||Selected topics from the following: a) Vacuum Techniques: Production and measurement of vacuum, different types of 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 involve handling of 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, micro-wave detectors, optical detectors, X-ray detectors, 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 equipment required in a physics laboratory. The students are expected to acquire familiarity with the use of common machine tools like lathes, milling machines, drilling machines, etc.