Brookhaven Lecture

"520th Brookhaven Lecture: X-ray vision of electron behavior in quantum materials"

Presented by Mark Dean, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 4:00 pm — Videoconference / Virtual Event (see link below)

Quantum materials have exotic properties that emerge from the quantum mechanical nature of their constituent electrons. These properties range from magnetism to the lossless transmission of electricity, through to new photo-induced states that arise from the coupling of light and matter. They arise from interactions between the detailed charge, lattice, orbital, and spin properties of the electrons within the materials. X-rays are well-known to probe the crystal lattice structure of materials, but much less famous is their ability to probe charge, orbital, and spin degrees of freedom. This talk will describe the technique of "resonant inelastic x-ray scattering" which gives access to all these degrees of freedom and discuss its progress to date and future potential for understanding quantum materials.

Hosted by: Bjoern Schenke

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