Group Theses

  • Michael Greenburg, "Computationally Modeling Rough Circular Conducting Mirrors" (Senior Thesis, 2024).
  • Mara Dille, "A Synthesis: Comparing and contrasting my experience in the two areas of scientific/ technical writing and reflections on classroom learning" (Capstone, 2023). Full Text PDF
  • Kendall Mitchell, "Slowing of Oxidation for Aluminum Thin-Films through use of High-Volume Oxygen Absorbers" (Senior Thesis, 2023). Full Text PDF
  • Isaiah Galland, "At-wavelength Reflectance Measurements for Aluminum Mirrors in the Far Ultraviolet" (Senior Thesis, 2023). Full Text PDF
  • Donovan Smith, "Retardation of the oxidation of aluminum thin films in low-oxygen and cryogenic environments" (Capstone, 2023). Full Text PDF
  • Collin Bradford, "Automating Nuclear Reactor Modeling for Simulation Using OpenMC and Python" (Capstone, 2023). Full Text PDF
  • Alex Gallion, "Photodegradation of Self-Immolating Polymers as a Potential Solution to Optical Scattering" (Senior Thesis, 2023). Full Text PDF
  • Ed Krzymowski, "Electron Cryotomography of Bacterial Secretion Systems" (Capstone, 2022). Full Text PDF
  • Winston McElwain, "National Vision Optics Lab Order of operations manual" (Capstone, 2022). Full Text PDF
  • Merlin Hart, "Retarding the Growth of Oxide on Aluminum Thin-Films" (Senior Thesis, 2022). Full Text PDF
  • Brooke Croxall, "The Indices of Refraction of SiO2 and AlF3 in the XUV Determined from Simultaneous Reflection and Transmission Measurements on XUV Diodes" (Capstone, 2022). Full Text PDF
  • Devin Lewis, "Degradation of Lithium Fluoride Mirror Coatings in Humid Environments" (Senior Thesis, 2021). Full Text PDF
  • Ethan Edwards, "Modeling Surface Imperfections on Diffraction Gratings for the Extreme Ultraviolet" (Senior Thesis, 2021). Full Text PDF
  • Gabe Richardson, "Computational Development of a Miniature Quantum Dot Spectrometer for Use in Space" (Senior Thesis, 2021). Full Text PDF
  • Logan Page, "“Stainless Uranium” - Oxidation Prevention in Uranium-Niobium Alloys" (Senior Thesis, 2021). Full Text PDF
  • Jenny Kang, "Red/green Colorblindness Simulation: Creating a Colorblind Friendly Environment" (Capstone, 2021). Full Text PDF
  • Kenan Fronk, "Storage of Al/AlF3 Thin-Film Mirrors in 327 K Oven" (Capstone, 2021). Full Text PDF
  • James Adams, "Design and Manufacturing of Control System for Monochromator" (Capstone, 2020). Full Text PDF
  • James Erikson, "Photoluminescence Lifetime as an Indicator of Temperature in Materials" (Senior Thesis, 2020). Full Text PDF
  • Nick Steil, "Connecting Physics and Finance" (Capstone, 2019). Full Text PDF
  • Daniel Jones, "Photometric and Polarimetric Signatures of Geosynchronous Satellites" (Senior Thesis, 2019). Full Text PDF
  • Alexandra Davis, "Oxidation of Aluminum Under Various Thicknesses of Aluminum Fluoride" (Senior Thesis, 2018). Full Text PDF
  • Jesse Richmond, "Surface-Atmosphere Interactions with Ultraviolet Light on Mars" (Senior Thesis, 2018). Full Text PDF
  • Margaret Miles, "Evaporated Aluminum Fluoride as a Barrier Layer to Retard Oxidation of Aluminum Mirrors" (Masters Thesis, 2017). Full Text PDF
  • Spencer Willett, "Making aluminum shine again, removing polymers used to protect aluminum from oxidization" (Senior Thesis, 2017). Full Text PDF
  • Stephanie Thomas, "Preventing Oxidation of Aluminum Mirrors with Cadmium and Zinc Barriers" (Senior Thesis, 2017). Full Text PDF
  • Spencer Thevenin, "Effects of Roughness on Reflection of Monochromatic Light" (Senior Thesis, 2017). Full Text PDF
  • Benjamin Smith, "Reflectance Measurements of Two Thin Film Materials in the UV" (Senior Thesis, 2015). Full Text PDF
  • Brandon McKeon, "Characterization of Silicon Dioxide Thin Film Deposition" (Senior Thesis, 2015). Full Text PDF
  • Cody Petrie, "Determining thin film roughness with EUV reflection" (Senior Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Liz Scott, "Measuring the Index of Refraction of Y2O3 in the Extreme Ultraviolet" (Senior Thesis, 2014).
  • Collin Brown, "Infiltration of CNT forests by Atomic Layer Deposition for MEMS Applications" (Senior Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Joshua Marx, "Determining Surface Roughness Using Extreme Ultraviolet LIght" (Senior Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Jason Kyle Anderson, "Developing Atomic Layer Deposition Techniques of Tungsten on Carbon Nanotube Microstructures" (Senior Thesis, 2014). Full Text PDF
  • Jordan Bell, "Thickness Uniformity Of Uranium Oxide Films Sputtered While Undergoing Planetary Motion" (Senior Thesis, 2013). Full Text PDF
  • James Schwab, "Investigations of the Causes of Expansion for Yttrium Oxide Films" (Capstone, 2013). Full Text PDF
  • Stuart Harper, "Statistical Analysis of Noise From Solid Rocket Motors" (Senior Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Gregory Hart, "Correcting for Reflection Attenuation in the Extreme Ultraviolet Due to Surfce Roughness" (Senior Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Richard Hansen, "Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Carbon-Nanotube-Templated Metallic Microstructures" (Honors Thesis, 2012). Full Text PDF
  • Zephne Vaterlaus, "" (Senior Thesis, 2012).
  • Samuel Keller, "" (Senior Thesis, 2011).
  • Alison Wells, "Determining The Cause Of Metal Oxide Film Growth Due To Exposure To Vacuum Ultraviolet Light" (Senior Thesis, 2011). Full Text PDF
  • Alex Rockwood, "Modeled Roughness Of A Sputtered Surface And Its Effects On Extreme Ultraviolet Reflection" (Senior Thesis, 2011).
  • Anthony Willey, "Increasing Plasma Intensity in a Hollow Cathode Plasma Source with a Magnetic Field" (Senior Thesis, 2010).
  • Devon Mortensen, "Determining The Cause Of Yttria Film Growth Due To Exposure To Vacuum-Ultraviolet Light" (Senior Thesis, 2010). Full Text PDF
  • Alex Rockwood, "" (Senior Thesis, 2010).
  • Michael Rasmussen, "" (Senior Thesis, 2009).
  • Jon Brame, "Selectively Grown Silicon Nanowires For Transistor Devices" (Senior Thesis, 2009). Full Text PDF
  • Joseph Muhlestein, "Optical Constants for Y2O3 in the Extreme Ultraviolet" (Senior Thesis, 2009). Full Text PDF
  • W. Todd Doughty, "Roughness Correction Model For Reflection From Perfectly Conducting Scatterers" (Senior Thesis, 2008). Full Text PDF
  • Elisabeth Strein, "Studying And Eliminating Adventitious Carbon Contamination On Silicon Wafers" (Senior Thesis, 2008). Full Text PDF
  • Bryan Hicks, "Diode Properties of Nanotube Networks" (Capstone, 2008). Full Text PDF
  • Guillermo Antonio Acosta, "Scandium Oxide Thin Films and Their Optical Properties in the Extreme Ultraviolet" (PhD Dissertation, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Robert Gillis, "Determining The Extreme Ultraviolet Constants Of Thoria By Spectral Ellipsometry." (Capstone, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Amy Grigg, "Oxidation Effects On The Optical Constants Of Heavy Metals In The Extreme Ultraviolet" (Honors Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Marie Stellman, "Improvement Of Automation For Collection Of Reflectance Vs. Angle Measurements" (Senior Thesis, 2007).
  • Marian Adamson, "Detection Of Trace Metal Contaminants In Model Biological Tissue With Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy" (Senior Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Jacqualine Jackson, "Determining The Refractive Index Of Scandium Oxide In The Euv Using Kramers-Kronig On Thin-Film Transmission Data" (Honors Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Elise Martin, "Surface-Roughness Corrections To Extreme Ultraviolet Thin-Film Reflectance Measurements" (Senior Thesis, 2007). Full Text PDF
  • Jedediah Edward Jensen Johnson, "Computationally Modeling the Effects of Surface Roughness on Soft X-Ray Multilayer Reflectors" (Masters Thesis, 2006). Full Text PDF
  • S. Andrew Ning, "Creation of an Intermediate Environment and Utilizing Switchable Microwave Absorbent Material to Aid in Performing Work on Mars" (Honors Thesis, 2006).
  • Jeffery Hallstrom, "Mirror Designer User’s Guide: Using a Genetic Algorithm to Design Multilayer Mirrors" (Capstone, 2005). Full Text PDF
  • Nicole Brimhall (Farnsworth), "Thorium-Based Mirrors in the Extreme Ultra Violet Optical Application of Uranium Thin Film Compounds for the Extreme Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Region" (Honors Thesis, 2005). Full Text PDF
  • William Ray Evans, "Determining Optical Constants for ThO2 Thin Films Spluttered under Different Bias Voltages from 1.2 to 6.5 eV by Spectroscopic Ellipsometry" (Honors Thesis, 2005).
  • Guillermo Antonio Acosta, "Developing a Technique for measuring Thickness of Thin Films, From 5 to 15 Nanometers, Using Atomic Force Microscopy " (Masters Thesis, 2004).
  • Jedediah Edward Jensen Johnson, "Thorium Based Mirrors for High Reflectivity in the EUV" (Honors Thesis, 2004).
  • Richard Sandberg, "Optical Applications of Uranium Thin-Film Compounds for the Extreme Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Region" (Senior Thesis, 2004).
  • Luke Bissell, "Determining Ruthenium's Optical Constants in the Spectral Range 11-14 NM" (Senior Thesis, 2004).
  • Paul Archer, "Determining Favorable Conditions for Endolithic Growth: UV Protection and Desiccation Prevention" (Senior Thesis, 2004).
  • Marie Urry, "Determining Optical Constants of Uranium Nitride Thin Films in the Extreme Ultraviolet (1.6-35 NM)" (Senior Thesis, 2004).
  • Kristi Adamson, "Determining Chemical Composition of Sputtered Uranium Oxide Thin Films through X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy" (Senior Thesis, 2004).
  • Matthew McDonald, "Finding Optical Constants of Uranium Oxide Mirrors Using Fortran" (Senior Thesis, 2003).
  • Ross Robinson, "Removing Contaminates from Silicon Wafers to Facilitate EUV Optical Characterization" (Senior Thesis, 2003).
  • Ryan Camacho, "Microstructural Analysis of Copper Thin Films for Characterization of Stress-Induced Voiding Mechanisms" (Senior Thesis, 2003). Full Text PDF
  • Elke Jackson, "Rectifying Synchrotron and Monochromator Measurement Differences and Monochromator Improvements" (Senior Thesis, 2003).
  • Danelle Elaine Brown, "Atomic Granularity and Molecular Optics Computational Studies of Atomic Structure Effects in the EUV and Soft X-Ray" (Senior Thesis, 2003).
  • Shannon Lunt, "Determining the Indices of Refration of Reactively Sputered Uranium Dioxide Thin Films from 46 to 584 Anstroms" (Masters Thesis, 2002).
  • Fabian Thomas Walter, "Obtaining Soft X-Ray Constants Across the 2P Edge of Fe in Thin Films by Resonant Magnetic Scattering Experiments of Polarized Soft X-Rays" (Senior Thesis, 2002).
  • Ryan Robert Anderson, "Focusing Optics with a Constant Angle Grazing Incidence Spectrograph for Spatian and Spectral Resolution of Capilary Discharge Plasmas" (Senior Thesis, 2002).
  • Matthew B Squires, "The Measurment (58.4-164.0 nm) and Analysis (40.0- 600.0 nm) of the Atom Scattering Factors of Diamond and Graphite " (Masters Thesis, 2001).
  • Joseph S. Choi, "In Situ Ellipsometry of Surfaces in an Ultrahigh Vacuum Thin Film Deposition Chamber" (Honors Thesis, 2001).
  • David Paul Balogh, "Student Attitudes and Performance in an Online General Education Physical Science Course " (Masters Thesis, 2001).
  • Matthew Byron Crookston, "Spatial Measurements of a Capillary Discharge Plasma with a Toroidal Mirror and a Grazing Incident Spectrograph" (Senior Thesis, 2001).
  • Cort Johnson, "Developing an Improved Extreme Ultraviolet Filter" (Senior Thesis, 2001).
  • Cynthia Mills, "Multi-Angle Reflectance Measurements in the EUV" (Honors Thesis, 2001).
  • David Toone Oliphant, "Characterization of Uranium, Uranium Oxide and Silicon Multilayer Thin Films" (Masters Thesis, 2000). Full Text PDF
  • Derek Hullinger, "Characterization and Enhancement of a Transmission Line Driven Capillary Discharge " (Masters Thesis, 2000).
  • Robert K. Bradford, "Characterization of Pi-Proton Events Producing Charged Tracks and Four Gammas" (Senior Thesis, 1999).
  • Matthew B. Squires, "On Determining the Optical Constants of Sputtered U and a-Si at 304 and 484 Å" (Honors Thesis, 1999).
  • Shannon Lunt, "The Use of Genetic Algorithms in Multilayer Mirror Optimization" (Honors Thesis, 1999). Full Text PDF
  • David Oliphant, "Scalar Wave Scattering from a Clinder with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions Unsiong High-Order Basis Plynomials" (Senior Thesis, 1998).
  • Pavel Leonidovich Brovkin, "The Physics of Low-Capacitance JFETs" (Masters Thesis, 1998).
  • Christopher Blair Crawford, "Spectroscopic Investigations of Soft X-Ray Amplification in a Capillary Discharge" (Masters Thesis, 1998).
  • Adam Fennimore, "Morphology and Oxidation of U/Al and UN/Al Multilayer MIrrors" (Honors Thesis, 1998).
  • Renee George, "High-Order Basis Functions on Wires" (Honors Thesis, 1997).
  • Gregory B. Thompson, "Reactive Gas Sputtering of Lithium Compound Thin Films" (Senior Thesis, 1996).
  • Ming Cai, "The Characterization of Mo/Si Soft X-Ray Multilayers by Raman Spectrpscopy and Other Techniques" (PhD Dissertation, 1993).
  • Fang Yuan, "Characterization of Boron Films Prepared by Chemical Vapor Deposition and their Applications in X-Ray Imaging" (PhD Dissertation, 1991).
  • Cheryl Barnett Davis, "Deep-Level Photoluminescience of ZNxCd1-xTe" (Masters Thesis, 1991).