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Louis McLane

Lecturer
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

585-475-6403
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Louis McLane

Lecturer
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

Education

BS, Bucknell University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

585-475-6403

Currently Teaching

PHYS-316
3 Credits
In this course, students perform advanced experiments representative of the foundation of modern quantum physics. Experiments typically explore properties of materials, semiconductors, atomic physics, and nuclear decay. This class continues the instruction in instrumentation techniques as well as data reduction and analysis that began in Experiments in Modern Physics, PHYS-315. Students are expected to keep a laboratory notebook and present results in a journal-style paper.
PHYS-315
3 Credits
In this course, students perform experiments representative of the foundation of modern quantum physics. These include investigations of wave particle duality, and the earliest of quantum mechanical models as well as measurements of fundamental constants. Experiments typically include electron diffraction, the photoelectric effect, optical diffraction and interference, atomic spectroscopy, charge-to-mass ratio of an electron, and blackbody radiation. This class teaches basic instrumentation techniques as well as data reduction and analysis. Students are expected to keep a laboratory notebook and present results in a journal-style paper.