The Electronics Workshop of the Institute for Solid State Physics (Institut für Festkörperphysik) is headed by Klaus Weber.
The electronics workshop of the institute consists of the head, an engineer and two professionals. Two apprentices continue for the profession to the electrician for equipment and training systems. We support our experimental and theoretical working groups. The focus of the Electronics workshop is to maintain and calibrate lab equipment. Additionally, the workshop maintains specialized electrical systems of the facility.
Development of devices
We implement the wishes and demands of the scientists into user-friendly devices. This works in close collaboration to design devices for electronic measurement, control, and power that meet the unique demands of the customers. We contribute to technology in measurement and control, as well as power technology. Further, the workshops’s commitment is to quality affects methods for both development and manufacturing. Examples are:
- NMR / NQR receiver
- Transistor bank for 1000 amps
- Security surveillance for electrical field-cycling
Apprenticeship in the workshop
The workshop integrates theory and practical application by facilitating dual training: We work in concert with local vocational schools to exercise theoretical concepts through individual projects. Electricians for devices and systems may design their own projects under the supervision. Guidance is provided to meet objectives according to a rubric. The trainee coordinates completion of her project with the vocational school environment. Subsequently, their practical experience is applied in the workshop. The apprentices culminate their project with a presentation.
One model project involved devices and systems that were used to process non-digital measurements of temperature, humidity and air pressure for a weather station. The final presentation showed how readings were fed into a microcontroller, and then how a stepper motor operated a display.