Browsing Physics  Bachelor's degree by Title
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The quadratic Zeeman effect in hydrogen
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952) 
Quantum beat spectroscopy of acetylene
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986) 
Quantum blackjack : quantum strategies and advantages in games with limited classical communication
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)In this thesis, we examine the advantages that quantum strategies afford in communicationlimited games. Inspired by the card game blackjack, we particularly focus on cooperative, twoparty sequential games in which a ... 
Quantum capacitance measurements of singlelayer molybdenum disulfide
(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 ... 
Quantum codes on Hurwitz surfaces
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)Ever since the birth of the first quantum error correcting code, many error correcting techniques and formalism has been constructed so far. Among those, generating a quantum code on a locally planar geometry have lead to ... 
Quantum electrodynamics in a damped cavity
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982) 
Quantum field theory of scalar cosmological perturbations
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)Using canonical quantization we show that the spectrum of the scalar cosmological fluctuations as calculated until now is not correct. We derive the correct expression for the spectrum, and show that our correct treatment ... 
Quantum mechanics on phase space : geometry and motion of the Wigner distribution
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)We study the Wigner phase space formulation of quantum mechanics and compare it to the Hamiltonian picture of classical mechanics. In this comparison we focus on the differences in initial conditions available to each ... 
Quantum noncontact friction in resonant dielectric media
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)We compute the noncontact friction force induced between two isotropic planar dielectric slabs which obey a plasma model dielectric function using scalar electromagnetism. All computations are carried out at zero temperature. ... 
Quantum simulations with 8̳8̳Sr+̳ ions on planar lattice traps
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)Quantum simulations are the use of well controlled manybody quantum systems to simulate and solve other manybody quantum systems that are not understood. This thesis describes theoretical proposals and experimental ... 
Quantum state reconstruction and tomography using phasesensitive light detection
(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 nondemolition ... 
Quantum Systems Simulator
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000) 
Quark masses : an environmental impact statement
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)We investigate how the requirement that organic chemistry be possible constrains the values of the quark masses. Specifically, we choose a slice through the parameter space of the Standard Model in which quark masses vary ... 
Quasar continuum fitting and silicon absorption on the low redshift intergalactic medium
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)We present results on the evolution of Ly[alpha] absorption at low redshift, and the first systematic search for Si II absorption systems in the low redshift IGM. Our sample consists of 832 Ly[alpha] absorbers from 328 ... 
Radial equilibrium of toroidal plasmas.
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976) 
Radiation pressure effects in a suspended FabryPerot cavity
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)We report on experimental observation of radiationpressure induced effects in a highpower optical cavity. These effects play an important role in next generation gravitational wave detectors, as well as quantum nondemolition ... 
Rating systems and learning
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984) 
Realization of BoseEinstein condensation with Lithium7 atoms
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)This thesis presents our work on developing and improving the techniques of trapping and cooling an ultracold cloud of Lithium7 atoms and the realization of the Bose Einstein condensate as a first step to study quantum ... 
Reconstructing nuclear recoil tracks in the Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)Astrophysical evidence indicates that 23% of our universe's energy density is in the form of nonluminous, nonbaryonic matter referred to as dark matter. One theoretically appealing dark matter candidate is the Weakly ... 
Refining the multifield effects of Higgs inflation
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)In this thesis, I investigated the extent to which the inclusion of multiple scalar fields in models of Higgs inflation produces observable departures from the single field case. I designed simulations to numerically solve ...