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Physics Laboratories

MANUFACTURER Various
MODEL Various
AVAILABILITY Open normal teaching hours
CONTACT 1 External enquiries: Martine Dobson - Funding, Development & Support
CONTACT 2 Internal enquiries: Tony Dickson, Principal Technician
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SITE Harris Site

Description

Specialist laboratory facilities include nuclear physics, optics, quantum physics, laser physics, spectroscopy and astrophysics.

The University also has its own observatory, the Alston Observatory.

Key equipment available

  • Oscilloscopes
  • Bench Multimeters
  • Hand held Multimeters
  • Frequency Generators
  • Rate Meters
  • Power Supplies
  • High voltage power supplies
  • Sodium Lamps
  • Mercury Lamps
  • Resistance boxes
  • Lasers
  • Lens
  • Mirrors
  • Capacitance Boxes
  • Inductance boxes
  • Precision scales
  • Meter rulers
  • Tape Measures
  • Tools
  • Soldering Irons
  • Vernier callipers
  • Weights
  • Spectrometers
  • Travelling microscopes
  • Analogue meters
  • Logic analyser
  • Programmable Power Supplies
  • Xray Telexometers
  • LeakSeeeker 89 Fault locator
  • CapAnalyser series ii
  • External CD/DVD reader/writer
  • Small radio sets
  • Geiger-Muller Tube
  • Single channel Analyser
  • Scintillation counter
  • 633-nm lasers
  • Silicon Photodiode detector/meter for measuring laser power
  • PMD-12008LS modules
  • Spec Tech Universal Computer Spectrometer
  • Stop Watches
  • Cloud Chamber

Key experiments available

  • Photoelectric Effect
  • Verification of de Broglie’s Relationship
  • Michelson interferometer
  • Polarised light
  • Zeeman Effect
  • Velocity of sound in Gasses
  • Stefan Boltzmann’s Law
  • Forced Oscillations
  • Electrical Measurements
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Observation of diffraction at single and multiple slits
  • Rotational Inertia
  • Series/Parallel circuits
  • P-N Junction Diode
  • Compton scattering of Gamma Rays
  • X-rays
  • Radioactivity
  • Basic Nucleonics and Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy
  • Faraday Balance
  • Snell’s law and Frensnel Relationship
  • Interfacing
  • Investigating the Sun with SDO Data
  • Investigating Solar Flares Using Hinode/EIS Data
  • Analysing N-Body Simulations of Dark Matter Halos
  • Digital Input I Output
  • Nernst Calorimeter
  • Pendulum experiment
  • Millikan Experiment
  • Speed of Light Experiment
  • Forced Oscillations - Pohl’s Pendulum
  • Thermal and electrical conductivity of metals

See associated items links below.

Associated Items

Item ID #14.

Last Updated: 9th November, 2016