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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.

Modeling Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting Signals in the Presence of Exchange

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Stephanie Hougen with Mark Griswold
Modeling Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting Signals in the Presence of Exchange
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has many applications in our current healthcare system. The MRI group at CWRU has recently introduced a new imaging technique, magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF), that presents a new quantitative approach to imaging. …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.

Improving the I-V characteristics of Molydinium DiSulfide transistors h-Boron Nitride

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Vipul Malik with Philip Feng
Improving the I-V characteristics of Molydinium DiSulfide transistors h-Boron Nitride
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) transistors have attracted considerable attention. Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) transistors on boron nitride (BN) substrates in particular show interesting I-V characteristics. …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.

Analysis and processing of hyperspectral data with the purpose of classification

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Logan Smith with Julia Dobrosotkaya
Analysis and processing of hyperspectral data with the purpose of classification
Hyperspectral imaging is an advanced imaging technique that measures visible and near-infrared light reflecting off a surface. …Read more.

Analysis of Bifurcations and Abrupt Transitions in Energy Balance Models (EBM) coupled to green-house-gas emissions (GHG)

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Robert Taylor with David Gurarie
Analysis of Bifurcations and Abrupt Transitions in Energy Balance Models (EBM) coupled to green-house-gas emissions (GHG).
Simple energy balance models with temperature dependent albedo (reflected fraction of incoming radiation) can exhibit hysteresis and rapid transitions between “warm” and “cold” equilibrium states. …Read more.

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