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 175 refereed papers in leading journals.
Lecture Courses 
An Introduction to Electron Optics,
(View lecture notes, in.PDF format - single 10meg file)
 
or as 4 smaller downloads.
Sections 1 and 2 - 1meg
Section 3 - 2meg
Section 4 - 3meg
Sections 5 and 6 - 2.5meg
Electronics, Photonics and Modern Communications.
Physics of Energy Sources.
Married to Michele
Hobbies:
Making and listening to music, photography, walking and gardening.
Tel:      0161 275 4134
Fax:     0161 275 4259
Email:  george.king@manchester.ac.uk
 

Last update: Dec, 2005
 

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