ANU Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit

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ANU Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit

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  • Ion Diffusion Unit

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1964 - 1987

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The Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit was established in 1964 in the Research School of Physical Sciences, initially under the direction of Sir Leonard Huxley. The Unit, in the charge of Dr Robert Crompton, investigated low-energy collision processes between electrons and ions and gas molecules, and molecule-molecule interactions. The experimental program was based on the measurement and interpretation of electron and ion transport coefficients, and the study of state-selected supersonic molecular beams and complemented by the work of a group engaged on theoretical studies of molecular dynamics in liquids and gases and single particle scattering. Later the Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratories were formed comprising the Diffusion Research Unit, the Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit and the Ultraviolet Physics Unit.

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Research School of Physics and Engineering (1948 -)

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Crompton, Robert Woodhouse (9 June 1926 -)

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associative

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Senior Fellow 1961 - 1977, Professorial Fellow 1977 - 1991

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Prepared by Emily Brooker in August 2014

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ANU Calendars
Fire in The Belly: History of the Research School of Physical Sciences, 1946-1996

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