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Carbon BuckyBalls in a Solution of Liquid Ammonia
Using neutron scattering at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford, Dr Chris Howard and Prof. Neal Skipper (UCL) obtained the first understanding of how C60 dissolves, by creating around itself a very strong spherical shell of solvent molecules.. View full-size photo here.
The Higgs Boson Discovery
Image of one of the Higgs candidate events recorded by the ATLAS detector, where the Higgs decay leads to four energetic electrons, appearing as the green energy spikes in the ATLAS calorimeter.. View full-size photo here.
The positronium beam at UCL. Image credit: UCL Media Services
Positronium is a short-lived atom made up of an electron and its antiparticle, the positron. The UCL positronium beam produces positronium atoms of well-defined energies and uses them to probe matter atoms and molecules. View full-size photo here.
The spiral galaxy M81 is some 4 megaparsecs (12 million light-years) from Earth. This image was constructed using CCD data acquired by undergraduate astrophysics students working at the Department's training observatory at Mill Hill. It is a composite of images taken through different filters, using a computer-controlled C14 telescope.. View full-size photo here.