Potential 3rd year special topics
The Research School of Physics & Engineering performs research at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines.
By undertaking your own research project at RSPE you could open up an exciting career in science.
Plasma Applications and Technology
This project is concerned with studying pulsed electronegative plasmas which can open new frontiers for both basic and applied studies.
Dr Cormac Corr
Turbulence is known to affect the plasma in toroidal magnetic confinement devices for fusion, and linear magnetic devices. This project involves the use of langmuir probes on both the H-1 and MAGPIE devices for evaluating the total and fluctuation-induced particle flux and address fundamental physics of turbulence in these devices.
Dr Clive Michael, Dr Boyd Blackwell
In this project the principles and design of a plasma wakefield accelerator will be reviewed, and the opportunities for a low-cost wakefield accelerator explored.
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Hole