Dr Mark Law
BSc PhD (Aberd)
The expertise of Mark Law’s research group lies in the area of “molecular quantum dynamics”. That is, calculating quantum state energies, wavefunctions and potential energy curves. Such information on vibration-rotation-electronic quantum states of molecules is critical to the understanding of many branches of chemistry and other fields, including spectroscopy, astronomy, nanotechnology, combustion science, atmospheric science, surface chemistry and molecular modelling.
Our work also includes quantum scattering and bound-state calculations on antimatter interacting with normal matter. There is considerable academic and practical interest in the interaction of antimatter with atoms and molecules. For example, antimatter is used in medical PET scanning ("Positron Emission Tomography") and in positron-annihilation-lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) for materials characterisation, whilst one possible future use for antiprotons is in "antiproton-beam cancer therapy".
Dr Law teaches in the following courses:
- CM1021 Chemistry for the Physical Sciences 1
- CM1022 Elements of Chemistry 1
- CM2015 Energetics of Change in Chemical and Biological Processes
- CM30PS/PX30PS Professional Skills for Physics and Chemistry
- CM3536 Molecular Structure and Reactivity (Quantum Chemistry)
- CM4037/CM4537 Honours/Advanced Chemistry
Dr Law is a Personal Tutor and Level 4 Chemistry Course Coordinator.
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Calculation energy levels of isomerizing tetra-atomic molecules. II. The vibrational states of acetylene and vinylidene.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 122, no. 064309Contributions to Journals: Articles
Effective computation of matrix elements between polynomial basis functionsComputer Physics Communications, vol. 165, no. 165, pp. 10-14Contributions to Journals: Articles
New vibration-rotation code for tetraatomic molecules exhibiting wide-amplitude motion: WAVR4Computer Physics Communications, no. 163, pp. 117-131Contributions to Journals: Articles
Calculating energy levels of isomerizing tetraatomic molecules: I. The rovibrational bound states of Ar2HFThe Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 118, pp. 4896-4904Contributions to Journals: Articles
The anharmonic potential energy surface of methyl fluorideSpectrochimica Acta Part A, vol. 58, pp. 873-885Contributions to Journals: Articles
Book review - Infrared Vibration-Rotation Spectroscopy - From Free Radicals to the Infrared Sky (ed. Duxbury,G.)Talanta, vol. 53Contributions to Journals: Letters
The Fourier Transform Infrared Spectra of CH2DF: the v5 and v6 bandsJournal of Molecular Spectroscopy, vol. 206, pp. 135-138Contributions to Journals: Articles
The general harmonic force field of methyl chlorideJournal of Molecular Spectroscopy, vol. 205, pp. 280-285Contributions to Journals: Articles
Joint local- and normal-mode studies of the overtone spectra of the methyl halides: CH3F, CH3Cl, CH3Br, CD3Br, and CH3IThe Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 111, pp. 10021-10033Contributions to Journals: Articles