The lecture provides a bridge between the condensed matter physics and X-ray scattering techniques accessible at modern synchrotron radiation facilities. A special emphasis is given to various applications on these techniques to thin films, surfaces, interfaces, and nanostructures.
In this specialized lecture the emphasis is given on nuclear resonance scattering methods for investigating magnetic (elastic nuclear forward scattering), diffusion (quasi-elastic nuclear forward scattering), and lattice dynamics (nuclear inelastic scattering) phenomena in solids.
Soft X-rays and extreme ultraviolet radiation: principles and applications
David Attwood, Cambridge University Press, 2007
Nuclear condensed matter physics with synchrotron radiation
Ralf Röhlsberger, Springer Tracts in Modern Physics, Vol. 208 ,Springer Berlin, 2004
Mössbauer effect in lattice dynamics. Experimental techniques and applications
Yi-Long Chen and De-Ping Yang, Wiley-VCH, 2007
In-situ Mössbauer spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation on thin films
Svetoslav Stankov et al., chapter in:
Mössbauer spectroscopy: applications in chemistry, biology, industry, and nanotechnology
Editors: Virender K. Sharma, Goestar Klingelhoefer and Tetsuaki Nishida, Wiley & Sons, 2013
In this lecture the emphasis was given on the determination of structure (powder and single-crystal diffraction, reflectivity), diffusion and dynamics (inelastic and thermal diffuse scattering), and magnetism (magnetic scattering, circular dichroism, nuclear resonant scattering) in thin films, nanostructures, and interfaces. The lecture was presented in form of a seminar by the PhD students of the Scattering Group at the Institute for Synchrotron Radiation.