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  • From candidate identification to planet characterization : a machine learning approach 

    Schanche, Nicole (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-01) - Thesis
    This thesis is broken into three main sections tracing the steps of the development of a new framework to search for and characterize planets from the WASP survey. While all methods were developed specifically for the WASP ...
  • Analogue event horizons in dielectric medium 

    Singh, Vyome (University of St Andrews, 2021-06-28) - Thesis
    In this thesis I numerically study an optical pulse travelling in a dielectric medium as an analogue event horizon. A novel numerical method is developed to study the scattering properties of this optical system. Numerical ...
  • Self-organisation of cold atoms in optical cavities 

    Staffini, Maria Laura (University of St Andrews, 2020-07-27) - Thesis
    The realisation of self-organisation of ultracold atoms in optical cavities, where the light field can couple strongly to the atomic field, paves the way for the observation of phase transitions in which the spatial order ...
  • Methodology development of high sensitivity pulsed EPR and DNP 

    Zhao, Yujie (2024-06-10) - Thesis
    Dynamic nuclear polarisation (DNP) is a process that transfers electron spin polarisation to nuclei and is a technique that has been widely used to improve nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) sensitivity. This thesis presents ...
  • Enhanced detection of explosives using organic semiconductors 

    Ogugu, Edward Blessed (2024-06-10) - Thesis
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