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Kelsey Turner ǀ Investigating Atomic Force and Magnetic Force Microscopy of Magnetic Materials

Kelsey Turner ǀ Investigating Atomic Force and Magnetic Force Microscopy of Magnetic Materials

By Kelsey Turner (B.S. Chemical Engineering, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Class of 2020) Editor’s Note: During her summer 2018 internship with Dr. Arthur Smith in Physics & Astronomy, Kelsey Turner learned the technique and application of ambient atomic force & magnetic force microscopy. These allow researchers to look […]

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May 31, 2019 at 2:56 pmIn Class Research

Graham Tupper ǀ Exploring Electrical Measurement of Conductive Bridging Random Access Memory (CBRAM) Device

Graham Tupper ǀ Exploring Electrical Measurement of Conductive Bridging Random Access Memory (CBRAM) Device

By Graham Tupper (B.S. Engineering Physics, Honors Tutorial College, Class of 2020) My internship with Dr. Gang Chen in Physics & Astronomy last summer delved into the exploration of metal doped chalcogenides, specifically copper and silver doped germanium selenide (Cux(GeSe2)1-x and Agx(GeSe2)1-x respectively), and their possible use as memory devices. […]

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May 31, 2019 at 2:37 pmIn Class Research

Alexandra Semposki ǀ Probing Epitaxial Growth and Analysis of Magnetic Bi-layers for Spintronics

Alexandra Semposki ǀ Probing Epitaxial Growth and Analysis of Magnetic Bi-layers for Spintronics

By Alexandra Semposki (B.S. Physics, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2019) Editor’s Note: Alexandra Semposki worked with Dr. Arthur Smith a professor in Physics & Astronomy on a custom molecular beam epitaxy/ low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy system in his lab. Her summer 2018 project was to investigate nanometerscale […]

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May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pmIn Class Research

Kate Nichols ǀ Researching High Temperature Raman Spectroscopy of Thermionic Cathode Materials

Kate Nichols ǀ Researching High Temperature Raman Spectroscopy of Thermionic Cathode Materials

By Kate Nichols (B.S. Physics, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2020) I conducted research with Dr. Martin Kordesch in Physics & Astronomy over the summer of 2018, where I used Raman Spectroscopy to study the reaction of different cathode fill materials (Ba, Sc, Al, and Ca oxides) as […]

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May 31, 2019 at 2:12 pmIn Class Research

Grant Merz ǀ Simulating nuclear explosions on neutron stars

Grant Merz ǀ Simulating nuclear explosions on neutron stars

By Grant Merz (B.S. Astrophysics, Honors Tutorial College, Class of 2020) Editor’s Note: Grant worked with Dr. Zachary Meisel and performed simulations of type I X-ray bursts, thermonuclear explosions that occur on the surface of neutron stars, which are dense remnants of stellar explosions.  Grant’s work will identify the impact […]

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May 29, 2019 at 4:28 pmIn Class Research

Brittney Kenady ǀ Studying the efficiency of an NE213 Neutron Detector

Brittney Kenady ǀ Studying the efficiency of an NE213 Neutron Detector

By Brittney Kenady (B.S. Physics Astrophysics, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2021) My summer research with Dr. Carl Brune at Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Laboratory  involved comparing methods of calibrating our NE213 neutron detectors by using data collected from previous experiments and analyzing it with a new code. […]

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May 29, 2019 at 4:14 pmIn Class Research

Daniel Ivory ǀ A Python Pipeline for MDM Images

Daniel Ivory ǀ A Python Pipeline for MDM Images

By Daniel Ivory (B.S. Applied Physics, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2020) Editor’s Note: Ohio University researchers obtain astronomical images for both research and class work using the 1.3 meter McGraw-Hill telescope at MDM Observatory on Kitt Peak in Arizona. We process and calibrate these images using an […]

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May 24, 2019 at 3:59 pmIn Class Research