Imperial College London

DrMaria TeresaBelmonte Sainz-Ezquerra

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

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I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTS) laboratory, part of the Space and Atmospheric Physics group. I hold a PhD in Plasma Spectroscopy from the University of Valladolid (Spain), where I measured Transition Probabilities and Stark parameters of singly and doubly-ionized noble gases (Ar, Kr, Xe).

My research focuses on the measurement of highly accurate transition probabilities, wavelengths and energy levels for elements of Astrophysical interest using Fourier Transform Spectroscopy.

You can find more information about our group's research in:


•“Fe I Oscillator Strengths for Transitions from High-lying Odd-parity Levels”. M. T. Belmonte, J. C. Pickering, M. P. Ruffoni, E. A. Den Hartog, J. E. Lawler, A. Guzman and U. Heiter. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 848:125 (2017).

•“Lifetime measurements and oscillator strengths in singly ionised scandium and the solar abundance of scandium”. A. Pehlivan Rhodin, M. T. Belmonte, L. Engstrom, H. Lundberg, H. Nilsson, H. Hartman, J. C. Pickering, C. Clear, P. Quinet, V. Fivet and P. Palmeri. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 472, 3337-3353 (2017).
doi: 10.1093/mnras/stx215

•“Experimentally measured radiative lifetimes and oscillator strengths in neutral vanadium”. C. E. Holmes, J. C. Pickering, M. P. Ruffoni, R. Blackwell-Whitehead, H. Nilsson, L. Engstrom, H. Hartman, H. Lundberg and M. T. Belmonte. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 224:35 (2016).

•“Experimental Stark halfwidths of the ionized oxygen and silicon spectral lines”. L. Gavanski, M. T. Belmonte, I. Savić and S. Djurović. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), 457, 4038-4050 (2016).

•“Kr II transition probability measurements for the UV spectral region”.
M. T. Belmonte, L. Gavanski, R. J. Pelaez, J. A. Aparicio, S. Djurović. and S. Mar. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456 (1): 518-524 (2015)
doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv2710

•“Improved and expanded measurements of transition probabilities in UV Ar II spectral lines”. M. T. Belmonte, S. Djurović, R. J. Peláez, J. A. Aparicio and S. Mar. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), 445, 4, 3345-3351 (2014).

•“Stark parameter measurement of Ar II UV spectral lines”. S. Djurović, M. T. Belmonte, R. J. Peláez, J. A. Aparicio and S. Mar. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), 433, 2, 1082-1093 (2013).

•“Experimental transition probability measurements in pulsed lamps: critical points”. Juan A. Aparicio, M. T. Belmonte, Ramón J. Peláez, Stevica Djurović and Santiago Mar. 26th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG 2012). IOP Publishing.Journal of Physics: Conference Series 399 012012 (2012).

•“Integration of an ICCD camera for accurate spectroscopic measurements”. R. Pelaez, S. Mar, J.A Aparicio, M.T. Belmonte. Applied Spectroscopy, 66, 8, 970-978 (2012).