PHYS 128AL/BL

Experiments:

Many of these lab manuals are contained in the course reader, which can be purchased at the bookstore. 

Electron Properties Charge to Mass Ratio [PDF]
Oil Drop [PDF]
Cavendish Torsion Balance
(Big G)
You must read and understand the UCSB ES&H Laser Safety Manual [PDF] before you perform this lab! Pay special attention to the content on page 2.

Lab Manual [PDF]
Manual for Gravity Balls (Large Spheres) [PDF]

Use the python code Capture.py to record the motion of the laser spot. Use ImageJ to process the resulting images. (ImageJ also has video capture capability.)

Cloud Chamber Lab Manual [PDF]
Manual [PDF]

Use VLC to export movies into a suitable file format for ImageJ. There is a VLC export configuration named ImageJ for this purpose.

Gamma Ray Spectroscopy Gamma Ray Introduction [PDF]
UCS 30 Manual [PDF]
Gamma Ray Lab Manual [PDF]
H-D Isotope Shift Lab Manual [PDF]
Diffraction Grating Example Problems [PDF]
Interferometery You must read and understand the UCSB ES&H Laser Safety Manual [PDF] before you perform this lab! Pay special attention to the content on page 2.

Manual for the PASCO Interferometer [PDF]
Laser Properties You must read and understand the UCSB ES&H Laser Safety Manual [PDF] before you perform this lab! Pay special attention to the content on page 2.

Lab Manual [PDF]
Instructions for equipment setup [PDF]
Free Spectral Range of a Scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer [PDF]
Notes on He-Ne and Fabry-Perot from Columbia U. E.K.A. Advanced Physics Lab [PDF]
Diode Laser Spectroscopy You must read and understand the UCSB ES&H Laser Safety Manual [PDF] before you perform this lab! Pay special attention to the content on page 2.

Web page by the manufacturer
Machining and 3D Printing 3D Printer Information
Microwave Optics Lab Manual [PDF]
Mössbauer Effect Lab Manual [PDF] (Updated 8/15/16)
Muon Lab Manual [PDF]
TeachSpin Manual [PDF]
Information on NIM bin and modules
Muon tomography Lab Manual
Magnetic Fields PASCO Experiment Manual [PDF]
Pulsed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance UCSB NMR Experiment Notes [PDF]
University of Washington Paper [PDF]

Conceptual Tour [PDF]
A good overview.

Archive of Retired Experiments:

Since the inception of this course, we have added some new experiments to the repertoire, and we have removed others. You can find a table of the experiments that are no longer listed here.