Projets de recherche récents

Exploring molecular structure and dynamics through Coulomb Explosion Imaging

2017/18-2019/20 • $63,000 • PI
The way that molecules change their shape (molecular dynamics) is perhaps their most important property at the heart of biological systems and therefore all life. The scientific quest to image molecular shape and how it changes, or can be made to change, has been one of the driving forces behind...

Development of a commercial Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy instrument

2018/19 • $25,000 • PI
LIBS (Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) is a technique which can identify the composition of a*substance by ablating a minute quantity, using a short pulsed laser and recording the emission spectrum*produced as ions in the plasma recombine. Sciencetech has a long background in manufacturing...

Femtosecond Laser Matter Interaction

2012/13-2016/17 • $125,000 • PI
The technique of laser induced Coulomb imaging uses the intense field of an ultrashort laser pulse to remove many electrons from a molecule in rapid succession. The molecule is then reduced to its constituent atomic ions which repel each other with electrostatic force and fly apart with energy...

Ultrafast laser molecule interaction, control and imaging of molecules with femtosecond laser pulses

2010/11-2011/12 • $81,384 • PI
The program will be built around the Coulomb explosion technique (Coulomb imaging) this method uses the intense field of a laser to remove many electrons from a molecule in rapid succession, the atomic ions which the molecule is reduced to then repel each other with Coulombs force and fly apart....

Localizing light in the eye for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

2010/11 • $78,845 • PI,CO
The retina of the eye contains light sensitive cells, neurons and blood vessels. Recent adaptive optics technology to correct for the optical effects of eye tissue on light now enables light to be precisely focused onto these structures of the retina at the rear of the eye. As a result, very...