Spectroscopy And Microscopy In Condensed Matter Physics


Contemporary condensed matter research involves techniques that rely on intricate quantum effects that enable us to probe various electronic properties. Yesterday's research achievements are today's reserach tools. The aim of the course is to expose the particpants to the variety of modern experimental spectroscopic tools commonly used and reported in the field. This will allow them to better comprehend the broader relevance and impact of their own research, as well as the physical findings reported in scientific papers and talks and the spectroscopic properties therein. It is therefore relevant for condensed matter theorist and experimentalists alike. The toutorials will illustrate the aplication of those techniques in reserach topics such as high temperature superconductivity, topological electronic phases, and correlated electronic systems that stand in the focus of modern condensed matter research.

Among the experimental techinques covered:

  • Experimental environment - Cryogenics, Magnets, (Ultra-) high vacuum.
  • Electrical transport - Resistivity, Hall effect, Nernst effect, de Haas van Alphen oscillations
  • Angular resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES)
  • Tunneling spectroscopy - planar junctions, point contact, Andreev spectroscopy
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Kelvin probe,
  • Neutron scattering and Muon spin relaxation
  • Synchotron radiation - X-ray diffreaction, circular dichroism, resonant inelastic X-ray spectroscopy (RIXS)
  • Magnetometry - Hall, SQUID, torque
  • Raman spectroscopy, NMR



EX01 - data (due date 6/6/17)

EX02 - data (due date 4/7/17)

EX03 - data (due date 25/7/17)

Exam - data (die date 11/8/17)