Starting in the fall of 1998, a new lab experiment based on the LIMM Method is available at the Institute of Physics in Potsdam. Students will become familiar with concepts of heat conduction, lock-in detection, and (optionally) regularization and deconvolution techniques.

A draft version of the tutorial for the new lab experiment can be downloaded from the teaching site.

References

S. B. Lang and D. K. DasGupta, J. Appl. Phys. 59, p. 2151, 1986.

S. B. Lang, ``Laser intensity modulation method (LIMM): experimental techniques, theory and solution of the integral equation'', Ferroelectrics 118, pp. 343-361, 1991.

B. Ploss, R. Emmerich, and S. Bauer, ``Thermal wave probing of pyroelectric distributions in the surface region of ferroelectric materials: A new method for the analysis'', J. Appl. Phys. 72, pp. 5363-5370, 1992.

N. Link, S. Bauer, and B. Ploss, ``Analysis of signals from superposed relaxation processes'', J. Appl. Phys. 69, pp. 2759-2767, 1991.