Student Thesis Archive

Advisor:

2018

  • Michael Carlson, “ICP-MS Skimmer Cone Shock Simulations Compared to Experimental Measurements,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Senior Thesis, April 2018).
  • Joseph Chandler, “Modeling Ion Sheath Formation in an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Senior Thesis, April 2018).
  • Carson Evans, “Electron Collisions and Ionization of Argon Gas in the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Senior Thesis, April 2018).

2013

2010

  • Steven Schmidt, “Description, Development History, and Research Utilizing FENIX 10: Direct Simulation Monte-Carlo Simulation Software,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Capstone, July 2010).

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • Jaron Krogel, “Simulating the Inductively-Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometer Using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Senior Thesis, January 2006).

2003

  • Donald M. Cannon, “Calculations of M=0 Normal Modes in Cold Non-Neutral Plasmas Using a Scaled Spherical Coordinate System,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Senior Thesis, July 2003).
  • James Aamodt Hart, “A Particle-In-Cell Code for Modelling Ultracold Plasmas,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Senior Thesis, April 2003).
  • Eric L. Peterson, “The Landau Damping of a Manhole Cover,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Honors Thesis, February 2003).
  • Lance Smemoe, “Interactive Waves Simulation,” Advisor: Ross Spencer, Garth Hill, Jason Dzubak (Capstone, April 2003).

1999

  • Thomas Grant Jenkins, “The Dynamic Alternating-Direction-Implicit Algorithm,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Senior Thesis, April 1999).

1997

  • Cavendish McKay, “Collisionless Damping of Plasma Waves in Finite-Length Non-Neutral Plasmas,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Senior Thesis, April 1997).

1995

  • Y. E. Young, “The Piecewise Parabolic Method in Plasma Simulation,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Honors Thesis, March 1995).

1994

  • R. K. Berg, “Solutions of the Convection Equation by the Piecewise Parabolic Method,” Advisor: Ross Spencer (Honors Thesis, April 1994).