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Adam Cooney (Other), Jason Deibel (Advisor), Gary Farlow (Committee Member), Doug Petkie (Committee Member)

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Master of Science (MS)


The characterization of defects such as rust, voids, etc. on materials and the analysis and prediction of strain and stress induced breakdown are well known applications of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques. THz radiation has been suggested as an effective NDE tool for use in the field of ceramics and ceramic matrix composite materials (CMC), via THz spectroscopy and imaging. The goal of this research is to monitor the progression of thermal and mechanical damage applied to the CMC materials using terahertz spectroscopic imaging in order to create a predictive model that will correlate THz imaging data of these materials to environmental stress exposure.

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Department of Physics

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Physics Commons