227-0085-13L  Projects & Seminars: Let’s Build and Control our own Atomic Force Microscope...

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersJ. Vörös
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

The course unit can only be taken once. Repeated enrollment in a later semester is not creditable.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
227-0085-13 PProjekte & Seminare: Let’s Build and Control our own Atomic Force Microscope... Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
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3.5 hrs
05.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
08.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
12.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
15.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
26.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
29.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
09.11.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
12.11.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
J. Vörös

Catalogue data

AbstractThe category of "Laboratory Courses, Projects, Seminars" includes courses and laboratories in various formats designed to impart practical knowledge and skills. Moreover, these classes encourage independent experimentation and design, allow for explorative learning and teach the methodology of project work.
ObjectiveInvented in the 1980s in Zurich and awarded with a Nobel price, the atomic force microscope (AFM) has enabled us to visualize surfaces at the single atom level, and to measure single molecule and cell-cell interactions, deepening our understanding of material science and biology. This is enabled by controlling micromechanical piezo actuators with nanometer precision and processing noisy signals in order to achieve meaningful data.

In order to introduce you to the capabilities of modern AFMs in biomedical sensing, you will build your own setups in groups of two. You will be introduced to an AFM’s functionality, control, and signal read-out using LabView. A tuning fork signal will be used as the feedback for the self-built AFM. In order to better understand the working principle of a tuning fork, you will also build your own frequency sweeper and analyze it with self-built low-pass filters.
After you have implemented your own setup, you will have the chance to characterize different biomedical samples on state-of-the-art setups. This data will then be analyzed using Matlab.
The focus of this P&S seminar is to enable you to transfer your theoretical knowledge into practice and at the same time get to know how electrical engineering can be used in biomedical research.

The course requires active participation during the practical sessions, a 10-15 min presentation and a short written report on the acquired results. The course will be given in English.

Dates:
05.10, 08.10, 12.10, 15.10, , 26.10, 29.10, 9.11, 12.11

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3.5 credits
ExaminersJ. Vörös
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

227-0085-13 PProjekte & Seminare: Let’s Build and Control our own Atomic Force Microscope...
GroupG-01
05.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
08.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
12.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
15.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
26.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
29.10.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
09.11.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »
12.11.13:15-17:00ETZ H 71 »

Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PlacesLimited number of places. Special selection procedure.
Beginning of registration periodRegistration possible from 18.09.2020
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupElectrical Engin. + Information Technology BSc (228000)
Waiting listuntil 25.09.2020
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 25.09.2020

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