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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2022

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A Combined Spectral and Energy Morphology Analysis of Gamma Ray Source HAWC J2031+415 in the Cygnus Constellation, Ian Herzog

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APPLICATION OF ARGON PRESSURE BROADENED RUBIDIUM VAPOR CELLS AS ULTRA-NARROW NOTCH FILTERS, Sam Groetsch

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A SURROGATE MODEL OF MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS FOR POLAR FLUIDS: SUPERVISED LEARNING METHODS FOR MOLECULAR POLARIZATION AND UNSUPERVISED METHODS FOR PHASE CLASSIFICATION, Zackerie W. Hjorth

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OPTICAL AND SINGLE PARTICLE PROPERTIES OF NORTH ATLANTIC FREE TROPOSPHERIC AEROSOLS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR AEROSOL DIRECT RADIATIVE FORCING, Megan Morgenstern

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PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF BACKGROUND REJECTION CAPABILITIES FOR THE SOUTHERN WIDE−FIELD GAMMA−RAY OBSERVATORY, Sonali Mohan

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SEARCHING FOR ANOMALOUS EXTENSIVE AIR SHOWERS USING THE PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY FLUORESCENCE DETECTOR, Andrew Puyleart

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2021

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A COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF PROPERTIES OF CORE-SHELL NANOWIRE HETEROSTRUCTURES USING DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY, Sandip Aryal

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ACTIVATION SCAVENGING OF AEROSOL : EFFECT OF TURBULENCE AND AEROSOL-COMPOSITION, Abu Sayeed Md Shawon

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APPLICATION OF GRAPHENE-BASED 2D MATERIALS AND EXPLORATION OF LITHIUM POLYSULFIDES SOLID PHASES – FIRST-PRINCIPLES STUDY BASED ON DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY, Qing Guo

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Control of spontaneous emission dynamics in microcavities with chiral exceptional surfaces, Amin Hashemi

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Investigating ice nucleation at negative pressures using molecular dynamics: A first order approximation of the dependence of ice nucleation rate on pressure, Elise Rosky

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Modeling and Numerical Simulations Of The Michigan Tech Convection Cloud Chamber, Subin Thomas

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PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS AND THEIR EFFECT ON ICE CLOUD FORMATION, Nurun Nahar Lata

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RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION METHOD FOR COMPUTATIONAL PHOTONICS, Seyed Mostafa Rezaei

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UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF WATER VAPOR AND TEMPERATURE ON AEROSOL USING NOVEL MEASUREMENT METHODS, Tyler Jacob Capek

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Van der Waals Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications, Amit Acharya

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2020

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Cosmic-Ray Acceleration in the Cygnus OB2 Stellar Association, Binita Hona

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OPTICAL DISPERSION RELATIONS FROM THREE-DIMENSIONAL CHIRAL GOLD NANOCUBES IN PERIODIC ARRAYS, Manpreet Boora

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Phase Resolved Analysis of Pulsar PSR J2032.2+4126, Aishwarya Satyawan Dahiwale

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2019

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Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in Turbulent Clouds: A Combined Cloud Chamber and Theoretical Study, Kamal Kant Chandrakar

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Energy Transfer Between Eu2+ and Mn2+ for Na(Sr,Ba)PO4 and Ba2Mg(BO3)2, Kevin Bertschinger

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INVESTIGATION OF LIGHT TRANSPORT AND SCATTERING IN TURBULENT CLOUDS: SIMULATIONS AND LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS, Corey D. Packard

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Laser Induced Phase Transformations and Fluorescence Measurements from Nanodiamond Particles, Nick Videtich

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Light-matter interactions in plasmonic arrays, two dimensional materials and their hybrid nanostructures, Jinlin Zhang

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LIGHT PROPAGATION THROUGH A TURBULENT CLOUD: COMPARISON OF MEASURED AND COMPUTED EXTINCTION, Eduardo Rodriguez-feo Bermudez

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LOCATION, ORBIT AND ENERGY OF A METEOROID IMPACTING THE MOON DURING THE LUNAR ECLIPSE OF JANUARY 21, 2019 & TESTING THE WEAK EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE WITH COSMOLOGICAL GAMMA RAY BURSTS, Matipon Tangmatitham

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Physics and applications of exceptional points, Qi Zhong

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Synthetic Saturable Absorber, Armin Kalita

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The Solvation Energy of Ions in a Stockmayer Fluid, Cameron John Shock

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UNDERSTANDING THE VERY HIGH ENERGY γ-RAY EMISSION FROM A FAST SPINNING NEUTRON STAR ENVIRONMENT, Chad A. Brisbois

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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ANGLE-RESOLVED OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY OF PLASMONIC RESONANCES, Aeshah Khudaysh M Muqri

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Effects of Ionic Liquid on Lithium Dendrite Growth, Ziwei Qian

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EFFECTS OF MASS AND DISTANCE UNCERTAINTIES ON CALCULATIONS OF FLUX FROM GIANT MOLECULAR CLOUDS, Matt Coel

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Current Atmospheric Refraction Models in Predicting Sunrise and Sunset Times, Teresa Wilson

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FIRST-PRINCIPLES INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERFACIAL PROPERTIES OF BORON NITRIDE, Kevin Waters

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Investigation of microphysical properties of laboratory and atmospheric clouds using digital in-line holography, Neel Desai

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MAGNETLESS AND TOPOLOGICAL EDGE MODE-BASED ON-CHIP ISOLATORS AND SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING IN MAGNETO-OPTIC MEDIA, Dolendra Karki

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MORPHOLOGY AND MIXING STATE OF SOOT AND TAR BALLS: IMPLICATIONS FOR OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND CLIMATE, Janarjan Bhandari

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Novel Faraday Rotation Effects Observed In Ultra-Thin Iron Garnet Films, Brandon Blasiola

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PROBING QUANTUM TRANSPORT IN THREE-TERMINAL NANOJUNCTIONS, Meghnath Jaishi

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STUDY OF THE CYGNUS REGION WITH FERMI AND HAWC, Andrew Robare

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Synthesis and Applications of One and Two-Dimensional Boron Nitride Based Nanomaterials, Shiva Bhandari

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SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND APPLICATION OF 2D TRANSITION METAL DICHALCOGENIDES, Mingxiao Ye

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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CVD SYNTHESIS, PROCESSING, QUANTIFICATION, AND APPLICATIONS OF BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBES, Bishnu Tiwari

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Gamma/Hadron Separation for the HAWC Observatory, Michael J. Gerhardt

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LABORATORY, COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF ICE NUCLEATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR MIXED PHASE CLOUDS, Fan Yang

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LABORATORY STUDIES OF THE INTERSTITIAL AEROSOL REMOVAL MECHANISMS IN A CLOUD CHAMBER, Sarita Karki

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QUANTUM INSPIRED SYMMETRIES IN LASER ENGINEERING, Mohammad Hosain Teimourpour

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Search for High-Energy Gamma Rays in the Northern Fermi Bubble Region with the HAWC Observatory, Hugo Alberto Ayala Solares

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Synthetic Saturable Absorber Using Non-Uniform Jx Waveguide Array, Ashfiqur Rahman

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The Intrinsic Variability of the Water Vapor Saturation Ratio Due to Mixing, Jesse Anderson

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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FIRST-PRINCIPLES STUDIES OF GROUP IV AND GROUP V RELATED TWO DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS, Gaoxue Wang

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INVESTIGATION OF THE RESISTANCE TO DEMAGNETIZATION IN BULK RARE-EARTH MAGNETS COMPRISED OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHICALLY-ALIGNED, SINGLE-DOMAIN CRYSTALLITES WITH MODIFIED INTERGRANULAR PHASE, Jie Li

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LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS OF CONTACT NUCLEATION BY MINERAL DUSTS, BACTERIA, AND SOLUBLE SALTS, Joseph Niehaus

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Studies of invisibility cloak based on structured dielectric artificial materials, Ran Duan

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Testing Lidar-Radar Derived Drop Sizes Against In Situ Measurements, Mary Amanda Shaw

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE MASS COMPOSITION OF ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY COSMIC RAYS BY PREDICTING THE DEPTH OF FIRST INTERACTION OF INDIVIDUAL EXTENSIVE AIR SHOWERS, Tolga Yapici

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BARIUM CONCENTRATIONS IN ROCK SALT BY LASER INDUCED BREAKDOWN SPECTROSCOPY, Kiley J. Spirito

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FUNCTIONALIZED BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBES FOR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS, Boyi Hao

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GEOMETRY INDUCED MAGNETO-OPTIC EFFECTS IN LPE GROWN MAGNETIC GARNET FILMS, Ashim Chakravarty

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LABORATORY AND FIELD INVESTIGATION OF MIXING, MORPHOLOGY AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SOOT AND SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOLS, Noopur Sharma

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MULTISCALE EXAMINATION AND MODELING OF ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN NANOSCALE MATERIALS AND DEVICES, Douglas R. Banyai

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RELATIVISTIC CONFIGURATION INTERACTION CALCULATIONS OF THE ATOMIC PROPERTIES OF SELECTED TRANSITION METAL POSITIVE IONS; NI II, V II AND W II, Marwa Hefny Abdalmoneam

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SEARCH FOR LONG-LIVED WEAKLY INTERACTING PARTICLES USING THE PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY, Niraj Dhital

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Search for TeV Gamma-Ray Sources in the Galactic Plane with the HAWC Observatory, Hao Zhou

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STUDY OF NON-RECIPROCAL DICHROISM IN PHOTONIC STRUCTURES, Anindya Majumdar

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UNDERSTANDING ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES IN NANOSCALE JUNCTIONS, Kamal B. Dhungana

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A THEORETICAL STUDY OF INTERACTION OF NANOPARTICLES WITH BIOMOLECULE, Chunhui Liu

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INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF THE CONTACT LINE IN HETEROGENEOUS NUCLEATION WITH HIGH SPEED IMAGING, Colin Gurganus

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MORPHOLOGY AND MIXING STATE OF ATMOSPHERIC PARTICLES: LINKS TO OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND CLOUD PROCESSING, Swarup China

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QUANTUM CORRELATIONS OF LIGHTS IN MACROSCOPIC ENVIRONMENTS, Yong Meng Sua

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THE THREE DIMENSIONAL SHAPE AND ROUGHNESS OF MINERAL DUST, Xinxin Woodward

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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ADVENTURES IN FRIEDMANN COSMOLOGIES---INTERACTION OF POSITIVE ENERGY DENSITIES WITH NEGATIVE ENERGY DENSITIES AND CURVATURE OF THE UNIVERSE, Ravi Joshi

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ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN LOW-DIMENSIONAL NANOSTRUCTURES - THEORETICAL STUDY WITH APPLICATION, Xiaoliang Zhong

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Investigations of Cloud Microphysical Response to Mixing Using Digital Holography, Matthew Jacob Beals

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MAGNETO-PHOTONIC CRYSTALS FOR OPTICAL SENSING APPLICATIONS, Neluka Dissanayake

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NONLINEAR EFFECTS IN MAGNETIC GARNET FILMS AND NONRECIPROCAL OPTICAL BLOCH OSCILLATIONS IN WAVEGUIDE ARRAYS, Pradeep Kumar

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OPTIMAL SHAPE IN ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING BY SMALL ASPHERICAL PARTICLES, Ajaree Mongkolsittisilp

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QUADRUPOLE LEVITATION OF PARTICLES IN A THERMODYNAMICALLY REALISTIC CLOUD ENVIRONMENT, Nicholas A. Black

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STOCHASTIC CHARGE TRANSPORT IN MULTI-ISLAND SINGLE-ELECTRON TUNNELING DEVICES, Madhusudan A. Savaikar

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Calibration of the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory, Nathan C. Kelley-Hoskins

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Charge and spin transport in nanoscale junction from first principles, Subhasish Mandal

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Measurements of ice nucleation by mineral dusts in the contact mode, Kristopher W. Bunker

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Quantum modeling of bioconjugated nanomaterials, Saikat Mukhopadhyay

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Stability of diphenylalanine pepide [i.e. peptide] nanotube studied by molecular dynamics simulation, Haiqing Zhao

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Characterizing a single photon detector, Paul N. Rojas

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Development of a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic instrument for the characterization of aerosol optical properties, Mathew Hollinger

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Development of record-breaking statistics for climatological time-series analysis, Amalia Anderson

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Four-window technique for measuring optical-phase-space-time-frequency tomography, Rachel A. Blaser

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Functional ZnO nanostructures for electronic and energy applications, Abhishek Prasad

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Measuring energy spectra of TeV gamma-ray emission from the Cygnus region of our galaxy with Milagro, Jessica G. Galbraith-Frew

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Planar magneto-photonic and gradient-photonic structures : crystals and metamaterials., Zhuoyuan Wu

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Quantum transport in a single molecular junction, Partha Pratim Pal

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Boron nitride nanotubes : synthesis, characterization, functionalization, and potential applications, Chee Huei Lee

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Dynamics of settling charged particles in turbulence : theory and experiments, Jiang Lu

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Electron transport in molecular systems, Haiying He

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Growth, modification and integration of carbon nanotubes into molecular electronics, Jason P. Moscatello

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PMMA-CNT matrices for vacuum electronic, biosensing and energy applications, Archana Pandey

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Controlling electronic and magnetic properties of ultra narrow multilayered nanowires, Puspamitra Panigrahi

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Metal-oxide film and photonic structures for integrated device applications, Ziyou Zhou