Physics Laboratory - Physics MSc, research physicist specialization
Physics Laboratory - Physics MSc, Nanotechnology and Materials Science specialization
- Time: 8.30 - 16.00 (with lunch break from 11.30 to 12.30)
- Lecture hall: F3213
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The information on this page applies both to the Research Physicist and to the Nanotechnology and Materials Science specializations.
- First occasion: 7th of September, Monday 8:30-16:00, building F, staircase III, 2nd floor, room no. 13. (F3213)
- Neptun code of the course:
- BMETE11MF02 (research physicist specialization)
- BMETE11MF46 (nanotechnology and materials science specialization)
- Responsible lecturer: Dr. András Halbritter
- Requirements: 0/0/6/F/6
- Language: English
- Requirements to pass:
- Completion of all programming and measurement control exercises and the laboratory experiments. In case of justified absence, you have the possibility to retake 2 experiments.
- Handing in reports of the exercises and laboratory experiments.
- Grading: based on the reports and activity throughout the course.
- Consultation: arranged individually, on an on-demand basis.
Overview of the lab course
- Day 1: basics of programming (for everyone)
- Basic file I/O
- Communication with instruments over serial port or GPIB
- Real-time plotting
- Using the myDAQ
- Days 2-4: experiment control exercises (for everyone, but scheduled on an individual basis)
- Days 5-7: lab experiments (depending on the specialization, scheduled on an individual basis)
- Research physicist specialization: two out of the three measurements below must be completed. Each experiment takes a whole day (~8 hours starting from 8:30). Upon a justified request the measurement dates can be rescheduled once the measurement pair and the lab leaders can agree on a new date.
- Nanotechnology and Materials Science specialization: the three measurements below must be all completed. The STM measurement takes a whole day (~8 hours starting from 8:30), whereas the Surface physics measurements take a half day each (~4 hours starting from 8:30). Upon a justified request the measurement dates can be rescheduled once the measurement pair and the lab leaders can agree on a new date.
- Days 1-4
- Lecture Hall F3211
- Days 5-7 Map
- NMR: F I. basement 6., High-field NMR Laboratory
- ESR: L ground floor (the entrance is facing building F, walk towards the fence)
- MOKE: F I. basement 2., Magnetooptics Laborarory
- STM: F I. basement 1. - Nanocontacts Laboratory
- Surface physics 1-2: F III., mezzanine 4., Department of Atomic Physics, Surface Physics Laboratory
- Files for the programming exercises:
- Course material of Measurement control and automation (Mérési adatgyűjtés és feldolgozás, in Hungarian)
- Communication with instruments:
- Instrument manuals:
SRS 830 lock-in
Siglent SDG1025 function generator
Good Will Instek GDM 8246 digital multimeter
NI MyDAQ card
Installing Visual Studio
We use Visual Studio 2017 in the lab computers. For working on your own PC, download and install the Community edition of Visual Studio 2017 from the link below:
You should install Visual Studio Community 2017 with .NET workload.
Lab leaders (2020)
- PROGRAMMING - Gergely Fülöp, and András Magyarkuti,
- SC - Olivér Kürtössy, and Zoltán Kovács Krausz,
- QUARTZ - András Magyarkuti, and Tamás Prok,
- ATOMIC - Botond Sánta, and Dániel Molnár,
- ESR - Károly Nagy and Titusz Fehér
- NMR - Ferenc Simon and Gábor Csősz
- MOKE - Felix Schilberth
- STM and RRAM - Tímea Nóra Török
- SURFACE PHYSICS 1-2 - Gábor Kiss and Gábor Dobos
Time table (2020)
|H7||Mikeházi Antal János|
|H8||Jakab Dominik Barnabás|
|H12||Pápai Tamás Márton|
|H13||Kiss Roberta Zsófia|
|H17||Kolok István Baksa|
|H20||Forrai Botond István|
Computer controlled measurement tasks ("small labs")
|SC 1||SC 2||SC 3||SC 4||ATOMIC 1||ATOMIC 2||ATOMIC 3||ATOMIC 4||QUARTZ 1||QUARTZ 2||QUARTZ 3||QUARTZ 4|
|14. szept.||H1, H2||H3, H4||H5, H6||H7, H8||H9, H10||H11, H12||H13, H14||H15, H16||H17, H18||H19, H20|
|21. szept.||H15, H16||H17, H18||H19, H20||H1, H2||H3, H4||H5, H6||H7, H8||H9, H10||H11, H12||H13, H14|
|28. szept.||H9, H10||H11, H12||H13, H14||H15, H16||H17, H18||H19, H20||H1, H2||H3, H4||H5, H6||H7, H8|
Research physicist specialization:
|12. Oct.||H9, H10, H13||H17, H18|
|19. Oct.||H15, H16, H5||H19, H20||H7, H8, H14|
|26. Oct.||H15, H16, H5||H17, H18|
|2. Nov.||H7, H8, H14||H9, H10, H13||H19, H20|
Nanotechnology and Materials Science specialization:
|2. Nov.||H11, H12|
|9. Nov.||H1, H2||H11, H12||H3, H4|
|16. Nov.||H3, H4||H1, H2||H11, H12|
|23. Nov.||H3, H4||H1, H2|
Lab report requirements
- The lab reports should be sent as a pdf file to the e-mail address of the lab leaders, as well as to the address.
- The file name should contain the names of the submitting students and the measurement exercise name using the format: stm_smith_white.pdf.
- The lab reports should be submitted within one week till Sunday midnight. In case of difficulties with the electronic submission the printed out reports are also accepted at the secretary of the Department of Physics till Monday noon.
- Once in a semester the submission can be delayed with a week without any punishment. Any other delay yields a subtraction of 15 points (< 1 week delay) or 30 points (> 1 week delay) from the final score (max. 100 points) of each delayed lab report.
Expected style of the lab report
The lab report should follow the style of scientific publications: short abstract, introduction, description of the applied measurement methods, description and discussion of the measurements, conclusions. Supporting information, like the key parts of the measurement code should also be submitted as an appendix. Spacial attention should be taken on the proper citation of the sources. Note, that carefully edited figures are also key requirements in a high quality publication.