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

  • Ionization in atmospheres of brown dwarfs and giant gas planets 

    Rodriguez-Barrera, Maria Isabel (University of St Andrews, 2017) - Thesis
    Recent observations of ultra-cool objects suggest that the gas in their uppermost atmospheres is heated, ionised and magnetised to levels that radio and X-ray emission is possible. The aim of this work is to identify which ...
  • Elements of solar activity : particle acceleration and filament formation 

    Wood, Paul D. (University of St Andrews, 2005-01) - Thesis
    This thesis studies the acceleration of particles to super-thermal energies in explosive solar events as well as the magnetic changes in connectivity that may be responsible for changes in the morphology of quiescent ...
  • Investigation of the magnetic properties of copper, aluminium and iron-copper alloys 

    Hutchison, T. S. (Thomas S.) (University of St Andrews, 1949) - Thesis
    Several workers have previously investigated the magnetic properties of copper and aluminium, but in most cases too small regard has been paid to the changes in magnetic susceptibility brought about by mechanical and thermal ...
  • Electron scattering in gases 

    Baines, Gordon Owen (University of St Andrews, 1935) - Thesis
    This thesis is divided into two parts; the first containing theoretical work and discussions; and the second the experimental work. Section 1 contains a discussion of the stationary states in an atom and the kinetic theory ...
  • Ionisation in mercury vapour and helium 

    M'Ewen, Marjorie B. (University of St Andrews, 1938) - Thesis
    The greater part of the experimental research, described in this thesis, has been devoted to an investigation, by direct electrical methods, of the formation of ionised molecules in mercury vapour and helium. […] This ...

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