|| PH34040 |
|| ADVANCED TECHNIQUES |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Rudolf Winter |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Professor Geraint Vaughan, Professor Keith Birkinshaw, Dr Eleri Pryse, Dr Tudor E Jenkins |
|| Available to Yr 3 MPhys students only. |
|| PH35530 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 40 Hours Workshops |
|| Practical || 120 Hours Practicals - 15 x 4 hours and 30 x 2 hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam|| 6 X LAB REPORTS ||50%|
|Semester Exam|| 4 X TESTS RELATING TO THE WORKSHOPS ||40%|
|Semester Exam|| 10 X PROBLEM SHEETS ||10%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to identify problems that require the use of Fourier analysis, Monte Carlo modelling and inversion techniques.
Apply these concepts and techniques to problems in different areas of research.
Apply experiemental techniques such as beam alignment, computer interfacing, image reconstruction, materials testing, curve fitting.
Handleand troubleshoot scientific equipment such as lasers, piezo elements, vacum systems, detectors, optical elements.
Write scientific reports.
This course is designed for MPhys year 3 students and is primarily intended to prepare students for the more exacting courses encountered in year 4. The module is divided into two parts: experimental and theoretical. The former consists of a number of laboratory experiments introducing advanced modern techniques e.g. scattering, spectrometry, ellipsometry, tomography, scanning microscopy, particle beam experiments, and materials testing. The latter part provides a more formal treatment of Fourier Analysis than in year 2, and introduces Monte Carlo modelling, programming and inversion techniques. In addition, a series of general example sheets are set in Semester 1 to reinforce concepts learnt in earlier years and provide practice in applying these concepts in unfamiliar contexts.
This module is at CQFW Level 6