Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Topics in advanced spectroscopy of solids

 November 3 2021


Ph.D. Course (12h)

3, 10, 17, 24 November 2021
14:30 - 17:30

Instructor: Prof. Fulvio Parmigiani, University of Trieste

Scope of the lectures

The lectures are thought for PhD students in condensed matter. The aim is to provide a clear and possibly simple background of some advanced spectroscopies of solids suitable for observing low energy interactions in condensed matter. The program starts with some basic classical concepts on the matter-radiation interaction leading to the description of absorption and scattering processes then expanded to the quantum-mechanical formalism. The last two sets of lectures will cover fundamental spectroscopic concepts applied to the study of some low energy magnetic interactions and elementary excitations in solids and as these interactions and excitations can be detected by X-ray Magnetic Cicular Dichroism (XMCD), X-ray Magnetic Linear Dichroism (XMLD) and non-linear based spectroscopies, such as Raman and Resonant Inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS).

Info: Prof. Claudio Giannetti - claudio.giannetti@unicatt.it