Course detail

Advanced Experimental Methods I

FSI-TSAcad. year: 2023/2024

The practice consists of advanced laboratory experiments and to meet its tasks students must undergo a complex theoretical preparation. The individual experiments address the fields of vacuum physics and techniques, light optics, ion and electron optics, physical technologies and analysis and measurements of properties of solid state materials.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Atomic Physics, Solid State Physics, Quantum Physics, Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics, Vacuum Physics and Technology, Geometrical and Wave Optics.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The assessment of a student is made upon his reports on performed experiments and subsequent discussions of the results achieved. The student goes through all experiments. If justified, some experiments might be also done or repeated out of an initial official schedule.
The presence of students at practice is obligatory and is monitored by tutor. The way how to compensate missed practice lessons will be decided by tutor depending on the range and content of the missed lessons.


Students will build experience on experimental activities, data collecting and processing, and analysis and interpretation of results.
Ability to independently carry out experiments and share the results using written and oral presentation.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

ECKERTOVÁ, L.: Diagnostics of Thin Films
BROŽ, J.: Základy fyzikálních měření

Recommended reading

Autoři jednotlivých úloh: sylaby k jednotlivým úlohám

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-FIN-P Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
X-ray diffraction spectroscopy
Measurement of graphene transport properties.
Measurement of magnetic susceptibility.