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Strong light-matter coupling in organic microcavities : investigating the fundamental principles of strong coupling in strongly disordered materials experimentally (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - ThesisStrong light–matter coupling gives rise to intriguing possibilities like Bose-Einstein condensation at room temperature. In this context, organic semiconductors are particularly attractive because they combine large ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - ThesisIn this thesis we consider isolated quantum systems influenced by disorder and external driving, and explore aspects of localisation and ergodicity-breaking in three different models. We first consider the XYZ spin chain ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - ThesisThis thesis presents the results of electrical transport experiments performed on two microstructured quantum materials, namely on the ultra-pure metal PdCoO₂ and on the heavy fermion superconductor CeIrIn₅. Throughout ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - ThesisStar formation begins on the large scales of a galaxy and takes place on the smallest scales. As the interstellar gas flows into a spiral arm, it forms a shock where the change in density, coupled to self-gravity and thermal ...
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