Course: Special Measurements

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Course title Special Measurements
Course code UFY/SPM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Sezemský Petr, Mgr.
  • Ptáček Ladislav, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Polívka Tomáš, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Durchan Milan, RNDr. CSc.
  • Straňák Vítězslav, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Kaftan David, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Fessl Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Čurda Pavel, Ing.
Course content
Content of lectures: 1. Absorption and emission spectroscopy, measurements of dispersive and spectral properties of monochromator. 2. Measurements of energy transfer between molecules by femtosecond laser spectroscopy. 3. Building acoustics, measurements of reverberation time and room acoustical parameters. 4. Experimental study of vacuum systems - measurement of pumping speed, leak detection 5. Magnetron sputtering deposition of thin films 6. Atomic force microscopy: high resolution imaging of surface topography in contact and intermittent contact mode, measurements of binding interactions between pairs of single molecules using dynamic force spectroscopy. 7. Single molecule spectroscopy: imaging of single molecules by a smFRET pair Content of practicals: Experiments and data analysis

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Laboratory
  • Class attendance - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course offers practical special measurements in physics, which goes beyond the techniques taught in practical courses of basic physics course. Lectures provide necessary theoretical and experimental basis. Experiments are carried out in research laboratories at the Faculty of Science.
Knowledge of physics based on courses Physics 1-4, knowledge of basic principles of data analysis.
Passing all practical courses of general physics (Practicals 1-4)
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Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's work activities (technical works)

Carrying out all experimental work during the practicals and handing out protocols to all tasks.
Recommended literature
  • " R. Hippler, H. Kersten, M. Schmidt, K. H. Schoenbach: Low Temperature Plasmas, Fundamentals, Technologies, Techniques, Wiley, 2008.
  • J. M. Holas: Modern Spectroscopy, Wiley 2010.
  • K. Jousten: Handbook of Vacuum Technology, Wiley, 2008.
  • P. Hannaford: Femtosecond Laser Spectroscopy, Springer 2005.
  • W. W. Parson: Moderd Optical Spectroscopy, Springer 2009.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Physics (2012) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter