Experiments in Molecular Physics
In this advanced lab course, detailed experiments in molecular physics will be conducted. The results will be analyzed and compared with literature results. At the end of the course, participants will present their work to their fellow participants. The intention of this course is to obtain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art experimental techniques in molecular physics.
Every group will carry out two experiments (Rotational spectroscopy of carbonyl sulfide, infrared spectroscopy of nitrous oxide, chirped-pulse spectroscopy of methyl cyanide and spectroscopy in ion traps), with measurements and preliminary data analysis requiring two days for each one. More detailed information on these experiments is provided via the links on the left-hand side.
The results of the second project will be presented by the group to all participants and the supervisors on the last day of the course (Fr).
Finally, each participant is supposed to hand in a written report (5-10 pages) about one of the experiments within 3 weeks.