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Upflowing auroral ion conics observed by the TIDE and TIMAS instruments on the ISTP/POLAR spacecraft
Acceleration of ions transverse to the local magnetic field is ultimately necessary for gravitationally bound ionospheric plasma to escape out to the magnetosphere. Transversely accelerated ions (TAI's), which take the ...
Characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana mutants defetive in auxin metabolism
Auxins are an important class of phytohormones that play a critical role in various aspects of plant growth and development such as cell elongation, cell division, apical dominance, tropisms, and fruit ripening. The most ...
Instability of Goldreich-Julian configurations: Demonstrations based on the simulation of self-consistant magnetospheres for the static aligned case
We demonstrate that the classic Goldreich-Julian neutron star magnetosphere is flawed. Firstly, we show that the Goldreich-Julian solution is not unique. Secondly, we demonstrate the instability of a truncated Goldreich-Julian ...
Non-Fermi liquids in the extended Hubbard model
In this thesis, we develop a dynamical mean field approach to strongly correlated electron systems. Our approach is based on the standard limit of infinite dimensions but goes beyond that by treating inter-unit-cell ...
Characterization of the currents underlying rhythmic firing in mammalian dopaminergic neurons
A mathematical model of midbrain dopamine neurons has been developed in order to understand the mechanisms underlying two types of calcium-dependent firing patterns that these cells exhibit in vitro. The first is the ...
Development of an ion/electron plasma spectrometer
This thesis details the development of the Miniaturized Electrostatic DUal top-hat Spherical Analyzer (MEDUSA) instrument, including calibration, simulation, and data processing software. MEDUSA combines two-species ...