Contemporary condensed matter research involves techniques that rely on intricate quantum effects that enable us to probe various electronic properties. Yesterday's research achievements are today's research tools. The aim of the course is to expose the participants to the variety of modern experimental spectroscopic tools commonly used and reported in the field. This will allow them to better comprehend the broader relevance and impact of their own research, as well as the physical findings reported in scientific papers and talks and the spectroscopic properties therein. It is therefore relevant for condensed matter theorist and experimentalists alike. The tutorials will illustrate the application of those techniques in the research of topological electronic phases. The course and final assignments will involve extracting the physical properties of such electronic systems by analyzing raw data sets acquired by of the various techniques studied.
Among the experimental techniques covered:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to