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dc.contributor.supervisor Patitsas, Steve
dc.contributor.supervisor Das, Saurya
dc.contributor.author Wiens, Braden T.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-28T17:54:36Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-28T17:54:36Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5296
dc.description.abstract Micro-cantilevers have been used for Atomic Force Microscopy to obtain topographic images of surfaces. The resolution of these images allows for individual atoms to be resolved. In this work micro-cantilevers were studied to determine their noise spectrum. A theoretical model was derived using the Euler-Bernoulli beam equation, hydrodynamics and thermodynamics to ascertain the expected power spectral density of a micro-cantilever in a fluid due to thermal energy. Experimental data was collected with a lock-in amplifier to measure noise vs frequency to compare with the theoretical model. The data was used to determine the expected uncertainty of measurements due to noise to determine if measurements can be made in the MOND regime. These results will be used to determine the viability of using a micro-cantilever for an Earth based experiment to test MOND. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Atomic force microscopy -- Equipment and supplies -- Design and construction en_US
dc.subject Cantilevers -- Design and construction en_US
dc.subject Surfaces (Physics) en_US
dc.subject Dark matter (Astronomy) -- Research en_US
dc.subject AFM en_US
dc.subject micro-cantilever en_US
dc.subject Modified Newtonian Dynamics en_US
dc.subject MOND en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Design of a micro-machined cantilever apparatus suitable for testing Modified Newtonian Dynamics en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0605 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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