Geoff Schrank

Geoff Schrank


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Published on Jul 14, 2019

Updated Draft of Paper

After a lot of writing, looking at reviewers comments, and rework, I want to present my backers with the newest draft of the FIRST paper that will come out of this work. That's right, after sending...

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Published on May 13, 2019

First Draft of Manuscript

I'm very excited to let all the backers know that I've completed a first draft of the manuscript. You might recall that I hope to publish the work in peer-reviewed journal, and I'm targeting an APS...

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Published on Feb 10, 2019

Restart with New Geometry!

After a lot of work, we are starting with a new geometry. In my previous lab note, I pointed out some geometry-related issues that I was having with the newest geometry. All of those issues have be...

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Published on Jan 12, 2019

A New Year with New Simulations

Last year, we finished up the first set of simulations and started working on starting the second set. The last post I left you with the new geometry on the was more or less completed, and I though...

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Published on Dec 13, 2018

New Geometry for Second Set of Simulations Almost Completed

Like I shared in a previous post, the first set of simulations gave valuable insight into instabilities in the solution. Although this laser-heating induced rubidium runaway has been observed in ac...

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Published on Dec 08, 2018

Proceeding to Second Set of Simulations!

This morning, I was reminded that we are coming up on a milestone for the project: proceed to the second set of 16 simulations. The first set was VERY illuminating of the behavior of the system, an...

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Published on Nov 18, 2018

Initial Results from Higher Temperature Cells

Some initial visualizations of the results have become available. A lot of of the so called "Full Cell" results have completed, and I'm noticing something very unexpected: there don't appear to be ...

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Published on Oct 14, 2018

All Systems Go!

I have exciting news: all the simulations for the initial run are started and computing. I started the last 8 simulations this evening after assuring the funds were received. Two of the simulation...

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Thanks so much for pointing that out. I'm not quite sure what happened with the video, but here is a link to the right video (I hope): It's super quick. Just a one second visualization created by 10 time steps. This was a test run to assure that the code was functio...more