Laser

Chemical Dynamics and Molecular Spectroscopy

Our research is concerned with the application of laser-based techniques in chemistry and materials science. We study the mechanisms of chemical and photochemical reactions, the spectroscopy and structure of reactive intermediates, atmospheric chemistry, analytical applications of laser spectroscopy, optical properties of aerosol particles, and laser ablation for thin-film deposition. Our work includes processes that occur in the gas phase, in liquids and at the surfaces of materials.

People in the Group

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The group is led by Prof Mike Ashfold FRS, Prof Andrew Orr-Ewing and Dr Colin Western, and includes research fellows, postgraduate students and undergraduate students of many nationalities.

News & Events

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Mike Ashfold wins 2015 Herbert P. Broida Prize of the American Physical Society

The Herbert P. Broida Prize of the APS recognizes outstanding experimental advancements in the fields of atomic and molecular spectroscopy or chemical physics.  Mike’s citation reads “For his innovative work on molecular photodynamics, especially in Read More

SUSDG Meeting

Bristol hosted the 2014 edition of the Southern Universities Spectroscopy and Dynamics Group Meeting at the end of July. The meeting, initiated and organised by PhD students Greg Dunning and Steph Harris, brought together 40 Read More

JPCA Selects Artwork for Cover

This week’s issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A displays artwork from recent work from TJ Preston, Greg Dunning and company. The paper focusses on reaction dynamics of Cl + alkene reactions and highlights the role Read More

Studying Here

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We welcome applications to join our group in the School of Chemistry, which provides an outstanding environment for research in an internationally renowned University.