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M.Sc. Thesis


The Texas Tech Physics Department is committed to achieving important research while still providing a high quality of education for our students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The following are M.Sc. theses written by former graduate students of the Physics department at TTU.
Theses Archive:    M.Sc. Theses


Author Name M.Sc. Thesis Title Date/Year
Alotaibi, Maged  Oil Sorption Mechanism by Natural Sorbents  2015-05
O'Brien, Gregory  Massive Spectroscopic Follow-up of Transients from the Multi-Epoch Nearby Cluster Survey  2014-12
Alsalmi, Omar  Phase Stability of XZn (X = Cu, Ag, and Au) B2 Alloys  2014-08
Al Mogeeth, Abdulaziz  Nuclear Single Particle Energies  2013-08
Udugama Arachchilage. Rakhitha  Effect of Cation Symmetry on Probe Rotational Diffusion in Ionic Liquids Studied by Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching  2013-08
Wacheux, Annie Jessica  Vibrational and Thermal Properties of Type-I Tin Clathrates 2013-08 
Yoo, Jieun  Electron Nuclear Dynamics Studies of Cancer Therapy Processes: Proton Collisions with Water Clusters and Electron Damage of Nucleobases  2013-08
Liu, Lianci  Nano Fabrication of Silicon Fins  2012-12
Rusuryi, Vanalet  Curriculum Development and Laboratory Investigation Assessment and Bio-Physics Laboratory Curriculum Development  2012-12
Houk, Adam  Computerized Processing of Plasmon Tomography Images  2012-08
Docaj, Andris  Three Carbon Pairs in Silicon  2012-05
Matthews, James  Utilizing Functionalized Nano-Patterned Surfaces as a Clue to Cell Growth  2012-05
Rodriguez, Robier  Plasmon Tomography Far-Field Superlenses  2012-05
Jake R. Schwierking  Double Resonance Spectroscopy of n=4 d and f Rydberg States of H2O  2010-08
Saremi, Bahar  Synthesis of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (GUVs) from RSE Liposomes in High and Low Ionic Strength Buffers  2010-08
Marchante, Moses  Quantum vs Classical Electrodynamics: Do photons move following lines of energy flux?  2010-05
Idziaszek, Alicja  Interference in Arrayed Waveguide Gratings Illuminated with Ultra Fast Pulses of Light  2008-12
Pandit, Pankaj  Study of Phonon Decay in Zone Center Phonons in AlN  2007-12
Briggs, Justin B. Amtec Power Output Optimization by Investigating the Grain Size Effect on its Electrode Materials  2007-08
Kanchibotla, Bhargava-Ram  Magnetic Properties of Iron (Fe) Nanostructures  2005
Patibandla, Sridhar  Ignition in Al1Fe2O3 Energetic Nano-Composites  2004
McAfee, Jason L. Structural and Vibrational Properties of N,N Pairs and {N,H} Complexes in Silicon 2004
Thomas, Rayburn D.  Study of Radiation Hardness in Optical Fibers  2004
Thakar, Sameer G.  Al/Fe2O3 Energetic Composites Based on Nanowire Arrays  2004
West, Damien J.  Copper Defects in Silicon  2003
Mikhail Shubov  Accelerator Driven Nuclear Energy Systems  2000
Cannon, Brian L.  Phospholipid Headgroup Superlatice Modulation of Cardiac Calcium Channel Activity  2000
Gu, Chunlin  Measurement of Branching Ratio of the B Decay to Chic and Kaon  2000
Lee, Kerry T.  Measurement of Branching Ratio of a B Meson Decaying to a J/Psi Meson, a Kaon and Two Pions  2000
Shubov, Mikhail Accelerator Driven Nuclear Energy Systems   2000
Dawdy, Morgan R.  Muonium in Gallium Nitride  1999
Hastings Jeffrey L. Hydrogen-Defect Interactions in Silicon   1999
Glynn, Patrick Todd  High Rydberg States and Ionization Potential of Carbon  1997
Ha, Byeongchul Molecular-dynamics Study of the Staebler-Wronski Effect in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Using Large Supercells   1997
Lal, Surbhi   Characterization of Chemical Vapor Deposited Diamonds 1997 
Zheng, Zhongqiang  Diamond-like Carbon Films Made by Sputtering and PECVD  1997
 Demirturk, Tayfun  Reduction of the Surface Electric Potential on Lexan and Teflon 1997 
Smith, Willian  Electron Paramagnetic Resonance of Amorphous Silicon Nitride   1996
Young, Douglas  Effects of Diode Gap Closure and Bipolar Flow on Vircator Microwave Generation   1996
Greig, Wendy Ellen  An Electron Cyclotron Resonance Toroidal Plasma System for Thin Film Deposition   1995
Hao, Jing-Fang  The Effect of Magnetic Field on Coated Insulators   1995
Yerger, Walter  Nuclear Physics   1995
Guo, Ping     1995
Vaughn, Gregory  Secondary Electron Emission Measurements of Polymers   1995
McBride, Melanie  Plasma Characterization of Film Deposition Systems   1994
Redmon, James  Pion-nucleon Charge Exchange Scattering at Energies Near 10, 20, and 40 MeV   1994
Liang, Dong-Ming  Spatial Temporal Prediction Technique for Video Compression   1994
Celebi, Y. Gurkan  Electric Field Assisted Diffusion in Silicon   1994
Zhang, Xin  Deep Levels in II-VI Semiconductors Including Lattice Relaxation   1993
Bitransin, Mark  Spectroscopy of Even-Parity States of Molecular Hydrogen   1993
Aaron, William  Pulsed High-Voltage Bulk Breakdown in Vacuum   1993
Lin, Lin-I  Intramolecular Dynamics of Lyotropic Liquid Crystals: Theory And Experiment   1993
Solonenko, Mikhail  Spectroscopic Properties of Organic Dyes in X L PE   1993
Kerrick, Ginger  Infrared Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy   1993
Shen, Jin Miao  Characterization Of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Using The Constant Photocurrent Method   1992
Murdock, Russell  A Computer Interfaced Time-Resolved Luminescence Imaging System   1992
Micus, Peter  A Liquid Nitrogen-Cooled Vacuum System Used for Conductivity Measurements of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Thin Films   1991
Bailon, Leoncio   Theoretical Investigation of the Effect of Plasma Dynamics on the Switching Characteristics of Cesium Vapor Tacitrons  1991
Brooks, Brentley  Differential Cross Section Of Charge Transfer Reaction Involving Pion And Nucleon At Low Energy   1991
Hatab, Mustapha  Low-Energy Positron Scattering from Neon Atoms   1990
Zoledziowska, Dorthy  Laser-Excited Fluorescence Probes for Surface Flashover Studies of the Insulator Celcon   1990
Kher, Alok  Nonlinear Time Axis for Multi-Exponential Fitting of Luminescence Decay Times Over Several Orders of Magnitude   1990
Mathunjwa, Mduduzi  Solvent Viscosity Effects on the Fluorescence Lifetimes of 9-Phenylanthracene   1990
Collins, Sterrett  Use of Close Approach Probes for Gravitational Range Dependence Parameter Estimation   1990
Osterman, Gregory  Monte Carlo Simulation of Surface Charging Prior to Surface Flashover   1990
Zhu, Jian-Bai  Study On Interfacial Water   1990
Sankaran, Mytili  Vibrational Spectroscopy and Photoconductivity in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon   1990
Luo, Zhouxing  EPR Studies of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon   1990
Mitchell, Keith  Time-Resolved Luminescence Imaging: Application to Latent Fingerprint Detection   1990
Jones, Bobby  Oxygen Thermal Donor Formation in CZ-Silicon   1990
Yang, Shilian  Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy and Uniaxial Stress System   1990
Palsule, Chintamante  Transient Photocurrent Decay In Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon   1989
Chu, Chong Hwan  Chu, Chong Hwan   1989
Boerwinkle, Elise  Measurements of the Secondary Electron Emission from Dielectrics   1988
Giancana, Peter  The Effect of Parity and Isospin Mixing on the Nuclear Shape of 6Li   1988
Chen, Sun-Yung  Picosecond Pump-Probe Spectroscopic Study of Electronic Energy Relaxation in H-Aggregates of 1,1'-Diethyl-2,2'-Dicarbocyanine (Ddc) on Colloidal Silica   1988
Lin, Fey  Electrical Studies of Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Structures   1988
Smith, Robert  Effects of Thermal Annealing on the Electrical Breakdown of Thin Fatty Acid Films   1988
Hauenstein, Lowell  Theory of Optical Cross Sections of Deep Level Impurities in Covalent Semiconductors   1988
Liu, Mujian  An IAM Theory for Internal Rotation-Rotation Interactions in Partially Deuterated Molecules   1988
Trahan, Markhan  Reflection Characteristics at Large Incident Angles with Reference to Solar Bowls   1988
Wang, Chiou-Pirng  The Room Temperature Mossbauer Investigation of the Pseudobrookite System   1988
Hamilton, Robert  Meson Exchange Currents and the 6Li Charge Form Factor   1987
Miller, Nancy  Determination of Fluorescence Lifetime Distributions and Application to Human Blood Serum   1987
Kumar, Shanti  ESR Investigation of Spin Dynamics in Pseudobrookite  1987
Pleil, Matthias  Time Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy with a Fast Analog Technique   1987
Kwon, Myeunghoi  Muon Catalyzed Fusion Process   1987
Chan, Kwaichow  Localization and Local Motion of Muons in Antiferromagnetic Oxides   1986
Ho, Wei Hung  A Comparison of Simulation Methods with Finite Difference and Finite Element Methods for Solving Vlasov-Poisson Systems   1986
Jan, I-Yuan  Structural Transformations in the Nickel/Zinc Fluorotitanate System   1986
Lin, Tsai-Ku  Search for the Muon Stopping Sites in Rare Earth Orthoferrites by Dipolar Calculations   1986
Tidrow, Steven  Three Crystal Spectrometry of Copper K-Lines   1986
Baker, Mary  Secondary Electron Emission from Dielectrics   1985
Sinor, Timothy  Endpoint Detection for Silicon Wafer Etching   1985
Yimbo, Christopher  Mass Levels of Some Elementary Particles   1985
Chang, Tzyh-Lee  Contributions of the Small Amplitude Vibrations to the Effective Potential Energy for Internal Rotation in Partially Deuterated Methyl Alcohols   1984
Jiang, Chung  A Photo- Iniatiated Self-Sustaining State in Semi-Insulating GaAs   1984
Huang, Ching-Hsing  Electrical Characteristics of Thermally Evaporated Stearic Acid Flims   1984
Jordan, Kevin  Methane Detection by He-Ne Laser for Oil and Natural Gas Prospecting   1984
Shen, Jun  Theory of Electronic Spectra in Linear Quartenary Alloys   1984
Leiker, Gary  Design and Construction of a High Power Electron Gun   1984
Umerah, Gabriel  Influence of Meson Exchange Currents on the 4He Structure   1984
Wu, Hsueh-Mei  An NMR Study of Nickel Fluorotitanate   1984
Casey, Kelly  Structural Transformation Rates in Zinc-Doped Nickel Fluorotitanate   1983
Herod, David  A Spatially Resolved Spectrometer   1982
Yuan, Kai-Chin  Ellipsometric Studies of Surface Damage on Dielectrics   1981
Jackson, George  Ultraviolet radiation Damage to Dielectrics in Spark Gaps   1981
Neacsu, Michael  Electrodynamics of Spatially Stationary Objects   1981
Fang, Bo-Shung  The Investigation of Operation of MOSFET Transistors at Low Temperature   1980
Chu. Ron Fu  Absorption of Electromagnetic Radiation in the Far Infrared by Doped Silicon   1979
Green, Pamula  The Spin Dependence of Elastic Electron Scattering from Atomic Krypton   1979
Smith, Stanley  Elastic Constants of Copper from 290K to 4.2K   1979
Chumley, Randy  Electron Densities in Laser-Triggered Spark Gap Discharges   1979
Townsend, David  Elastic constants of Cu+2.3at A1 from 300 to 4.2 K   1979
Roberts, Debra Attenuation of Transverse Ultrasonic Waves in Superconducting Zinc   1978
Chaffin, Kenneth  A He3 – He4 Dilution Refrigerator System   1978
Yen, Yi-Yih  Effects of the Variations of the Nuclear Diffuseness and Range Parameters on the Stability of 126X184,228   1978
Austin, Truett  Attenuation of Ultrasonic Shear Waves in Superconducting Molybdenum   1976
Covington, Billy  An Infrared Study of Solid Phosphine   1975
Breashears, Eddie  Transverse-Ultrasonic Attenuation Determination Of The Energy Gap Between The Normal And Superconducting States of Zinc   1975
Hwa, Taiann  Study of Borrmann Effect in Silicon Crystals   1975
Lin, Amy  Lin, Amy   1974
Wood, Kathryn  Cluster Model Calculations for Photodisintegration of 6Li  1974
Bushell, Michael Stephen  A Method of Analyzing Spin Dependent Effects in Elastic Electron Scattering from Gaseous Targets   1973
McCullough, Donald Terrace  Construction of a 4-Pi Beta-Ray Spectrometer   1973
Myers, Calvin  Analysis of Zircon Concentration in Granite by X-Ray Fluorescence   1973
Armstrong, Bruce  Precision X-Ray Spectrometry at Low Temperatures   1972
Chen, Hua May Lin  X-Ray Study of the Transition of Amorphous Ni63 - Pd17 - Pd20 Alloy to a Crystalline State   1972
Cheng, Shih King  Precision X-Ray Spectroscopy in High Orders of Reflection   1972
Davis, John Michael  Semi-Classical Model of Neutron Structure   1972
Cress, Daniel H.  Interaction of Inversion with Other Vibrations in Normal and Deuterated Ammonias   1971
Dean, William K.  Correlations of Electron Spin Resonance and Optical Absorption Spectra of Yb3+ and Tm2+ in Fluorite Crystals   1971
Faulkner, Bobby Bain  Soft X-Ray Band Structures of Metals Using a Spherically Bent Crystal Spectrometer   1971
Mays, JR. Robert  Determination of Refractive Indices for Various Solids by the Method of Total Reflection of X-Rays   1971
Priest, John  Observation of Fine Structure of X-Ray Lines in Some Transition Elements   1971
Archer, Benjamin  Evaluation of the Calibration System of an Ebert-Fastie Spectograph   1970
Kunkel, Jeffrey Ray  The Low Temperature Specific Heat and Elastic Constants of CsI   1970
McClure, Cecil Alan  A New Method of X-Ray Spectroscopy Using Two Curved Crystals   1970
Robbin, Roger Alan  Design of a He3 Refrigerator and Its Application to the Measurement of the Specific Heat of CsBr   1970
Tomlinson, Robert Trueman  The Elastic Scattering of the Polarizable Nuclei   1970
Cleavelin, Cloves Rinn  Elastic Constants of LiBr from 300 to 4.2 K   1969
Landers, Melving Charles  Quadrupole Elastic Scattering by Polarized Nuclei   1969
O'Hara, Stephen Guy  Elastic Constants of the Alloy Copper Plus 0.3 Atomic Per Vent Gold from 4.2 to 300◦ K   1969
Walker, Gary  Internal Rotation in Asymmetric-Asymmetric Molecules – Gamma Dependence of the Zero-Point Vibrational Energy of Partially Deuterated Methyl Alcohol   1969
Wise, Floyd Allen  A Theoretical Study of the Optical Faraday Effect of (3d)5 Ions in Host Crystals   1969
Test, II, Howard Raeburn  The J = 0 -> 1 Rotational Transitions of The Partially Deuterated Methyl Alcohols   1968
Welch, Herbert  Precision X-Ray Spectroscopy with A Three Crystal Spectrometer  1968 
Arnold, Donald Jene  High Temperature Magnetic Susceptibilities of Platiunum and Palladium Metals  1967 
Daniel, Donald Delmar  Gamma Decay of Rhenium 186   1967
Dorris, Gordon Gray  Elastic Constants of RbCl from 300 to 4.2 K   1967
Kramer, Paul Edward  The Inner Beta Spectrum of Re88   1967
Minor, James Marshall  Hylleraas Correlation in Two-Electron Spectra   1967
Randorff, Jack Edward  A Study of the Magnetic Properties of Ferrocyanides and Ferricyanides   1967
Schelgunov, Raymond Otto  Lattice Spectrum of the Face-Centered Cubic Lattice   1967
Seibt, Peter Joseph  Construction of An Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer   1967
Almond, William  The Construction and Calibration of an Ebert Fastie Vacuum Spectograph   1966
LeMaster, Edwin  Separation of the Isotope of Neon by Thermal Diffusion   1966
Liu, Yi  Beta-Gamma Correlation with Resonance Fluoresence   1966
Moulder, Jerry  Calibration of a Scintillation Betta-Ray Spectrometer   1966
Smith , Alfred  Torsion Balance Measurements of the Magnetic Anisotropy of Vanadium Doped Al2O3   1966
Struve, Horton  The Disintegration Energy of Co57   1966
Varnell, Gilbert Lynn  A Study of the Diffraction of Microwaves by a Dielectric Straight Edge   1966
Waak, Benjamin Thomas  Betta-Ray Scintillation Spectrometer   1966
Palmer, Robert  Umklap Behavior in Silicon at Low Temperatures   1965
Weidmann, Frederick W.  Angular Correlation of Internal Bremsstrahlung in Rb 84   1965
Wheelock, John Robert  Linear Expansivity by Precision Incremental Capacitance Measurement   1965
Adams, James D.  A Method for Correction of Experimental Inner Bremsstrahlung Spectra   1964
Linder, Robert Earl   A Study of Diffraction of Light by a Dielectric Straight Edge  1964
Piott, Joseph Ernest  A Method of Measuring Linear Expansivity at Low Temperatures   1964
Walker, John David  An Investigation Into the Possibility of an Integral Solution to the Radial Schrodinger Equation   1964
Bowen, Max Lee  The 3-0 Vibration-Rotation Band of N15O   1962
Davis, JR., Earle  A Determination of the Branching Ratio of the 122 KEV to the 136 KEV Gamma-Ray Transitions in the Decay of Cobalt 57   1962
Gann, Jerry Dane  The Inner Bremsstrahlung Spectrum of Cobalt 57   1962
Hardcastle, Donald Lee  A Study on the Possible Binding of a Cascade Hyperon in a Nucleus   1962
Humphreys, Jimmy Curt  Self Diffusion in Fe 57 Using the Mössbauer Effect   1962
Risinger, Jr., Thaddeus  Search for Anomalous Thermal Conductivity in Copper  1962 
Boatner, Lynn  The Effective Range Approximation for Some Potential Wells with Well-Depth Parameters Less than Unity   1961
Griffin, Charles  The Internal Conversion Coefficient of the 14.4 KEV Transition of Co57   1961
Ihle, Jorge Capra  Observations on the Mössbauer Effect in Fe57   1961
Alldredge, Gerald  Sound Pressure Fields of Mach-Flattened Cylindrical and Spherical Dipole Vibrators  1960 
Mattison, Frankie Delane  A Determination of the L/K Capture Ration of T1 204 Using a Proportional X-Ray Spectrometer   1960
Mires, Raymond William  On the Theory and Measurement of the Power Spectrum of Stationary Processes  1960 
Sage, III, Frederic H.  Vibratory Motion of a Variable Mass   1960
Cole, Jame Jerome  A Determination of the L/K Capture Ratio of TI 204 Using a 4 Scintillation Spectrometer   1959
Hall, Roger Leland  The Production of  "Bound  Particles" by 2.3 BEV Protons   1955
Robinson, III, Joseph H.  Magnetic Moment of Free Electrons   1955
Ator, Joe Thomas  An Investigation of the Effect of Cosmic Ray Intensity of the Atmospheric Potential Gradient   1950
Ballew, Harold Wayne  A Study of the Possible Correlation of Cosmic Rays Intensity with Atmospheric Potential Gradient   1949
Gilmore, Earl Howard  Physical Constants as A Principal Means of Classifying Liquid Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen Compounds   1947
Orr, Rollin  A Study of the Geomagnetic Variations at Lubbock, Texas and Their Possible Relation to Other Natural Phenomena   1941
Day, James Wendell  An Experiment Analysis of Harmonic Distortion in Triodes   1938
Robertson, Florence  A Critical Study of the Variation in the Earth's Magnetic Field in West Texas   1936
Haymes, JR., Terrell Weatherford  A Study of the Atmospheric Potential Gradient at Lubbock, Texas   1935
Burkhalter, Allen Henry  A Study of the Variation of the Dielectric Constant of Air With Pressure   1934
Miller, Kinsey Taylor  Diurnal, Monthly and Irregular Variations in the Earth's Magnetic Field at Lubbock, Texas   1934
Houston, Charles E.  A Study of Certain Atmospheric Electric Phenomena Accompanying Sand Storms   1932


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