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  • Orozco, David, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Many Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments use solid-state nuclear track detector CR-39 as a means to detect different types of nuclear products. Until recently, it was difficult to use CR-39 in experiments with ...
  • Yu, Yichao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis presents our work on developing and improving the techniques of trapping and cooling an ultra-cold cloud of Lithium-7 atoms and the realization of the Bose- Einstein condensate as a first step to study quantum ...
  • Joss, Matthew Albert Henry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this thesis, I searched through the Kepler light curves of 14,440 K-star targets for evidence of periodicities that indicate rapid stellar rotation. Many Kepler M, K, and G stars show modulations in flux due to rotating ...
  • Gentry, Eric S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    New images from the Hubble Space Telescope of the FRII radio galaxy Pictor A reveal a number of jet knot candidates which coincide with previously detected radio and x-ray knots. Previous observations in x-ray and radio ...
  • Kononov, Alina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Through this thesis, heterostructures composed of a thin layer of hexagonal boron nitride atop a monolayer of molybdenum disulfide were fabricated with the goal of measuring quantum capacitance and probing the transition ...
  • Mello, Olivia L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this thesis we present an optical and electronic setup that is capable of performing coherent state tomography. We fully characterize it in order to verify whether or not it will be capable to perform non-demolition ...
  • Gharibyan, Hrant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis explores two different topics in physics. The first is related to the study of the ER = EPR conjecture that relates the entanglement entropy of a collection of black holes to the cross sectional area of ...
  • Bader, Samuel James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis discusses recent experimental work in measuring the properties of higher levels in transmon qubit systems. The first part includes a thorough overview of transmon devices, explaining the principles of the device ...
  • Zhou, Xiang-Yu (Xiang-Yu Leo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Adiabatic Quantum Computation, while attractive due to its "hands-off" approach and intrinsic tolerance of noise, has not been shown to be fully fault-tolerant in a satisfying manner. The protection of the evolution from ...
  • Prouty. Jeffrey C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    We continue the work of Abbate et al. in [1], in which a factorization formula for the thrust distribution in electron-positron collisions was developed in the framework of soft-collinear effective theory. We extend the ...
  • Resta, Giacomo Rosario (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Novel compact X-ray sources using coherent ICS have the potential to positively impact a wide range of sectors by making hard x-ray techniques more accessible. However, the analysis of such novel sources requires improvements ...
  • Samutpraphoot, Polnop (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Dirac particles can exhibit Hall-like transport induced by Berry's gauge field in the absence of magnetic field. We develop a detailed picture of this unusual effect for charge carriers in graphene nanostructures. The Hall ...
  • Sarabalis, Christopher J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis describes progress in the use of optical traps for measurement of acoustic fields, a first step toward acoustic micromanipulation in fluids. The optical trap used throughout this study is carefully characterized. ...
  • Schlupf, Chandler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Dark matter makes up 85% of the known matter in the Universe, but the exact nature of dark matter remains unknown. The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment, CDMS, attempts to directly detect the leading candidate dark ...
  • Schutz, Katelin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    It was the earliest of times, it was the latest of times, it was the age of inflation, it was the age of collapse, it was the epoch of perturbation growth, it was the epoch of perturbation damping, it was the CMB of light, ...
  • Vachaspati, Pranjal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Nuclear correlation functions reveal interesting physical properties of atomic nuclei, including ground state energies and scattering potentials. However, calculating their values is computationally intensive due to the ...
  • Venkataram, Prashanth Sanjeev (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this thesis, I developed code in the MEEP finite-difference time domain classical electromagnetic solver to simulate the quantum phenomenon of spontaneous emission and its enhancement by a photonic crystal. The results ...
  • Victora, Michelle (Michelle M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Using a spatially-resolving x-ray spectrometer system, the toroidal rotation velocity in Alcator C-Mod plasmas is measured and analyzed. At the L-H and L-I transition, there is a co-current movement in the toroidal rotation ...
  • Villar, Victoria Ashley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis analyzes HD 82074, a solar-mass and low-metallicity subgiant star, using ground-based asteroseismology with the CHIRON spectrometer at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) and interferometry with ...
  • Giguere, Alexis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    We examine the notion that supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies, such as the Milky Way, could have been seeded in the early universe by the mechanisms of hybrid inflation. Using luminosity data, we estimate ...
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