Publication Date

Spring 2018

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Yan Cao (Director), Michael Carini, Ali Er, Ivan Novikov, and Sanju Gupta

Degree Program

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Degree Type

Master of Science


To help address the growing need for more and better sensors, an attempt was made to produce an in-situ mass and spectroscopic analysis of liquid and solid samples, to characterize samples and sensors. Spectroscopic analysis consisted of Raman and FTIR where mass measurements were carried out. The sample or sensor’s holder would allow for spectroscopic analysis as well as expose the sample to high temperatures and various chemicals. While Raman and FTIR were successful in producing reliable and consistent data, the constructed watt balance was not. This failure was a result of eliminate vibrational noise.



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