Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

How do we use NMR to investigate strongly correlated electron?

Takashi Imai
Department of Physics, McMaster University

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
10:30 AM @ Stirling 501

Abstract:

NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy is a very useful microscopic probe into various matters, including solids, liquids, and even human body (i.e. MRI). In this talk, I will explain how we utilize NMR to investigate superconductivity, phase transitions, electron-electron correlation effects, spin fluctuations, etc. in transition metal oxides. Specific examples will be drawn from our current interest, such as spin-Peierls transition in TiOCl and new superconducting material Na(x)CoO(2)-[H(2)O]y.