Course: Instrumental Physics for Nanotechnology 2

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Course title Instrumental Physics for Nanotechnology 2
Course code KEF/PRFN2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pechoušek Jiří, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Construction of measurement and test systems - mechanical, electrical and electronical parts; digital measurement systems - development of programmable controlled systems, measurement instruments, measurement SW. 2. Vacuum technics - measurement of low pressures, vakuum gaining, types of vacuum pumps, methods for leakage testing, low pressure physics, materials, surface preparing. 3. Cryogenic technics - measurement of low temperatures, low tempereture gaining, cryostats (static, flowing, closed cycles), ultralow temperatures, low temperatures physics, cryofluids, superconductivity, superflow. 4. High temperature technics - measurement and reaching, materials, furnaces. 5. High pressure technics - measurement and reaching of high pressures, materials and pressure boxes. 6. Utilization of ionization radiation in research and industry - principles of neutron activation and rtg-flourescence analysis, Mössbauer spectroscopy, defectoscopy. 7 Up-to-date measurement systems in nanoworld - electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, surface area measurement, nanoporosity.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Students will learn the principles of teaching preparation and management of experimental devices of various types. They will gain knowledge on the acquisition and measurement of experimental conditions of extreme ranges of values ??of different variables. Focus is also placed on modern measuring systems used in research nanoworld.


Assessment methods and criteria

Performing the exam (practical test, and oral). Active participation in class.
Recommended literature
  • Ahmed S.N. (2007). Physics and Engineering of radiation detection. Academic Press.
  • Ďaďo S., Kreidl M. (1996). Senzory a měřící obvody. ČVUT Praha.
  • Gerndt J. (1994). Detektory ionizujícího záření. ČVUT Praha.
  • Gordon G. (2008). Practical Gamma-ray spectrometry. Wiley.
  • Haasz V., Roztočil J., Novák J. (2000). Číslicové měřicí systémy. ČVUT Praha.
  • Jánoš Š. (1980). Fyzika nízkých teplot. Alfa Bratislava.
  • Mašláň M. (1992). Mössbauerova spektroskopie. Olomouc.
  • Vedral J. Fischer, J. (1999). Elektronické obvody pro měřicí techniku. ČVUT Praha.
  • Vedral J., Fischer J. (1999). Elektronické obvody pro měřicí techniku. ČVUT.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Nanotechnology (1) Special and interdisciplinary fields 2 Summer