• Matter effects on neutrino oscillations 

        Author(s):Gordon, Michael
        Date Issued:2013
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        An introduction to neutrino oscillations in vacuum is presented, followed by a survey of various techniques for obtaining either exact or approximate expressions for νμ→ νe oscillations in matter. The method ...
      • Dynamics of low-density ultracold plasmas in externally applied electric and magnetic fields 

        Author(s):Wilson, Truman M.
        Date Issued:2013
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        The experiments described in this thesis were focused on the influence of external electric and magnetic fields and electron evaporation on the evolution of ultracold plasmas (UCPs). The UCPs were created from the ...
      • Experimental realization of two-isotope collision-assisted Zeeman cooling 

        Author(s):Hamilton, Mathew
        Date Issued:2013
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        The work presented in this thesis focuses on the demonstration and initial evaluation of a novel non-evaporative cooling method called collision-assisted Zeeman cooling. For this realization, an ultracold gas consisting ...
      • Properties of Th4+ and Th3+ from rf spectroscopy of high-L thorium Rydberg ions 

        Author(s):Keele, Julie Adel
        Date Issued:2013
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        Several properties of radon-like Th4+ and francium-like Th3+ were determined from measurements of high-L Rydberg fine structure in Th3+ and Th2+ ions. The measurements were carried out using the resonant excitation Stark ...
      • Distortions to current-voltage curves of CIGS cells with sputtered Zn(O,S) buffer layers 

        Author(s):Song, Tao
        Date Issued:2013
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        Sputtered-deposited Zn(O,S) is an attractive alternative to CdS for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) thin-film solar cells' buffer layer. It has a higher band gap and thus allows greater blue photon collection to achieve higher photon ...