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Research

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Department Of Physics

Research Centres

Research Groups

Advanced Instrumentation

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Particle Physics

Research Expertise

  • Adaptive optics
  • Astronomical spectroscopy
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Electroweak interactions
  • Hadron spectroscopy
  • Higgs Boson studies
  • Infrared instruments
  • Large optical/infrared telescopes
  • Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms
  • Particle physics database
  • Particle physics phenomenology
  • Parton distributions
  • Quantum chromodynamics
  • Rearrangement collisions
  • Relation to early universe
  • Rotational and vibrational excitation
  • Supersymmetry and duality

Research Facilities

  • Supercomputing cluster of 18 IBM 355 workstations with parallel
  • Computing environment
  • A Hewlett-Packard (HP) Unix cluster of 1 HP720, 9 HP710 and 3 HP712/80
  • Workstations, together with 10 HP-xterminals, with internet access to
  • The outside world
  • Starlink computer node: SUN and VMS clusters
  • DEC station 5000 and GRAPE machine for cosmological simulations
  • Workshop capable of designing and building equipment from the very large
  • To the very fine
  • Electronics workshop
  • Microprocessor Centre for the design and construction in all aspects of
  • Microprocessing
  • Imaging polarimeter/CCD system
  • Access to leading international research telescopes
  • 13 Tesla superconductivity solenoid with variable temperature access
  • From 300mK-300K
  • 17 Tesla, 40mm bore super-conducting magnet for magnetic transport and
  • Heat capacity measurements from 2K to room temperature
  • 2 vibrating sample magnetometers
  • Faraday balance
  • Torque magnetometers
  • 2 Tesla electromagnets
  • Grazing incidence X-ray reflectometer
  • High resolution double and triple axis X-ray diffractometers
  • Extensive electrochemistry facilities
  • Facilities to produce and process conductive polymers
  • Facilities to make a wide range of electrical transport measurements
  • Steady state photo-induced spectrometer based around an Ar+ ion laser
  • And dye laser
  • Femtosecond laser oscillator and amplifier using a Titanium Sapphire 30
  • F.sec. self mode locked
  • Oscillator, plus CW pumped Ti : Sapphire amplifier
  • Nd:YAG laser and instrumentation for measurement of optical
  • Non-linearities
  • CO laser, CO2 lasers
  • Apparatus for characterisation of optical waveguides
  • Facilities to do photo luminescence, photoluminescence excitation,
  • Spectroscopy, photoconductivity between 4K and 300K
  • Electroabsorption spectrometer - spectral range 0.4eV-5eV,
  • Operating-field 0-10KHz @ 0-10KV
  • Chemistry laboratory
  • Clean room
  • Transmission and scanning electron microscope
  • LC bridge and Q-meter instrumentation

Staff

Director of the ICC

Head of ATMOL

Director of XDur

Academic Staff

Research Staff

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Emeritus Staff

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Administrative Staff

Computing/Engineering Staff

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