Few Body Studies at the
When Duane Jaecks
retired from UNL, the Few-Body apparatus was moved to the
Figure 1 Experimental Schematic
These experiments are being continued as a collaboration among Prof. Emeritus Duane Jaecks and three generations of his students Prof. Dennis Mueller (UNT), Dr. Lisa Wiese, and Dr. Brandon Jordon-Thaden.
Figure 2 Success in placing the 1000lb gorilla on it's pedestal
Figure 3 Lisa tending to the Energy Analyzer
Figure 4 Connecting the center of mass to lab frame coordinates
Posters from previous presentation may be viewed by clicking on these links:
DAMOP 2003 and
A simulation of the trajectories may be view at the following links:
Big epsilon, the case where the internal energy is shared equally;
Small epsilon, where two of the particles move off with relatively low relative velocities; and
Bound systems, which follows two of the particles forming a bound system with large angular momentum.
These simulations were produced by Dr. Jordon-Thaden, who numerically solved the equations of motion and tracked the resulting trajectories of the fragments.
For additional information, contact Dennis Mueller email@example.com
For more immediate and detailed information, view the PowerPoint dissertation defense presentation by Brandon Jordon-Thaden (this is a very large file ~15MB)
Brandon's dissertation (~7MB) is also available for online viewing