141.A83 Lab Course: Low Temperature Physics
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, LU, 4.0h, 4.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and conduct simple experiments at low temperatures. They are able to devise such experiments and understand the functionality. They acquire a basic knowledge of superconductivity as well as the methods used to measure transport currents, critical temperature and various types of magnetisation measurements. 

Subject of course

Introduction into experimental methods and measuring techniques. Measurement and control of low temperatures. Measurements on Superconductors. In German.

Teaching methods

This is a teaching block of nine full days. Each day starts with a short 45 minute introduction into the basics of work at low temperatures and superconductivity.  The following experimental sections are done in typically two groups of students with four persons in each one. The experiments range from simple temperature regulation and measurement at low temperatures to more demanding tasks of measuring various properties of superconductors, such as transport critical currents, critical temperature and various magnetization measurements.  


Mode of examination


Additional information

block course



Course dates

09:15 - 17:0025.05.2020 - 04.06.2020 Praktikumsblock
Lab Course: Low Temperature Physics - Single appointments
Mon25.05.202009:15 - 17:00 Praktikumsblock
Tue26.05.202009:15 - 17:00 Praktikumsblock
Wed27.05.202009:15 - 17:00 Praktikumsblock
Thu28.05.202009:15 - 17:00 Praktikumsblock
Fri29.05.202009:15 - 17:00 Praktikumsblock
Wed03.06.202009:15 - 17:00 Praktikumsblock
Thu04.06.202009:15 - 17:00 Praktikumsblock
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The success in this lab course is verified in three steps. Primarily, the cooperation of the participants in the experimental sessions is noted by the supervisors. Secondly, the protocol is corrected and evaluated. And, thirdly, a short concluding discussion is held in order to determine the sufficient theoretical background of the participants. 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.03.2020 13:30 29.03.2020 09:00

Registration modalities:

Die Anmeldung erfolgt im Anschluss an die ATI Präsentation HS 5, Freihaus im TISS, beziehungsweise im TISS.

Eine spätere Anmeldung ist in Ausnahmefällen direkt bei F. Sauerzopf möglich, falls noch Plätze frei sind.



Lecture notes for this course are available. beim Vortragenden


  • Attendance Required!