I’m a recent graduate from the University of York with an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics; I’m excited to be starting my PhD at the University of York.
My project will look at different materials responses to high power dynamic compression and includes experimental work using the European XFEL facility. XFEL produces a laser-like pulsed X-ray beam that will be used on the femtosecond timescale to reveal how the material deforms under high pressures and temperatures. Real-time probing of the material will be carried out using X-ray diffraction. This work can also shed light on the early stages of compression that occurs in ICF capsules. Dr Andy Higginbotham supervises my project.