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Photon Physics

The Photon Physics Group

The Group

Our Research

The work in the Photon Physics group covers areas as diverse as new sources of low energy lighting, solar cells, medical and biological uses of lasers through to fundamental atomic and molecular physics. We use a wide range of light sources for our work, employing photons ranging from THz, IR, visible and UV lasers to vacuum ultraviolet light. We also have a significant programme of work where laser and synchrotron radiation are being combined.

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Group News

Group welcomes Patrick Parkinson: Jan. 2015
New insights into the role of nanoparticle surfaces: paper by Dave Binks - Jan. 2015
Surface properties of nanocrystalline PbS films: paper by Wendy Flavell - Jan. 2015
Quantum mechanics in your nose: paper by Ashan Nazir - Jan. 2015
Trips by the group: Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015
Longitudinally polarized terahertz pulses: paper by Matthew Cliffe - Nov. 2014
'New instrument for biological spectroscopy' grant awarded:
Darren Graham - Nov. 2014
Frogs and Physics Event: Mark Dickinson - Nov. 2014

To see previous articles see our News Archive

Research Themes

solar energy

Materials for Energy

Atomic and Molecular Interactions

Biological and Medical Systems

PSI building

Where to find us

The Photon Physics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy is based in the Photon Science Institute. This Institute is located in a new 4-storey building which houses state of the art facilities for the study of photon science. The Institute houses researchers from many disciplines from across the University in a research environment unique in the UK.