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Title: Development of a high powered tuneable laser system for spectroscopic studies of trace elements and positronium
Author: Griffiths, B. C.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2006
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This thesis concentrates on the development, and use, of a high-powered tuneable laser system, for spectroscopic studies of atoms at low or trace concentrations. During the development of the laser system, a range of tests were conducted on real atomic scenarios, to demonstrate the suitability and reliability of the lasers and spectroscopic techniques, for specific experimental tasks. Three laser techniques were addressed namely, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy (LIFS) and Resonant Ionisation Spectroscopy (RIS), all with the ultimate goal of investigating positronium (Ps) atoms, generated in the positron laboratory of the department.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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