Original work in partial fulfillment of a graduate degree in the School of Physics.

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  • Methods for model reduction in cardiac dynamics 

    Velasco Perez, Hector Augusto (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05-05)
    Mathematical models have been crucial for understanding biological systems because they help us organize our knowledge about the system and allow us to not only test new ideas without harming or perturbing expensive in ...
  • SHORTCUT TO TARGET STATES IN A SPIN-1 BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATE 

    Xin, Lin
    We generate spin squeezed ground states in an atomic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate tuned near the quantum critical point between the polar and ferromagnetic quantum phases of the interacting spin ensemble. In contrast ...
  • Rate-dependent Locomotion and Intrusion Phenomena in Granular Media 

    Karsai, Andras (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-04-28)
    In movement on solid terrains, animals, vehicles, and robots can make use of well-established contact dynamics for planning movement and locomotion gaits. However, when the terrain can be deformed significantly, effective ...
  • Investigation of spatiotemporal chaos using persistent homology 

    Tregoning, Brett (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-01-04)
    Spatiotemporal chaos, especially fluid turbulence, is ubiquitous in nature but can be difficult to characterize because analytic solutions of the strongly nonlinear partial differential equations that govern the behavior ...
  • Molecular dynamics simulations for thermoelectric materials 

    Wang, Jing (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-01-04)
    High temperature copper chalcogenides such as Cu2S are promising thermoelectric materials due to the combination of a solid S lattice and liquid Cu atoms in the context of the so-called phonon-liquid electron-crystal (PLEC) ...
  • Exact Coherent Structures in turbulent small-aspect-ratio Taylor-Couette flow 

    Krygier, Michael C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-07-15)
    Turbulent flows are ubiquitous, so understanding their nature and dynamics and the ability to make definitive predictions about their behavior is of tremendous practical importance. Substantial progress in this direction ...
  • Testing General Relativity and Probing Nuclear Physics in the era of Gravitational Waves 

    Ghonge, Sudarshan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12-14)
    The LIGO and Virgo detectors have detected 90 gravitational wave events so far. The gravitational waves have come from pairs of black holes or neutron stars. The astrophysical interpretation of these events was made possible ...
  • SPATIOTEMPORAL IMPACT OF PHAGE EXPOSURE ON BIOFILM SYSTEMS 

    Selvakumar, Hemaa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12-14)
    When single-celled prokaryotic organisms, one of the simplest forms of life, develop the ability to exhibit complex emergent properties such as social cooperation, resource capture, and enhanced survivability, the individual ...
  • Exact Coherent Structures and Data-Driven Modeling in a Two-Dimensional Fluid 

    Kageorge, Logan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12-14)
    Turbulence is one of the most ubiquitous features of the world around us. Its signatures can be found at every scale, in the small eddies of streams to the vortex wakes of airliners, from ocean currents to the cosmic swirls ...
  • The Edge States of Epitaxial Graphene on SiC 

    Hu, Yue (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12-14)
    Exceptional ballistic transport was observed in sidewall epitaxial graphene nanoribbons on SiC (SWGNRs) at room temperature. These objects are of fundamental interest as they provide a direct access to charge neutral ...
  • Scanning Probe Studies of Quasi-Two-Dimensional Organic Networks 

    Enderson, Zachery A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12-13)
    Organic based polymer materials have an abundance of potential applications due to the ability to tailor their molecular components and network topology. The experimental work featured in this thesis focuses on a small ...
  • Plant-pollinator aerodynamics 

    Matthews, Megan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-08-26)
    Interactions between plants and pollinators have adapted over long evolutionary timescales and fill a vital ecological role. For flying pollinators, the same coherent aerodynamic mechanisms are employed across the broad ...
  • Numerical Relativity Studies in Black Hole Astrophysics 

    Evans, Christopher William (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-08-27)
    Black holes have long fascinated both physicists and the general population alike. In an astrophysical context, black holes participate in interesting interactions with not only stars, but also other black holes. Moreover, ...
  • COMPLETE TEMPORAL MEASUREMENT OF LOW-INTENSITY AND HIGH-FREQUENCY ULTRASHORT LASER PULSES 

    Jones, Travis N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-12-08)
    Two important frontiers in the field of ultrashort pulse measurement are the complete temporal measurement of low-intensity picosecond pulses in the near-infrared (NIR) and intense ultrashort pulses in the ultraviolet (UV) ...
  • Reliable Pulse-Retrieval for Frequency-Resolved-Optical-Gating 

    Jafari, Rana (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-08-19)
    Frequency-resolved-optical-gating (FROG) measures the full temporal information of arbitrary ultrashort laser pulses' fields using two-dimensional data in the time-frequency domain. By benefiting from the properties of the ...
  • The Physics of Origami 

    McInerney, James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-08-06)
    The physics of origami concerns the relationship between the introduction of creases to a thin sheet and their influence on the mechanical response of the sheet. In many cases, the kinematics are well-approximated by ...
  • A Compact, Reconfigurable Penning Trap for Quantum Applications 

    McMahon, Brian Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-07-29)
    Penning ion traps are versatile tools for studying atomic and molecular physics. They use static electric and magnetic fields to confine charged particles in 3-dimensional space. Most Penning traps employ a magnetic field ...
  • Disorder to order in oscillatory and excitable systems 

    Detal, Noah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-07-29)
    In this thesis, two problems involving the macroscopic ordering of coupled nonlinear elements are studied. The first problem involves analyzing a synchronizing transition in a population of coupled oscillators. Synchronization ...
  • Integrated Ultra-High Q Bulk Acoustic Wave Resonators in Thick Monocrystalline Silicon Carbide 

    Yang, Jeremy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-07-27)
    Monocrystalline 4H-silicon carbide has emerged as an intriguiging substrate for wafer level fabrication of ultra-high Q electrostatic acoustic resonators. As a wide band-gap semiconductor, it's already under heavy investigation ...
  • Graphene on Non-Polar SiC Facets 

    Hu, Yiran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-05-17)
    Graphene nanoribbons (SW-GNR) grown on sidewall SiC substrate facets exhibit exceptional quantized ballistic transport over 15 μm even at room temperature. For micron long ribbons, transport in these charge neutral ribbons ...

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