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Modelling collective behaviour and pattern formation in bacterial colonies
(The University of Edinburgh, 2015-07-01)
In this Thesis I present simulation- and theory-based studies of pattern formation and growth in collections of micro-organisms, in particular bacterial colonies. The aim of these studies is to introduce simple models ...
Proton Radioactivity Studies
A search for new examples of proton emission from ground and low lying states was conducted at Argonne National Laboratory. Of particular interest were examples of proton emission from nuclei which were deformed or had an ...
The Loosely Bound Proton in 13 N and the Transfer Reaction 11 B (13 N, 12 C) 12 C
The radioactive nucleus 13 N (t 1/2 = 10 min, J ß = 1/2) contains one loosely bound proton (Sp = 1.94 MeV) which can be considered to be bound to a core of 12 C. Taking advantage of the recent availability of beams of ...
Experimental Studies of the Mechanism of Photon Absorption on Light Nuclei
A measurement of the reaction 12 C (γ,p γ') has been made with tagged photons in the range 49.47<Eγ <70.24 MeV. The relative population of a triplet of states, (7/2-,1/2+ ,5/2+ ) at Eex ~7 MeV in the residual nucleus ...
Quantitative Confocal Microscopy of Dense Colloidal Systems
(The University of Edinburgh: College of Science and Engineering: School of Physics, 2006-06)
This document describes an experimental investigation into dense collections of hard spherical particles just large enough to be studied using a light microscope. These particles display colloidal properties, but also ...
Implementation of an ASIC for Detector Instrumentation in Nuclear Physics Applications
A prototype ASIC (EFT1) for silicon strip detector instrumentation has been designed and tested. The ASIC design contains the electronics necessary for preamplification, shaping, hit detection, and data readout control.The ...
A study by numerical methods of stability theory for a flat plate boundary layer of growing thickness
The research, which is described in the following chapters is designed to continue the studies made by Jordinson into the behaviour of small disturbances of constant frequency in the Blasius boundary layer over a flat ...
Characteristics of problem solving success in physics
(The University of Edinburgh, 2014-06-28)
Skills in problem solving, including finding and applying the appropriate knowledge to a problem, are important learning outcomes from the completion of a Physics degree at University. This thesis investigates the ...
X-ray scattering studies of surfaces and interfaces.
(University of Edinburgh, 1989)
High resolution X-ray scattering studies of structural phase transitions.
(University of Edinburgh, 1986)