Jess Wade at Diamond Light Source

Adventures in chiral layers and the synchrotron.

We visit Jess at work at the Diamond Light Source synchotron facility in Oxford.Image © Jess Wade / Imperial College London 

When we came to shoot Jess at work in the lab at the amazing Diamond Light Source facility, we got more than we bargained for. Jess very kindly supplied us with some stunningly gorgeous microscope images of her research.

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London 

Jess graduated from Imperial College London in 2012 with a First class MSci in Physics before completing a PhD under the supervision of Dr Ji-Seon Kim. Jess is now a post-doc working with Professor Alisdair Campbell and Dr Matt Fuchter, on chiral organic light emitting diodes. Jess is pictured here at the incredible Diamond Light Source facility with Francesco Salerno.

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  

Jess and her team are measuring circular dichroism – the differential absorption of left and right handed circularly polarised light – here at the B23 lab at Diamond.
They are developing new materials for light emitting-diodes, with a focus on the emission of circularly polarised light. They use the synchrotron to better understand and optimise these materials.

Image © Jess Wade / Imperial College London  

Jess kindly supplied us with these Microscope images, which feature the chiral layers of carbon based polymers for light emitting diodes.

Image © Jess Wade / Imperial College London  

These images were generated by Jess and her team while researching new light emitting-diode materials, with a focus on the emission of circularly polarised light.

Image © Jess Wade / Imperial College London  

We think that these are mind bendingly beautiful, and Jess has allowed us to add these to the image library for everybody to use.

Image © Jess Wade / Imperial College London  

All of these images and more can be found on the College Asset Library.

Image © Jess Wade / Imperial College London  

I’ve also started a new collection featuring more abstract research images here on the College Asset Library.

Image © Jess Wade / Imperial College London  

All of these images and more can be found on the College Asset Library.

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  

The upper layer of the facility is bathed in an eerie orange light.

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  

The B23 lab within, where Jess and her team were based.

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  

Jess pretending to write something down while being jolly happy about it.

This is the second shoot on this day in Oxford, you can read about the first shoot at Williams F1 here.

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One comment for “Jess Wade at Diamond Light Source

  1. Vickie Sheriff says:

    Really amazing photos! Beautiful and intriguing.
    Thanks Jess and Thomas.

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