New Experiments

    The basic design of Phoenix is well documented and a set of experiments have been developed. To make it really useful , we need more number of experiments. It should come from the academic community. As per the suggetions from the governing council, IUAC is announcing some prizes for developing new experiments.

The experiment submitted should be usable as a 2 to 3 hour lab experiment at B.Sc / M.Sc level , having some amount of data analysis involved. The cost of  sensors etc. to be added to the basic Phoenix box should  be reasonable. A brief description of the proposed experiment may be send to the address given below. They will be examined and the authors of the selected ones will be provided support to come to IUAC , if required, to implement and test it. This support is available to the members of any academic institution within India.

Authors of the experiments found suitable to included in the Degree/PG course will be given the setup they have developed along with a Phoenix kit.

In addition to that a Rs. 10000/- cash award goes to the best experiment.

Entries may be send to:

Ajith Kumar B.P.
Inter University Accelerator Centre
Aruna Asaf Ali marg
New Delhi 110 067

ajith at

Prizes for problem solving:
     Results of some experiments done using Phoenix need to be reproduced theoretically. In the experiment of electromagnetic induction, we drop a magnet through a coil and get a voltage waveform like:

Generate the same from the equations of electromagnetic induction. The deciding parameters are:
1. dimensions of the coil and number of turns ( dia = 1.5 cm, length = 1 cm, 5000 turns)
2. length and strength of the magnet  ( length = 1 cm, strength not measured)
3. velocity (dropped from a height of 5 to 10 cm, one can assume a constant velocity)

Those who submit the equations  V(t) or V(d)  (d is the distance from coil to magnet) that will give the above curve
will be rewarded with a Phoenix Kit. Equations to be verified using simple computer programs.