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the nucleus

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framework

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electric monopole shift

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magnetic hyperfine interaction

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electric quadrupole interaction

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Mössbauer spectroscopy

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synchrotron methods

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NMR & NQR

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EPR

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LTNO & NMR/ON

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PAC

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Another synchrotron-based method is Nuclear Inelastic Scattering (NIS), also known as Nuclear Resonant Vibrational Spectroscopy (NRVS). As the latter name indicates, its primary goal is to measure the vibrational properties (phonons) of solids or molecules. The basic information one wants to know in this respect is the *density of states* (DOS) of phonons: the number of vibration modes with a particular frequency.

Here are several resources to learn about NIS/NRVS. Inspect a least two of them, and try to understand them up to the point at which you are able to answer the question underneath.

Resources about NIS/NRVS:

- A dedicated Wikipedia entry (albeit not a very informative one).
- A conference presentation by Johanna Jochum. The method is explained from 5
^{m}18^{s}to 7^{m}57^{s}(watch from the beginning if you want to see the broader context). - A conference presentation by Volker Schünemann. The method is explained from 2
^{m}29^{s}to 5^{m}40^{s}, an application is given from 5^{m}41^{s}to 9^{m}14^{s}. - An early review paper, with a method description and application examples.

As a task for this topic, answer the question in this form

Expected time: 45 minutes (report)

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