### Theses/Dissertations from 2024

Student Mathematical Sensemaking in the Transition from Discrete to Continuous Systems in Spins First Quantum Mechanics, Anthony R. Pina

### Theses/Dissertations from 2023

Influence of Platinum Nanoparticles on Ionic Transport and Hydrogen Reactivity of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Thin Films, Firas Mahyob

Investigation of Student Understanding of Representations of Probability Concepts in Quantum Mechanics, William D. Riihiluoma

### Theses/Dissertations from 2022

Measurement of Airborne Radionuclides and Their Relation to Weather Patterns at Orono, ME, James W. Deaton

Plasma-Assisted Growth and Characterization of Piezoelectric AlN and Sc(x)Al(1-x)N Films for Microwave Acoustic Sensor Applications, Morton Greenslit

Weak Gravitational Lensing Analysis in Two Superclusters of Galaxies, Sarah B. Rice

### Theses/Dissertations from 2021

An Investigation of Students' Use and Understanding of Evaluation Strategies, Abolaji R. Akinyemi

Luminosity Functions of Galaxy Clusters in the Aquarius and Microscopium Superclusters, Logan A. Hess

### Theses/Dissertations from 2020

UAV 6DOF Simulation and Kalman Filter for Localizing Radioactive Sources, John G. Goulet

Radiometric Dating: A New Technique, Amber Emily Hathaway

The Design and Validation of a UAV Propeller Intended for Extremely Low Reynolds Number Environments, Benjamin Hebert

Understanding the Magnetic Properties of II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Alex Khammang

Quantification of Interactions between Influenza Hemagglutinin and Host Cell Phosphoinositides by Super-Resolution Microscopy, Matthew T. Parent

A Numerical Survey of Multi-Planet Systems’ Inclination Excitation and Survival Under the Influence of an Oblate, Tilted Star, Kathleen M T Schultz

Live Cell Super-resolution Microscopy Quanitifies an Interaction Between Influenza Hemagglutinin and Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate, Jaqulin N. Wallace

### Theses/Dissertations from 2019

450degree C Aln Thin Film Growth on Nitrided C-Plane Sapphire Substrates, Roger Eastman Feeley

Using Question Variations to Access Alternate Student Thinking About the Same Physical Situations, Jeffrey Mathis Hawkins

New Methodologies for Examining and Supporting Student Reasoning in Physics, John C. Speirs

### Theses/Dissertations from 2018

Investigating Student Understanding of Vector Calculus in Upper-Division Electricity and Magnetism: Construction and Determination of Differential Element in Non-Cartesian Coordinate Systems, Benjamin Schermerhorn

Application of Silicon Nanohair Textured p-n Junctions in a Photovoltaic Device, Michael Small

### Theses/Dissertations from 2017

Detection and Analysis of Uncharged Particles Utilizing Consumer-Grade CCDs, John A. Cummings III

Investigating Student Mental Models at the Intersection of Mathematics and Physical Reasoning in Physics, Savannah E. Lodge-Scharff

A Study in Cross-Beam Polarization Fluorescence Photoactivation Localization Microscopy on Dendra2-Hemagluttinin in Fixed NIH3T3 Cells, Matthew M. Valles

Investigating Student Learning of Analog Electronics, Kevin L. Van De Bogart

### Theses/Dissertations from 2016

Synthesis, Structure, and Thermal Stability of Electrically Conductive Co-Evaporated Pt(1-x)Si(x) Thin Films, Robert T. Fryer PhD

Lacustrine Geochronology: Radioisotope Analysis of Maine and Patagonian Cores, Irene Sain Cappa

Zirconium Diboride, Hexagonal Boron Nitride, and Amorphous Alumina Thin Films for High Temperature Applications, David Murdock Stewart

### Theses/Dissertations from 2015

Interplay of Magnetism and Superconductivity in Graphitic Nanostructures, Yao An

Photophysical Properties of Photoactivatable Fluorescent Proteins, Eric Breitbach

Spectral Measurements and Super Resolution Imaging of Single Molecules for Fluoresence Photoactivation Localization Microscopy, Michael J. Mlodzianoski

### Theses/Dissertations from 2014

Student Application of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus with Graphical Representations in Mathematics and Physics, Rabindra R. Bajracharya

Dynamical Analysis of Three Candidate Bound Superclusters of Galaxies, Merida Geraldeane Batiste

An Inventory of Student Recollections of Their Past Misconceptions as a Tool for Improved Classroom Astronomy Instruction, Andrej Favia

N-Body Simulations of Supercluster Dynamics to Test the Viability of Large Scale Structure as a Probe of Dark Energy and Dark Matter, David William Pearson

### Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Identifying Productive Resources in Secondary School Students' Discourse About Energy, Benedikt Walter Harrer

Convective Origin of Stellar Magnetic Fields, Lori Spalsbury

The Effects of Dopants on the Modification of the Conduction Band States of Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals, Joshua Thomas Wright

### Theses/Dissertations from 2012

Student Understanding of Definite Integrals with Relevance to Physics Using Graphical Representations, Rabindra R. Bajracharya

Diffusion Coefficients Calculated Using 137Cs Profiles Applied to 210Pb Dating in Lake Core Sediments, Douglas Louis Cahl

Theoretical considerations for black hole formation in supernova ejecta, Andrew Paul Hayes

Bleed-Through Correction Analysis for Localization Microscopy, Dahan Kim

Cellulose Model Surfaces Studied by Femtosecond Sum Frequency Spectroscopy, Lei Li

Neutron Scattering Studies of Structure, Hydrothermal Stability and Transport in Porous Silica Catalyst Supports, Rachel A. Pollock

Environmental Radiation Measurements of Near-Surface Air in Orono, ME 04469, Anna Jeanne Schliep

### Theses/Dissertations from 2011

Development of Instrumentation for Sum Frequency Spectral Imaging Combined with Confocal Fluorescence Imaging and Additional Topics, Edward S. Allgeyer

Photonic Non-destructive Measurement Methods for Investigating the Evolution of Polar Firn and Ice, Daniel James Breton

Extended Methods in Fluorescence Photoactivation Localization Microscopy and Estimating Activation Yields of Photoactivatable Proteins, Mudalige Siyath Gunewardene

Answer-Seeking and Idea-Constructing During Collaborative Active-Learning Activities in a Physics Laboratory, Casey E. Murphy

An Acoustical Approach to the Study of Marine Particle Dynamics Near the Bottom Boundary Layer, Clementina R. Russo

Identifying and Addressing Specific Student Difficulties in Advanced Thermal Physics, Trevor I. Smith

Electronic Transport Properties of Ruthenium and Ruthenium Dioxide Thin Films, Michael M. Steeves

### Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Multiple Perspectives on Student Solution Methods for Air Resistance Problems, Katrina E. Black

Higher-Order Physic for Modeling Ice Streams in Ice Sheets, Debra A. Kenneway

Applying Cluster Analysis to Physics Education Research Data, R. Padraic Springuel

Applications of Network Theory to Frustrated Spin Systems and Transitions in Models of Disease Spread, Thomas E. Stone

2-D and 3-D Multi-scale Morphological Analysis of SDSS DR5 Survey Using the Metric Space Technique, Yongfeng Wu

### Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Nanoscale Imaging and Spectroscopy of Membrane Organization, Travis John Gould

Ultrasonic Characterization of Single Crystal Langatate, Blake T. Sturtevant

### Theses/Dissertations from 2008

On The Stochastic Behavior of Brownian Particles in Potential Wells, as Observed with Optical Traps, Ross Paul Brody

Student Understanding of P-V Diagrams and the Associated Mathematics, Evan B. Pollock

### Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Investigating Student Understanding of Sound as a Longitudinal Wave, Earl C. Coombs

Identifying Student Concepts of Gravity, Roger Eastman Feeley

Applications of Conformal Field Theory to Problems in 2D Percolation, Jacob Joseph Harris Simmons

SiAlON Thin Films for High Temperature Applications, John I. Krassikoff

Quantitative Shape Analysis of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles as a Function of Cholesterol Content, Michael Mlodzianoski

Plasticity: Resource Justification and Development, Eleanor C. Sayre

Synthesis and Characterization of Zr1-xSixN Thin Film Materials, Xuefei Zhang

A Micro Fabricated Gas-FE Sensor Using SMO Films, Guixiong Zhong

### Theses/Dissertations from 2006

Radon in Ground Water: A Study of the Measurement and Release of Waterborne Radon and Modeling of Radon Variation in Bedrock Wells, Vincente E. Guiseppe

Investigating how Students Think About and Learn Quantum Physics: An Example from Tunneling, Jeffrey Todd Morgan

An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Physics First in Maine, Michael James O'Brien

Assessment and Modification of an Introductory Astronomy Laboratory Lesson on Astronomical Time-keeping, Adrienne Traxler

### Theses/Dissertations from 2005

An Investigation of the Two-Dimensional Ising Spin Glass Using Information Theoretic Measures, Debra A. Kenneway

Measuring the Effects of Mathematics Instruction in a Physics Classroom with Mathematics and Physics Diagnostics, Michael A. Murphy

### Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Statistical Mechanics of Farey Fraction Spin Chain Models, Jan Fiala

Measuring and Modeling Exposure from Environmental Radiation on Tidal Flats, Travis J. Gould

Examination of Abell Clusters of Galaxies in Local Supercluster Environments, Karl Simon Krughoff

Computer Simulations of Partially Confined Water, Subramanian Vaitheeswaran

### Theses/Dissertations from 2003

Renormalization-group Studies of Three Model Systems Far from Equilibrium, Ivan T. Georgiev

Crevassing and Calving of Glacial Ice, James Patrick Kenneally

Extracting Movement Patterns Using Fuzzy and Neuro-fuzzy Approaches, Haci Mustafa Palancioglu

An Information Theoretic Study of the Ising Antiferromagnet with Quenched Dilution on a Triangular Lattice, Matthew D. Robinson

Performance Advantages of Maximum Likelihood Methods in PRBS-Modulated Time-of-flight Energy Loss Spectroscopy, Zhongyu Yang

### Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Use of an Epitaxial BaF2 Buffer Layer on Silicon to Control W03 Thin Film Growth, Luke D. Doucette

### Theses/Dissertations from 2001

Optical Studies of Layered Inorganic Solids: A Novel Phase Transition and Energy Transfer Studies., Christie L. Larochelle

Deformation Studies of Tungsten-Gold Contacts at the Nanometer Scale., Steven A. Smallwood

### Theses/Dissertations from 2000

Development of Realistic Simulations of the Interactions Between Stars and the Interstellar Medium in Disk Galaxies, Thomas M. Zeltwanger