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    • Gas Kinetic Study of Magnetic Field Effects on Plasma Plumes 

      Ebersohn, Frans 1987- (2012-12-07)
      Plasma flow physics in magnetic nozzles must be clearly understood for optimal design of plasma propulsion devices. Toward that end, in this thesis we: i) perform an extensive literature survey of magnetic nozzle physics, ...
    • Gas Phase Switching for Pulsed Power Applications 

      Pollard, William Nichols (2016-04-27)
      This dissertation serves to increase the understanding of applied pulsed plasma. Pulsed plasmas are experimentally studied in three contexts 1) fundamentally as switches, 2) applied in a dense plasma focus (DPF), and 3) ...
    • Plasma Processing of Oils Using a Corona Reactor 

      Adkins, Kalissa E. (2014-11-24)
      As the demand for energy grows, all available resources will have to be utilized. Heavy oils are one underutilized resource that represents 50% of all the oil resources, but only accounts for 10% of all oil production. ...
    • Plasmachemical Synthesis of Carbon Suboxide 

      Geiger, Robert (2012-12-11)
      A nonthermal carbon monoxide plasma is known to produce a solid deposition which is thought to be a polymer of carbon suboxide (C3O2); however there are very few investigations of this deposition in the literature. This ...
    • Plasmonic Devices in the Terahertz and Optical Frequency Domains 

      Abbas, Hasan Tahir T (2017-08-02)
      We are living in an age where the evolution of semiconductor devices and components is contingent upon their miniaturization and seamless integration with the rest of the circuitry. Unfortunately, it is anticipated that ...
    • Prediction of Damage to Structure resulting from Recirculation of Particles from a Magnetoplasma Spacecraft Engine 

      Martin, Michael William (2014-12-17)
      A magnetoplasma spacecraft engine, such as the Variable Area Specific Inpulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR®), uses magnetic fields and a magnetic nozzle to constrict and accelerate plasma to produce thrust. Most of the ...
    • Synthesis and Characterization of Ti2(Al1-x, Snx)C MAX Phase Solid Solutions 

      Harmati, Marcell István
      MAX phases belong to new family of ternary carbides and nitrides that bridges the gap between the physical and mechanical properties of metals and ceramics. MAX phases have high stiffness, are good thermal and electrical ...