Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 1295–1298 | Cite as

Nanoscale Dynamics in Complex Materials by Resonant X-Ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (rXPCS)

  • Alessandro Ricci
Original Paper


Complex materials are characterized by a competition between multiple phases that coexist in a nanoscale phase separation scenario. In particular, there is a growing interest in understanding how the competition between charge density wave (CDW), the spin density wave (SDW), and the defects puddles promotes the material’s functionality at the macroscopic scale. For this reason, the finding of a new technique that could combine temporal and spatial resolution with bulk sensitivity is extremely important. A good solution could arrive by the use of a time-resolved scattering technique like X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS). As example of possible application, we propose the study of CDW nanoscale dynamic, in a simple system like La 1.72Sr 0.28NiO 4, using the combination of the resonant X-ray scattering (RXS) and XPCS. This could provide important information on the CDW nanoscale dynamic in complex material characterized by nanoscale phase separation.


Nanoscale phase separation Spin density wave Charge density wave Nanoscale dynamics Resonant X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy 



The author wants to dedicate the work to the fond memory of the late Professor Joseph Ashkenazi.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESYHamburgGermany

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