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Elasticity Of Cylindrical Black Holes, Conrad Pearson 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Elasticity Of Cylindrical Black Holes, Conrad Pearson

Physics

Black holes are regions of strong gravity, and are often regarded as behaving like drops of fluid. When this line of thought is applied to cylindrical black holes (black cylinders), a mapping can be made between known instabilities for black cylinders and ordinary fluid cylinders. However, this known correlation is increasingly less accurate for lower spatial dimensions, and I seek to correct this discrepancy in this thesis. By considering soft solids instead of pure fluids, elastic energy can be included, which brings us closer to a direct comparison. In improving this mapping, it becomes possible to better understand the behavior ...


Experimental Results Of Neutron Fluence Outside An Iron Shield In The Forward Direction, M. M.C. Torres, A. J. Elwyn, D. Fein, E. James, K. Johns, W. Davis, D. P. Ciampa, E. Mierkiewicz 2016 Argonne National Laboratory

Experimental Results Of Neutron Fluence Outside An Iron Shield In The Forward Direction, M. M.C. Torres, A. J. Elwyn, D. Fein, E. James, K. Johns, W. Davis, D. P. Ciampa, E. Mierkiewicz

Edwin J. Mierkiewicz

This work represents the first systematic study at a high energy accelerator of the depth dependence of neutron fluence in longitudinal shielding.


Introduction To Classical Field Theory, Charles G. Torre 2016 Department of Physics, Utah State University

Introduction To Classical Field Theory, Charles G. Torre

Charles G. Torre

This is an introduction to classical field theory. Topics treated include: Klein-Gordon field, electromagnetic field, scalar electrodynamics, Dirac field, Yang-Mills field, gravitational field, Noether theorems relating symmetries and conservation laws, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms.


High Altitude Cosmic Ray Detection, Jordan D. Van Nest 2016 Trevecca Nazarene University

High Altitude Cosmic Ray Detection, Jordan D. Van Nest

2016 Academic High Altitude Conference

Cosmic rays are high energy atomic nuclei travelling near the speed of light that collide with atoms and molecules in Earth’s upper atmosphere (primarily with nitrogen and oxygen), breaking down into a shower of particles of various energies in the stratosphere. As they travel earthward, these particles continue to break down and lose energy which results in relatively little ionizing radiation reaching the surface. Due to the scattering of cosmic rays, the angle at which the rays enter the atmosphere can affect the number and energies of ionizing particles detected at various altitudes. When using a standard Geiger counter ...


Introduction To Classical Field Theory, Charles G. Torre 2016 Department of Physics, Utah State University

Introduction To Classical Field Theory, Charles G. Torre

All Complete Monographs

This is an introduction to classical field theory. Topics treated include: Klein-Gordon field, electromagnetic field, scalar electrodynamics, Dirac field, Yang-Mills field, gravitational field, Noether theorems relating symmetries and conservation laws, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms.


Variability Of Mars' Seasonal North Polar Cap, Richard W. Schmude Jr. 2016 Gordon State College

Variability Of Mars' Seasonal North Polar Cap, Richard W. Schmude Jr.

Georgia Journal of Science

Mars’ seasonal north polar cap (hereafter sNPC) underwent year-to-year changes between 2008 and 2015 or Mars years 29–33. The writer monitored changes in the sNPC using images made with the MARCI camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Nine isolated bright spots corresponding to Korolev, Lomonosov, and Louth Craters, the albedo features Ierne, Olympia (or Lemuria), and Cecropia, and three unnamed features were examined. The following was concluded: 1) the sNPC underwent small year-to-year changes between 2008 and 2015 [MY = 29–33], 2) there are no years where all temporary frost features lasted longer than their mean lifespan, and ...


Aging Comets And Their Meteor Showers, Quanzhi Ye 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Aging Comets And Their Meteor Showers, Quanzhi Ye

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Comets are thought to be responsible for the terrestrial accretion of water and organic materials. Comets evolve very quickly, and will generally deplete their volatiles in a few hundred revolutions. This process, or the aging of comets, is one of the most critical yet poorly understood problems in planetary astronomy. The goal of this thesis is to better understand this problem by examining different parts of the cometary aging spectrum of Jupiter-family comets (JFCs), a group of comets that dominates the cometary influx in the near-Earth space, using both telescopic and meteor observations. We examine two representative JFCs and the ...


High-Resolution Spectroscopy Of The Lunar Sodium Exosphere, E. J. Mierkiewicz, R. J. Oliversen, F. L. Roesler, O. L. Lupie 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

High-Resolution Spectroscopy Of The Lunar Sodium Exosphere, E. J. Mierkiewicz, R. J. Oliversen, F. L. Roesler, O. L. Lupie

Edwin J. Mierkiewicz

"We have applied high-resolution Fabry-Perot spectroscopy to the study of the lunar sodium exosphere for the study of exospheric effective temperature and velocity variations. Observing from the National Solar Observatory McMath-Pierce Telescope, we used a dual-etalon Fabry-Perot spectrometer with a resolving power of 180,000 to measure line widths and Doppler shifts of the sodium D2 (5889.95 Å) emission line. Our field of view was 360 km, and measurements were made in equatorial and polar regions from 500 km to 3500 km off the limb. Data were obtained from full moon to 3 days following full moon (waning phase ...


Crystallographically-Oriented Carbon Nanotubes Grown On Few-Layer Graphene Films, Douglas R. Strachan, David P. Hunley 2016 University of Kentucky

Crystallographically-Oriented Carbon Nanotubes Grown On Few-Layer Graphene Films, Douglas R. Strachan, David P. Hunley

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Patents

A thermal and electrical conducting apparatus includes a few-layer graphene film having a thickness D where D≦1.5 nm and a plurality of carbon nanotubes crystallographically aligned with the few-layer graphene film.


Crystallographically-Oriented Carbon Nanotubes Grown On Few-Layer Graphene Films, David P. Hunley, Douglas R. Strachan 2016 University of Kentucky

Crystallographically-Oriented Carbon Nanotubes Grown On Few-Layer Graphene Films, David P. Hunley, Douglas R. Strachan

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Patents

A thermal and electrical conducting apparatus includes a few-layer graphene film having a thickness D where D≦1.5 nm and a plurality of carbon nanotubes crystallographically aligned with the few-layer graphene film.


Maple Worksheet For The Tt Decomposition Of Gravitational Waves, Jeffrey S. Hazboun 2016 Utah State University

Maple Worksheet For The Tt Decomposition Of Gravitational Waves, Jeffrey S. Hazboun

Jeffrey Hazboun

No abstract provided.


Kelt-10b: The First Transiting Exoplanet From The Kelt-South Survey - A Hot Sub-Jupiter Transiting A V=10.7 Early G-Star, R. B. Kuhn, J. E. Rodriguez, K. A. Collins, M. B. Lund, R. J. Siverd, K. D. Colón, J. Pepper, K. G. Stassun, P. A. Cargile, D. J. James, K. Penev, G. Zhou, D. Bayliss, T. G. Tan, I. A. Curtis, S. Udry, D. Segransan, D. Mawet, S. Dhital, J. Soutter, R. Hart, B. Carter, B. S. Gaudi, G. Myers, T. G. Beatty, J. D. Eastman, D. E. Reichart, J. B. Haislip, J. F. Kielkopf, A. Bieryla, D. W. Latham, Eric L.N. Jensen, T. E. Oberst, D. J. Stevens 2016 Swarthmore College

Kelt-10b: The First Transiting Exoplanet From The Kelt-South Survey - A Hot Sub-Jupiter Transiting A V=10.7 Early G-Star, R. B. Kuhn, J. E. Rodriguez, K. A. Collins, M. B. Lund, R. J. Siverd, K. D. Colón, J. Pepper, K. G. Stassun, P. A. Cargile, D. J. James, K. Penev, G. Zhou, D. Bayliss, T. G. Tan, I. A. Curtis, S. Udry, D. Segransan, D. Mawet, S. Dhital, J. Soutter, R. Hart, B. Carter, B. S. Gaudi, G. Myers, T. G. Beatty, J. D. Eastman, D. E. Reichart, J. B. Haislip, J. F. Kielkopf, A. Bieryla, D. W. Latham, Eric L.N. Jensen, T. E. Oberst, D. J. Stevens

Physics & Astronomy Faculty Works

We report the discovery of KELT-10b, the first transiting exoplanet discovered using the KELT-South telescope. KELT-10b is a highly inflated sub-Jupiter mass planet transiting a relatively bright V = 10.7 star (TYC 8378-64-1), with Teff = 5948 ± 74 K, log g = 4.319_{-0.030}^{+0.020} and [Fe/H] = 0.09_{-0.10}^{+0.11}, an inferred mass M = 1.112_{-0.061}^{+0.055} M and radius R = 1.209_{-0.035}^{+0.047} R. The planet has a radius Rp = 1.399_{-0.049}^{+0.069} RJ and mass Mp = 0.679_{-0.038 ...


Gw151226: Observation Of Gravitational Waves From A 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence, Brennan Hughey, Michele Zanolin, Marek Szczepanczyk, Kiranjyot Gill, et al. 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

Gw151226: Observation Of Gravitational Waves From A 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence, Brennan Hughey, Michele Zanolin, Marek Szczepanczyk, Kiranjyot Gill, Et Al.

Publications

We report the observation of a gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar-mass black holes. The signal, GW151226, was observed by the twin detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) on December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC. The signal was initially identified within 70 s by an online matched-filter search targeting binary coalescences. Subsequent off-line analyses recovered GW151226 with a network signal-to-noise ratio of 13 and a significance greater than 5 σ. The signal persisted in the LIGO frequency band for approximately 1 s, increasing in frequency and amplitude over about 55 cycles from 35 ...


X-Ray Populations In The Local Group: Insights With Hubble & Chandra, Neven Vulic 2016 The University of Western Ontario

X-Ray Populations In The Local Group: Insights With Hubble & Chandra, Neven Vulic

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

X-ray observations provide a unique perspective on the most energetic processes in the Universe. In particular, Low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) found in globular clusters have been shown to depend on the mass, radius, and metallicity of the cluster. This thesis focuses on the impact environmental parameters have on X-ray sources and the underlying physical explanations for them.

I studied the X-ray binary population in M31 using 1 Ms of Chandra ACIS data and 6-filter photometry from the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury Survey. From a sample of 83 star clusters we found the brightest and most compact star clusters preferentially hosted ...


Teaching Big History, Richard B. Simon, Mojgan Behmand, Thomas Burke, Esther Quaedackers, Seohyung Kim, Kiowa Bower, Neal Wolfe, James B. Cunningham, Cynthia Taylor, Martin Anderson, J. Daniel May, Philip Novak, Debbie Daunt, Jaime Castner, Ethan Annis, Amy E. Gilbert, Anne Reid, Suzanne Roybal, Alan Schut, Cynthia Brown, Harlan Stelmach 2016 Department of Literature and Languages, Dominican University of California

Teaching Big History, Richard B. Simon, Mojgan Behmand, Thomas Burke, Esther Quaedackers, Seohyung Kim, Kiowa Bower, Neal Wolfe, James B. Cunningham, Cynthia Taylor, Martin Anderson, J. Daniel May, Philip Novak, Debbie Daunt, Jaime Castner, Ethan Annis, Amy E. Gilbert, Anne Reid, Suzanne Roybal, Alan Schut, Cynthia Brown, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history.Weaving the myriad threads of evidence-based human knowledge into a master narrative that stretches from the beginning of the universe to the present, the Big History framework helps students make sense of their studies in all disciplines by illuminating the structures that underlie the universe and the connections among them.Teaching Big ...


Black Holes Modeled As Fluid Droplets On Membranes, Anthony Bardessono 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Black Holes Modeled As Fluid Droplets On Membranes, Anthony Bardessono

Physics

No abstract provided.


Microfabrication With Smooth, Thin Cnt/Polymer Composite Sheets, Nathan Edward Boyer 2016 Brigham Young University - Provo

Microfabrication With Smooth, Thin Cnt/Polymer Composite Sheets, Nathan Edward Boyer

All Student Publications

Carbon nanotube (CNT)/polymer composite sheets can be extremely high strength and lightweight, which makes them attractive for fabrication of mechanical structures. This thesis demonstrates a method whereby smooth, thin CNT/polymer composite sheets can be fabricated and patterned on the microscale using a process of photolithography and plasma etching. CNT/polymer composites were made from CNTs grown using chemical vapor deposition using supported catalyst growth and floating catalyst growth. The composite sheets had a roughness of approximately 30nm and were about 61¼m or 261¼m depending on whether they were made from supported catalyst grown or floating catalyst grown CNTs ...


Microfabrication With Smooth, Thin Cnt/Polymer Composite Sheets, Nathan Edward Boyer 2016 Brigham Young University - Provo

Microfabrication With Smooth, Thin Cnt/Polymer Composite Sheets, Nathan Edward Boyer

All Theses and Dissertations

Carbon nanotube (CNT)/polymer composite sheets can be extremely high strength and lightweight, which makes them attractive for fabrication of mechanical structures. This thesis demonstrates a method whereby smooth, thin CNT/polymer composite sheets can be fabricated and patterned on the microscale using a process of photolithography and plasma etching. CNT/polymer composites were made from CNTs grown using chemical vapor deposition using supported catalyst growth and floating catalyst growth. The composite sheets had a roughness of approximately 30nm and were about 61¼m or 261¼m depending on whether they were made from supported catalyst grown or floating catalyst grown CNTs ...


Medieval Cosmology And Middle-Earth: A Lewisian Walk Under Tolkienian Skies, Kristine Larsen 2016 Central Connecticut State University

Medieval Cosmology And Middle-Earth: A Lewisian Walk Under Tolkienian Skies, Kristine Larsen

Journal of Tolkien Research

A nearly identical version of this paper was delivered at the 30th Annual International Conference on Medievalism in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 2, 2015, as part of a session on the Inklings and Medievalism.


Contributing To Astropy: A Community Python Library For Astronomers, Asra Nizami 2016 Macalester College

Contributing To Astropy: A Community Python Library For Astronomers, Asra Nizami

Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy

This paper discusses the author’s contributions to two packages affiliated with Astropy, a community Python library for astronomers. The packages the author contributed to were modeling, a sub-package within the core Astropy package, and WCSAxes, an Astropy affiliated package, outside the core package.


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