
Prerequisites (in Czech)
F3240 Physical laboratory 2 || F4210 Physical laboratory 3
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
After successfully passing the course, the students should be able to:
- apply the physical knowledge to analyze a presented physical problem in the physical lab
- to propose and assemble an experimental setup for a successful measurement of the problem
- to distinguish the information needed to pass into the measurement protocol in view of debating the results of the measurement
Learning outcomes
Student gets experience with experimental physical work (experimental plan, measurement, data analysis, presentation).
  • The problem list:
  • Coherence length
  • Planck law, temperature measurement
  • Detection of fluorescence and evaluation of tracer-breakdown curves
  • Photoeffect, measurement of Planck constant
  • Chaotic system
  • Coaxial cables
  • Falling and rotation of flat objects
  • Vacuum physics
  • Saffman-Taylor instability in a quasi-2D Hele-Shaw chamber
  • (Application of adaptive optics for imaging improvement)
  • (Light distribution near focus of a lens)
  • Luminscence of quantum dots
  • (Wave-particle nature of light)
  • X-ray source spectrum. Compton scattering
  • Magnetometry
Teaching methods
team work in the physical lab with independency of the students in both the problem choice and its solution
Assessment methods
Every student must pass in a pair three problems (in 3+1 weeks each) of choice (subject to capacity limitations). The credits are awarded after successful presentation of the measurements and their results in extent of commented measurement protocols.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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