• Rydberg spectroscopy of Fr-like thorium and uranium ions 

        Contributor:Hanni, Mark Earl;
        Date Submitted:2010
        The binding energies of high L Rydberg levels of Th3+ were measured using the resonant excitation Stark ionization spectroscopy (RESIS) technique. When analyzed using the long range polarization model the measured energies ...
      • Investigation of optical prechamber spark plug and dual laser pulses for ignition 

        Contributor:Loccisano, Frank Christopher;
        Date Submitted:2011
        Laser ignition has the potential to increase efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions of natural gas engines. The work presented in this thesis focuses on investigate the reasons behind lower indicated mean effective ...