Physics Department Equipment for all of our undergraduate students

Student with Machine

This is a list of some of the equipment which belongs to the Physics Department, but this list is not exhaustive. Some of this equipment resides in our teaching labs; other is part of the professional research labs of our faculty.

(The picture [right] is Jon, working on his senior research project on our atomic force microscope.)

All of our equipment is in place for our students to use during their tenure at Stetson; some of it is equipment that would not generally be accessible to undergraduates at major universities.

  • atomic force microscope (AFM)
  • scanning electron microscope (SEM)
  • scanning tunneling microscope (STM)
  • radio telescope
  • 12" Meade telescope with solar filters
  • 8" Celestron telescope
  • TV holography
  • ultra high vacuum electron diffraction
  • vibrating sample magnetometer
  • table-top x-ray crystalography unit
  • Stirling engine
  • gamma ray spectrometer
  • Franck-Hertz apparatus
  • e/m apparatus
  • Planck's Constant apparatus
  • Mickelson interferometer
  • microwave interferometer
  • electron diffraction apparatus
  • prism spectrometers
  • Ruchardt's apparatus for measurement of gamma
  • velocity of light apparatus
  • viscosity measurement apparatus
  • bench top high vacuum apparatus with mass spectrometer
  • big G torsion balance
  • adiabatic gas law apparatus
  • large laboratory electromagnet
  • optical lab tables