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WHAT I DO
Present. I am currently a PhD Candidate in experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics at the Photon Science Institute at the University of Manchester. I am currently working on electron collision excitation and ionization experiments using (e,2e) coincidence techniques.
The greater part of scientific endeavour, research, and discovery in physics is essentially the study of matter; the substance that makes up 4.6% of the universe. As physicists, most of what we know about the universe comes from the fundamental studies of matter-matter and light-matter interactions. The Manchester (e,2e) coincidence experiment is one such example; a method used to extract information on the structure of an atomic or molecular target through electron impact with and ionisation of the target itself. In this experiment, a closer look is taken at the angular correlations that arise between the post-collision scattered electron and the ejected valence shell (or inner-shell) electron. A wealth of information and data can be collected due to the experiment’s accessibility to all possible geometries; from the coplanar geometry to the perpendicular geometry.
Past. I worked as a Teaching Assistant, a Research Assistant at the Low Energy Electron Scattering Laboratory, and have earned both of my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from California State University Fullerton.