Talk Dates
Experiment Schedule
Write-Up Due Dates: March 6, April 3, May 1

Guided Experiments

Optical Bandgap of Semiconductor (Monochromator) - PDF
Doppler-Free Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy (Laser Diode) - PDF - Rb Info
Capacitance-Voltage Profiling of Silicon Dopant Density (Lock-In Amplifier) - PDF
Isotope Shift of Balmer Series In Hydrogen (Spectrometer) - PDF
Lifetime of Cosmic Ray Muon (Digital Oscilloscope) - PDF
Fabrication of Fullerenes (Vacuum System) - PDF


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - PDF - U Michigan Write-Up
Scanning Tunneling Microscope - PDF - PDF
Atomic Force Microscope

Possible Astronomy Opportunities (Discuss with Alison Crocker; Maximum of 2 Groups)

Optical Telescope With CCD Detector, e.g., Moons of Jupiter, Variable Star
Radio Telescope, e.g., Rotation Rate of Galaxy Spiral Arms

Independent Project Ideas

Characterization of Quantum Dots - PDF
Materials Fabrication (Chemistry Background Might Be Necessary)
High-Temperature Superconductor (Fabrication and Characterization)
Temperature Dependence of Diode's Saturation Current - PDF
Raman Spectroscopy - PDF
Single Photon Avalanche Diode- PDF
Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution in LED - PDF
LED Luminescence Decay - PDF
Speed of Light via Time of Flight
Hall Effect - PDF
Magnetic Properties of Materials - PDF - PDF
LIGO Analogy - PDF
Optical Spectroscopy
Gamma Ray Spectroscopy- PDF - PDF
Nanoparticle Light Scattering - PDF
Spectroscopy on Nitrogen Molecule - PDF
Wireless Data Collection using XBee - PDF
Fluorescence Microscope- PDF
Picometer-Sensitive Interferometer- PDF
Quantum Conductance in Nanowires - PDF - PDF
Chaotic Electric Circuit - PDF
Nonlinear Dynamics
Arduino - Projects - LabVIEW Interface
Leidenfrost Effect - PDF
LabVIEW-Based Projects
Electronics (e.g., Phase-Locked Loop, Lock-In Amplifier, Field Programmable Gate Array)
American Journal of Physics