Teraherz and Materials Workshop

26th of April 2017 9:20am to 4:30pm

Thornton Science Park, University of Chester, CH2 4NU

9:20 - 9:50 Registration, tea or coffee, reception
0.50 - 10.00 welcome

Morning Session: Chaired by Prof.Mike Reece from Queen Mary University of London

10:00 - 10:45am: "Origins of Terahertz Vibrations in Glassy and Crystalline Materials" by Prof.Neville Greaves from University of Cambridge.
10:45 - 11:30am: “Prospects for Research on Biological Systems with THz Radiation” by Prof.Peter Weightman from University of Liverpool.
11:30 - 12:00pm: “Three-dimensional THz bullet source at the SwissFEL” by Dr.Mostafa Shalaby from Swiss FEL Laser Group.
12:00 - 12:30: “Carrier dynamics in materials from first-principles”, Dr Nicola Bonini from King’s College.

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch Break at VDR room

  1. “THz Detector Development at RAL” by Nart Daghestani, Diego Pardo, Kai Parow-Souchon, Mark Merritt, Byron Alderman & Peter Huggard from RAL Space.
  2. Atomic Structure, Stabilities and Dynamics of Molecular Clusters of Cement. Fu Song1, Gregory A2, 1Kun V. Tian Chass. 1Queen Mary University of London. 2Department of Chemical Science and Technologies and centro NAST, Università degli Studi di Roma TorVergata, Rome, Italy.
  3. “Titanium Dioxide Engineered for Near-dispersionless High Terahertz Permittivity and Ultra-low-loss” by Bin Yang from University of Chester.

Industrial demonstration:
  • Faist Microtech Ltd; Toptica Photonics UK.
  • TeraView Ltd, UK.

1:30—1:55pm Tour of Thornton Science park

Afternoon Session: Chaired by Dr. Bin Yang from University of Chester
1:55 - 2:30pm: “Neutron Scattering and Quantum Chemistry Track Terahertz-Driven Phenomena” by Dr.Greg Chass from Queen Mary University of London.
2:30 — 3:00: Overview of real-world Terahertz applications Dr Alessia Portieri from Teraview Ltd.
3:00 - 3:30pm: “Electrodynamics of correlated electron: the optical conductivity as a probe for many body effects” by Dr.Cedric Weber from King’s College.
3:30 - 3:55: Phase transitions in lead-free Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 based ferroelectric ceramics., Dr Yan Haixu, from Queen Mary University of London.
3:55 - 4:20: “Terahertz time-domain magneto-spectroscopy of spin-split heavy-hole gases in strained Ge quantum wells: the Rashba and optical quantum Hall effects” M. Failla and J. Lloyd-Hughes from University of Warwick.

4:20—4:45 Tea and coffee and general discussion to close the day.