Research course

Molecular Clusters

Institution
Open University · School of Physical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or equivalent in physics, chemistry or a related subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our research explores photon, ion, and electron-driven processes in molecules and clusters. We are particularly interested in how highly specific knowledge of radiation interactions with isolated molecules can be exploited to enhance our understanding of processes in more complex environments, notably irradiated biological media. Clusters provide an important test case to extend the scope of experimental and theoretical techniques in order to characterise progressively more complex systems. This research has implications for the elucidation of radiation dose on the molecular scale, a topic of particular importance due to the growth of nano-science applications in industry and medicine.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Administrative Support
Email
stem-sps-phd-admin@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 858253