Browsing by Department "Physics"
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Application of a one dimensional nonlinear model to flow in hydrofractured shale gas wells using scaling solutions
(201505)Estimations of shale gas reserves rely heavily on decline analysis of existing wells. In this work, I describe a new method of production analysis for shale gas reservoirs using a minimal model. This method relies on ... 
Application Of Detuned Laser Beatwave For Generation Of FewCycle Electromagnetic Pulses
(200412)An approach to compressing highpower laser beams in plasmas via coherent Raman sideband generation is described. The technique requires two beams: a pump and a probe detuned by a nearresonant frequency Omega < omega(p). ... 
Application of the HEAT Protocol on Select Commonly Studied Chemical Species
(20150513)The High accuracy extrapolated ab initio thermochemistry (HEAT) protocol has been applied to a variety of commonly studied chemical species in order to obtain the thermodynamic energy values of their relevant states  ... 
The application of visualization methods to educational data sets with inspiration from statistical and fluid mechanics
(201405)This dissertation focuses on the development of visualization methods that enable us to examine longitudinal data in a unique way. We take inspiration from statistical and fluid mechanics to represent our data as a "flow" ... 
Applications of Hamiltonian theory to plasma models
(201605)Three applications of Hamiltonian Methods in Plasma Physics are presented. The first application is the development of a new, fivefield, Hamiltonian gyrofluid model. It is comprised by evolution equations for the ion ... 
Applications of noise theory to plasma fluctuations
(2007)Fluctuation phenomena are important to many physical systems, such as the fusion plasma. Noise theory is used to study the time and space correlations of stationary Markovian fluctuations that are statistically homogeneous ... 
Arnold diffusion in a driven optical lattice
(201603)The effect of timeperiodic forces on matter has been a topic of growing interest since the advent of lasers. It is known that dynamical systems with 2.5 or more degrees of freedom are intrinsically unstable. As a consequence, ... 
Aspects of antiferromagnetic spintronics
(201408)Spintronics is the study of mutual dependence of magnetization and electron transport, which forms a complementary picture in ferromagnetic (FM) materials. Recently, spintronics based on antiferromagnetic (AF) materials ... 
Aspects of cosmology and quantum gravity in an accelerating universe
(2006)The observation that we are living in a Universe that is expanding at an everincreasing rate is a major challenge for any fundamental theory. The most obvious explanation for an accelerating Universe is a positive ... 
Aspects of inflationary cosmology
(201605)We discuss aspects of excited initial states in inflationary cosmology. We review the basic framework of inflationary cosmology and how to compute observable correlation functions. The framework of excited initial states ... 
Aspects of new physics beyond the standard model : electroweak naturalness, dark matter and holographic quantum gravity
This dissertation is based on studies of three aspects of physics beyond the Standard Model. First, we summarize a study of high temperature symmetry restoration in extensions of the Standard Model where the naturalness ... 
Aspects of relativistic Hamiltonian physics
(201508)This dissertation presents various new results in relativistic Hamiltonian plasma physics. It begins with an overview of Hamiltonian physics, with an emphasis on noncanonical brackets, and presents various nonrelativistic ... 
Atom optics experiments in quantum chaos
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Atomic Fock states and quantum computing
(200908)The potential impact of quantum computing has stimulated a worldwide effort to develop the necessary experimental and theoretical resources. In the race for the quantum computer, several candidate systems have emerged, ... 
An atomic physics viewpoint of stellar abundance analysis
(200705)Element abundance trends with overall metallicity contain vital clues to the formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Abundances may be used to elucidate nucleosynthesis mechanisms and to ascertain rates of Galactic enrichment. ... 
Attraction And Repulsion Of MultiColor Laser Beams In Plasmas: A Computational Study
(200901)The nonlinear interaction of highpower multicolor laser beams in plasmas is investigated numerically. Both the relativistic mass increase and the driven plasma wave contribute to the mutual beambeam interaction and to ... 
Attractive membrane domains control lateral diffusion
(200805)Lipid membranes play a fundamental role in vital cellular functions such as signal transduction. Many of these processes rely on lateral diffusion within the membrane, generally a complex fluid containing ordered microdomains. ... 
Ballooning stability of the Earth's magnetosphere
(200305)A substorm is a frequently occurring ordered sequence of global energetic events in the magnetosphere and ionosphere. The most obvious manifestation of a substorm is auroral brightening, due to an increase in the number of ...