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  • Guardado-Sanchez, Elmer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this thesis, I designed and built a laser system for the trapping and cooling of ⁶Li atoms. The thesis starts explaining a theoretical background of the necessary laser frequencies for the realization of a Zeeman Slower ...
  • Yu, QinQin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    We experimentally realize a magneto-optical trap (MOT) for ytterbium that simultaneously scatters light from two atomic transitions, in order to reduce the minimum magnetic field gradient required for trapping atoms. From ...
  • Tomlinson, Eric D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This work presents an analysis of thermal self-propulsion behavior in nanoparticles using several recent advancements in the field of nonequilibrium Casimir physics. We compute fundamental limits on the thermal power ...
  • Lawhorn, Jay Mathew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    A measurement of standard model Higgs pair production in [beta][beta][tau][tau] final states at the High Luminosity LHC is investigated. Higgs pair production can be used to measure the Higgs trilinear coupling constant, ...
  • Đorđević, Tamara (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis describes physical background and an experimental realization of a bulk diamond magnetic field and temperature sensor. The sensing is done using continuous-wave electron-spin resonance spectra of nitrogen-vacancy ...
  • Xu, Weishuang Linda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this work, I analyze the high-resolution spectra of 20 stars, chosen for their low metallicity [Fe/H] </~ -2.5 and proximity to the sun. Using these spectra I model the atmospheres of these stars by determing stellar ...
  • Zayas, Evan M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber (DMTPC) collaboration is a dark matter direct detection effort which develops TPCs to observe and reconstruct nuclear recoils generated by incident particles. If some of these recoils ...
  • Wilkason, Thomas Frederick, Jr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this thesis, I develop an exclusive cone jet algorithm based on the principles of jet substructure and demonstrate its use for physics analyses at the Large Hadron Collider. Based on the event shape N-jettiness, this ...
  • Rysewyk, Devyn Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Project 8 is an experiment that aims to determine the neutrino mass from a measurement of the endpoint of the tritium beta-decay continuous energy distribution. To do this, Project 8 is utilizing the cyclotron radiation ...
  • Phan, Trung Van (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Quantum field theory is the most well-developed tool in theoretical physics to study about the dynamics at microscopic scales, with particles and quantum behaviors. In this thesis I'll review about the construction of ...
  • Guardado, Karla (Karla M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Cosmological inflation describes the phenomenon in the early universe when spacetime underwent a rapid, exponential expansion right after the Big Bang. Inflation solves the so-called "horizon problem," "flatness problem," ...
  • Flynn, Michael O (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    We compute the non-contact 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. ...
  • Choi, Sang Hyun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The particle localization in ratchet potentials with segments of reverse directions, or kinked ratchets, is computationally studied. Kinks localize a particle on on-off pulsating ratchet potentials, forming stable points ...
  • Burdge, Kevin (Kevin Brian) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis concerns measurements I performed on photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) and lenses to be used in the Cubic Meter Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber (DMTPC) experiment. DMTPC is a new generation of detector, which ...
  • Becerra, Juana C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis is a biographical snapshot of physicist Herman Feshbach (1917-2000). Herman Feshbach was a nuclear physics that spent over three-quarters of his life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His life is a ...
  • Klingshim, Christopher J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Infrared (IR) thermal detectors and photodetectors have significant applications including thermal imaging, infrared spectroscopy and chemical and biological sensing. In this work we focus on photodetectors, which typically ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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