Advanced Physics Laboratory

The Advanced Physics Lab is located on the B3 Floor- Engineering Building. This lab guarantees the first, second, and third-year physics students a deep experimental analysis in the fields of physical optics, thermal physics, modern physics, electromagnetism, solid-state physics, and electronics.

Infrastructure of the Laboratory

Power Supply, Function Generator, Scintillation Counter, Rate meter, Geiger Counter, Ionization Chamber, Hall Effect, Oscilloscope, X-ray Basic Unit.


Modern physics lab: is a sequence of experiments designed to study the properties of electrons, photons, atoms, and their interactions including:

  • Planck’s constant
  • solar cell
  • E over M (e/m)
  • Noble gas
  • Millikan’s oil drop experiment
  • Compton effect
  • Half-life of radon
  • Ballmer
  • Frank Hertz
  • Absorption of x-rays

      Physical optics lab: The main aim of this lab is to give real hands-on experience with optical instrumentation and to introduce some of the phenomena of physical optics including the following: 

      • Convex lens and Concave mirror
      • Prism spectrometer 
      • Photometry
      • Single slit – Double slit diffraction
      • Fresnel biprism
      • Newton’s ring
      • Diffraction grating and Microwave
      • Abbe’s refractometer
      • Polarimetry
      • Malu’s law

      Thermal Physics lab: This lab offers for the all the experimental techniques which allow students to be familiar with some the physical principles and concepts in the offered course covering Definitions of Temperature, Heat Capacity, Enthalpy, Entropy, Laws of Thermodynamics, Ideal Gases, Thermodynamic Identities, Equilibrium, Chemical Potential, Phase transitions, Phase Diagrams, Bose Einstein Condensation and Blackbody Radiation. The following experiments cover the subjects explained above:

      • NTC/PTC thermistors.
      • Lambert’s law.
      • Platinum thermometer.
      • Stefan Boltzmann.
      • Clement-Desorme’s experiment.
      • Semiconductor thermos-generator.
      • Calibration of the thermocouple.
      • Joule-Thomson experiment
      • Heat capacity of gases
      • Thermodynamic cycle 
      • Determination of the efficiency of the hot engine as a refrigerator and as a hot engine

      Electromagnetism lab: includes a powerful series of experiments that help the students learn the basics of electromagnetism by exploring magnetic fields, electric currents, electromagnets, and solenoids including:

      • Dielectric constant
      • Dia -Para-Ferromagnetism
      • Charging and discharging of a capacitor
      • Eddy currents
      • Helmholtz coil
      • Transformer
      • Magnetic Susceptibility
      • Self-inductance of the coil
      • Induction in a variable magnetic field
      • Hysteresis and Earth Magnetic Field

      Solid-state physics lab: This lab offers a study of crystal and electronic structure, lattice dynamics, and optical properties of different materials and it covers the following experiments:

      • X-ray experiment
      • Moseley’s law
      • Crystal structure of NaCl
      • Electron diffraction 
      • Noble metal resistor 
      • Hall effect in p-germanium
      • Band gap of p-germanium 
      • Qunicke’s method
      • Magnetron
      • Zeeman effect