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Dissertations from 2012

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Searches for gravitational waves from perturbed black holes in data from LIGO detectors, Sarah Elizabeth Caudill

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Proton dose calculations in homogeneous media, John Wesley Chapman, Jr.

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Strongly correlated electron behavior in transition metal intermetallics: enhanced thermoelectricity and quantum criticality in FeGa₃ and superconductivity in NiBi₃, Neel Saman Kumara Haldolaarachchige

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Neutrino data analysis using the side muon range detector (SMRD) of the Tokai to Kamiokande (T2K) long baseline neutrino experiment, Jeremiah John Haremza

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Development and validation of an electron Monte Carlo model for the Elekta Infinity accelerator, Guy Merritt Harris

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The feasibility of using megavoltage CT for the treatment planning of HDR cervical brachytherapy with shielded tandem and ovoid applicators, Jeffrey Roger Kemp

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Evaluation of a proton pencil bean algorithm for dose calculations in heterogenous media, Nels C. Knutson

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Design of electron dual foil scattering systems for Elekta Infinity radiotherapy accelerators, Justin Deloy LeBlanc

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The effects of spatial confinement and oxygen stoichiometry on complex metal oxides, Zhaoliang Liao

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Advances in quantum optical metrology and the establishment of an invisible quantum tripwire, Steven Blane McCracken

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A treatment planning comparison of dual-arc VMAT vs. helical tomotherapy for post-mastectomy radiotherapy, Geoffrey Paul Nichols

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Recurrent novae and Type Ia supernova progenitors, Ashley Sara Pagnotta

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Utilization of machined skin collimation for electron therapy, Ryan Kenneth Posey

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Magnetic compensation in the bimetallic oxalates and the cerium volume collapse, Peter Leo Reis

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Entanglement, uncertainty and relativity in fundamental mechanics with an application in QKD, Christopher David Richardson

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Louisiana's suitability for a low-level radioactive waste storage facility, Charles Algeo Wilson

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Hadronic physics from extensive air showers, Guofeng Yuan

Dissertations from 2011

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A comprehensive study of dust formation and evolution in core collape supernovae, Jennifer Erin Andrews

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Studies of inhomogeneous superconducting states in novel materials, Robert Pearson Beaird

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Characterization and prototyping of the rotating modulator hard x-ray/gamma-ray telescope, Brent Budden

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Testing and improving the luminosity relations for Gamma-Ray Bursts, Andrew Collazzi

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Two-particle level diagrammatic approaches for strongly correlated systems, Herbert Fotso

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Homodyne detection for laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors, Tobin Thomas Fricke

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Characterization of photon counting CZT detectors for medical x-ray imaging and spectroscopy, Shannon Fritz

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Evolution of structural and physical properties of transition metal oxide Sr₃(Ru₁₋xMnx)₂O₇ (0 <̲ x>̲ 0.7) with Mn concentration, Biao Hu

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Evaluation of the pencil beam algorithm and pencil beam redefinition algorithm for bolus electron conformal therapy dose computation, James Kavanaugh

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Evaluation of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) patient specific quality assurance, Gordon Mark Mancuso

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Numerical methods for the study of super-Eddington mass transfer in double white dwarf binaries, Dominic Carlo Marcello

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Development of a Monte Carlo based correction strategy for a TG-43 based brachytherapy treatment planning system to account for applicator inhomogeneities, Bobby Chon Mathews

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Comparison of TLD dose and reconstructed dose for post-mastectomy radiation therapy with TomoTherapy, Matthew Roberts

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Delivery accuracy of image guided radiation therapy using Elekta Infinity's on-board imaging, Matthew William Sutton

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Structural and electronic properties of noble metals on metal oxide surfaces, Fei Wang

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Next generation multi-scale quantum simulations for strongly correlated materials, Shuxiang Yang

Dissertations from 2010

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Modeling thermal phenomena and searching for new thermally induced monitor signals in large sale gravitational wave detectors, Rupal Shashikant Amin

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Accuracy of SRS dose delivery using the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System, Catherine Leigh Batte

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Generalized curvilinear advection formalism for finite volume codes doing relativistic hydrodynamics, Jay Michael Call

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Mass transfer and mergers in double white dwarf binaries, Wesley Paul Even

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New strategies for phase estimation in quantum optics, Yang Gao

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Calibrating and improving the sensitivity of the LIGO detectors, Jeffrey S. Kissel

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Non-axisymmetric instabilities in self-gravitating tori around black holes, and solving Einstein constraints with superconvergent finite element methods, Oleg Korobkin

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Ferromagnetism and transport in diluted magnetic semiconductors, Abdolmadjid Nili

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Positron autoradiography for intravascular vulnerable plaque imaging, Peter Petrek

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Quantum light for quantum technologies, William Nicholas Plick

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Prototype electron phantom for radiographic and radiochromic film dosimetry, Chad Joseph Robertson

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A study of the elongation of fibrils of the Alzheimer's amyloid beta protein with a coarse-grained force field, Ana Rojas

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Quantifying the impact of data quality on searches for gravitational waves from binary coalescing systems with LIGO, Jacob Peter Slutsky

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Comprehensive study of parameters for volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatment planning, Catharine Elizabeth Talbert

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Studies of Small Systems in Quantum Information, Sai Vinjanampathy

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Gamma ray burst redshift catalog and applications, Limin Xiao

Theses from 2009

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Comparison of helical tomotherapy and mixed beam treatment plans for superficial head and neck cancers, Olivier C. Blasi

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Studies of states and state transitions in low mass X-ray binaries, Charles Bradley

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Topics in quantum optical metrology, Aravind Chiruvelli

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Testing of GdCl3 Doping in Water Cherenkov Antineutrino Detectors, William Fitzgerald Coleman

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Global Positioning System in Curved Space-Time and Other Applications of General Relativity, Argenis Daniel Da Silva

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Segmented field electron conformal therapy with an electron multi-leaf collimator, John Gordon Eley

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Quantum nonlinear optics: applications to quantum metrology, imaging, and information, Ryan Glasser

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Dosimetric evaluation of a delivery verification and dose reconstruction method for helical tomotherapy, Ricky Hesston

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Quantum optical improvements in metrology, sensing, and lithography, Sean DuCharme Huver

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Impact of intrafraction motion on post-mastectomy TomoTherapy of the chest wall, Shima Ito

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Matter sources interacting with a black hole: dynamics and observable signatures, Miguel Megevand

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Inestigation of the energy variation on a TomoTherapy HI-Art II using an aluminum stepwedge, Todd Racine

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Design, fabrication, and operation of two broadband force balance seismometers, Andrew Weber

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Improved seismic isolation for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory with hydraulic external pre-isolator system, Shyang Wen

Dissertations from 2008

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Towards an extended microscopic theory for upper-fp-shell nuclei, Kalin Drumev

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Evidence for symplectic symmetry in ab initio no-core shell model results, Tomas Dytrych

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Nonperturbative dynamics of strong interactions from gauge/gravity duality, Hovhannes Roman Grigoryan

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Searching for gravitational waves from binary systems in non-stationary data, Chad Hanna

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Investigation of superconductivity and physical properties of intermetallic compounds: MoN, Mo₃Sb₇, MgCNi₃ and transition metal diborides, Amar Bahadur Karki

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Feasibility testing for SalSA neutrino astrophysics project, Jarrod Christopher Marsh

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Determination of CTV-to-ITV margin for free-breathing respiratory-gated treatments using 4DCT and the Novalis ExacTrac Gating System with implanted fiducials, Jason Edward Matney

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Characterization and optimization of detector components and measurement procedures for the near detector of the T2K neutrino long baseline experiment, Kevin McBryde

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PET/CT detectability and classification of simulated pulmonary nodules using an SUV correction scheme, Andrew Nicholas Morrow

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Generally covariant quantum information, Stephan Jay Olson

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Limit on the muon neutrino magnetic moment and a measurement of the CCPIP to CCQE cross section ratio, Serge Arisitde Ouedraogo

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Dosimetry intercomparison using a 35-keV x-ray synchrotron beam, Scott Oves

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Segmented field electron conformal therapy planning algorithm, David Jaquet Perrin

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Growth and properties of metal-on-metal nanostructures: Ag on Cu(110) and Co on Ag(110), Indrajith Chandima Senevirathne

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Computed tomography imaging to quantify iodine distribution in iododeoxyuridine-labeled DNA, Christopher Erik Welch

Theses from 2007

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Evaluation of MVCT images with skin collimation for electron treatment planning, Allen Beardmore

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Computing and analyzing gravitational radiation in black hole simulations using a new multi-block approach to numerical relativity, Ernst Nils Dorband

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Mass transfer and evolution of compact binary stars, Vayujeet Gokhale

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Quantum dynamics of loop quantum gravity, Muxin Han

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Experimental investigation of an electronically collimated radiation detector for location of gamma-ray sources, William H. Hill Jr.

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A directional algorithm for an electronically-collimated radiation detector (ECRD), Adam Lackie

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Exploring the quark-gluon content of hadrons: from mesons to nuclear matters, Hrayr Hamlet Matevosyan

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Using power spectra to look for anisotropies in ultra-high energy cosmic ray distributions, Megan Alicia McEwen

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Reducing false alarms in searches for gravitational waves from coalescing binary systems, Andres Rodri­guez

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Investigation of superficial dose from a static TomoTherapy beam, Koren Suzette Smith

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Accuracy of cranial coplanar beam therapy with BrainLAB ExacTrac image guidance, Justin Vinci

Theses from 2006

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TomoTherapy for post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT): comparison with conventional electron beam technique, Michael Sissay Ashenafi

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Magnetic, thermodynamic and transport properties of the magnetic semiconductor Fe₁₋xCoxS₂ and superconducting LaSb₂, Song Guo

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Population boundaries and gravitational-wave templates for evolving white dwarf binaries, Ravi Kumar Kopparapu

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High harmonic generation by short laser pulses: time-frequency behavior and applications to attophysics, Mitsuko Murakami

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Improved abutment dosimetry in segmented-field electron conformal therapy, John Dudley Richert

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Verification of direct brachytherapy dosimetry for a single seed implant, Jabari Robinson

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Effects of an External Field and Dissipation on Decoherence, Jian Zuo

Theses from 2005

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ROC comparison of acquisition parameters for two PET/CT scanners based on lesion detectability in a torso phantom, Kenneth Bernstein

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Experimental method development for direct dosimetry of permanent interstitial prostate brachytherapy implants, John Michael Jarrett

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Performance evaluation of two CZT gamma ray imaging systems, Laurie Kelly

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Parallel molecular dynamics simulations of pressure-induced structural transformations in cadmium selenide nanocrystals, Nicholas Jabari Ouma Lee