Analyst Cover Article - January 2009

Optical Feedback Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy with Diode Lasers (cover article)
S. Baran, G. Hancock, R. Peverall, G.A.D. Ritchie and N.J. van Leeuwen
Source: Analyst, 2009, 134, 197


MOLEC XVII Poster Prize - September 2008

Sarah Taylor, a graduate student working with Gus Hancock and Grant Ritchie from this group, has won a prize for the best poster at the 17th European Conference on Dynamics of Molecular Systems (MOLEC XVII) held in St. Petersberg in August. The poster was entitled "Frequency Modulated Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy: Application to ICN photolysis" and describes diode laser absorption measurements of the Doppler shifts for both alignment and orientation of quantum state resolved CN fragments following uv photolysis of the parent molecule. She was presented with the prize at the conference dinner by the conference chair, Prof Oleg Vasyutinskii from the Ioffe Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia.

Symposium Poster Prize - August 2008

Sarah Gowrie, from this group, has won a prize sponsored by PCCP for the best poster at the 20th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics held in July in Manchester. Her poster was entitled 'The fate of collisionally quenched NO A 2 S + (v=0)', and she is shown receiving her prize at the conference banquet (held at Old Trafford Football Ground), presented by Professor Piergiorgio Casavecchia of the University of Perugia, the winner of the 2008 Polanyi Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.