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Lecture J.D. Comins


16 April 2008 FWN-Building 5118.-156, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. J.D. Comins
Affiliation: Materials Physics Research Institute and DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannedburg, South Africa
Title: An optical odyssey in solid state physics
Date: Wed Apr 16, 2008
Start: 14.30
Location: FWN-Building 5118.-156
Host: J.T.M. De Hosson
Telephone: +31 50 363 4897


Optical spectroscopy provides a powerful and non-invasive method of investigating the physical properties of solids. Optical absorption, luminescence, Raman and Brillouin techniques in conjunction with other experimental and theoretical approaches have been applied to systems drawn from different areas of solid state physics. These include the structure and production of defects in solids, fast ion conductors and thermally-induced surface and bulk phonons.

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