Advanced Electromagnetism and Modern Scattering Techniques


Course Description

Magnetism is a very active and challenging subject since it represents a typical many-body problem and a complex application of quantum-mechanics, statistical physics and electromagnetism. During the last decades, new discoveries have emerged such as the high temperature superconductors and the colossal magneto-resistance manganite compounds. Besides bulk materials, magnetism of thin films and surfaces became a topic of great current interest. A promising new field of application emerges, so-called magneto-electronics with spin transistors. This progress is largely due to new experimental methods and only neutron and synchrotron X-ray scattering would be mentioned.