Course details of PH 804 - Laboratory Techniques

Course Name Laboratory Techniques
Total Credits 8
Type L
Lecture 8
Tutorial 0
Practical 0
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Text Reference Y. D. Lee, Particle Physics and Introduction to Field Theory, Harwood Academic Publishers, 1981. K. Huang, Quarks, Leptons and Gauge Fields, World Scientific, 1982. J. D. Bjorken and S. D. Drell, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, McGraw Hill, 1964. L. H. Ryder, quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Description Selected topics from the following : a) Vacuum Techniques : Production and measurement of vacuum, different typesof vacuum systems and gauges, their working and limitations, leak detection, techniques for production of ultra high vacuum. The laboratory work will consist of experiments with a vacuum system and assembling of a vacuum system. b) Electronics : Measurement techniques in electronics, use of different measuring devices, their scope and limitations. Power supplies, amplifiers, pulse techniques and high frequency techniques. Laboratory work will include handling different types of electronic measuring instruments, study of certain readymade units, design, fabrication and testing of some circuits. c) Detectors : Study of different types of detectors, photographic detectors, microwave detectors, optical detectors, X ray detectors and nuclear radiation detectors. The laboratory work will include experiments which make use of different types of detectors. d) Work Experience: Design and fabrication of simple pieces of equipments required in Physics laboratory. The students are expected to acquire familiarity with use of common machine tools like use of lathes, milling machines, drilling machines etc.
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