## Physics & Astronomy ETDs

#### Dissertations

Topics in the Physics of Supernovae and Neutron Stars, Sajad Abbar

InAs quantum dot vertical-cavity lasers, Alexander R. Albrecht

A Study of Charge Transport: Correlated Energetic Disorder in Organic Semiconductors, and the Fragment Hamiltonian, Jonathan Allen

Fault-tolerance in two-dimensional topological systems, Jonas Anderson

Transport theoretical studies of some microscopic and macroscopic systems, Alden Astwood

Efficient and Robust Methods for Quantum Tomography, Charles Baldwin

Open Systems Dynamics for Propagating Quantum Fields, Ben Baragiola

Topological Code Architectures for Quantum Computation, Christopher Cesare

Parameter estimation, model reduction and quantum filtering, Bradley Chase

The Effect of Dynamical Image Forces on The Transport Properties of Charge Carriers and Excitons in Metal-Semiconductor Nanostructures, Charles Cherqui

Continuous Measurement and Stochastic Methods in Quantum Optical Systems, Robert Cook

Destruction of lipid-coated bubbles with pulsed ultrasound, Debra Cox

Quantum algorithms, symmetry, and Fourier analysis, Aaron Jafar Denney

Seasonality of VLF attenuation through the ionosphere, Paul Greninger

Measurements of low energy nuclear recoil tracks and their implications for directional dark matter detectors, Christina Hagemann

Studies of ultra high energy cosmic rays, John Douglas Hague

Rydberg Excitation of Single Atoms for Applications in Quantum Information and Metrology, Aaron Hankin

Observation of high-lying resonances in the H- ion, Philip G. Harris

Kinetic and Statistical Mechanical Modeling of DNA Unzipping and Kinesin Mechanochemistry, Lawrence Herskowitz

Structural and Magnetic Phase Transitions in Manganese Arsenide Thin-Films Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Felix T. Jaeckel

Particle Correlations in Bose-Einstein Condensates, Zhang Jiang

A Microfabricated Deuterium Ion Source for Compact Neutron Generators, Benjamin Johnson

Statistical mechanics of transport in disordered lattices and reaction-diffusion systems, Ziya Kalay

Quantum Information in Rydberg-Dressed Atoms, Tyler Emerson Keating

Charged hadron beam therapy : fast computational physics methods, Roy William Keyes

Accessing Gluon Polarization Through the J/\u03c8 Longitudinal Double Spin Asymmetry in Polarized pp Collisions at PHENIX, James Aaron Key

Probing Dark Matter-Neutrino Connection via Indirect Detection Experiments, Bradley Knockel

Measures of Nonclassical Correlations and Quantum-Enhanced Interferometry, Matthias Dominik Lang

Parsec-scale properties of gamma-ray bright blazars, Justin D. Linford

OPTICAL AND OPTOMECHANICAL RESONATORS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN COMMUNICATION AND SENSING, Fenfei Liu

Quantum correlations, chaos and information, Vaibhav Madhok

HYPERSPECTRAL LINE-SCANNING MICROSCOPY FOR HIGH-SPEED MULTICOLOR QUANTUM DOT TRACKING, Michael David Malik

Characterizing Supernova Remnant and Molecular Cloud Interaction Environments Using Class I Methanol Masers, Bridget McEwen

The Arecibo L-Band Feed Array Zone of Avoidance Survey, Travis McIntyre

Uncovering the origins of spiral structure through the measurement of pattern speeds and their radial variation, Sharon Meidt

Quantum control of d-dimensional quantum systems with application to alkali atomic spins, Seth Merkel

Measurements of railgun generated supersonic plasma jet propagation and two jet oblique merging, Elizabeth Catherine Merritt

Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitor, Robert Mesler

Mitigating Backgrounds with a Novel Thin-Film Cathode in the DRIFT-IId Dark Matter Detector, Eric H. Miller

Measurement-Based Quantum Computation and Symmetry-Protected Topological Order, Jacob E. Miller

Low temperature transport and Coulomb drag studies of undoped electron-hole bilayers, Christian Morath

Internal Spin Control, Squeezing and Decoherence in Ensembles of Alkali Atomic Spins, Leigh Norris

Monitoring the Long Wavelength Transient Sky with the LWA1 Telescope, Kenneth S. Obenberger

Study of the current-voltage relation for a single C-60 transistor, Anita Parmar

Development and characterization of a 171Yb+ miniature ion trap frequency standard, Heather Partner

High Data-Rate Atom Interferometry for Measuring Dynamic Inertial Conditions, Akash Rakholia

High electric field deuterium ion sources for neutron generators, Birk Reichenbach

Optical control and quantum information processing with ultracold alkaline-earth-like atoms, Iris Evelyn Nicole Reichenbach

Single Particle Tracking: Analysis Techniques for Live Cell Nanoscopy., Peter K. Relich

Indirect detection signals beyond the simplest supersymmetric dark matter, Katherine Richardson

Continuous measurement quantum state tomography of atomic ensembles, Almeida Carlos Riofrío

Third-harmonic generation for efficient frequency conversion and microscopic imaging, Cristina Rodriguez

The biophysical effects of deuterium oxide on biomolecules and living cells through open notebook science., Anthony Salvagno

Two pulse per cavity lasers and their applications, Andreas Schmitt-Sody

Statistics of Epidemics in Networks by Passing Messages, Munik Shrestha

Dynamics and distribution of immunoglobolin E receptors : a dialog between experiment and theory, Kathrin Spendier

The Smoluchowski equation in population dynamics and the spread of infection, Satomi Sugaya

Loading an Equidistant Ion Chain in a Ring Shaped Surface Trap and Anomalous Heating Studies with a High Optical Access Trap, Boyan Tabakov

Nonlinear interferometry with Bose-Einstein condensates, Alexandre Tacla

Search for New Physics Processes with Heavy Quark Signatures in the ATLAS Experiment, Aaron Taylor

On the sources of astrometric anomalous refraction, Malinda Suzanne Taylor

High redshift QSOs and cool dwarfs in the Deep Lens Survey, Paul Thorman

Coherent control of collective atomic spins, Collin Trail

Early stages of radio galaxy evolution, Steven Tremblay

Optical parametric oscillators for ultra-sensitive intracavity phase measurements, Andreas Velten

Search for physics beyond the standard model in the trilepton signature in pbar-p collisions at sqrt s = 1.96 TeV with CDF II, Marcelo Vogel

Universal Disorder in Organic Semiconductors Due to Fluctuations in Space Charge, TZUCHENG WU

Galactic Cosmic Ray Transport in the Heliosphere: 1963-2013, Roger Ygbuhay

Development of the OSO-6 High-Energy Neutron Detector and Correlation of Measured Solar Neutron Fluxes to Solar Flares, Frederick Young

CR geometry and twisting type N vacuum solutions, Xuefeng Zhang

Observations and Kinematic Modeling of Neutral Hydrogen in Spiral Galaxies: Implications for Disk-Halo Flows and Accretion, Laura Zschaechner

#### Theses

A Proposal for the Use of the Method of Characteristics as a Condition on the Numerical Solutions of Two-Dimensional Lagrangian Isentropic Flow, Christian D. Anderson

A Study of the Elastic Scattering of 25-MEV He3 Ions from Various Nuclei, Dale D. Armstrong

Characteristics and Calibration of a Large Liquid Scintillator, James R. Barcus

On the Relation Between the Cosmic Ray Air Shower Spectrum and the Pulse Height Spectrum of a Large Scintillator, Robert T. Barton

The Motion of a Charged Particle in Homogenous Time-Varying Magnetic Field, Thomas R. Bates

The Intensity of Zodiacal Light, Allan F. Beck

Neuron-Proton Scattering at 23.6 MEV, Jerome G. Beery

Fast Neutron Induced Fission of U238, Michael J. Bennett

Diffuse Reflection of Light, Francis L. Bentsen

The Diffraction of Polarized Light from a Laser by a Straight Edge, Robert Lawrence Berger

Absorbance of the OH Radical in a Specific Wavelength Interval Near 309A, Paul F. Bird

Design and construction of a Bose Einstein condensate machine, Paul W. Blackburn

A Theoretical and "Experimental" Investigation of One-Dimensional Molecular Distribution Functions, Samuel Blackman

A Numerical Solution for Weak Disturbances in a Large Scale Hydromagnetic Field, Patrick J. Blewett

The Leakage Neutron Spectrum of a Spherical Critical Assembly of U233, Larry E. Bobisud

A Study of Atmospheric Ozone Near the Surface of the Earth, Irby Gerald Bowen

An Experimental Method of Determining the Shape of Millimicrosecond Radiation Pulses, Robert Braslau

Origins of Shock-Induced Luminescence in Quartz, William P. Brooks

Oxidation of Silver as a Method of Measuring Ozone Concentration, Lorne Maxwell Chanin

Memory Effects in Brownian Motion, Random Walks under Confining Potentials, and Relaxation of Quantum Systems, Matthew Chase

A Satellite Ratemeter Circuit, Daniel P. Christman

The Polarization of Zodiacal Light, Maynard Cowan

The Absolute Excitation Functions for the I 127 (n,y) I 128 and Na 23 (n,y) and Na 24 Reactions, Richard L. Cubitt

A Calibration Method for Satellite Cerenkov Instrumentals, Robert E. DeKinder Jr.