Semester Hours:1Once a Year
Measurement of the atomic constants; atomic spectra; X-ray diffraction; mass spectroscopy; electron paramagnetic resonance; Rutherford scattering; vacuum deposition and thin films; nuclear physics including counting techniques, alpha, beta and gamma spectra, neuron cross sections and activation analysis. (3 hours laboratory exercises to accompany PHYS 118A.) Students will make an oral presentation of their results.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Corequisite: PHYS 118A. Satisfies the intermediate/advanced laboratory requirement. It is strongly recommended to take PHYS 118A concurrently.