Department of Chemistry - PTCL
We are interested in studying chemical reactions in the gas phase, using cold conditions to explore how reactions occur. We employ a number of techniques initially developed by physicists – including ion trapping, laser cooling and electromagnetic manipulation – to investigate reactive collisions between ions and neutral species with unprecedented control and precision. This allows us to measure important properties, such as reaction rate constants and branching ratios, for a range of reactions of interest, and over a range of temperatures. Accurate experimental measurements of these reaction properties are crucial if we are to improve the accuracy of existing atmospheric models, as many reactions of interest have not been experimentally studied under relevant conditions.
Associated Research Streams
cold chemistry, reaction kinetics, reaction dynamics