Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 05.12.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I - II Autumn (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course student can

  • Explain how various physical quantities are transduced into electrical variables.
  • Design basic active electronic circuits for measurements.
  • Explain the basic working principles of the most common temperature, pressure and displacement sensors as well as the most common vacuum pumps and cryogenic equipment.
  • Design a simple filtering circuit with both passive and active components, and explain the basic working principle of phase-sensitive detection.
  • Explain how to protect the measurements from resistive, capacitive and inductive coupling of noise.
  • Apply the concepts of amplifier noise and measurement sensitivity in order to figure out if a given quantity is measurable.
  • Apply concepts of microwave techniques to design basic microwave measurement systems.
  • Design an advanced experimental setup dedicated for sensitive measurements in basic research.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course reviews methods, practices and data processing needed in experimental physics research. Topics addressed include common sensors, amplifiers, filters, measurement systems, vacuum technology, cryogenic techniques, thermometry and computer-aided experiments and data analysis.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Participation in teaching and group assignments.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures / contact hrs 36 + 24 h (3 + 2)

Preparing for lectures 35 h

Assignment work (group+independent) 40 h

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course will replace the course Tfy-3.4411 Experimental Methods in Physics.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=PHYS-E0417

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi.

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