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PhD Supervisor: Prof Jeremy Frey

PhD Description: 

The ultrafast x-ray imaging group in Southampton, a collaboration between Chemistry and the ORC has developed a high resolution x-ray microscope based on high harmonic generation (HHG) and coherent diffraction imaging and pytography with which we currently can achieve better than 50 nm spatial resolution.  These techniques use computational power to replace a lens system (not possible with x-rays) to enable the reconstruction of the phase to form an image.  The project will continue the development of the system and  the application of the microscope to the study of crystal nucleation, exploring the relationship between nano–mateiral structure and properties, and the study of biological samples

The project is funded for 3 years and welcomes applicants from the UK who have or expect to obtain at least an upper second class degree in  Chemistry or allied subjects/relevant disciplines. Funding will cover fees and a stipend at current research council rates of £ 13,863 per annum.

Due to funding restrictions this position is only open to UK applicants only

Applications for an MPhil/PhD in Chemistry should be submitted online at:


Please enter Prof Frey in the field for proposed supervisor.

Please contact Prof Jeremy Frey for more details on this and related projects.  Email: j.g.frey@soton.ac.uk.  Any queries on the application process should be made to pgafnes@soton.ac.uk

Applications will be considered in the order that they are received, and the position will be considered filled when a suitable candidate has been identified

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