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Progress Towards the Quantum Limit: High and Low Frequency Measurements of Nanoscale Structures
In this thesis, I present the work performed towards a proposal to couple a piezoelectric, nanomechanical beam to a radio frequency single electron transistor (RF-SET). Lumped element RF circuit theory is applied to 50 ...
Towards Quantum-limited Measurement with the Radio Frequency Superconducting Single-Electron Transistor
In the past decade, nanomechanical resonators have found use in the work towards understanding mesoscopic quantum systems and the necessary validation of quantum mechanics on this scale. In 2010, the observation and state ...
A Fully Self-Consistent Constraint on the Mass of M31 and the Local Group
We present the first fully self-consistent, axisymmetric, dynamical model of the Andromeda galaxy (M31). We constrain the physical parameters of the model with datasets on all radial scales: the bulge projected velocity ...