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dc.contributor.advisorMatthews, Lorin Swint.
dc.contributor.authorPerry, Jonathan D.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:15:32Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:15:32Z
dc.date.copyright2012-08
dc.date.issued2012-11-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8507
dc.description.abstractCoagulation of (sub)micron-sized dust particles occurs in a variety of envi- ronments; such as the interstellar medium, protoplanetary disks, Earth's upper atmosphere and industrial processes. Understanding the physics of collisions and interparticle interactions of dust grains within this size regime is essential to in- derstanding such environments. To gain detailed insight into the parameters which enhance or inhibit coagulation it is beneficial to employ numerical methods to grow aggregates where the degrees of freedom may be tuned to a multitude of possible parameter sets. Two of the possible numerical methods which may be employed are pair-wise simulations or N-body simulations. This work expands upon previous numerical methods by examination of the combined e ects of electrostatic and magnetostatic interactions. E ffects of these interactions, alone and in combination, are examined based upon collision probabil- ities as well as the resulting aggregate structures. Also examined are the variations induced by employing ellipsoidal monomers during aggregation.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectSpace physics.en_US
dc.titleImpact of microphysical interactions on aggregate morphologies.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
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dc.contributor.departmentPhysics.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Physics.en_US


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