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Benchmarking a selfconsistent field theory for small amphiphilic molecules
(RSC publishing, 20120814)A minimalist selfconsistent field theory for small amphiphilic molecules is presented. The equations for this model are less involved than those for block copolymers and are easily implemented computationally. A new ... 
Bichromatic dressing of Rydberg atoms and on the correctness of manymode Floquet theory
(University of Waterloo, 20200120)Manymode Floquet theory [T.S. Ho, S.I. Chu, and J. V. Tietz, Chem. Phys. Lett. 96, 464 (1983)] was designed as an extension of Floquet theory suitable for solving the timedependent Schrodinger equation with multiple ... 
Bidirectional mapping between selfconsistent field theory and molecular dynamics
(AIP Publishing, 20071008)A bidirectional mapping scheme that bridges particlebased and fieldbased descriptions for polymers is presented. Initial application is made to immiscible homopolymer blends. The forward mapping (upscaling) approach ... 
Biophysical Modelling of Antimicrobial Peptide’s Interactions with Phospholipid and Lipopolysaccharide Membranes
(University of Waterloo, 20190523)Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are naturallyoccurring peptide antibiotics. The way they work has inspired a vigorous search for optimized peptide antibiotics for fighting resistant bacteria. Cationic AMPs cleverly utilize ... 
Black Hole Thermodynamics and the Tunnelling Method for Particle Emission
(University of Waterloo, 20080829)The semiclassical black hole tunnelling method is a useful technique to calculate black hole temperature and understand black hole thermodynamics. I will investigate the black hole tunnelling method in detail. I will ... 
Black Holes in PseudoTopological Gravity
(University of Waterloo, 20090805)In the following, we build on previous work done on higher derivative gravity, in particular Lovelock gravity. The latter is a family of theories in higher spacetime dimensions in which interactions involving higher ... 
Bohmian Mechanics: Towards Illuminating The Quantum Potential
(University of Waterloo, 20180220)This thesis deals with the theoretical and experimental details of trying to understand and infer the quantum potential from Bohmian mechanics using Bohmian trajectories. In this work, some of the key components of the ... 
Born Geometry
(University of Waterloo, 20200421)In this thesis, we summarize the work which we authored or coauthored during our PhD studies and also present additional details and ideas that are not found elsewhere. The main topic is the study of Tduality in theoretical ... 
Calibration of a Lattice Model for HighMolecularWeight Block Copolymer Melts
(AIP, 20190506)The Morse calibration is applied to a lattice model designed for efficient simulations of twocomponent polymer melts of high molecular weight. The model allows multiple occupancy per site, which results in high invariant ... 
Can Lensing Measure The Shape Of Dark Matter Halos?
(University of Waterloo, 20120927)The aim of this project was to explore the shapes of dark matter halos using high resolution Nbody simulations. One of the main aspects explored was how well the shape can be measured through weak lensing. To explore this, ... 
Carbon nanotube electromechanical systems: Nonlinear dynamics and selfoscillation
(University of Waterloo, 20200513)This thesis is motivated by the many sensing applications of carbon nanotube (CNT) nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), both previous stateoftheart demonstrations and proposed new uses. This research is particularly ... 
Causal Discovery of Photonic Bell Experiments
(University of Waterloo, 20200113)A causal understanding of a physical theory is vital. They provide profound insights into the implications of the theory and contain the information required to manipulate, not only predict, our surroundings. Unfortunately, ... 
Causal Models for a Quantum World
(University of Waterloo, 20160518)Quantum mechanics has achieved unparalleled success as an operational theory, describing a wide range of experiments to remarkable accuracy. However, the physical foundations on which it rests remain as puzzling as they ... 
Characterisation and Optimization of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
(University of Waterloo, 2003)The ultrafast optical regime is defined, as it applies to laser pulses, along with a brief introduction to pulse generation and characterisation technologies. A more extensive description of our particular amplified ... 
Characterization and Control in Large Hilbert spaces.
(University of Waterloo, 20081203)Computational devices built on and exploiting quantum phenomena have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of computational complexity by being able to solve certain problems faster than the best known classical ... 
Characterization, Veriﬁcation and Control for Large Quantum Systems
(University of Waterloo, 20150331)Quantum information processing offers potential improvements to a wide range of computing endevaors, including cryptography, chemistry simulations and machine learning. The development of practical quantum information ... 
Characterizing Errors in Quantum Information Processors
(University of Waterloo, 20160512)Errorfree computation is an unattainable ideal, yet our world now contains many computers that appear errorfree to their users. That such things are possible is explained by sophisticated theorems that demonstrate the ... 
Characterizing Single Photon Emission From Quantum Dots in Nanowires
(University of Waterloo, 20190528)Bright sources of highly indistinguishable single photons are desirable for diverse applications in quantum technology, including quantum cryptographic protocols, information processing, and metrology. The most common ... 
Characterizing Transient Regime Multifrequency Raman Generation by the Aid of Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electricfield Reconstruction
(University of Waterloo, 20130911)Multifrequency Raman Generation (MRG) has been achieved in the transient regime excited by dualwavelength chirped pump pulses. Spectral phase interferometry for direct electricfield reconstruction (SPIDER) technique is ... 
Charge Density Wave Order in Cuprate Superconductors Studied by Resonant Soft Xray Scattering
(University of Waterloo, 20150422)Cuprate high temperature superconductors have been the subject of intense investigation since their discovery in 1986. The nature of the pairing mechanism in these unconventional superconductors does not seem to be mediated ...