Physics 56100


Introduction to some of the basic methods for sample preparation and characterization relevant to materials science. Topics include synthesis of semiconductor thin films and high temperature superconductors, contact preparation, measurements of transport properties as a function of temperature, Raman spectroscopy, electron spin resonance (ESR), X-ray diffraction, absorption measurements in UV-visible range. 

Prereq.: Physics 32300; coreq.: Physics 55400 or permission of the instructor. 

4 lect. hr./wk. for the first three wks., then 7 lab. hr./wk.; 4 cr.