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DTC PHYS 15 - Femtosecond diffractive imaging using structured light

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  • Full or part time
    Dr K O’Keeffe
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Coherent pulses of extreme ultraviolet radiation with durations as short as a few femtoseconds will be generated using high-intensity ultrafast laser systems. The space-time structure of the laser pulses will be precisely controlled using an adaptive optics system recently developed by project partners at Oxford University, resulting in extreme ultraviolet radiation uniquely tailored for tabletop diffractive imaging experiments. This system will be used to image a range of nanoscale objects, including biological material and ion-etched nanostructures, with the project allowing travel to external facilities in the UK and abroad.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or an appropriate Master’s degree (with Merit). Informal enquiries are welcome by emailing the project supervisor.

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.

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Funding Notes

Student Finance England have announced plans to offer student loans for PhD level courses from September 2018 for courses at any PhD awarding university (including Swansea University). Full details are still to be confirmed. Visit our website for updated information. –

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