An introduction to the laser, optical, and electronic facilities of FSE
|Dates:||9 February 2022|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Photon Science Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr. Samantha Hardman|
Join us for this PSI seminar with guest speaker Dr Samantha Hardman. The ongoing technical review in FSE has created a platform to support "Laser Optical and Electronic" facilities. This talk will introduce what facility access and support this platform can provide.
One of the facilities available is the Ultrafast Biophysics Facility based in MIB, which can be useful for more than just biological samples. The facility can monitor time-resolved changes in visible and IR absorption over ps to ms timescales, and UV/visible emission from ps to ns. Case studies from a variety of disciplines will be presented, including characterisation of the full photocycle of photoreceptor proteins, charge dynamics in colloidal quantum dots, and following excited-states of novel transition metal complexes.
Dr. Samantha Hardman
Organisation: University of Manchester
Biography: Dr Samantha Hardman is currently the Senior Technical Specialist for the Laser, Optics, and Electronics facilities of FSE, and also runs the Ultrafast Biophysics facility in MIB. After her PhD, studying fluorescent DNA base analogues using computational chemistry and time-resolved IR spectroscopy, she moved to Manchester. Her first post-doc position was in the PSI, performing XPS experiments and building a transient absorption spectrometer to study semiconductor nanoparticles. For the last decade she has been based in the MIB setting up and running the laser facilities there. She has studied the photochemistry, mostly using transient absorption in the visible and IR regions, of a wide variety of photo-activated proteins (enzymes and photoreceptors), nanoparticles, inorganic compounds and 2D materials.
Travel and Contact Information
This event will take place online