Researchers at UCD


Tony Donnelly

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of Physics
Science Centre
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 716


BSc in Experimental Physics, University College Dublin: 2000-2004.

Visiting research student, University of Southampton, June 06.

Visiting research student, University of Naples, Fedrico II: May - July 08.

Visiting research student, Paul Scherrer Institute: Aug 08.

PhD in Laser and Plasma Physics, Trinity College Dublin: 2004-2009.

Postdoctorate researcher, Atomic Molecular and Plasma Physics group, University College Dublin: Oct 09 - present



Peer Reviewed Journals

T. Donnelly, M. Mazoyer, A. Lynch, G. O¿Sullivan, F. O¿Reilly, P. Dunne, and T. Cummins; (2012) 'CO2 laser pulse shortening by laser ablation of a metal target'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 (035102):1-5. [DOI] [Details]
Donnelly T, Lunney JG, Amoruso S, Bruzzese R, Wang X, Ni X ; (2010) 'Dynamics of the plumes produced by ultrafast laser ablation of metals'. Journal of Applied Physics, 108 (4). [Details]
Donnelly T, Lunney JG, Amoruso S, Bruzzese R, Wang X, Ni X ; (2010) 'Angular distributions of plume components in ultrafast laser ablation of metal targets'. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 100 (2):569-574. [Details]
Esposito M, Lippert T, Schneider CW, Wokaun A, Donnelly T, Lunney JG, Tellez H, Vadillo, Laserna JJ; (2010) 'Pulsed laser ablation of silver: ion dynamics in the plasma plume'. Journal of optoelectronics and advanced materials, 12 (3):677-680. [Details]
T. Donnelly, J. G. Lunney, S. Amoruso, R. Bruzzese, X. Wang, and X. Ni; (2009) 'Double pulse ultrafast laser ablation of nickel in vacuum'. Journal of Applied Physics, 106 (013304). [Details]
M.S.B. Darby, T.C. May-Smith, R.W. Eason, T. Donnelly, J.G. Lunney, K.D. Rogers; (2008) 'A Comparative Study of Gadolinium Gallium Garnet Growth by Femtosecond and Nanosecond Pulsed Laser Deposition'. Applied Surface Science, 254 :3364-3369. [Details]
S. Krishnamurthy, T. Donnelly, N. McEvoy, W. Blau, J. G. Lunney, A. S. Teh, K. B. K. T. Teo, and W. I. Milne; (2008) 'Growth of Carbon Nanotubes on Si Substrate Using Fe Catalyst Produced by Pulsed Laser Deposition'. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 8 (11):5748-5752. [Details]
T. Donnelly, J.G. Lunney; (2008) 'Optical absorption in early stage low temperature laser produced plasma'. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 92 :951-955. [Details]
S K Karkari, B Doggett, C Gaman, T Donnelly, D O¿Farrell, A R Ellingboe and J G Lunney; (2008) 'Measurement of electron density in a laser produced plasma using a hairpin resonance probe'. Plasma Sources Science & Technology, 17 (032001). [Details]
T. Donnelly, S. Krishnamurthy, K. Carney, N. McEvoy, J.G. Lunney; (2007) 'Pulsed laser deposition of nanoparticle films of Au'. Applied Surface Science, 254 :1303-1306. [Details]
Tony Donnelly, Brendan Doggett, James G. Lunney; (2006) 'Pulsed laser deposition of nanostructured Ag films'. Applied Surface Science, 252 :4445-4448. [Details]


Research Interests

High intensity laser matter interaction

Physics of laser produced plasmas

Emission and absorption spectroscopy of laser produced plasmas (optical to xray)

Plasma diagnostic techniques

Highly charged ions

Laser dependent material deposition techniques