Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Materials Science
Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science
FTIR spectroscopy, hot exoplanets, matlab analysis, spectral data, high temperature engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
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.
© Heath Emmanuel Gemar
Gemar, Heath Emmanuel, "FTIR Spectroscopy of Hot Exoplanets: A First Step in Experimental Procedure and Analysis" (2017). MSU Graduate Theses. 3165.