Minimum 2:1 or equivalent in physics, chemistry or a related subject
Months of entry
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.
We welcome enquiries from prospective students in the following areas:
- The role of Electron attachment (EA) in radiation chemistry, for example in DNA damage and ozone depletion.
Projects currently on offer may be found here.
- Electron attachment to clusters in controlled beams
- Multi-photon ionization of biomolecular clusters
The role of Electron attachment (EA) in radiation chemistry, for example in DNA damage and ozone depletion.
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