Ongoing ProjectsMagnetic neutron diffraction of CeAuSb2 (Experiment)Synthesis and characterization of skyrmion materials (Experiment)Gauge field theory of the skyrmion (Theory)Collaborators: Prof. Oleg Tchernyshyov (PI) Past ProjectsMeasurements of the Lagrangian Rotational Dynamics of Anisotropic Particles in Turbulence (Experiment)
Transient Antihydrogen Production in a Paul Trap (Theory)
"Genuine" Quantum Chaos (Theory)Quantum mechanics is linear and unitary. As such, a wavefunction of a proper Hamiltonian will not experience any separation from a slightly perturbed wavefunction. In the literature, this argument has been shown to fail when a quantum system is coupled to a classical one. We conceive and theoretically investigate a novel mechanism for introducing chaos into a fully quantum treatment of a quantum particle in a modification of the infinite square-well similar to a semi-quantum version that has been studied in the literature. Collaborators: Prof. Reinhold Blümel (PI), YunSeong Nam Heating of Non-Neutral Plasmas in a Paul Trap (Theory)Following a line closely related to my previous work on antihydrogen synthesis in Paul traps, we explore the nature of the radio-frequency heating mechanism in Paul traps. We introduce a novel method to theoretically probe the heating rate of ion clouds and present a model to analytically explain the behavior we observe in our numerical simulations. Collaborators: Prof. Reinhold Blümel (PI), Eric B. Jones, Jesse Tarnas, YunSeong Nam |