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Pharos : pluri-director, high-resolution, analyser of radiometric properties of soil cores.
The core-logger has been designed for the high-resolution radiometric analysis of soil cores using multiple detectors. This device allows for the automation of the measuring process and eliminates the need to dissect the ...
First principles quantum mechanical studies of iridium : a focus on bulk and surface properties.
Recent high-pressure experiments on iridium show a transition to a 14 atomic layer superlattice structure. Since iridium has a high bulk modulus, it is used in many high-pressure applications, for instance as a gasket for ...
Characterization and improvement of a direct solar radiation detector.
A low-cost Direct Solar Radiation Detector (DSRD) was developed in house in the Department of Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville). A main use of this instrument is to gather solar energy data that are ...
Measurement and computational modelling of intermolecular interactions in fluids.
The molecular theory of the second light-scattering virial coefficient Bp describing the effects of interacting pairs of molecules on the depolarization ratio p of Rayleigh-scattered light is reviewed, both for interacting ...
Theoretical and experimental investigations of the Kerr Effect and Cotton-Mouton Effect.
Mr T. J. Sono, an MSc student during the period January 2001 to January 2003, developed an apparatus to measure the pressure and temperature dependence of the electric-field induced birefringence (or electro-optic Kerr ...
An experimental study of diamond and the nitrogen vacancy centre as a source of single photons.
For applications in Quantum Information and Quantum Key Distribution an on-demand source of single photons is desirable because absolute security is of utmost importance. Photons are quantum systems; hence encoding information ...
Measurement of soil in sugar cane using non-destructive techniques.
The soil being delivered with sugar cane consignments. from the cane fields to the factories, has been a recent cause for concern in the South African sugar industry. The soil impurities increase the wear of processing ...
Gas and plasma structures.
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Measurement and validation of waterlines and surface currents using surf-zone video imaging.
The continuous monitoring of beaches and structures near, or in the surf-zone, has become a vital task from an environmental and economic standpoint. Specifically, the Durban beaches are continually nourished with sand ...
Numerical simulation of pressure response in partially completed oil wells.
This work is concerned with the application of finite difference simulation to modelling the pressure response in partially penetrating oil wells. This has relevance to the oil and hydrology industries where pressure ...