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Low Temperature Suspension of Shear Thickening non-Newtonian Fluids

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Nicholas Barron with Jaoa Maia and Ed Caner
Low Temperature Suspension of Shear Thickening non-Newtonian Fluids
There are a variety of useful applications in industry for shear thickening non-Newtonian fluids. …Read more.

Orientation Waves in Colloidal Crystals

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Rachel Capelouto with Rolfe Petschek
Orientation Waves in Colloidal Crystals

Crystals are usually thought of as the condensation of density waves.  However, in some systems, notably blue phase liquid crystals, and, according to recent results in our group also hard tetrahedra, the formation of a crystal comes from the condensation of an “Orientation Wave” in which theorientation of the constituent parts vary periodically, and this periodic variation condenses.  …Read more.

Hearing the Shape of the Universe

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

John Dulin with Glenn Starkman
Hearing the Shape of the Universe
The past few years of work on discerning the topology of the universe have focused on methods like cosmic crystallography and circles-in-the-sky searches, as well as examinations of the correlation matrix to uncover manifolds with non-trivial topology.   …Read more.

Dirac theory of topological insulator boundaries

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Joseph Flannery with Harsh Mathur
Dirac theory of topological insulator boundaries
A topological insulator is a material that behaves as an insulator in its interior but whose surface contains bound conducting states.  …Read more.

Methods for the Improvement of High Energy Cosmic Ray Shower Simulations

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Methods for the Improvement of High Energy Cosmic Ray Shower Simulations
Johnathan Harper with Corbin Covault
Exotic forms of matter such as Quark Gluon Plasma and Dark Matter are difficult to detect. …Read more.

Optimization of Optical Based Malaria Detection

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Seth Kimble with Robert Deissler
Optimization of Optical Based Malaria Detection
The detection of malaria present in humans has been shown to be possible by measuring the absorption of laser light as a magnetic field is applied to a blood sample containing the paramagnetic malaria hemozoin. …Read more.

Design of a Persistent Switch for 0.35T Magnesium DiBoride Superconducting Magnets

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Sean Kinzler with Michael Martens
Design of a Persistent Switch for 0.35T Magnesium DiBoride Superconducting Magnets
Recent progress in magnet design and persistent joints using for the magnesium diboride, MgB2, superconductor has made clear the increasingly important role of the persistent switch in magnet quench protection. …Read more.

Connecting Optical, Structural and Spin-dependent Properties for Films of Quantum Dots

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Zaarah Mohamed with Jesse Berezovsky
Connecting Optical, Structural and Spin-dependent Properties for Films of Quantum Dots
The project aims to discern the connection between structural, optical, and spin-dependent properties for films of semiconductor nanoparticles. …Read more.

Investigating the growth mechanism of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Christopher Wagner with Xuan Gao
Investigating the growth mechanism of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides
Monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), such MoS­­2­ and MoSe­2­ ­, have been the subject of increased interest due to their promising potential in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, and other fields. …Read more.

New Faculty

Date posted: July 17th, 2014

Michael Hinczewski joined the department July, 2014 …Read more.

Advanced Undergraduate Acoustics Experiment

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Michael Anderson with Jesse Beresovsky
Advanced Undergraduate Acoustics Experiment

Acoustics represents a body of science that is rich in theory and new concepts and has many applications in everyday life. …Read more.

Optimization of the Static First Hyperpolarizibility of Many Non-Interacting Fermions

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Edwin Bernardoni with Rolfe Petschek
Optimization of the Static First Hyperpolarizibility of Many Non-Interacting Fermions

Large non-linear electronic polarizabilities would be advantageous for a variety of devices and have been intensely studied for around three decades. …Read more.

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