Undergraduate Research Assistant, Aerospace Engineering Department
William joined LDPDL in summer 2019 and has been working on the development of a rubidium supersonic jet source. William initially focused on the integration of thermocouples and cartridge heaters into the jet source and remote control of the source through NI Labview. More recently, William has developed a theoretical model of a supersonic throat of the rubidium jet source as a continuum flow. This model, combined with one developed by Hayden of the free molecular flow regime, will enable a better understanding of the flow field of a particle source expanding into a vacuum.