Guide to the Stanford University, Department of Physics, Honors Theses

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Call Number: SC4-4471
Creator: Stanford University. Dept. of Physics.
Title: Stanford University, Department of Physics, honors theses
Dates: 1978-2009
Physical Description: 197 volume(s) (13 boxes)
Summary: Honors theses written by undergraduates in the Stanford University Department of Physics.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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Theses were transferred to the Stanford University Archives by the Department of Physics in 1997, by the Physics Library in 2010-2011, and by the Hume Writing Center in 2011.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of honors theses written by undergraduates in the Stanford University Department of Physics.

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Physics--Study and teaching
Student papers.


Collection Contents

 

Accession ARCH-1997-092 Theses

Box 1

Aiello, W. A., Flight dynamics of ring airfoil toys. 1983

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Babbitt, William Randall, The effects of additional harmoics, FM, and Am in the RF cavity of an electron storage ring. June 1982

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Bolton, Tim, The physics of radiological warfare. June 1982

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Brock, Joel D., Tight-binding theory in ionic crystals. March 1981

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Brown, Stephen James, Experiments with a simplified energy balance mode of the earth's climate. 1991

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Cheu, Elliott, A prototype vertex chamber for the Mark III Experiment. May 1986

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Cornell, Eric, Ultra low pressure vapor pressure measurements on surface-adsorbed helium-4. June 1985

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Cribbs, Randolph K., Fluorescence lifetime measurements of rare earth metals used in fluoroimmunoassay techniques. June 1986

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Dale, Daniel S., Picosecond laser excitation in crystalline silicon. 1984

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Dandliker, Richard B., An investigation of carbide formation in diamond thin films using transmission electron microscopy. May 1992

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Dempsey, Jed, A method for visual pattern recognition in a self-organizing system. September 1981

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Edwards, Henry L., Background due to cosmic protons in gamma-ray telescopes. June 1990

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Ehrichs, Edward E., A thin film circuit for gravitational wave detection. June 1986

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Eisgruber, Ingrid, Hall effect characterization of semiconductor thin films. 1989

Box 2

Evans, Scott, Time evolution of solar magnetic fluxtube strength. June 1990

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Feffer, Paul T., Site selective doping and high temperature superconductivity in (La1-7Pry)(Ba2-xLax)Cu3O7). 1988

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Freeman, William T., Light-paths through oblate planet atmospheres; calculations for Voyager. June 1979

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Frieman, Josh, Lost horizon: galazy formation in an inflationary universe. May 1981

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Ganz, Eric, Two dimensional spin systems. Spring 1982

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Gibson, Sarah, Supergranule power leakage into modes of solar oscillation. 1989

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Gooding, Andrew K., A test levitator for niobium spheres. August 1986

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Green, James C., Venus and tectonics. March 1982

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Haakenaasen, Randi, Construction of a scanning tunneling microscope. 1988

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Hamilton, Douglas P., Theoretical optical and UV line intensities from intracluster plasmas. May 1988

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House, Michael, Physical and Medical Problems of Laser Angioplasty. June 1986

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Hwa, Terence Tai-Li, Proposals to determine the electroweak contribution to Muon's g-2 anamoly. 1986

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Jacobs, Polly, Power loss measurements on proton-exchanged LiNb03 waveguides using the Fabry Perot technique. June 1992

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Jernigan, Tamara Elizabeth, Transmission of black body radiation through sapphire fibers for remote temperature measurements. June 1981

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Kim, Nam Hoon, Study of frequency dependence of eddy-current loss and signal-to-noise ration in MRI. September 1985

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King, Richard Roland, Hot prospects in solar cavity receivers. May 1985

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Kirk, Randolph, Enhancement algorithms for coronary angiography by means of digital synchrotron dichromography. June 1981

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Koh Towsian, Danny, Quasi-elastic electron scattering at high momentum transfer in nuclei and nucleons. June 1990

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LaBelle, James, Investigations of the trimpi effect: whistler-induced perturbation of signals propagating in the earth-ionosphere waveguide. June 1980

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Labrador, Allan W., Temperature dependence of the contact potential of copper. June 1989

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Langenbrunner, James, Crystal counters KRS-5 T1Br T1C1. 1983

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Larson, Melora, A thermal model of the gimballed gyroscope test facility. June 1986

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Lawall, John R., Laser spectroscopy using radio-frequency optogalvanic detection in neon, helium and sodium. 1983

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Lederman, David, Diffusive thermal conductivity in superfluid helum. 1988

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Lesko, Kevin Thomas, The development of a recoil doppler apparatus to measure lifetimes and magnetic moments of short lived nuclear states. June 1978

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Lim, Eric J., Optical absorption in sapphire. June 1986

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Luu, Jane, Anomalous thermal noise in SQUID magnetometers, or (Jane meets the SQUID). March 1984

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Marcus, Charles, The effect of low frequency ambient magnetic fields on the control unit and RF head of a commercial SQUID magnetometer. 1984

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Markwardt, Craig, Simulation of light collection by thin scintillator. June 1992

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Marshall, Jill Ann, Silicon-on-sapphire 4-point thermometer. 1980

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McEachern, Randall L., The search on niobium fragments for fractionally charged particles produced in heavy ion collisions. June 1983

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Moler, Kathryn A., Construction of a scanning tunneling microscope. 1988

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Navarro, Jose, Deviations of matter from charge neutrality. June 1988

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Nelson, Ann, A bizarre star: or, a detailed study of models for the Weird Object SS433. June 1980

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Noack, Reinhard M., A normal modes solution for a string with an absorbing boundary. May 1985

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Omohundro, Stephen, Some topological excitations in physics. May 1980

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Orth, Karen, A passive solar water still. May 1990

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Patience, Jennifer L., Modeling coronal bright points as small X-ray emitting loops. 1992

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Phillips, Thomas J., Measuring the energy dependence of the time constant for buildup of polarization at SPEAR. 1979

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Quake, Stephen, The elastic spring properties of DNA. 1991

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Rahn, Jeffrey T., Statistical evidence for pulsar alignment. August 1991

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Read, Kenneth F., PSI' ---> PI+ PI- PSI Charmonium decay in SLAC's crystal ball. June 1981

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Regan, Brian Christopher, Lightning-induced perturbations of the earth-ionosphere waveguide. June 1992

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Roy, Mousumi, SLC moller polarimeter target foil polarization measurements. 1989

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Sakazaki, Lloyd Eugene, Solitons and the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem. June 1980

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Seiffert, Mike, Investigations of ballistic phonon propagation. June 1986

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Sethuraman, Srinivasan, Determination of flame temperature using degenerate four-wave mixing. June 1992

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Shevitz, Danny, Cosmological constraints on massive neutrinos. June 1985

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Shrauner, Jay Arthur, Solar cycle variation in photospheric magnetic field inclination. June 1991

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Sobon, Wayne, Coincidence detection of gravitational radiation: a collaboration between the University of Maryland and Stanford University. May 1985

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Swift, Peter, The oscillation of a scalar field-dominated universe. June 1990

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Sze, Hsuan, Magnetic penetration depth measurements in superconducting thin films. June 1989

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Terman, Martin, Determination of the collision center of mass energy of the SLC. 1989

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Thomas, Jim, Low energy gamma ray spectroscopy at the J/?. June 1982

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Thompson, Peter Alan, A parallel plate avalanche detector for heavily ionizing recoils in gaseous 4heat 1 ATM and 5-degree K. December 1984

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Wai, Lawrence Lee, The effect of trapped magnetic flux quanta on the London readout in GP-B. June 1989

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Wales, Carolyn, Time resolved measurements of electron energy spectra at the SCA/FEL. March 1990

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Widrow, Lawrence Marc, Hydromagnetic phenomena in the sun and stars. May 1984

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Wooding, Michael A., Computer simulation of helium gas spinup of cryogenic gyroscope for the relativity gyroscope experiment and a planned experimental parametric test . 1986

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Yeh, Sabrina and Robert Liu, Building a high-q, low frequency torsional oscillator (or How we became the gravity twins). 1991

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Zingmond, David Scott, Picosecond pulse compression and amplification. September 1986

 

Accession ARCH-2010-075 Theses

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Abrams, Daniel S., Random motion, quantum chaos, and Ohm's law. June 1994

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Adam, Shaffique, Acoustic detection of the highest energy cosmic rays. March 2000

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Balick, Daniel, Inflation from a sequestered brane scenario. 2006

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Barkats, Denis, Luminosity profiles of spiral and elliptical galaxies. June 1998

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Beem, Christopher J., Controlling lambda in IIB flux compactifications. June 2006

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Bhatnagar, Aparna, Thin film measurement for AFM in liquids. 1999

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Bien, Jacob, Protein motions and mutation from a molecular dynamics viewpoint. June 2006

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Birnbaum, Kevin Michael, Open quantum dot in a parallel magnetic field. June 1999

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Bleszynski, Ania, Polymers and near shear flows. June 2000

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Bokenkamp, Nathaniel, Statistical relationships between solar active region photospheric magnetic properties and flare events. June 2007

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Bozovic, Dolores, Optical labeling using plasmon-resonant silver spheres. June 1995

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Brizius, Alison R., Modeling and characterization of feedhorns for the Sunyaev Zel'dovich infrared experiment. [2 copies] June 2004

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Brooks, Peter, Pulse fitting and energy resolution in the cryogenic dark matter search experiment. June 2007

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Chan, Ian Hun Yun, Ballistic conductance fluctuations in shape space.

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Chong, Y.D., Metallic nature of the four-dimensional quantum hall edge. June 2003

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Coleman, Stuart, Ultra-low background alpha counting and analysis. 2009

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Connolly, Colin, Resolution enhancement in capacitance pressure gauges for use in melting curve thermometry. [2 copies] June 2004

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Datta-Barua, Seebany, Test-bed design for measurement of bolometer optical efficiency at millimeter wavelengths.

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Deaconu, Cosmin, Analysis of the effect of precise vertexing on tall polarization measurements in the SiD. June 2009

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Donaghy, Timothy Q., The stochastic acceleration of plasma particles in solar flares. June 1999

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East, William, Heating and acceleration of electrons in the intracluster medium of clusters of galaxies. June 2008

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Eclov, Neville, Testing the "blazar sequence" with CGRaBS blazars. June 2009

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Fang-Yen, Chris, Fluctuational electric field and many-electron magnetotransport in a nondegenerate 2D electron system. June 1995

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Fei, Edward, Data analysis for GP-B gyroscope charge measurement. June 2007

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Goel, Anita, The use of the optical tweezers tool to visualize real time transcription by single molecules of RNA polymerase.

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Grefenstette, Brian, Overview of a TES instrument and data acquisition system. June 2004

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Hall, Christina, Creating and testing a dynamic model of human thermoregulation. June 2008

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Hart, Sean, Quasiparticle transport and phase separation in transition edge sensors. June 2009

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Hartman, Joel, Correction of nanoflare statistics for truncation bias.

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Hegyi, Alex, Tuning of optical microdisk resonant wavelength by nitrogen condensation. June 2008

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Hoedl, Seth A., The luminosity functions of three Abell clusters. 1998

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Holme, Timothy P., On the magnetic and transport properties of single-crystal R6Mo4Al43 (R=Y, Gd-Ho, Lu). May 2003

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House, Michael, Physical and medical problems of laser angioplasty. June 1986

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Hsieh, David, Making a Bose-Einstein condensate of dilute rubium-87 gas. June 2003

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Hunt, Tom, Atomic force microscope lithography. May 2001

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Husen, Annalise Noelle, The current levels and conductance of the voltage-gated K channel G87R from squid stellate ganglion. [2 copies] June 1999

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Irvin, Casey, Carbon nanotube to the tip of an etched Tungsten tip for electron field emission research under DC voltage. June 2007

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Kaplan, Jared, Anthropic fine tuning via vacuum stability. May 2005

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Kasen, Daniel, The rotation of spiral galaxies. June 1997

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Kato, Saul, Schrodinger waves, antiferromagnetism, and "electron" decay. June 1995

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Keeler, Cynthia, Approximation methods for exclusive Higgs Boson production processes in proton and heavy ion collisions. May 2003

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Kirby, Evan, Complete characterization of one pixel of the quad prototype. [2 copies] May 2004

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Kozaczuk, Jonathan A., Precise determination of the spin speed and spin down rate of gravity probe B gyroscopes. May 2007

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Kumar, Ashok, Micro-magnetic tweezers: the development and characterization of a useful probe for the biophysicist's toolbox. May 2007

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Landhuis, David P., Picosecond infrared photon echoes and the study of vibrational dynamics in a molecular crystal. June 1994

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Leistra, Andrea, Large-scale structure at z~2. June 1998

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Leyton, Michael, The silicon tracker of the gamma ray large area space telescope. May 2003

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Libby, Elizabeth, Characterization of grating substrates for LISA. May 2005

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Ligon, Aaron, A microwire grid for the manipulation of superparamagnetic beads. June 2006

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Livnat, Noam and Michael Okun, Observation of the Sagnac effect in a nonplanar ring oscillator. June 1998

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Lo, Dennis, Search for the Sgoldstino Boson in E+E- collisions. June 2008

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Luna, Katherine, Modeling superconducting microwave oscillators to test for Lorentz violations. 2005

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Mainzer, Amanda K., A definitive signature of black holes. June 1995

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Maloney, Alexander, The evolution and luminosity function of quasars from complete optical surveys.

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Mancoff, Frederick Bennett, Two-dimensional electron transport and magnetoresistance effects in a random magnetic dipole array. June 1995

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Mandel, Ilya, Precise trapped flux signal analysis in gravity probe B experiment. June 2000

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Manhart, Michael, A model-independent search for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider. June 2009

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Mann, E.C., Fabry-Perot imaging of the nearest millisecond pulsar bowshock. June 2001

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Mar, Thomas, Dynamics of the moving vortex lattice in two-dimensional disordered superconductors. August 1997

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McConnell, Robert, Piezo-induced uniaxial stress in superconducting samples. June 2005

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McQuinn, Matthew, The curvature effect and the intrinsic light curves and spectra in GRBs. [2 copies] 2004

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Meyer, Jennifer, Dynamical instability and accretion in systems of closely spaced inner moons. May 2006

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Monstavicius, Dion, Non-contact charge control using field emission cathodes. June 1998

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Morgan, Robert, Snoluminescence and differential light scattering.

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Murphree, Dennis H., Jr., The design and implementation of a fast programmable trigger for the Kamioka liquid scintillator anti-neutrino detector. June 2000

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Nakagawa, Wataru, Low-temperature characterization of avalanche photodiode (APD) in gain mode. June 1996

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Niell, Cris, Confocal fluorescence measurement of DNA diffusion. June 1995

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Norte, Richard, First-order perturbation solution to the Schrodinger equation for a massive particle's time-dependent sphere of influence. 2007

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Nowadnick, Elizabeth, Study of the decay B--> λc + p π-. June 2006

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Olding, Benjamin, Computer modeling superconduction magnetic shields. June 1998  

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Patterson, Brad, An automatic nuclear emulsion scanning system with track recognition. June 2000

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Persh, Steven E., Quasar absorption lines as probes for high redshift superclusters. June 1994

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Phelps, Steven, The growth of C60 crystals and measurement of their thermal expansion. June 1993

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Podolsky, Daniel, Dalitz plot analysis of the decay D+ --> K-π+π+. June 1998

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Popovici, Andrei, The scaling of the entanglement spacing in semidilute DNA solutions. June 1995

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Risca, Viviana I., "Magneto-optical tweezers": design and construction fo a magnetic tweezers device compatible with an optical trap. [2 copies] June 2004

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Rose, Mark and Glenn Wong, Construction of ap hoton scanning tunneling microscope. June 1993

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Rosen, Michael J., Charge Kondo effect and enhanced superconductivity in (PbySn1-y)1-xInxTe. June 2006

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Rozler, Michael, Use of an STM as a microcontactor to study micron-scale mo/amorphous Si/Mo tunnel junctions. June 1996

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Ruderman, Joshua, Simulating universal extra dimensions. 2006

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Santos, Edward, Optimizing selection criteria for B-->λcl. June 2009

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Schlafly, Eddie, Search for high-redshift CGRaBS blazars. June 2007

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Sciambi, Adam R., A simple apparatus for the observation of quantized conductance. May 2005

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Shapiro, Alexander L., Techniques in low-temperature calorimetry and the heat capacity of silicon carbide (SiC). April 1993

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Simon, Joshua, Probing bulk flows with spiral galaxy rotation curves and the Tully-Fisher relation. June 1998

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Solotaroff, Jacob, An investigation of the multiparameter properties and their effect on supernova spectra and distances using multivariate analysis. June 1996

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Sommer, Ariel, Optimizing the search for Τ- -->λπ- using multivariate analysis. 2007

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Stockton, John Kenton, Superconductor-semiconductor hybrid nanostructures. [2 copies] June 1999

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Suh, Sunok josephine, Little Higgs models and their classification. June 2009

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Tanedo, Philip, Split supersymmetry in the Higgs resonance region. February 2006

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Thompson, Matthew C., Development of an atomic interferometry-based gravity gadiometer. June 1997  

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Tunguz, Bojan, The production of aerogels and the measurement of their surface area using the BET technique. June 1997

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Vishik, Inna, Qunatum impurities in the electron-doped high-temperature superconductor neodymium cerium copper oxide: crystal growth, characterization, and magnetic neutron scattering . June 2006 

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Wai, Lawrence L., The effect of trapped magnetic flux quanta on the London readout in GP-B. June 1989

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Wang, Mark M., Examination fo the order parameter symmetry in high temperature superconductors through a study of Josephson coupling. June 1994

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White, Olivia L., Studies of exactly-solvable quantum antiferro-magnets. June 1997

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Williams, Christopher, Imaging and analyzing EGRET pulsar candidates with the GMRT. June 2005

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Williams, Tess, Construction and early stage testing of a Sunyaev Zel'dovich receiver. June 2005

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Wohns, Dan, Sequestered inflation. 2006

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Yang, Bo, Fabrication and measurement of graphene devices. May 2007

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Yeo, Wenzheng, Measurement of T1 electron spin relaxation time in a high-purity n-type GaAs semiconductor. June 2006

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Yong, Ee Hou, Relic abundance of the lightest neutralino. June 2003

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Zaks, Julia, Investigation of the mobility of regioregular poly-3-hexylthiophene when infiltrated into nanopores. 2007

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Zhao, Yue, Measurement of natural widths of Σc++ and Σc0 charmed baryons. [2 copies] May 2004

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Zielinski, Lukasz J., Electronic transport in low dimensional GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures. July 1997

 

Accession ARCH-2011-152 Theses

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DiDonna, Brian, Suspension torque predictions for the relativity gyroscope experiment. 1994

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Vandenbroucke, Justin, Acoustic detection of extremely high energy cosmic ray neutrinos: results from an undersea microphone array. 2002

 

Accession ARCH-2011-180 Theses

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Berger, Seth David, The effect of lower dimensionality on angle-resolved photoemission . 1993 Jun

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Bernevig, B. A., Hall transition in an anyon gas : non-zero temperature. 2000 Aug 10

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Chao, Lambert Key, Low temperature dielectric behavior of silica aerogel. 1998 Jun 14

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Cronenwett, Sara Marie, Mesoscopic fluctuations with strong interactions : universal conductance fluctuations of elastic cotunneling. 1996 Jun

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Cronin, Alex D. and Enadal C. Burns, Experimental observation of electromagnetic emissions due to the fracture of quartz, feldspar, and granodiorite. 1993 Jun 2

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Dempsey, Jed, A method for visual pattern recognition in a self-organizing system. 1981

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Estrada, Paul R., Voyager observations of the color of Saturn's rings. 1994

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Elteto, Klara and Roger W. Romani, Gamma-Ray pulsars as candidates for the unidentified EGRET sources 2001 June

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Felson, Wayne Steven, Magnetic dipole and quadrupole readout for ground-based testing of the relativity gyroscope. 1993 Mar

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Gershow, Marc, An automated wafer inspection system for the cryogenic dark matter search. 2001 Jun 7

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Goldman, Mark, Nonlinear dynamics of coupled Josephson Junctions : spatial vs. temporal modes. 1993 Jun 3

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Gimon, Eric G., Particle production and radiation from an accelerated mirror. 1993 Jun

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Hampton, Marshall, The electronic structure and spin-spin coupling of Mn(III)(2)([mu]-oxo)(bis-[mu]-carboxylato) core models of manganese redox enzymes . 1994

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Hiatt, Jeremy, Methods of synthesis and characterization of nanostructures bridged by single molecules. 2008 Jun

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Hohlfeld, Evan B., Quantum phase transitions and black hole vent horizons. 2001 Jan 30