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

  • Advanced multimodal methods in biomedicine : Raman spectroscopy and digital holographic microscopy 

    McReynolds, Naomi (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
    Moving towards label-free technologies is essential for many clinical and research applications. Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool in the field of biomedicine for label-free cell characterisation and disease diagnosis, ...
  • Dirac solitons in general relativity and conformal gravity 

    Dorkenoo Leggat, Alasdair (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-27) - Thesis
    Static, spherically-symmetric particle-like solutions to the coupled Einstein-Dirac and Einstein-Dirac-Maxwell equations have been studied by Finster, Smoller and Yau (FSY). In their work, FSY left the fermion mass as a ...
  • Hybrid photonic crystal cavity based lasers 

    Liles, Alexandros Athanasios (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
    In recent years, Silicon Photonics has emerged as a promising technology for cost-effective fabrication of photonic components and integrated circuits, the application of which is recently expanding in technological fields ...
  • Lightning on exoplanets and brown dwarfs 

    Hodosán, Gabriella (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
    Lightning is an important electrical phenomenon, known to exist in several Solar System planets. Amongst others, it carries information on convection and cloud formation, and may be important for pre-biotic chemistry. ...
  • Spectroscopic imaging STM study of the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in iron-based superconductors 

    Aluru, Rama K. P. (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
    The discovery of high-temperature superconductivity in 1986 in copper-oxide materials have opened up new avenues to investigate new families of quantum materials that were previously not known. Understanding the mechanism ...

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