Fall 2013, Course Information
PHYS 4580, Molecular and Condensed Matter Laboratory 
PHYS 6/7280, Photovoltaic Materials and Device Physics Laboratory

Instructors: Randy Ellingson and Mike Heben

PHYS 4580, PHYS 6/7280 Introduction, Syllabus, and General Information (updated Oct. 8, 2013)

Class Schedule:

Lecture:  Tuesday,  1:00 - 1:50 pm, in R1 2000N.

Lab:  Tuesday, 2:00 - 5:50 pm, in R1 1070.  The lab is also open Wednesday 1 - 5 pm, and Thursday 1 - 5 pm -- and can be accessed other days/hours during the week upon your request (let us know the day/time you intend to use the lab, and we'll ensure you have access and if possible one of us will try to be available for assistance).  You should use these times to improve your experimental setup, understanding, and further pursue the lab measurement goals.

Lab Reports:  Lab reports are due* on Tuesdays at noon.  Late Policy:  1 through 6 days late:  2% deduction per day (may be waived with communication/approval, and larger deductions (5% per day) may apply to students repeatedly submitting late reports).  More than 7 days late:  50% loss of credit.  More than 14 days late:  0% credit.

Final Exam (Project):

Your final project will be based on a single 2-hour laboratory session in which you'll be asked to perform and/or describe specific measurements on a specific photovoltaic material or sample using the equipment, capabilities, and skills you develop during the semester.  Each student will be tested individually on all aspects of the hardware, software, and principles of the measurement system, as well as the materials physics relevant to photovoltaic devices.  We may, or may not, need to use Finals Week to schedule some of these Project exams.


Reference Files and Additional Resources

Quizzes (tentative schedule)