Post Tagged with: "Physics and astronomy internships"

Kevin Ward ǀ Analyzing Nano-Crystalline Material for Use in Beam Current Transformer Cores at Accelerator in France

Kevin Ward ǀ Analyzing Nano-Crystalline Material for Use in Beam Current Transformer Cores at Accelerator in France

By Kevin Ward (B.S. Physics, Honors Tutorial College, Class of 2021) Dr. Kenneth H. Hicks, a professor in Physics & Astronomy, directed my summer 2018 internship assignment. I traveled to the Orsay Nuclear Physics Institute in France to conduct research with Dr. Christophe Joly. The University of Connecticut sponsored my […]

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May 31, 2019 at 4:00 pmIn Class Research

Michael Vallee ǀ Developing Analysis Software for Jefferson National Laboratory MOLLER Experiment

Michael Vallee ǀ Developing Analysis Software for Jefferson National Laboratory MOLLER Experiment

Editor’s Note: The MOLLER experiment (Measurement of a Lepton-Lepton Electroweak Reaction) at Jefferson National Laboratory (JLab) proposes to measure the parity-violating asymmetry in electron-electron (Møller) scattering. The experiment will rapidly flip the longitudinal polarization of the electron beam, and measure the fractional difference in scattering rate of the beam electrons […]

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May 31, 2019 at 3:08 pmIn Class Research

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