• Time domain pulse shaping using a genetic algorithm 

      Mori, Andrew (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Through the use of complex Laser Pulse Shaping, numerous fundamental laser induced processes may be controlled as well as studied. This work serves as an introduction into Laser Pulse Shaping, with the ...
    • Short-pulse generation in a diode-end-pumped solid-state laser 

      Ngcobo, Sandile (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis consists of two parts; the first part is a discussion on the detailed history of the development of different types of modelocked lasers, especially the neodymium-doped lasers. The second ...
    • Monte Carlo simulation of direction sensitive antineutrino detection 

      Blanckenberg, J. P (Jacobus Petrus) (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Neutrino and antineutrino detection is a fairly new eld of experimental physics, mostly due to the small interaction cross section of these particles. Most of the detectors in use today are huge ...
    • Fuel management study for a pebble bed modular reactor core 

      Movalo, Raisibe Shirley (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation reports on the impact of a set of selected nuclear fuel management parameters on reactor operations of the PBMR core. This is achieved by performing an assessment of the impact of ...
    • A feasibility study of the (3He,8He) reaction with the K600 magnetic spectrometer 

      Swartz, Jacobus Andreas (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Highly exotic nuclei can be studied in rare reactions using stable beams, with macroscopic intensities, and thick targets. Exotic nuclei are interesting for a number of reasons e.g. for testing nuclear ...