Student Manual

This experiment introduces students to the Hall Effect which is a fundamental principle of magnetic field sensing. Students will measure Hall coefficient and carrier charge concentration in a given semiconductor crystal which will help them to understand important concepts in semiconductor physics. In this experiment students will also learn the relationship between current and magnetic field in an electromagnet as well as in a semiconductor material.

Sample Results Hall effect plots
Experiment Code 1.12
Version 21st September 2015, 2015-v2

Further Readings and References


Pictorial Procedure

1. Provided equipment for this experiment.

1. Provided equipment for this experiment.

2. Connection of electromagnet with power supply.

2. Connection of electromagnet with power supply.

3. Placement of the Hall probe in between the pole pieces of electromagnet.

3. Placement of the Hall probe in between the pole pieces of electromagnet.

4. Side view of printed circuit board (PCB) and Hall probe placed vertically in between the pole pieces of electromagnet.

4. Side view of printed circuit board (PCB) and Hall probe placed vertically in between the pole pieces of electromagnet.

5. Top view of printed circuit board (PCB) and Hall probe placed vertically in between the pole pieces of electromagnet.

5. Top view of printed circuit board (PCB) and Hall probe placed vertically in between the pole pieces of electromagnet.