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Estimating the Altitudes of Clouds at the Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site
Using the Navigation Camera, the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) Rover images the atmosphere to capture clouds. A Zenith Movie (ZM) consists of eight upward-pointing images taken over five minutes. The angular distance ...
Laboratory Studies of Surface-Atmosphere Water Exchange Processes on Mars
The recent discoveries of highly deliquescent perchlorate salts and strongly adsorbing porous minerals on the surface of Mars are intriguing as liquid brine solutions and adsorbed water could potentially provide a habitable ...
Precision Microwave Frequency-Offset Separated-Oscillatory-Fields Measurement of the 2^3 P_1to-2^3 P_2 Fine-Structure Interval in Atomic Helium
The 2^3P_1-to-2^3P_2 fine-structure interval in atomic helium is measured using the frequency-offset separated-oscillatory-fields (FOSOF) technique. Two temporally separated microwave fields set up excitation paths that ...
Effects of Ultrathin Interlayers on Thermal Boundary Conductance at Metal-Dielectric Interfaces
Heat transport in micro- and nano-scale materials have an increasingly important role in thermal management of numerous technologies such as thermoelectric energy conversion, microelectronics, and plasmonic devices. ...
Investigation of Anisotropic Heat Transport Through Frequency Domain Thermoreflectance Technique
Thermophysical properties of thin film materials are of great importance for thermal management in devices including transistors, lasers, sensors, and plasmonic structures. In this thesis, I examine the characterization ...