All master’s theses completed through the Graduate College of Western Michigan University since 2012 have been entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors and may be only available from on-campus computers. Print copies from earlier years are available through interlibrary loan. We have a few digital copies of earlier years. If you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2014

Electron Capture by Multiply Charged Ions from Molecular Targets, Justin Harris

Forbidden Fe II Emission Line Fluxes from the Weigelt Knots of Eta Carinae, S. Towers

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Theoretical Modeling of Near-Threshold Shape Resonance Behaviour in Photodetachment Experiments, Laurentiu Dan Dumitriu

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2012

Physics Faculty Use of Example Solutions in Teaching Introductory Physics, William O. Mamudi

The Dissemination and Effective Use of Physics Education Research in Undergraduate Instruction, Trevor Stefanick

The Variation of Hydrogen Concentration in Ni/MgH Thin Film with Temperature, Taibu

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2011

Concepts and Problem Solving in Geometrical and Physical Optics: Implications for Instruction, Betty Ann J. Adams

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Energy and Threshold Calibration of the Neutron Wall Array at NSCL, Brenna M. Giacherio

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Dissociative and Non-Dissociative Processes in 1.0-2.0 MeV/U O5+ + O2 Collisions, David P. Cassidy

How to Capture Light Curves of Transiting Exoplanets in Your Own Backyard, Michael Jerry Durren

Improving the Uncertainty of the Pair Branching Ratio for the First Excited Spin 0 State of Carbon-12, Nicholas J. Goodman

Thermal Stability of Hydrogen in Diamond-Like Carbon Films, Andrew Moore

Luminous Accretion Disks of Quasars, Anjali Vyas

Experimental Investigation of Interference Effects in Electron Emission from O2 by Impact with MeV/u H+ and O5,8+ Ions, Melike Winkworth

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2008

A Closed Cycle 3He/4He Dilution Refrigerator for Use In Cryogenic Studies, Daniel Roy Adams

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1993

Impurity Modes in Photonic Band Structures, Yi-Fen Chang

Non-Resonant Transfer and Excitation for S^13+ Projectiles Colliding with Neutral Gas Targets, Liang Duo

Enhanced Retroreflection of Light from Rough Metal Surfaces, Sivakumar Natarajan

Study of Single-Electron Capture from He, Ne and Ar by Low-Energy Ne^Q+ Recoil Ions Using Translational Energy Spectroscopy, Renad Qubaj-Said

Size Imperfections in One-Dimensional Periodic Optical Arrays, Yan Zhong

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1992

Groundwater Studies Near the Dowagiac Landfill Area, Dowagiac, Michigan, Using Seismic Resistivity Methods, Saiful B. Baharom

Localization of Light in One Dimensional Randomly Disordered Dielectric Medium, K. Balaji

A Study of the Transfer Matrix Method for the Classical Statistical Mechanics of One Dimensional Systems, Dietmar R.A. Johlen

Charge Conservation in the Incommensurate-Commensurate Transition of Charge Density Waves, Jörg Kastrup

Single and Double Ionization of Helium by Highly Charged Sulfur Ions, Karen M. Lifrieri

Construction of a Lithium Vapor Oven for Electron Capture and Multiple Ionization Experiments, Oliver Woitke

Double Differential Cross Sections for State-Selective Electron Capture by Low-Energy Ar^{4+} and Ar^{5+} Ions from He and Ar, Serefettin Yaltkaya

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1991

Inhibited Spontaneous Emission by Photonic Band Gaps in a Square Lattice of Periodic Dielectric Medium, Abdullah Al-Ghamdi

Double Ionization of Helium by Intermediate to High Velocity He^{+} Projectiles, Jun Forest

A Valence Quark Model, Tony A. Forest

Resonant Electron Transfer and K-Shell Excitation of Lithiumlike Projectiles in Collisions with Molecular Hydrogen, M. Anwar Kamal

Anderson Localization Effects in the Light Transmitted through a Rough Thin Metal Film, Naimah Mohd. Shafie

Resonant Electron Transfer and K-Shell Excitation of F^{q+} (Q=6,8) in Collisions with Neutral He and H^{2} Targets, Konstantinos E. Zaharakis

ETA Photoproduction VIA ^{2}H(γη)^{2}H^{*}, Yan Zhang

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1989

Relativistic and Non-Relativistic Nuclear Charge Form Factors, Tao Wang

Calculation of Electron Scattering for ^{4}He in a Continuum Shell Model, Ming Yu

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1988

Single-Electron Capture and Loss Cross Sections vs. Target Z for 1 MeV/u Oxygen Ions Incident on Gases, Scott Avery Boman

A Study of an Integral Equations for Computing Radial Distribution Functions, Noraini Ismail

Projectile Electron Capture and Loss Accompanying Target Ionization for Highly-Charged Oxygen Ions Colliding with Helium, Reynold N. Price

Recoil Corrected Continuum Shell Model Form Factor Calculations For ^{4}He(e,e’)^{4}He(0+), Jiang Yu

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1987

Thermodynamics of the Diluted Spin Heisenberg Chain with Single Ion Anisotropy, Salmah Ahmed

Testing of Beam Line for Charge Exchange Measurements, Mohd. Noor Ali

Hypernuclear Photoproduction Via (γ,K^{*}), Kimberly Ann Hodgkinson

Effects of a Magnetic Field on the Thermodynamics of Dilute Classical Spin Chains, Guoqing Hu

A Study of the Direct Capture Process of Protons by ^{27}Al, Rozana Hussain

Theoretical Thermodynamic Properties of Low Temperature Fluids, Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal

A Study of Ion Implanted Silicon Using Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy with Ion Channeling, Thomas J. Pollock

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1986

Experiment Module for Microprocessor Based Data Acquisition and Speech Processing, Namazi bin Azhari

Medium Modified Proton Densities Deduced from Electron Scattering Experiments, Steven Paul DeRyke

Calculations for the Excitation of High Spin Natural Parity States in Hypernuclei via (Π^{+}, K^{+}), Yizhang Ho

A Study of Classical Elastic Scattering for Heavy-Ion Nuclear Reactions, John C. Orrison

Determination of Phenomenological Optical Model Parameters for Neutrons on ^{208}Pb from 4 to 150 MeV, Randy L. Schutt

Microscopic Optical Potentials, Michael R. Sloothaak

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1985

A Study of Integral Equations for Computing Radial Distribution Functions, Zainuriah Hassan

Construction and Testing of a New Atomic Physics Beam Line at the Western Michigan University Accelerator Laboratory, William Andrew Hollerman

A 73.8 MHZ Radio Interferometer Telescope for Intense Celestial Sources, William Charles Millar

Resonant Electron Transfer and K-Shell Excitation of Lithiumlike Projectiles in Collisions with Neutral Gas Targets, Carollyn Sloan Oglesby

The Pauli Operator Correction in the Effective ΛN Interaction, Jaleh Owliaei

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1984

A Quantitative Study of the Copper Content in Granite Rocks, Samir F. Al-Mandwee

A Study of Integral Equations for Computing Radial Distribution Functions, Robert C. Scherzer

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1983

Design, Construction, and Testing of a Microprocessor-Controlled Interface between Analog Geophysical Equipment and a Digital Cassette Recorder, Mohd. Nawawi Mohd. Nordin

Non-Equilibrium L-Shell Effects on K-Shell X Rays for 20-54 MeV S+C Collisions, Donald Solon Shippy

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1981

Detector Geometry for Cascade Photon Experiments, Roger Minoru Munechika

The Creation of Holograms Utilizing Fiber Optics, Abdul Rahim Omar

A Study of the Films Produced by the Aluminum/Water Reaction Using Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy, Reed L. Shilts

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1980

Development of a System for Water Quality Analysis Using Particle Induced X-Ray Emission, James Albert Andrus

Computer Aided Design for FET Circuits, Iyad Ahmad Natour

A Study of the Target Thickness Effect for Chlorine on Germanium from 25 to 49.5 MeV, James Robert Slusser

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1978

Theoretical Thermodynamic Functions for Krypton Gas, A-Hamid Aidinejad

Generalization of the Form of the T Matrix Operator of Non-Relativistic Scattering Theory, Francis Leone

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1977

Analysis of Chert by Particle Induced X-Ray Emission, Jeanette E. Gibeson

Method of Variational Secular Equation for the Ground State of Helium Atom, Mih-seh Kong

Theoretical Thermodynamic Functions for Argon, Peter Yi-Ren Sheh

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1976

Ohmic Magnetoresistance in Nonparabolic Semiconductors: Application to n-InSb, Mahmoud Jaafarian

Electronic Contribution to Magneto-Thermoelectric Power in Many-Valley Model of n-Ge, Carlos Humberto Munera

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1975

Spin-Flip Inelastic Scattering in ^{12}C(p,p^{1})^{12}C Near the 9.14 Mev Doublet, Hsing-Tsuen Chen

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1974

A Generalized Dirac Equation with Spin I, Tilahun Eneyew

A Spectrographic Method for Determination of Lead in Human Blood Utilizing the Far Ultraviolet Wavelength Region, Marianne Oriel Lull

An Investigation of Photographic Phase Holograms, Dale Lance Markham

Operation and Maintenance of an Accelerator for Neutral Bombardment Level-Crossing Spectroscopy, James Vincent Morford

Spin-Flip in ^{12}C (p,p') ^{12}C Near the 9.14 MeV Doublet, John Ambani Muhanji

Measurement of Neutron Differential Cross Sections Using the Associated Particle Method, Gary Eugene Rochau

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1973

Angular Distributions of Protons from the ^{28}Si(∝,P)^{31}P Reaction, Susan Mary Allen

Spectroscopic Determinations Using Resonance Spin-Flip in ^{12}C (p,p^{1}) ^{12}C and ^{50}Ti (p,p^{1}) ^{50}Ti, Lee Robert Baumann

Effects of Nuclear Deformation on Neutron Total Cross Sections, Dennis Gilbert Blondin

Properties of 1‾ Excited States of Complex Nuclei, Carlos Ignacio Calle

Field Radiation of Spin I Massless Particle, Ralph Alvin Mudgett

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1972

Scattering Spin 1/2 Particles by Nuclei, Pui-Wah Cheng

Calculations of Nuclear Structure Using Isospin Formalism, Roger A. Cook

A Quantitative Analysis by Emission Spectroscopy of the Metallic Constituents of Biological Samples after Treatment by a Carcinogenic Agent, Charles R. Frydrych

The Design and Construction of an Electron Lens for Use in a Low Energy Electron Diffraction System, Rodney S. Krieger Jr.

A Study of the Effects of Vacancies on the Angular Correlation of Positron Annihilation Radiation for Iron and Copper, Ronald L. Meade

The Analysis of Three Narrow Resonances Observed in Protons on Oxygen-16, Benjamin Y. J. Tan

Hydrostatic Pressure Effects on the EPR Spectrum of V^{2+}: A1_{2}0_{3} and Cr^{3+}: A1_{2}0, Charles J. Wilcox

#### Theses/Dissertations from 1971

Hydrostatic Pressure Effects on the EPR Spectrum of V^{2+}:Al_{2}0_{3}, Jonathan Lloyd Albain

Construction of a Small Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectrograph, Dale A. Eding

Average Solid Angle for Detection of Photon Pair Positron Annihilations, Albert S. Ferrari

A Study of Isospin Mixing in ^{16}O Near 18 MeV Exitation Energy, Li-yun Kuo

Elastic Scattering of Alpha Particles from ^{12}C, Hsi-chiu Liu

Lorentz-Invariant and Lorentz-Noninvariant Approximation Techniques in the Spin-Parity Analysis of Four-Pion Resonances, Wilson C. Lu