Spin-polarized scanning-probe spectroscopy

Experimental groups in Stuttgart are pushing the limits of measurement technology in many domains of condensed matter science. For instance, the newly commissioned High Precision Laboratory on the MPI-FKF campus will house experiments using scanning probe spectroscopy with record sensitivity, magnetometry with spatial resolution in the nm range, and novel low- temperature transport experiments. Spectroscopic methods pioneered in Stuttgart include Fourier-limited and phase-stable ultrafast laser sources, neutron spectroscopy with µeV energy resolution, high-resolution polarized x-ray spectro-microscopy, and phase-sensitive optical spectroscopy ranging from THz to UV. Top-level expertise in transmission electron microscopy is also available in Stuttgart. Theoretical methods developed in Stuttgart include novel numerical and field-theoretical schemes for correlated-electron systems, and density functional methods for soft matter. The IMPRS-CMS will ensure that students will learn about the different methods available on the Stuttgart campus, and obtain access to local collaborations for their thesis projects.

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