Date of Graduation

Spring 2017

Degree

Master of Science in Materials Science

Department

Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science

Committee Chair

David Cornelison

Keywords

FTIR spectroscopy, hot exoplanets, matlab analysis, spectral data, high temperature engineering

Subject Categories

Materials Science and Engineering

Abstract

In this thesis, I demonstrate how I constructed a complete experimental package to view FTIR Spectroscopy of constituents that make up hot, rocky exoplanets. I examine in detail the engineering and construction of such a system. Also, I developed a full computational package to analyze spectra in association and relate the analysis to that of real world application. The new system produces reproducible IR spectra on exoplanet analogs and can be used to probe complex chemistry composition at high temperatures.

Copyright

© Heath Emmanuel Gemar

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