142.072 Physics of Exotic Atoms
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to summarise physics of exotic atoms, to list current open questions and to describe methods in experimental and theoretical physics to test exotic atoms.

Subject of course

Atomic physics of exotic atoms - from the hydrogen atom to the exotic atom. Production of exotic atoms at particle accelerators. Muonic atoms for the investigation of exotic atomic as well as molecular physics and weak interaction. Hadronic atoms - especially pionic and kaonic hydrogen atoms - in theory and experiment. Measurements of observables due to strong interaction in exotic atoms. Extraction of meson-nucleon scattering lengths. Experimental study of chiral symmetry breaking. Experiments with antimatter atoms.

Teaching methods

Lecture where digital media is used to explain physics of exotic atoms and visualise experiments..

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue12:00 - 12:3011.10.2022 ZOOM (LIVE)Lecture Introduction
Tue12:00 - 14:0025.10.2022 - 24.01.2023Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Physics of Exotic Atoms - Single appointments
Tue11.10.202212:00 - 12:30 ZOOMLecture Introduction
Tue25.10.202212:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Tue08.11.202212:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Tue22.11.202212:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Tue29.11.202212:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Tue06.12.202212:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Tue13.12.202212:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Tue20.12.202212:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Tue10.01.202312:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Tue17.01.202312:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture
Tue24.01.202312:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A Lecture

Examination modalities

Oral exam where random questions about the lecture‘s subjects are asked. Estimated duration: 30 minutes

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


Lecture notes for this course are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic atomic physics.