Experimental Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

Experimental condensed matter physics determines the use of computational study to try to discover new properties of materials. Some of the probes are effects of electric and magnetic fields, transport properties and thermometry. Other commonly used experimental techniques include spectroscopy with probes such as X-rays, infrared light and inelastic neutron scattering, study of thermal response, such as specific heat and measuring transport through thermal and heat conduction. Some of the excellent outcomes of these fields include the revolution caused by the development of the transistor and the discovery of high-temperature superconductors.