EX0a: Probes of Condensed Matter (part 1)

Module title: Probes of Condensed Matter (EX0)
Module convenor: Dr. Martin Long (Birmingham) Probes of Condensed Matter

Probes of Condensed Matter

This course is not about how to perform experiments, but is more about how to interpret experiments. The challenging skill that is targeted, is that of being able to pick up an experimental publication in condensed matter physics and to be able to understand: (1) Why the investigation was done. (2) What was learned. Although this sounds simple, it is surprisingly difficult!

There is some initial ground-work that needs to be done before the course starts, and this is explained in the document "overview.pdf" below that you should read before signing up for the course

The probes will be discussed in the lectures in the order

  1. Muon spectroscopy (probes2.pdf)
  2. Core-probe spectroscopy (probes5.pdf)
  3. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(probes9.pdf)
  4. Neutron scattering (probes7.pdf)
  5. Photoemission spectroscopy (probes8.pdf)
Duration: 
2hs
Starts: 
07/10/2008 - 13:00