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‘Learn by Doing’ Internships in Physics & Astronomy

‘Learn by Doing’ Internships in Physics & Astronomy

 By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Why Be an Undergraduate Summer Intern? “To learn by experience!” – Samantha Thrush “I created my first successful nanostructure!” – Chris Wolfe “It allowed me to do something that may help advance our scientific knowledge.” – Ryan Goetz What Are Some Recent Intern Experiences? […]

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November 20, 2014 at 9:00 pmIn Class News Research

Assembling a Pulsed Laser Deposition System to Allow for Tandem MBE/PLD Sample Synthesis

Assembling a Pulsed Laser Deposition System to Allow for Tandem MBE/PLD Sample Synthesis

By Yonry Zhu B.S. HTC Engineering Physics, Class of 2017 I worked in Dr. Arthur Smith’s lab and designed a pulsed laser deposition system for fabricating semiconducting thin films. The system is meant to be a test bed for components that will ultimately be integrated into an existing molecular beam […]

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November 20, 2014 at 8:30 pmResearch

Developing a Photolithography Procedure to Produce Micron Scale Metallic Devices

Developing a Photolithography Procedure to Produce Micron Scale Metallic Devices

Chris Wolfe B.S. Physics, Class of 2015 Chris Wolfe developed a photolithography procedure in Dr. Eric Stinaff’s lab to produce micron (one millionth of a meter) scale metallic devices to ultimately use in the study of nanostructured materials. This involved significant effort to identify the optimal parameters to produce working […]

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November 20, 2014 at 8:27 pmResearch

Building Stirling Engines

Building Stirling Engines

By Sara Sand B.S. HTC Engineering Physics, Class of 2017 I spent about half of the summer in the lab with Dr. Martin Kordesch building rudimentary Stirling engines. I endeavored to build an understanding of the various types of Stirling engines, improve their efficiency, and gain laboratory and machine-shop skills. […]

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November 20, 2014 at 8:23 pmResearch

Determining the Feasibility of Measurements of the 19F(p,n)19Ne* Reaction

Determining the Feasibility of Measurements of the 19F(p,n)19Ne* Reaction

David Overton B.S. Physics, Class of 2016 David Overton worked with Dr. Carl Brune, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, on determining the feasibility of measurements of the 19F(p,n)19Ne* reaction. The goal was to provide information to better determine 18F(p,alpha)15O reaction rate. This rate is important for the generation of […]

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November 20, 2014 at 8:13 pmResearch

Simulating a Realistic GRETINA

Simulating a Realistic GRETINA

By Miles Lindquist B.S. HTC Astrophysics, Class of 2017 I worked with Dr. Heather Crawford on developing a more realistic simulation of the GRETINA gamma-ray tracking detector array. This work is critical in understanding the full performance of the GRETINA detectors, which cover 1/4 of a sphere, and to predict […]

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November 20, 2014 at 8:10 pmResearch

Sputter Epitaxy of Lanthanum Manganate and Strontium Titanate

Sputter Epitaxy of Lanthanum Manganate and Strontium Titanate

Hunter Lawson B.S. HTC Engineering Physics, Class of 2017 Hunter Lawson helped Dr. Martin Kordesch grow lanthanum manganate (LaMnO3 or LMO) on lanthanum aluminum oxide (LaAlO3 or LAO) and strontium titanate (SrTiO3 or STO) in the lab. The LMO will be used as a thermionic emitter. The growth on LAO […]

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November 20, 2014 at 8:07 pmResearch