The primary aims of my research programme are:
The benefits of achieving these aims would include:
I am currently concentrating on the development and application of Reflection Anisotropy Spectroscopy (RAS) for the study of biological systems and of a terahertz beamline and tissue culture facility on the ALICE accelerator at Daresbury for the study of biological systems. My research is set in the context of collaborations with other members of the Condensed Matter Group and the surface science research centre.
"Auger Vacancy Satellite Structure in the L3M4,5M4,5
Auger Spectra of Copper"
"The M4,5N4,5 N4,5 Auger
Spectra of Ag, Cd, In and Sn"
"The Influence of the 4d Bandwidth on the M4,5N4,5N4,5
Auger Spectra of Ag in MgAg and AlAg Alloys"
"The Pd Auger Spectra of Mg75Pd25, Al80Pd20
and Pd and their Dependence on Band Structure"
"The Pd M4,5N4,5N4,5 Auger
Spectra of AgPd Alloys"
"Localised States in Molecular Auger Spectra"
"KVV Auger Spectrum of F2: The Importance of Hole-Hole
"Valence Electronic Structure of AuZn and AuMg Alloys Derived from a new
way of analysing Auger
"Experimental Determination of the Pd and Cu Densities of States in Cu75Pd25"
Phys. Rev. B 35 519-23 (1987)
"Local Lattice Expansion Around Pd Impurities in Cu and its influence on
"Charge transfer and core-hole screening in PbTe."
"Off site contribution to electron correlation; an extension to the
Hubbard model studied by Auger spectroscopy."
"A new high sensitivity Auger spectrometer."
“Nucleation and evolution of the Au-induced 5x2 structure on vicinal Si(111).”
“Madelung Potentials and Disorder Broadening of Core Photoemission Spectra in
“Sensitivity of Reflectance Anisotropy Spectroscopy to the Orientation of
Ge Dimers on Vicinal Si(001)”
“Adsorbate azimuthal orientation from reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy.”
“Reflection anisotropy spectroscopy: a new probe for the solid-liquid
“A rapid reflectance anisotropy spectrometer.”
“Auger Energy Shifts in fcc AgPd Random Alloys from Complete Screening
Picture and Experiment.”
"Unoccupied states in the band gap of d-doped Si in GaAs probed by Auger
"Reflectance anisotropy spectra of the diamond (100) 2x1 surface:
evidence of strongly bound surface state excitons."
"Orientation of ordered structures of cytosine and cytidine
5'-monophosphate adsorbed at Au(110)/liquid interfaces."
"Reflection anisotropy spectroscopy study of the adsorption of
sulfur-containing amino acids at the
of Calf Thymus DNA on Au(110) studied by Reflection Anisotropy
"Evidence for protein conformational change at a Au(110)/protein interface."
H.L. Messiha, C.I. Smith, N.S. Scrutton and P. Weightman Euro. Phys. Lett. 83 18004 1-5 (2008)
"Azimuthal dependent reflection anisotropy spectroscopy of Ag(110) near the plasmon resonance energy."
T. Farrell, P. Harrison, C.I. Smith, D.S. Martin and P. Weightman Applied Physics Letters 93 191102 (2008
"Detection of DNA hybridisation on a functionalised diamond surface using reflection anisotropy spectroscopy"
C.I. Smith, A. Bowfield, M.C. Cuquerella, C.P. Mansley, T. Farrell, P. Harrison, D.S. Martin, D.G. Fernig, C. Edwards,
J.E. Butler, R.J. Hammers, B. Sun, X. Wang and P. Weightman Euro. Phys. Letters 85 18006 (2009)
"A new uv reflection anisotropy spectroscopy spectrometer and its application to the Au(110) electrolyte surface"
C.P. Mansley, T. Farrell, C.I. Smith, P. Harrison, A. Bowfield and P. Weightman J. Phys. D: Applied Physics 42 115303 1-5 (2009)