Atomic and Molecular Physics Research Division

Prof. Bob McCullough

School of Mathematics and Physics Queen’s University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN
N. Ireland, UK

Tel: +44 (0)28 90 973541 lab +44 (0)28 90 973709 office
Fax: +44 (0)28 90 310785


Research interests

Interactions of multiply charged ions with atoms, molecules and surfaces
Excited state formation in electron capture processes at energies less than 1keV u-1
Double translational energy spectrometry with state prepared ion beams
Ion biomolecule interactions related to DNA damage
Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption and Ionisation of biomolecules
Low energy (20 keV) antiproton ionisation of atomic targets including D
Hydrogen diffusion in silicon
Development of ECR sources for multiply charged ions
Development of reactive atom sources for H, N, O and Cl
Antiobiotic and antimicrobial surface treatments for medical devices

Recent publications

1. D M Kearns, R W McCullough, R Trassl and H B Gilbody
Collision mechanisms in one-electron capture by slow H and He-like ions of C, N and O in H and H2
J Phys B: At Mol Opt Phys vol 36 3653-3667 (2003)

2. D M Kearns, R W McCullough and H B Gilbody
Experimental study of the collision mechanisms involved in one-electron capture by slow N5+ ions in atomic and molecular hydrogen
J Phys B: At Mol Opt Phys vol 35, 4335-4346 (2002)

3. H B Gilbody and R W McCullough
Measurements of state-selective electron capture by slow multiply charged ions in specified ground and metastable states
Atomic and Plasma-Material Interaction Data for Fusion, vol 10, 37-55 (2002)

COST P9 Workings group(s) of interest: WG2