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Eleanor Nuttall

Priestley PhD researcher (2018 intake)
Areas of expertise
Spectroscopy of Atmospheric Processes using Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers
Electrical Engineering / Chemistry

Project: Spectroscopy of Atmospheric Processes using a Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser

With terahertz spectroscopy, the rotational and vibrational activity of a molecule is studied.  The focus of my PhD is to develop a highly sensitivity spectrometer with the ability to measure gas-phase molecules and reactions in the terahertz region, with a particular focus on climate change phenomena. To do so will require incorporating cavity enhanced techniques to detect trace-gases.