Physics Dissertations



Dissertations from 2002

Wavelet analysis of electroretinograms and its clinical application, Srinivasa Varadharajan

Dissertations from 2001

Spatiotemporal dynamics of noisy excitable systems: application to cultured human glial cell networks, Gaþbor Bala͠si

Binary homogeneous nucleation of octane isomers, G. Jay Doster

Dissertations from 2000


Electron capture and ionization dynamics in ion-Rydberg collisions, Kevin Ray Cornelius


Analysis of biological and physical systems using nonlinear topological methods, Kevin Thomas Dolan


Stabilization of autoionizing states, Heider Naim Ereifej


Lattice time-dependent correlated two-electron system approach to scattering problems, Dan Onyango Odero


Collisions between slow highly charged ions and surfaces, James A. Perez


Direct space (nano)crystallography via high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, Wentao Qin


Tandem differential mobility analyzer studies and aerosol volatility, Otmar Schmid


The magnetic and electronic structures of several rare earth-transition metal intermetallic compounds, Chiu-Ying Tai

Dissertations from 1999

Calculation of scaled nucleation rates for water using Monte Carlo generated cluster free energy differences, David J. DiMattio


Structure and properties of iron phosphate glasses: A novel host matrix for the vitrification of high-level nuclear wastes, Mevlüt Karabulut

Thin film systems: design of laboratory analysis system and studies of V/Cu(001) and Cu/Ag(001) by x-ray photoelectron diffraction and low energy electron diffraction, David Patrick Moore

Dissertations from 1998

Monte Carlo simulations of small sulfuric acid-water clusters, Shawn Michael Kathmann

Spectroscopic studies of Abell clusters, Michael J. Way

Collision dynamics for electron removal from helium and molecular hydrogen by heavy ions, Christopher J. Wood

Dissertations from 1997

A time-dependent approach to electron-atom scattering, Gavin Douglas Buffington

The three-body problem of electron-hydrogen ionization, Stephen Louis Jones

Lateral displacement maps obtained from scanning probe microscope images, Chang Shen

Dissertations from 1996

Instrument response function for scanning force microscopy and defects on mica induced by 50 kilo-electron-volts argon ions, Lu Fei

A neutron reflectivity study of copolymer thin films and interfaces, Ravindra Kulasekere

A classical treatment of coherence studies for single-electron processes, Christie J. Lundy

A study of several rare-earth transition metal intermetallic compounds, Sanjay Ramnaresh Mishra

Quantitative non-destructive study of sub-micron defects in very large scale integrated-circuit silicon using transmitted and reflected infra-red laser scattering, Luciano Mule'Stagno

Dissertations from 1995

Electron and positron collision with hydrogen and alkali atoms, Vladimir E. Bubelev

Differential cross sections for double excitation of helium by proton impact using ion energy-loss spectroscopy, Win Tha Htwe

Seebeck coefficient in transition-metal-oxide small polaron hopping conductors, Daniel Burness Marsh

Dissertations from 1994

Electron double capture in proton-helium collisions, Joel A. Brand


Single ionization of helium by proton impact, Aron D. Gaus

Photoionization of laser excited barium, Lucy-Wenzhong He

Electrical properties and cation valences in the (La,Ca)(Cr,Co)O₃ system, Scott Richard Sehlin

New tunable laser sources for ³He and ⁴He optical pumping, Edward Franklin Stephens


Production and extraction of polarized electrons from an optically pumped helium discharge, Raymond James Vandiver

Dissertations from 1993

Theoretical studies of quasi-particle transport in disordered condensed phases, Barry D. Bookout

Two electron processes in proton-helium collisions, Samuel Wright Bross

Effects of substituting silicon and manganese for iron on the magnetic properties of several rare-earth transition-metal boron compounds, G. K. Marasinghe

Microstructure and magnetic properties of thin iron carbide films formed under plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, Haresh Gnaninda Samarasinghe Siriwardane

Polarized electron-noble gas atom collisions, Kanishka P. Wijayaratna

Dissertations from 1992


Atomic collision processes of interest in controlled thermonuclear fusion research, Victor Dewitt Irby

Ion-induced electron emission from metals, Joseph Francis Kirchhoff

Dynamics of electron removal from helium and molecular hydrogen by collisions with heavy particles, Luzheng Meng

Dissertations from 1991

Z dependence in electron capture by protons, Dean M. Blankenship

Dissertations from 1990

A Monte Carlo simulation of water clusters, Paul Joseph Kemper

The optical properties of liquids, metals, and minerals in the far-infrared, Lawrence Allen Newquist

Studies of stable silicon clusters and chemisorption of fluorine and oxygen on silicon surfaces by approximate molecular orbital theories, Tadashi Oshiro

Investigation of transport anomalies in La1-y SryCr₁₋ₓMnₓO₃, Ryne P. Raffaelle

Measurements of differential cross sections for H(2p) formation in intermediate energy proton-helium collisions using coincidence techniques, David Gene Seely

Tunable IR lasers for helium optical pumping, Padetha Tin

Dissertations from 1989

Corrosion and polarization characteristics of single crystal and polycrystalline zinc surfaces, Dharmalatha Abayarathna

Monte Carlo study of melting of a model bulk ice, Kyu-Kwang Han

A coupled-channel Born approximation study of atom-diatom reactive scattering, Clifford R. Klein

Dynamics of matter-, antimatter-atom collisions, David Robert Schultz

Dissertations from 1988

Theoretical studies of direct and resonant reactive scattering involving three-body systems, Chen Kwee Lutrus

Electron loss processes of one and two electron atoms colliding with ions, Alan E. Wetmore

Dissertations from 1987

Spin-dependent dissociative excitation in a laser pumped afterglow, Christopher Lee Bohler

Dissertations from 1986


Spectroscopy of the E state of iodine monofluoride and rotational energy transfer of the B state in collisions with He, using two-photon sequential absorption spectroscopy, Brian Keith Clark

A study of electron-ion and ion-ion recombination in atmospheric gas discharges, Michael Corbin Cornell

Monte Carlo studies of water monolayer nucleation on model silica substrates, Anthony Donald Reago

A study of quasi-one-electron systems: excitation of the active electron to its first excited state, Emmett Richter Redd

Dissertations from 1985

Corrosion in magnesium and a magnesium alloy (AZ91C) as modified by ion implantation, Sanay Akavipat

Optical properties of natural minerals in the far-infrared, Larry Lavern Long

The optical properties of solids in the far infrared and submillimeter regions, Mark Allen Ordal

Measurement of the far infrared optical properties of steel, aluminum, evaporated iron, and teflon FEP, Raymond E. Paul

Dissertations from 1984

Angular differential cross sections for the excitation of 1¹S helium to the 2¹S and 2¹P states by 25- to 100-keV proton impact, Thomas Jay Kvale

Using prisms to excite leaky waves or to launch surface electromagnetic waves, Gerald Kent Sirotiak

Dissertations from 1983

Homogeneous nucleation of nonane in argon using an expansion cloud chamber, Gregg Wesley Adams

Theoretical studies of water on substrates, Sergio M. Terrazas

Dissertations from 1982

A DWBA study of atom-diatom rearrangement collisions, Randall Wayne Emmons

The heterogeneous nucleation of ice on ion implanted silicon, William Henry Stinebaugh

Dissertations from 1981

Electron transport coefficients and excitation processes in gaseous mixtures containing mercuric bromide, Howard Lundgren Brooks


Boron implanted strontium titanate, Connie MacDonald Cooper


Kinetic processes in a high pressure laser generated plasma, Danny Joe Krebs

Dissertations from 1980

Angular differential cross sections for excitation of atomic hydrogen to its n=2 level by impact of 15-100 keV He⁺ ions, John Eldon Aldag

A molecular dynamics study of the stability of small prenucleation water clusters, Tze-Shan Chen

Amorphous-damage depth distributions and the amorphization of silicon by ion bombardment, Joseph Sadowski

Interface states in GaAs-oxide-metal Schottky diodes, Yen Chang Wu

Dissertations from 1979

Energy transfer collision studies in atomic and molecular beams: excited state polarization and reaction cross section measurements, David William Fahey

Negative ion charge transfer of the reaction of S⁻ and O⁻ with atomic hydrogen producing H⁻ ions from 1500 to 10 kev, George F. Hagner

Some extensions of Oguchi's method for magnetic systems, Mark Jursich

Effective potential function models of the water-surface interaction: Ice and AgI, Jerry Kiefer

Dissertations from 1978

Absolute angular differential cross sections for excitation of atomic hydrogen to its n=2 state by impact of 15-145 keV protons, Jerome Milton George

Dissertations from 1977

A study of the carbon auger spectra of graphite, TiC, VC and Cr₃C₂, Mark Alan Smith

The mobility spectra of positive ion hydrates in a mixture of argon and water vapor, Robert Ellis Thurman

An investigation into the scavenging and coagulation of fine particles, James E. Wegrzyn

Dissertations from 1976

A study of condensation-freezing nucleation of small water droplets in an expansion cloud chamber experiment, Rodney J. Anderson

Absorption in the infrared of surface electromagnetic waves by absorbed molecules on a copper surface, Kulbhushan Bhasin

Propagation distance of surface electromagnetic waves on two metal-oxide-air systems, David Alan Bryan

A study of the amorphization of silicon by ion implantation, John Robert Dennis

Empirical spectral representations obtained from attenuation data for a tungsten target x-ray tube operated from 10-70 kVCP, Leonard Arthur Huneke

A comprehensive chamber study of homogeneous nucleation of water over a wide range of temperatures and nucleation rates, Ronald C. Miller

Independent particle model relativistic correction factors for isotope shift, Ismail Sinan Ozkal

Energy transfer collisions in a flowing helium afterglow with additive impurities: emission spectra and radiative lifetimes, Frederick H. K. Rambow

Electron-hydrogen atom scattering in the presence of an electromagnetic field, John Thomas Reed III

Microwave measurements of the hydroxyl radical using emission microwave spectroscopy, David John Skipper

Dissertations from 1975

Total scattering cross section measurements for Argon on water vapor over the relative velocity range 650 to 1100 meters per second, Henry Eugene Berek Jr.

Evaluation of the transition density function of carbon on various substrates from KLL Auger spectrum. Application of Auger electron spectroscopy to the bulk-to-surface precipitation and surface diffusion of carbon on polysrystalline nickel, Juan F. Mojica

Dissertations from 1974


Cross sections for photoionization of the 6²P-fine structure levels of cesium, John Daniel Jones


Surface electromagnetic waves with damping I. Isotropic Media II. Anisotropic Media, Gary Shannon Kovener


Double reflection dips - from grating ruled semiconductors, Le-Fu Teng