• Thermalisation of a two-species condensate coupled to a bosonic bath 

      Louw, Jan Cillié (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Motivated by recent experiments, we study the time evolution of a two-species Bose-Einstein condensate which is coupled to a bosonic bath. For the particular condensate, unconventional thermodynamics ...
    • Spectroscopy of atomic zinc inside a heat pipe: Towards resonance ionisation 

      Hattingh, Brandon Dane (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Zinc (Zn) reserves in South Africa are not being used to full potential. Separating Zn into its different stable isotopes drastically increases its value, as well as usefulness in certain areas such ...
    • Single molecule diffusion in polymeric systems 

      Sibanda, Charmaine (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : The dynamics of thin polymeric systems were studied in this research work using the diffusion of single fluorescent molecules observed by single molecule fluorescence microscopy. A wide field single ...
    • Resonance ionization spectroscopy with time of flight mass spectrometry 

      Waso, Frederick John (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Resonance ionization using laser light is one of the most useful techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes and producing radioactive ion beams at accelerator facilities around the world. The aim of ...