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William B. Maier
Senior Lecturer
Mail Code: PH/Mw
Department of Physics
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3227
Email: maier (at)
PhD - Univ of Chicago, 1964
MS - Univ of Chicago, 1962
BS - Univ of Chicago, 1959
  • 1994 - present, Physics Department
  • 1997 - 2003, Chairman of the Physics Department
  • 1964 - 1994, Research and management, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Introductory physics and calculus, nuclear weapons effects and concerns, directed energy weapons, electromagnetism
  • Very broad, including classical field theory, electrical discharges, optical instrumentation, chemistry and spectroscopy of cryogenic solutions, railgun technology
  • United Kingdom Science Research Council Fellowship, 1979-1980
  • NPS Certificate of Recognition for Instructional Performance, 1996
  • Inductive Pulse Forming Network for High-Current, High-Power Applications, US Patent 7,675,198 B1, March 9, 2010
  • Electrical Discharge Initiation and a Macroscopic Model for Formative Time Lags, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., 21, 676 (1993).
  • Production of N2+ First Negative Emission by Impact of 1-MeV H0, H, + and H- on N2, Phys. Rev. A 41, 2429 (1990).
  • Infrared Spectra of Hexavalent Uranium Chloride Fluorides, J. C. S. Chem. Comm. 10, 538 (1983).
  • Solubilities of Small Molecules in Liquis Krypton, J. Phys. Chem. 87, 4351 (1982).
  • High Resolution Infrared Absorption Spectra of BCI3 and BCI2F Dissolved in Solid Argon and Solid Krypton, J. Chem. Phys. 72, 6661 (1980).
  • Keywords: Railguns, Rail guns, Railgun Technology, Electromagnetic Launchers, Monolithic EM Launchers, Classical Field Theory, Cryogenic Solutions, Ion-neutral reactions, Electrical discharges

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