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Manipulation Of Surface Plasmon Resonance In Metal And Alloy Thin Films Using Dielectric Media, Benjamin Dubray Hall May 2016

Manipulation Of Surface Plasmon Resonance In Metal And Alloy Thin Films Using Dielectric Media, Benjamin Dubray Hall

Graduate Theses - Physics and Optical Engineering

Surface plasmon polaritons are coherent electron oscillations that propagate along an interface between a Drude metal and a dielectric medium. The excitation of polaritons is highly dependent on the dielectric properties of the metal, the thickness of the metal, and the optical properties of the dielectric material. First, plasmonic activity is assessed for several thicknesses of silver and nickel chromium under He-Ne incidence. Relationships between film thickness and metal dielectric function are explored in both cases. To manipulate the plasmonic activity at the silver surfaces, two methods are explored. Silver oxide was grown on the surface of the silver films ...


Evaluation Of Alternate Mouthpiece Material Types To Minimize Vibrations And Heat Loss - The Research And Execution Of Prototypes, Kristen Bobuk Dec 2013

Evaluation Of Alternate Mouthpiece Material Types To Minimize Vibrations And Heat Loss - The Research And Execution Of Prototypes, Kristen Bobuk

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

This paper is based on the idea of current horn mouthpieces being made solely out of brass with a limited market of stainless steel and titanium with plating being silver or gold. This is an opportunity to explore alternate materials; specifically steel, cast iron and aluminum for the base material and chrome, copper and nickel for plating materials. Readers will learn about metal properties such as hardness, thermal conductivity and specific heat and learn why certain materials are more beneficial than others.


Process Refinement Through Design Of Experiments (Taguchi) To Reduce Porosity Levels Of Thin Flame Spray Nicrbsi Coatings On Cast Aluminium Alloys, David Culliton, David Kennedy, Tony Betts Jun 2011

Process Refinement Through Design Of Experiments (Taguchi) To Reduce Porosity Levels Of Thin Flame Spray Nicrbsi Coatings On Cast Aluminium Alloys, David Culliton, David Kennedy, Tony Betts

Conference Papers

Thin(16matrix of key deposition parameters was constructed to develop the optimum spray parameters. The effects of parameter variations on the porosity levels of these coatings were assessed. Key parameter interactions were reported. Quantifiable interactions between the selected parameters were noted for the LM24 substrate. However, on the LM25 substrate these interactions were much less defined. Corrosion performance of the optimised coatings, based on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, was reported. The presence of through-pores in the coatings were shown to reduce the corrosion resistance of the coated systems by a factor of 10, in dilute NaCl solutions, compared to bulk 316L ...


Shielding Effectiveness Of Superalloy, Aluminum, And Mumetal Shielding Tapes, Cindy Suit Cheung Apr 2009

Shielding Effectiveness Of Superalloy, Aluminum, And Mumetal Shielding Tapes, Cindy Suit Cheung

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Using MIL-HDBK-419A, MATLAB and Nomographs, Shielding Effectiveness for the Magnetic Field, Electric Field, and Plane Wave were calculated over a frequency range from 10 Hz to 1 GHz. The three shielding tapes used included superalloy, aluminum, and mumetal. Calculations for Shielding Effectiveness involve the computation of Absorption Loss, Reflection Loss, and Re-Reflection Correction Factor. From the outcome of the calculations, it was suitable to conclude that all three metals fulfill the 40 dB Shielding Effectiveness requirements for SGEMP fields for frequencies greater or equal to 1 MHz. Accordingly, all three shielding tapes provide at least 40 dB of shielding to ...


Investigation Of Inclusions In Armco Ingot Iron, Edwin J. Duncan Jun 1954

Investigation Of Inclusions In Armco Ingot Iron, Edwin J. Duncan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Various chemical and electrolytic separation methods were investigated in an attempt to separate the in­clusions in Armco ingot iron. Residues obtained were X-rayed for identification purposes. The microstruc­tures of this iron were studied with the object of de­termining the relative sizes, locations, and possible compositions of the inclusions.


Effect Of Recovery On The Recrystallized Grain-Size Of High Purity Aluminum, Rodney L. Helterline Jun 1954

Effect Of Recovery On The Recrystallized Grain-Size Of High Purity Aluminum, Rodney L. Helterline

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

When a cold-worked metal is annealed, it’s physical properties hange as a result of a new grain structure. The annealing treatment is divided into three stages according to the changes that occur in the distorted metal: (1) recovery, (2) recrystallization, and (3) grain growth.


The Design And Construction Of An Electrolytic Cell For Aluminum Reduction, Thomas H. Melrose Jun 1954

The Design And Construction Of An Electrolytic Cell For Aluminum Reduction, Thomas H. Melrose

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this investigation was to design and construct a laboratory size electrolytic cell in which to reduce alumina, using the same basic materials that are used in a commercial size cell. The cell was designed to have a capacity of approxi­mately 100 grams of metallic aluminum produced every 8 hours. The cell was constructed so it could be operated continuously.


Polarography Of Indium, John Jackson Jun 1954

Polarography Of Indium, John Jackson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this thesis is to study the various aspects of the polarography of indium. The eventual goal would be to develop a method of analyzing indium in unknowns. The investigation is approached by studying the indium ions in various electrolytes and in various concentrations.


Geology Of The Ragged Point Oil Field Musselshell County, Montana, David M. Amos Jun 1954

Geology Of The Ragged Point Oil Field Musselshell County, Montana, David M. Amos

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The Ragged Point oil field is located in Northwest Musselshell County, in the Lake Basin field of central Mon­tana, and on the western border of the Great Plains region. The surface topography is that of a plain marked by erosion and moderate folding. The stratigraphy of central Montana shows periodic marine invasions from the Cordilleran trough, with normal marine limestones interbedded with sandstone sand shales. These sediments are over 12,000 feet thick, with the Creta­ceous Eagle and Colorado formations exposed at the surface on the Ragged Point anticline. Undifferentiated Cambrian lime­stones and shales are the oldest ...


The Application Of Electric Energy To The Metallurgy Plants In Montana, Edwin J. Duncan Sep 1953

The Application Of Electric Energy To The Metallurgy Plants In Montana, Edwin J. Duncan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Since the year 1800, metallurgy has been affiliated with electricity. In fact, the two industries have grown side by side, being naturally dependent upon each other and having a parallel growth.


The Construction And Operation Of A Universal Specimen Mount With Protective Lead Shield For The Purpose Of Determining Pole Figures Using The Schulz-Decker Transmission Technique, Richard L. Fausner Jun 1953

The Construction And Operation Of A Universal Specimen Mount With Protective Lead Shield For The Purpose Of Determining Pole Figures Using The Schulz-Decker Transmission Technique, Richard L. Fausner

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It was the purpose of this study to construct a universal mount, to construct a protective lead shield, to operate the instrument, and to provide a pole figure using the transmission method of Schulz and Decker. There are at present several lengthy x-ray methods of determining the grain orientation of metals. These methods are mainly photographic. In order to provide a rapid means of obtaining the necessary information concerning the grain orientation of a metal, a universal mount was constructed.


The Lucky Hit Mine Of Jefferson County, Montana, Bruce B. Goddard Jun 1953

The Lucky Hit Mine Of Jefferson County, Montana, Bruce B. Goddard

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Many mines in the Cardwell Mining District have been more or less steady producers of gold, silver, lead and zinc since 18SO. The area first came into prominence with the discovery of gold at the Mayflower Mine in 1896. Soon after the Mayflower discovery, many claims were located in the nearby Saint Paul Gulch area, northeast of Whitehall. The Lucky Hit Mine is located in Saint Paul Gulch area of the Cardwell Mining District.


Nonmetallic Mineral Resources Of Montana (Except Fuels), F. L. Rytlewski Jun 1953

Nonmetallic Mineral Resources Of Montana (Except Fuels), F. L. Rytlewski

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Essentially, the paper is composed of seven parts, each of which concerns a group of related nonmetallic minerals such as ceramic materials, gemstones, or abra­sives. Following the data pertaining to the minerals of each group are index mars locating the major mineral deposits which are known to date. Production and reserve figures are listed by tables in cases where such information is available.


The Flotation Concentration Of A Complex Low-Grade Lead Zinc Ore, Edward James Fong May 1953

The Flotation Concentration Of A Complex Low-Grade Lead Zinc Ore, Edward James Fong

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

This report is concerned primarily with the beneficiation of a low-grade complex lead-zinc ore. The depletion of high grade veins has caused the mineral engineer to seek deposits deeper in the earth's crust or to find lower grade deposits. The other alternative has placed more research problems on Mineral Dressing Engineers in particularly the iron, copper, lead and zinc fields.


Host Rocks And Gangue Minerals Associated With Copper Deposits In Plutonic Igneous Rocks, Richard D. Montgomery May 1953

Host Rocks And Gangue Minerals Associated With Copper Deposits In Plutonic Igneous Rocks, Richard D. Montgomery

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

All of the information on the various districts has come directly from published reports. The investigation was suggested by Mr. Forbes Robertson. The geographical extent of the deposits was confined to the western United States. Many of these deposits are of the disseminated porphyry type. A few of the de­posits, such as at Butte, Montana, were of the fissure vein type.


The Orientation Of Quartz Grains In Unconsolidated Beach Sands Of San Luis Obispo County, California, David V. Pearson May 1953

The Orientation Of Quartz Grains In Unconsolidated Beach Sands Of San Luis Obispo County, California, David V. Pearson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this investigation is to determine the orientation of quartz grains in unconsolidated beach sands, and if possible, to determine some of the physical factors involved in producing the orientation found.


Studies Of Tempering Behavior Of Steel X-9165 Of N-A-X 9100 Series, James A. Ndulue May 1953

Studies Of Tempering Behavior Of Steel X-9165 Of N-A-X 9100 Series, James A. Ndulue

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

One of the reasons why steel is the most versatile of all the metals available for engineering applications is because of the wide range of properties that can be obtained from it by proper heat treatment.


Geology Of The Marget Ann Mine Butte District, Montana, Winston Martin Sahinen May 1953

Geology Of The Marget Ann Mine Butte District, Montana, Winston Martin Sahinen

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

As the field work progressed it became apparent that very little was known of the mineralogical associations of the precious metal constituents of the Marget Ann ore. A mineralogical study in excess of that originally planned was then decided upon to de­termine the affiliations exhibited by the silver and gold. With these objectives in mind, the laboratory and field work continued.


Polarographic Determination Of Germanium, Calvin Leo Stevenson May 1953

Polarographic Determination Of Germanium, Calvin Leo Stevenson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In the past germanium has been determined by either wet methods or by the spectograph; the spectograph being used for the determination of very small amounts of ger­manium and wet methods used when more than one hundredth of one percent germanium is present. Both of these analyti­cal schemes have weaknesses.


Fluorite Deposits In The Dry Creek District, Near Superior, Mineral County, Montana, Russell M. Corn May 1953

Fluorite Deposits In The Dry Creek District, Near Superior, Mineral County, Montana, Russell M. Corn

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Fluorite was discovered in the. Dry Creek District, Mineral County, in 1943 and the first commercial prod­uction of this mineral in Montana waS recorded from this locality.


Concentration Of Tungsten Ore From The Potosi Mining District, Ted S. Jordan May 1953

Concentration Of Tungsten Ore From The Potosi Mining District, Ted S. Jordan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Tungsten is a strategic metal which, at present, is in short supply in the United States. In addition to its need in the defense effort, tungsten is becoming more and more in industrial demand and, as an increasing number of uses for this element are being found, so must additional sources of it be discovered and processed.


The Effect Of Germanium On The Current Efficiency In The Electrolysis Of Pure Zinc Sulfate Solution, Keith R. Bock May 1953

The Effect Of Germanium On The Current Efficiency In The Electrolysis Of Pure Zinc Sulfate Solution, Keith R. Bock

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It has long been recognized that electrolytic zinc cells are extremely sensitive to impurities. In fact, cer­tain impurities present in amounts as low as 0.1 mg/1 cause a serious loss of current efficiency. Also, the presence of several impurities in the electrolyte may accelerate the detrimental effect of each impurity.


The Decomposition Of Calcium Tungstate And Synthetic Scheelite With Hydrochloric Acid, Robert R. Beebe May 1953

The Decomposition Of Calcium Tungstate And Synthetic Scheelite With Hydrochloric Acid, Robert R. Beebe

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The decomposition of scheelite with hydrochloric acid was studied under conditions of variable acid concentration, time and temperature. The reactions were traced by weigh­ing material untransformed and, in some cases, by analyzing the transformation products.


Metal Dust Production, James H. Foreman May 1953

Metal Dust Production, James H. Foreman

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The object of this thesis is to study the production of metal dust by direct application of a mechanical force to a stream of molten metal.


Recrystallization Of High Purity Aluminum, Virgil H. Griswold Jr. May 1953

Recrystallization Of High Purity Aluminum, Virgil H. Griswold Jr.

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

If a metal is first cold-worked and then heated to a sufficient temperature for an adequate length of time, the hardening properties due to cold-working disappear, and the metal will return more or less to its original state. Upon examination of the microstructure, we find that new grains have replaced the old grains through what is called recrystallization. The final size of the recrystallized grains depends upon three important variables--the degree of cold-work or deforma­tion, annealing temperature, and annealing time.


The Indium-Mercury Constitutional Diagram, Bert E. Lake May 1953

The Indium-Mercury Constitutional Diagram, Bert E. Lake

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Whenever metals differ greatly in electropositivity, intermetallic compounds are likely to form in preference to solid solutions. 21ercury and indium show a considerable difference in electropositivity. This would indicate that intermetallic compounds may play an important role in the con­stitutional diagram for the mercury-indium system.


The Precipitation Of Calcium Tungstate From Sodium Tungstate Solution, Martin E. Messner May 1953

The Precipitation Of Calcium Tungstate From Sodium Tungstate Solution, Martin E. Messner

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In view of the great need for tungsten in the present industrial world it is necessary that all known tungsten sourves be utilized to the greatest possible extent. Scheelite ores promise to be an increasingly important source of tungsten, inasmuch as the discovery of vast new deposits has been made and known deposits of high grade ores have practically been depleted.


A Study Of The Effects Of The Chloride Ion On The Lead-Silver Anodes And On The Lead Tenor Of The Zinc Deposit In Zinc Electrolysis, William A. Mitchell May 1953

A Study Of The Effects Of The Chloride Ion On The Lead-Silver Anodes And On The Lead Tenor Of The Zinc Deposit In Zinc Electrolysis, William A. Mitchell

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The electrolyte used in the commercial production of electrolytic zinc from zinc sulphate solutions contains small amounts of impurities each of which has its own effects upon the process. Impurities such as antimony, cobalt, nickel, and iron tend to lower the current efficiency while other impurities such as chlorine, fluorine, and nitrates tend to increase the corrosion of the lead anodes and thereby increase the lead tenor of the zinc deposit.


The Effect Of Manganese On The Age Hardening Of Aluminum-Copper Alloys, Keith P. Burgess May 1953

The Effect Of Manganese On The Age Hardening Of Aluminum-Copper Alloys, Keith P. Burgess

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It is known that age-hardening occurs in alloys of the solid solution type containing a hardening constituent, of a metal or metallic compound which is more soluble in the solvent phase at higher tempertures than at lower temperatures.


A Study Of The Beneficiation Of Low-Grade Domestic Chromite, Darrell Edward Bodie May 1953

A Study Of The Beneficiation Of Low-Grade Domestic Chromite, Darrell Edward Bodie

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Chromite, a strategic mineral, is being consumed in ever increasing quantities in the United States today. Although the United States imports practically all of the chromite that is being consumed, it is gradually becoming necessary to exploit the low-grade deposits that are located within the United States, and also the low-grade deposits of Canada.