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    • Characterisation of a reactive crystallization 

      Jiang, Meifen (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2019-05)
      Pharmaceutical synthesis involves work up, reaction, crystallization, filtration and further downstream processes. This thesis project focuses on a reactive crystallization in order to gain scientific understanding of ...
    • An investigation of lattice dynamics using waveguide arrays 

      Spracklen, Alexander (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2019-04)
      The propagation of light through a periodic array of evanescently coupled optical waveguides is described by the paraxial equation. This Schrodinger-like equation closely resembles the Schr¨odinger equation describing ...
    • Multi-robot mission optimisation : an online approach for optimised, long range inspection and sampling missions 

      Tsiogkas, Nikolaos (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2019-09)
      Mission execution optimisation is an essential aspect for the real world deployment of robotic systems. Execution optimisation can affect the outcome of a mission by allowing longer missions to be executed or by minimising ...
    • Solid state nanostructures as platforms for emerging quantum technologies 

      Scerri, Dale (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2019-05)
      In this thesis, we investigate the use of solid state nanostructures in quantum metrology, information and computation. In the first chapter, we introduce the polaron master equation which accurately captures the non-Markovian ...
    • A novel nonlinear dielectric elastomer generator for vibration energy harvesting 

      Thomson, Gordon Robert (Engineering and Physical Sciences Heriot-Watt University, 2019-12)
      The recent development of small scale electronics working within an integrated wireless sensor network has led to the massive potential monitoring of human and structure health. Such devices however are often limited by ...