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MS/APh 171
Inelastic Scattering of Materials, Molecules, and Condensed Matter
9 units (3-0-6)  | third term
Prerequisites: EE/APh 131 or MS 132 or equivalent.

Review of Patterson function and memory function for space or time correlations. Van Hove function for correlated dynamics in space and time, especially for materials with thermal energy. Dynamical structure factors for coherent scattering from solids and liquids. Measurements of energy and momentum of dispersive excitations in crystals using neutrons, x-rays, and electrons. Additional topics to be selected from the following list: incoherent inelastic scattering and the thermodynamic partition function, transport of thermal energy, fluctuation-dissipation theorem, quasielastic scattering, sideband information in coherent inelastic scattering, transition from quantum to classical scattering. Not offered 2023-24.

Instructor: Fultz