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Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Overview

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Atomic, molecular and optical physics is the study of the individual properties of atoms and molecules as well as the interactions between themselves and with photons. A deep understanding of the interactions between light and matter at the quantum mechanical level brings the ability to control and manipulate these systems which contributes to our understanding of fundamental physics and has led to the development of new technologies. To learn more about the research in AMO physics being carried out at Clemson, explore the links below.


Experimental AMO Physics Pages

  • Joan Marler: Spectroscopy with cold, trapped atomic and molecular ions.
  • Chad Sosolik: CU-EBIT.
  • Endre Takacs: X-Ray spectroscopy, highly charged ions, high energy radiation and biomedical physics.
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