|e/m Ratio for Electrons (dark)
|Set up for this lab is extensive (3 total power supplies) & there is high risk of damaging apparatus. Large systematic error and a big part of lab is hypothesizing why the error exists and figuring out how to minimize it.
|Electron Diffraction (pretty tough to see)
|High Voltage -- Discuss safety with Koch!
|TEL Atomic Commercial site
|Balmer Series (dark)
|This one works very well, and you can get probably the most precise answer out of all the labs, which is very fun.
|Planck’s Constant (dark)
|Be careful about systematic errors!
|MIT OpenCourseWare Planck's Constant exp. (An explanation of a different setup though)
|Excitation Levels of Neon
|Students had a tough time getting this one working -- make sure all connections are good and that you're getting some peaks to avoid spending a bunch of time taking meaningless data.
|Electron Spin Resonance
|A pretty complicated setup, but a lot of fun. These capacitors have a specific polarity!!!
|Poisson Statistics (MCA)
|a site about the MCA software (maybe)
|Mass of the Electron (MCA)
|Apparently we cannot do this lab because the instructor (Koch) hasn't had radiation safety training.
|Speed of Light (MCA)
|Be careful w/ the photomultiplier tube...do not expose it to room light when the high voltage is turned on
|Oil drop experiment (charge of electron)
|This one is tricky and taking the data is fatiguing ... but it's a really cool one.
|Manual from Pasco
|Other new experiments?
|If you know of one, we may be able to make a purchase or you could take on a project of setting it up
Also, Koch has ideas for experiments he'd like to get going, so if you're interested in blazing a trail, talk with him!
|List of MIT Junior Lab Experiments