Nathan D. Masters

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—By integrating interferometric deflection data from electrostatically actuated microcantilevers with a numerical finite difference model, we have developed a step-by-step procedure to determine values of Young's modulus while simultaneously quantifying nonidealities. The central concept in the methodology is that nonidealities affect the long-range(More)
Application codes in a variety of areas are being updated for performance on the latest architectures. We describe current bottlenecks and performance improvement areas for applications including plasma physics, chemistry related to carbon capture and sequestration, and material science. We include a variety of methods including advanced hybrid(More)
This paper presents the development of a precorrected-FFT accelerated linear elastic Boundary Element Method solver that can be coupled with existing BEM solvers for electrostatic and Stokes Flow problems. The resulting coupled solvers are mesh consistent—requiring a single mesh for all domains. A number of test cases are evaluated with the linear elastic(More)
This paper presents a comparative study of performance of various analytical and semi-analytical models used for the analysis of rarefied gas flow, which is responsible for the phenomenon of thermal transpiration. In particular, these are evaluated in the context of the scaling analysis of a Si-micromachined monolithic Knudsen pump. Results from these(More)
We have developed a new 3D multi-physics multi-material code, ALE-AMR, for modeling laser/target effects including debris/shrapnel generation. The code combines Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) hydrodynamics with Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) to connect the continuum to microstructural regimes. The code is unique in its ability to model hot radiating(More)
A new instrument to accurately and verifiably measure mechanical properties across an entire MEMS wafer is under development. We have modified the optics on a conventional microelectronics probe station to enable three-dimensional imaging while maintaining the full working distance of a long working distance objective. This allows standard probes or probe(More)
ALE-AMR is a new hydrocode that we are developing as a predictive modeling tool for debris and shrapnel formation in high-energy laser experiments. In this paper we present our approach to implementing laser ray tracing in ALE-AMR. We present the basic concepts of laser ray tracing and our approach to efficiently traverse the adaptive mesh hierarchy. 1.(More)
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We have developed a new 3D multi-physics multi-material code, ALE-AMR, which combines Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) hydrodynamics with Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) to connect the continuum to the microstructural regimes. The code is unique in its ability to model hot radiating plasmas and cold fragmenting solids. New numerical techniques were(More)