Physics Laboratory - Physics MSc, research physicist specialization

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Physics Laboratory - Physics MSc, Nanotechnology and Materials Science specialization

The information on this page applies both to the Research Physicist and to the Nanotechnology and Materials Science specializations.

Course data

  • First occasion: 4th of September, Monday 8:30-14:00, 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, Dr. Péter Makk
  • 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 (4th of September): basics of C# programming (for everyone) Slides
    • Building a GUI, handling events
    • Basic file I/O
    • Communication with instruments over serial port or GPIB
  • Day 2 (18th of September): more C# programming (for everyone) Slides
    • Real-time plotting
    • Using the NI myDAQ
  • Days 3-5: experiment control exercises (for everyone, but scheduled on an individual basis)
  • Days 6-13: 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.


  • Days 1-5
    • Lecture Hall F3211
  • Days 6-8 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

Useful information

  • 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 or 2019 from the link below:

You should install Visual Studio with .NET workload.

Installing NI DAQmx

In case you would like to use your own PC for working with the myDAQ card, you also need to install the NI-DAQmx library. Download and install it from here:

The installer has a lot of options. You will need NI MAX (Measurement & Automation Explorer), and .NET 4.5 support.

Lab responsibles (2022)

  • PROGRAMMING - Gergő Fülöp,
  • SC - Zoltán Kovács-Krausz,
  • QUARTZ - Tamás Prok,
  • MCBJ - Dániel Molnár,
  • ESR - Titusz Fehér
  • NMR - Ferenc Simon
  • AFM - Bálint Szentpeteri
  • SURFACE PHYSICS 1-2 - Gábor Kiss and Gábor Dobos

Time table (2023)


Name Measurement pair nr.
Dénes Gergő M10
Domokos Bálint M6
Kondákor Márk M6
Kupás Lőrinc Pál M8
Markó István M7
Németh Marcell M8
Sántha Zoltán M7
Skublics Tamás M9
Telek Dániel M9
Viczián Anna M10
Abdelrahman Elsaid Salah Mohammed M4
Aydin Erdem M4
Csanádi Richárd Géza M5
Kóti Dávid Attila M1
Kucsera Robin József M2
Szász Bence M3
Török Ádám István M5

Programming exercises

4th of September all students
25th of September all students

Computer controlled measurement tasks ("small labs")

Date Week Nr. SC1 SC2 SC3 MCBJ1 MCBJ2 MCBJ3 Quartz1 Quartz2 Quartz3
Oct. 2 5 M3Check-mark.gif M1+M3 Check-mark.gif M4 Check-mark.gif M5Check-mark.gif M6 Check-mark.gif M7 Check-mark.gif M8 Check-mark.gif M9 Check-mark.gif M10 Check-mark.gif
Oct. 9. 6 M8 Check-mark.gif M9 Check-mark.gif M10 Check-mark.gif M2 Check-mark.gif M1+M3 M4 Check-mark.gif M5 Check-mark.gif M6 Check-mark.gif M7 Check-mark.gif
Oct.16. 7 M5 Check-mark.gif M6 Check-mark.gif M7 Check-mark.gif M8 Check-mark.gif M9 Check-mark.gif M10 Check-mark.gif M1 Check-mark.gif M3+M2 Check-mark.gif M4 Check-mark.gif

Check-mark.gif(Date) indicates that the report arrived to the lab responsible.

Laboratory measurements

Date Week Nr. AFM Surface Physics 1 Surface Physics 2 NMR ESR
30. Oct 9 M4 Check-mark.gif M8 Check-mark.gif M10 Check-mark.gif
6. Nov. 10 M7 Check-mark.gif M4 Check-mark.gif M9 Check-mark.gif M8 Check-mark.gif
13. Nov 11 M1+M2+M3 Check-mark.gif M5 Check-mark.gif M4 Check-mark.gif M6Check-mark.gif
20. Nov. 12 M6 M1+M2+M3 Check-mark.gif M5 Check-mark.gif M10 Check-mark.gif M9Check-mark.gif
27.Nov. 13 M5 M1+M2+M3 M7

Lab report requirements

Submission rules

  • 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. Special 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.