141.236 Fundamental Physics with Polarized Neutrons
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 1.0h, 3.0EC
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Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to categorise different interferometers, to describe their installation, to define topological and geometrical phases as well as to explain the Kochen-Specker paradox.

Subject of course

Foundation of x-ray and neutron interferometer experiments, Larmor interferomter (polarimeter), topological phase, Aharanov-Bohm/Casher effect, geometric phase (Berry phase), Bell's inequality, Kochen-Specker paradox, contextuality

Teaching methods

Lecture with digital presentations to visualise physical laws and the installation of equipment. The lecture‘s script should help to repeat and deepen the matter.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu10:30 - 11:0005.03.2020Seminarraum AI Vorbesprechung

Examination modalities

Examination modalities consist either of an oral examination, a presentation on one of the lecture‘s subjects or of providing written answers of specifically developed audit questions.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 461 Technical Physics


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