Date of Award

5-2003

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

James Powell

Abstract

The ability to ensure uniformity of temperature within a given finite physical region is an essential element in the success of many scientific processes, especially those that involve extreme fluctuation in temperature. Such a process is performed in an instrument called the LightTyper developed by Idaho Technology, Inc. of Salt Lake City Utah. This paper details the development and results of a scheme intended to obtain a heating design that ensures a high degree of temperature uniformity within the Idaho Technology instrument. Due to the experiments performed during this project, we were able to answer many questions that concerned finding an optimal design for a two-dimensional cross-section of the LightTyper.

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