2020 Special Topics in Physics III

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Graduate major in Physics
Higemoto Wataru 
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Course description and aims

Particle beams are quite useful to investigate properties of solid. In particular, local or microscopic state of solid can be investigated by implantation of several kinds of particle.This course aims to give knowledge of particle beam experiment as a probe of microscopic properties of materials.

Student learning outcomes

This course covers the experiments by using particle beams such as muon, positron, unstable nuclei. Students are expected to understand material research by using several kinds of particle beam and properties of solid from microscopic point of view.


particle beam, microscopic property of solid, magnetism, superconductivity, muon, positron, unstable nuclei

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The lecture is given in a form of intensive course.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of particle beam experiments. Understand overview of experiment with particle beam as a probe of solid.
Class 2 Property of particle as a probe in a solid Understand property of particle as a probe in a solid.
Class 3 Research of magnetism by using muon Understand research of magnetism by using muon.
Class 4 Research of superconductivity by using muon Understand research of superconductivity by using muon.
Class 5 Research of solid state by using positron Understand research of solid state by using positron.
Class 6 Research of solid state by using unstable nuclei Understand research of solid state by using unstable nuclei.
Class 7 Recent development of particle beam experiment Understand recent development of particle beam experiment.


No textbook.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials will be mentioned in the lecture.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation will be based on report.

Related courses

  • PHY.C443 : Superconductivity
  • PHY.C439 : Physics of Magnetic Materials

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisite



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