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Formerly known as Physics 482 and Physics 382

Abstracts of current student research (2006 to present) can be found on the new Senior Research Projects page

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2010 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Characterization of Metallic and Dielectric Surfaces Using Ellipsometry” – Alexander A. Fisher '10
  • “Efficiency of PEM Fuel Cells” – Chad Miller '10

2009 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Investigating Bagnold's Booming Sand Dune Theory Through Computational Aided Approaches” – Neil K. Coutinho '09
  • “Optical Transmission and Resistivity Measurements of Pd/Mg Film Hydrides” – Corey Griffin '09

2008 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey: The Hunt for Radio Galaxies” – Shawn Golley '08
  • “Using Gamma Spectrometry and Radon Detection to Determine Uranium and Radon Presence in Well Water” – Alexandra Kusnezov '08
  • “Optical and Structural Characterization of InP Nanocrystals” (Fall 2007) – Joe Shehata '08
  • “Evaluation of InP QDs as Sensitizers for Solar Cells” (Spring 2008) – Joe Shehata '08
  • “Continuing the ALFALFA Survey: Finding Masses of Neutral Hydrogen Sources with HIMassCalc” – Tristan Wolfe '08
  • “Radon Detection and Mitigation” (Fall 2007) – Kit Wright '08
  • “Assessment of Covering Materials for Mitigation of Radon from Concrete” (Spring 2008) – Kit Wright '08

2007 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Dune Tunes ” – Kelly Garcia '07
  • “The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey (ALFALFA): An Extragalactic Survey for HI” – Jamie Lomax '07
  • “The Effect of Magnetic Field Variation on Magnetosome Formation in the Magnetotactic Bacterium Magnetospirillum Gryphiswaldense” – Ryan Welsh '07

2006 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Energy Spectrum of Small-Scale Cloud Turbulence” – Jorgji Dhima '06
  • “Automated High Resolution Spectroscopy” – Scott Laurin '06
  • “Hydrogen Absorption in Palladium” – Brian McGuire '06
  • “Michael Faraday's Discovery of Induction” – Eric Seyse '06

2005 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Bohm Trajectories in the 2-D Harmonic Oscillator and Possible Applications to Quantum Chaos” – Justin Keller '05
  • “Analysis of Energy Transfer in the Pole Vault” – Megan Reeve '05

2004 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Single Beam Holography” – Scott Cipriano '04
  • “Surface Plasmon Resonance on Aluminum, Silver and Gold Thin Films” (Fall 2003) – Todd Fallesen '04
  • “Surface Plasmon Resonance on Thin Metal Films and Supported Lipid Bilayers” (Spring 2004) – Todd Fallesen '04
  • “The Physics of Music: Standing Waves in Musical Instruments” – Sandy Lampreda '04
  • “Muon Flux and Energy at Sea Level” (Fall 2003)– Jeremy Ouellette '04
  • “Flux of Cosmic Ray Muons at Low Energiesl” (Spring 2004) – Jeremy Ouellette '04
  • “Crystal Structure and Group Theory: Using Symmetry Groups to Determine Raman Active Modes of Vibration” – Sarah Post '04

2003 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Nearby Stars Project” – Emily Knox '03
  • “Good Vibrations” – Ani Schatz '03
  • “Determining the Optimal Preamplifier for Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy Tuning Fork Based Feedback” – Kricket Fellows '03
  • “The Effects of Rayleigh Scattering Through a Video Recorder” – Jason Lewis '03

2002 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “The Effect of Species on the Structure and Strength of Byssal Fibers in the case of Dreissena Mussels” – Katie Fitzgibbons '02
  • “Modeling Bananas” – Chris Young '02

 
2001 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Structural Origins of Butterfly Green Iridescence in Papilio blumei ” – Tim Booth '01
  • “The Visible Spectrum of Hydrogen vs. Deuterium” – Suzanne Fiacco '01
  • “Scaling Properties of Mid-Ocean Ridge Lava Flows” – Matt Hoek '01

 
2000 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “The Effect Of The Drag Force On A Model Rocket Flight” – Stacey Benson '00
  • “Scaling Properties Of Light Transmission In A Simulated Cloud” – Rory Caster '00
  • “The Effect Of Water Depth And Trim Angle On Efficiency In Marathon Racing Canoes” – Brendan Hogan '00

 
1999 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Butterfly Wing Thin-Film Structure and Absorption of Radiation in Morpho menelaus ” – Andrew B. Crawford '99
  • “Photovoltaic Response” – Kenneth Fries '99
  • “Measurement of the Resistivity and Hall Weighting Functions” – Julia Sch3rschligt '99
  • “Light Transmission and Spatial Distribution of Pellets in Fully Developed Air Turbulence” – Cortney Terrillion '99

 
1998 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “More Optical Properties of Ulexite” – Jay O'Brien '98
  • “Thrust of Estes Model Rocket Engines” – Carrie McTague '98
  • “Examining the Optical Properties of the Polar Bear Pelt” – Reid Hutchins '98

 
1996 Project Abstracts Top of Page
  • “Nanopositioning Using Piezoelectric Ceramics” – Cathy Eady '96
  • “Analyzing Chaotic Behavior Using an RLC-Diode Circuit” – Emre Kulali '97
  • “Optical Upconversion in an Er:YLF Doped Crystal” – Daniel Montbriand '97
  • “The Impact of Impedance Matching and Temperature on a Variety of Solar Cells” – Scott Hays '97
  • “Using Fiber Optics as Position Sensors” – Matthew Partlow '97


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