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Overview - Physics (Master) lab course nano electronics

For the term SS 2020 you can register for either the lab course nano electronics or solid state physics. More information can be found under General information labcourse nano electronics and general information lab course condensed matter physics.

For all participants:

  • The registration for the lab course nano electronics for the term SS 2020 is open from 01.01.2020 until 31.01.2020 (click here).
  • You can name a preferred partner and choose preference for experimental blocks between 20.01.2020 and 31.01.2020 (link).
  • General information about the lab course (here).
  • Marking scheme (here).
  • Experiments and manuals (here).


Latest news and information for the term SS 2020:

  • NEW: Experiment assignment in Jülich and Aachen (Block B and A): (here). Use this legend document: (here)
  • Concerning the experments in Jülich (J-epxeriments):
    As announced in March, we compensate the canceled 15th JARA-FIT Nanoelectronics Lab Course from 23th to 30th of March, 2020 at Research Center Jülich by J-experiments scheduled on Wednesdays during the lecture period. The first J-experiments will start on 10th of June in the virtual mode. Manuals can be found (here) (no script will be uploaded to moodle). The tutors of the J-experiments will get in touch with you via email and send you a link to the intorduction zoom meeting (held on a Wednesday).
  • Concerning viturtual mode of the M-experiments at RWTH:
    It is decided that M-expeirments remain in the virtual mode till the end of the lab-course.
  • Introduction to the Aachen experiments will be on 22.04.2020 from 16:30 to 18:00 in zoom (see invitation per email).
  • "Virtual" experiments during COVID-19 restrictions in Block A and B: The experiments will be scheduled on Wednesdays starting from 29.04.2020. If COVID-19 restrictions will not allow a normal conduction of the experiment, the experiment day will take place in a "virtual" mode. The lab-course will flexibly switch between normal and virtual mode throughout the whole lecture period (always announced on this webpage) depending on the restrictions in place. In this way, we ensure that the lab-courses SS20 can be finished. We hope for your understanding.
  • What is an experimental day during the "virtual" mode? (1) All participants stay at home and discuss the experiment with the tutor on a virtual platform (to be announced). This replaces the intro-discussion. Points (0-3) will be given by the tutor. (2) The tutor sends a dataset measured with the setup and explains some details to the group. Videos on moodle will support the understanding of the setup and the measurement procedures. This replaces the execution of the experiment. No points will be given for this part. (3) Based on the sent dataset, the group writes the protocol and sends it via email to the tutor within 2 weeks. Points (0-3) will be given for the protocol. Thus a virtual experiment has a total of 6 points. The maximum achievable number of points will be adapted accordingly.
  • Likely you have questions about this new procedure. These questions will be answered during the introduction course on 22.04.2020.


  • Block C: An introduction will be given by Dr. Schneller on 22.04.20 in Seminarroom S1 (WSH S1) at 1 pm. POSTPONED DATE!
  • Block D: An introduction will be given by Prof. Knoch (in April, exact time and place will be announced)

Group assignment SS 2020:

Due to the new data privacy protection policy we are not allowed to show the assignement anymore. The assignment will be sent via email.