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    • Frustrated Magnetism and Searching For Quantum Spin Liquid Phases in Novel Materials 

      Bender, Darian Marie
      In my research, I wish to classify and identify a possible Quantum Spin-Liquid (QSL) phase on novel quantum materials. Materials of interest include the two triangular lattice materials, Li4CoTeO6 and Li4NiTeO6, in which ...
    • Generation and Stability of Charged Toroidal Droplets 

      Aizenman, Aaron
      In this project, we have determined the quantitative parameters governing the transition phases of charged toroidal droplets. An instability reminiscent of the Saffman-Taylor Instability (viscous fingers) has been observed ...
    • Model Selection in Gravitational Wave Astronomy 

      Napier, Katherine
      The several detections of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo detector are providing insights about the nature of gravity in our Universe [1]. As the number ...
    • Bayesave Analysis Study on Recovering Waveform Complexity through Reconstructions 

      Day, Brian M.
      The field of gravitational wave astronomy is a means of observing the universe in a new way. Crucial to the success of this new astronomy is analyzing the data obtained from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave ...
    • Biological and robotic modeling of the evolution of legged locomotion on land 

      Mcinroe, Benjamin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-06-30)
      In the evolutionary transition from an aquatic to a terrestrial environment, early walkers adapted to the challenges of locomotion on complex, flowable substrates (e.g. sand and mud). Our previous biological and robotic ...
    • Particle Image Velocimetry of Collapsing Toroidal Droplets 

      Berger, Eric M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      The goal of this study is to explore the mechanism by which unstable toroidal droplets collapse inwardly. As such, particle image velocimetry methods will be employed in obtaining an experimental picture of the velocity ...
    • Reduced Model for Gravitational Wave Sources 

      Maganazertuche, Lorena (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      One of the most interesting and exotic systems in the universe is a system of two black holes. When black holes orbit each other, they will eventually collide, forming a single black hole with a mass less than the sum of ...
    • A Study on Porous Silicon Gas Sensors: Metal Oxide Depositions to Organic Materials 

      Lin, Arthur (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      This paper has two main topics. The first topics covers the detection of volatile organic compounds with porous silicon (PSi) sensors. The second part explores the possibility of using conducting polymers as coatings for ...
    • Nontrivial Impact 

      Karsai, Andras (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      The purpose of this investigation is to identify and calculate the forces that occur on an impulsive object as it intrudes into granular media. The system analyzed is a computational model of a sinusoidally actuated ...
    • Ultra-Close Tidal Disruption Events with Prompt Hyperaccretion 

      Evans, Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      A bright flare from a galactic nucleus followed at late times by a t^-5/3 decay in luminosity is often considered to be the signature of a tidal disruption of a star by a massive black hole. The flare and afterglow are ...
    • Star-Disk Collisions in the Galactic Center 

      Kieffer, Thomas F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      Recent observations of the Galactic Center (GC) have revealed that there is a relative paucity of Red Giant (RG) stars within the central parsec. However, these observations conflict with our current theoretical ...
    • State Space Partitions of Stochastic Chaotic Maps 

      Heninger, Jeffrey M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-05-05)
      The finest resolution that can be achieved in any real chaotic system is limited by the presence of noise. This noise can be used to define neighborhoods of the deterministic periodic orbits using the local eigenfunctions ...
    • Dependence of escape fraction of ultraviolet radiation on galaxy mass 

      Demchenko, Vasiliy Grigoriyvich (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-08)
      Using the N-body, adaptive mesh-refinement, ray-tracing code Enzo, we studied the escape fraction of ultraviolet radiation in the early universe. We obtained data from a simulated cube 1 Mpc across of the early universe ...
    • An FPGA-based microarchitecture for the implementation of quantum gates with trapped ions 

      Nichols, Charles Spencer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-12-18)
      Quantum computing promises to revolutionize computing by providing exponential speed improvements to classically difficult problems. Over the past 30 years, experimental research has progressed from manipulating quantum ...
    • The effects of fecl3 intercalation on the optical properties of multilayer epitaxial graphene 

      Johnson, Christine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-07)
      In this study we investigate the effects of intercalation of graphene with Iron III Chloride on the optical and electronic properties of the multilayer graphene. While both the optical properties and the electronic properties ...
    • Nematic Order in Spherical Geometries 

      Devaiah, Sharan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-11)
      Nematic Liquid crystals (NLC) are rod like molecules that in the absence of external influences arrange themselves parallel to each other and hence tend to point in a given direction. The average orientation of these ...
    • Determining the minimal covering set of parameter spaces for phenomenological gravitational waveforms 

      Burns,  Dustin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-05-09)
      Gravitational wave observatories are now trying to detect gravitational waves, ripples in space time predicted by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, from sources such as merging binary star and black hole systems. ...
    • Scaler System Testing in the HAWC Experiment 

      Browning, Tyler (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-12)
      TeV gamma rays probe the non-thermal Universe in ways that are not possible at other wavelengths. The HAWC observatory, under construction in Mexico, will be able to analyze and survey the TeV sky more completely than any ...
    • Graphene nanoribbon array fabrication by oxygen gas plasma etching through sub-micrometer porous filters 

      Shaw, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-08-07)
      We investigate a novel method of fabricating a network of graphene nanoribbon structures. The process is a sharp departure from conventional nanolithographic techniques in both method and amount of time required. Epitaxial ...
    • Development of Porous Silicon Microfilters 

      Campbell, Jenna (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-05-04)
      This study develops a one-step anodization separation process (OSS) after examining two step and multi step liftoff procedures in which porous silicon (PS) films lift off from their substrates. This lift-off process provides ...