Probes of Condensed Matter
This course is on the theoretical interpretation of experimental data: what information may be deduced to constrain parameters in theoretical models, and the interpretation of data in terms of response functions.

MÃ¶ssbauer Effect: Experimental details and surreptitious mathematical analysis of the Harmonic Oscillator using operators.

Muon Spectroscopy: Experimental details. Precession in a magnetic Field. Fourier transform of the field distribution. Static disorder and gaussian. Dynamic disorder and exponential.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Experimental details. Classical description and perturbation theory. T1 and T2. The rotating field trick. Pulsed NMR and spinecho. Magicangle spinning. Case study.

Raman Scattering: Experimental details. Polarisation. Symmetry and group theory and representation theory. Normal modes of oscillation as an example.

SecondaryIonMassSpectroscopy, Xray Absorption Spectroscopy, Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Electronenergylossspectroscopy: Experimental details. Plasmons. `KEdges' etc... Jellium. Scattering theory.

LEED: Surface reconstruction.

Neutron Scattering: Experimental details. Nuclear scattering. DebyeWaller. Magnetic scattering. Polarised neutrons. Diffuse scattering. Spinwaves.

Photoemission: Experimental details. Angle resolved.

STM: Tunneling and Airy's functions.