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Cationic processes; imaging the dynamics of ionic reactions

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  • Full or part time
    Dr SJ Greaves
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

This research project concerns the study of the dynamics of reactions of cationic species with both atmospherically relevant gas phase species and interfaces. Under rarefied (vacuum) conditions the reactions of O2+ will be studied using crossed molecular beams, velocity map imaging, and laser based spectroscopic techniques. The experimental results will be compared with theoretical scattering calculations to unravel the dynamics that underpin charge exchange in real world systems. More information about the research and techniques used in my research group can be found here:

Experience with high vacuum set-ups, molecular beams, and ns pulsed lasers is an advantage, but not necessary as full training will be given.

You should have, or expect to receive, a First class MChem degree in Chemistry, or equivalent in a related relevant subject.

The Institute of Chemical Sciences (ICS) is an excellent environment for PhD research, with a thriving community of academics, post-doctoral and PhD researchers. ICS has many links to the other research institutes within the overall umbrella of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, providing a strong interdisciplinary theme to our research. Heriot-Watt occupies an attractive campus site on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with excellent public transport links to the centre of one of the Europe’s most exciting cities.

Funding Notes

James-Watt Scholarship: 3 years, tuition and stipend (£15,000 p.a.) open to applicants from around the world.

How good is research at Heriot-Watt University in Chemistry?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 30.00

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