The School has an internationally recognised set of research programmes in astrophysics, condensed-matter physics, and photonics. Our work is carried out in modern laboratories in St Andrews, as well as at major international research facilities in the UK and abroad.

For more information please visit the School of Physics & Astronomy home page.

Recent Submissions

  • Diode-pumped femtosecond Tm3+-doped LuScO3 laser near 2.1 μm 

    Stevenson, N. K.; Brown, C. T. A.; Hopkins, J. -M.; Dawson, M. D.; Kraenkel, C.; Lagatsky, A. A. (2018-03-15) - Journal article
    We report on the first demonstration of a diode-pumped Tm:LuScO3 laser. Efficient and broadly tunable continuous wave operation in the 1973 – 2141 nm region and femtosecond mode-locking through the use of an ionimplanted ...
  • The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. XLIV. Eight HARPS multi-planet systems hosting 20 super-Earth and Neptune-mass companions 

    Udry, S.; Dumusque, X.; Lovis, C.; Ségransan, D.; Diaz, R. F.; Benz, W.; Bouchy, F.; Coffinet, A.; Lo Curto, G.; Mayor, M.; Mordasini, C.; Motalebi, F.; Pepe, F.; Queloz, D.; Santos, N. C.; Wyttenbach, A.; Alonso, R.; Collier Cameron, A.; Deleuil, M.; Figueira, P.; Gillon, M.; Moutou, C.; Pollacco, D.; Pompei, E. (2019-02) - Journal article
    Context. We present radial-velocity measurements of eight stars observed with the HARPS Echelle spectrograph mounted on the 3.6-m telescope in La Silla (ESO, Chile). Data span more than ten years and highlight the long-term ...
  • CuSCN nanowires as electrodes for p-type quantum dot sensitized solar cells : charge transfer dynamics and alumina passivation 

    Sajjad, Muhammad Tariq; Park, Jinhyung; Gaboriau, Dorian; Harwell, Jonathon R.; Odobel, Fabrice; Reiss, Peter; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Aldakov, Dmitry (2018-03-08) - Journal article
    Quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs) are a promising photovoltaic technology due to their low cost and simplicity of fabrication. Most QDSSCs have an n-type configuration with electron injection from QDs into TiO2, ...
  • Studies of multiferroic palladium perovskites 

    Pradhan, Dhiren K.; Mishra, Ajay K.; Kumari, Shalini; Basu, Abhisek; Somayazulu, Maddury; Gradauskaite, Elzbieta; Smith, Rebecca M.; Gardner, Jonathan; Turner, P. W.; N’Diaye, Alpha T.; Holcomb, M. B.; Katiyar, Ram S.; Zhou, Peng; Srinivasan, Gopalan; Gregg, J. M.; Scott, J. F. (2019-02-08) - Journal article
    We have studied the atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray Bragg reflections, X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) of the Pd L-edge, Scanning electron microscopey (SEM) and Raman spectra, and direct magnetoelectric tensor of ...
  • Counter-directional polariton coupler 

    Klaas, M.; Beierlein, J.; Rozas, E.; Klembt, S.; Suchomel, H.; Harder, T. H.; Winkler, K.; Emmerling, M.; Flayac, H.; Martin, M. D.; Viña, L.; Höfling, Sven; Schneider, C. (2019-02-11) - Journal article
    We report on an on-chip routing device for propagating condensates of exciton-polaritons. This counter-directional coupler implements signal control by a photonic microdisk potential, which couples two lithographically ...

View more