Condensed matter physics laboratory

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
66
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/01 FIS/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The goal is the acqwuisition of methodological approach and experimental practice of the planning, realisation and analysis of experiments in solid state physics with particular emphasis on nano materials and nanotechnology. Staring from the fundamentals for the synthesis of nanostructured materials and of spectroscopic techniques, experimetns will be conductedd on the characterisation of the electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of nano materials.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the following skills:
1. he will be able to master the elementary vacuum technologies;
2. he will be able to fabricate nanostructured systems such as fullerenes and thin films;
3. he will be able to use spectroscopic optical characterization techniques;
4. he will be able to analyze experimentally and to characterize nanostructured systems and magnetic materials;
5. he will be able to acquire data using dedicated software;
6. he will be able to conduct a statistical analysis of the results obtained;
8. he will be able to process the results obtained according to complex physical models.
Course syllabus and organization

Edizione Primo Semestre

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Production and characterisation by optical spectroscopy of nanostructured carbon-based materials: fullerenes and fullerite.
Production and optical spectroscopy characterisation of thin metallic films. Characterisation of the magnetic and structural properties of ferromagnetic materials via magnetostriction. Fabrication and characterisation of the electric transport properties of polymer-metal nano composites produced by 3D printing and rapid prototyping.
Prerequisites for admission
1. Use of electronic laboratory instruments (power supply, function generator, digital multimeter).
2. Basic concepts of electromagnetism.
3. Basic concepts of geometric optics
Teaching methods
The didactic method adopted foresees a brief in each meeting
cathedratic explanation of the topics followed by a laboratory exercise in which, through experiments, the theory just explained is verified in the field.
Bibliography
Lecture notes by the teacher
Assessement methods and criteria
The exam is oral and consists in the presentation of the activity carried out through a powerpoint file with subsequent discussion. the typical duration is about 45 minutes. The questions concern the methodology used for the realization of the experiment, the elaboration of the results and the physical principles underlying the results obtained. The critical capacity of the candidates to discuss the problems encountered and the solutions adopted to overcome them is assessed.
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 0
FIS/03 - PHYSICS OF MATTER - University credits: 0
Laboratories: 54 hours
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Milani Paolo

Edizione Secondo Semestre

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Production and characterisation by optical spectroscopy of nanostructured carbon-based materials: fullerenes and fullerite.
Production and optical spectroscopy characterisation of thin metallic films. Characterisation of the magnetic and structural properties of ferromagnetic materials via magnetostriction. Fabrication and characterisation of the electric transport properties of polymer-metal nano composites produced by 3D printing and rapid prototyping.
Prerequisites for admission
1. Use of electronic laboratory instruments (power supply, function generator, digital multimeter).
2. Basic concepts of electromagnetism.
3. Basic concepts of geometric optics
Teaching methods
The didactic method adopted foresees a brief in each meeting
cathedratic explanation of the topics followed by a laboratory exercise in which, through experiments, the theory just explained is verified in the field.
Bibliography
Lecture notes by the teacher
Assessement methods and criteria
The exam is oral and consists in the presentation of the activity carried out through a powerpoint file with subsequent discussion. the typical duration is about 45 minutes. The questions concern the methodology used for the realization of the experiment, the elaboration of the results and the physical principles underlying the results obtained. The critical capacity of the candidates to discuss the problems encountered and the solutions adopted to overcome them is assessed.
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 0
FIS/03 - PHYSICS OF MATTER - University credits: 0
Laboratories: 54 hours
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Milani Paolo
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