Prof. George C. King




Emeritus Professor of Physics.


Research Interests:

Photoionisation dynamics, collision physics, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, instrumentation.





My research interests are in the field of experimental atomic and molecular physics.  They involve the use of photon and electron impact to study a range of processes that are dominated by electron-electron correlations.  I am particularly interested in near-threshold photoionisation mechanisms including double ionisation, since this is an ideal way to study the fundamental three-body Coulomb problem; i.e. a positive ion core and two ejected low energy photoelectrons.  For this work we use synchrotron radiation, and we have developed electron spectrometers that are able to measure the two ejected photoelectrons, in coincidence, with high resolution and detection efficiency.


Author and co-author of over 200 refereed papers in leading journals.


An Introduction to Electron Optics


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Recent Publication


The use of the magnetic angle changer in atomic and molecular physics”,

in Advances in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Vol. 60, 1-64,

Eds, E. Arimondo, P.R. Berman and C.C.Lin, Elsevier, (2011).




Tel:      0161 275 1015

Fax:     0161 275 1001


Email:  george.king@manchester.ac.uk