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EPSRC Reference: EP/P010059/1
Title: Nanorad - Ultrafast, nano-scale material response to radiation and applications of ultrafast radiation sources.
Principal Investigator: Zepf, Professor KM
Other Investigators:
Yeung, Dr M K Riley, Professor D Lewis, Professor C
Currell, Professor F Kar, Dr S Kohanoff, Professor J
Dromey, Dr B Borghesi, Professor M Reville, Dr B
Sarri, Dr G
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
ELI - Extreme Light Infrastructure GSI Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich University of Glasgow
Department: Sch of Mathematics and Physics
Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Scheme: Platform Grants
Starts: 01 March 2017 Ends: 28 February 2021 Value (£): 1,389,644
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
R&D Healthcare
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
28 Sep 2016 Platform Grant Interviews - 28 September 2016 (Physical Sciences) Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The Centre for Plasma Physics is internationally leading in the exploitation of intense lasers and laser driven ultrafast radiation sources. This platform grant will allow strategic exploitation of the developments seeded in the previous, highly successful platform grant.

In particular, the advent of ultrafast laser driven radiation sources ranging from x-rays to particle beams allows the dynamics of the natural world at the shortest timescales and spatially on the nanoscale to be investigated. This is the core theme of this platform grant, which follows on from the success in these areas achieved during the first platform grant. Emerging from this is the development of the worlds most powerful few-cycle (<10fs) laser - the TARANIS-X project. These high-energy, extremely short pulses are a key extension to the TARANIS facility at QUB and will enable cutting edge science.

The over-arching strategic goal of this proposal is to fully exploit the new pathways that have been enabled by laser driven radiation sources and to maximize the scientific impact of the recently funded TARANIS-X project (EPSRC Experimental Equipment Call) by fully exploiting the synergies available through close integration of academic staff under the auspices of the proposed NanoRad Platform Grant.

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