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Laboratory Works 1


Programme (detailed contents):



Lab works (8h or 16h sessions depending on the topic):


-Properties of electrical conduction of matter (Hall and magne-tophonon effects), optical properties of matter (photo and electroluminescence, optical absorption) magnetic properties of matter (paramagnetic electronic resonance Kerr effect), Fourier optic, structural characterization of matter (Scanning and transmission electronic microscopy, X'ray analysis by EDS), Diffusion in solids, non-destructive control (Eddy current, Ultrasonic sound, Infrared thermography, X radiography).

The laboratory works emphasize the student autonomy and self-learning.


Lecture (2h):


training on « search technics for scientific documentation”.


Documents provided to the students :


Booklet for each of the proposed experimental set-ups.



The aim of this course is to provide the students with experimental knowledge related to fundamental concepts of solid states physics and to structural analysis. Laboratory works are based on various experiments and techniques currently used in academic labs and companies. Laboratory works are related to (i) the structural characterisation of materials and devices (ii) the characterisation of the electronic, optical and magnetic properties of condensed matter.


At the end of this course, the student will be able to define and develop a multi-physical measurement chain to characterize the structural, electronic, optical and magnetic properties of matter and devices at the micro and nano-scale. He will be able to exploit a set of experimental data and able to assess their relevance. For this, he will have understood and be able to explain the different concepts of solid state physic and devices.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...