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.

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Recent Submissions

  • Strong coupling in a microcavity containing β-carotene 

    Grant, Richard T.; Jayaprakash, Rahul; Coles, David M; Musser, Andrew; Liberato, Simone De; Samuel, Ifor D.W.; Turnbull, Graham A.; Clark, Jenny; Lidzey, David G. (2018-01-31) - Journal article
    We have fabricated an open-cavity microcavity structure containing a thin film of the biologically-derived molecule β-carotene. We show that the β-carotene absorption can be described in terms of a series of Lorentzian ...
  • Morphological, chemical, and electronic changes of the conjugated polymer PTB7 with thermal annealing 

    Savikhin, Victoria; Jagadamma, Lethy K.; Purvis, Lafe J.; Robertson, Iain; Oosterhout, Stefan D.; Douglas, Christopher J.; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Toney, Michael F. (2018-03-22) - Journal article
    There is considerable interest in improving the performance of organic optoelectronic devices through processing techniques. Here, we study the effect of high-temperature annealing on the properties of the semiconducting ...
  • Origin of the Local Group satellite planes 

    Banik, Indranil; O'Ryan, David; Zhao, Hongsheng (2018-04-12) - Journal article
    We attempt to understand the planes of satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way (MW) and M31 in the context of Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND), which implies a close MW-M31 flyby occurred ≈8 Gyr ago. Using the timing ...
  • Exogenous mineralization of hard tissues using photo-absorptive minerals and femto-second lasers : the case of dental enamel 

    Anastasiou, A. D.; Strafford, S.; Thomson, C. L.; Gardy, J.; Edwards, T. J.; Malinowski, M.; Hussain, S. A.; Metzger, N.K.; Hassanpour, A.; Brown, C. T. A.; Brown, A. P.; Duggal, M. S.; Jha, A. (2018-04-15) - Journal article
    A radical new methodology for the exogenous mineralization of hard tissues is demonstrated in the context of laser-biomaterials interaction. The proposed approach is based on the use of femtosecond pulsed lasers (fs) and ...
  • Fast volume-scanning light sheet microscopy reveals transient neuronal events 

    Haslehurst, Peter; Yang, Zhengyi; Dholakia, Kishan; Emptage, Nigel (2018-05-01) - Journal article
    Light sheet fluorescence microscopy offers considerable potential to the cellular neuroscience community as it makes it possible to image extensive areas of neuronal structures, such as axons or dendrites, with a low light ...

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