Searching for variability and companions to brown dwarfs in NGTS
Astronomy and Space Science
Dr S Casewell, Dr M Goad
31 January 2019
Brown dwarfs are failed stars - they form like stars, but are the size of Jupiter. These unusual objects never fuse hydrogen into helium, and so once formed, they simply cool and fade.
Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for subsea applications
Dr T Thevar, Prof J Watson
Applications accepted all year round
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a widely used technique to obtain the elemental constituents of a sample. The process uses a short pulse of focused laser light to evaporate a minute volume of a target substance by highly localized heating to temperatures greater than 5000 K.