Welcome to the Laval University liquid mirrors and adaptive optics group website. By browsing through these pages you will find valuable information on our ongoing research activities and earlier projects as well. Please note that some sections are still under work.
In the Rotating liquid mirrors section, you will find the why's and what's of liquid mirrors made of a rotating container filled with a reflective liquid. This section focuses on earlier work on rotating liquid mirrors made of mercury. A video of a mercury liquid mirror in action can be found in this section.
The Ferrofluid deformable mirrors section gives a brief overview of our ongoing research on liquid deformable mirrors based on the use of magnetic liquids called ferrofluids.
The Reflective liquids section discuss reflective liquids called MeLLFs (Metal Liquid-Like Films) that has been developped by a team of chemists working in our group. There is also a section on the vacuum deposition of reflective coatings on ionic liquids.
The Team section shows the members of group and allows to access to their personal page summarizing their contributions to our projects.