Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
AMO science focuses on the properties of the common building blocks around us - namely, atoms, molecules and light. By examining the structure and interactions between atoms and molecules, and their interaction with light, AMO physics increases our fundamental understanding of nature. It is also a powerful "enabling" science that has led to developments important to research and industry (eg. the laser). Current research makes use of modern laser systems and spectroscopic equipment to investigate new physical phenomena at the molecular, atomic, and subatomic level.

Faculty in this research area:

G. Gwinner Subatomic/Atomic 209 Allen (474-9856)
G.C. Tabisz Atomic and Molecular Physics 522 Allen (474-7354)
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