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Hololens as a Teaching Aid for Concepts in Electricity and Magnetism

Date posted: February 16th, 2018

Max Blachman with Michael Martens
Hololens as a Teaching Aid for Concepts in Electricity and Magnetism
HoloLens, a head mounted augmented reality headset promises educational value. We plan to use HoloLens to teach college students learning introductory electricity and magnetism about polarized
light, a topic not ordinarily covered in that class. …Read more.

Random Lasing in Liquid Crystals Doped with Dyes and Plasmonic Nanoparticles

Date posted: February 15th, 2018

Kelsey Darrah with Pino Strangi
Random Lasing in Liquid Crystals Doped with Dyes and Plasmonic Nanoparticles
Laser light is generated by merging two important physical mechanisms, amplification and optical feedback. …Read more.

Implications of Gauge Unication without Leptoquarks

Date posted: February 15th, 2018

Axel Gross with Kurt Hinterbichler and Pavel Fileviez Perez
Implications of Gauge Unication without Leptoquarks
While the Standard Model has been veried on numerous occasions and has been successful in predicting several new particles, it is incomplete. …Read more.

Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of Molybdenum Trioxide Thin Films

Date posted: February 15th, 2018

Yang Han with Xuan Gao
Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of Molybdenum Trioxide Thin Films
Two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) materials have been widely studied in recent decades. …Read more.

Aggregation Characteristics of Conjugated Sophorolipid-(Zn)porphyrin Polymers

Date posted: February 15th, 2018

George Heidbreder with Kenneth Singer
Aggregation Characteristics of Conjugated Sophorolipid-(Zn)porphyrin Polymers
Bio-based, self-organizing molecules are of considerable interest for optoelectronic device applications due to their functionality and ability to construct sophisticated microstructures with similar motifs to those found in nature.   …Read more.

How Light from the Cosmic Microwave Background Interacts with Filters

Date posted: February 15th, 2018

Jackson Kishbaugh-Maish with John Ruhl
How Light from the Cosmic Microwave Background Interacts with Filters
SPIDER and the South Pole Telescope (SPT) are two experiments that my advisor, Professor Ruhl, is involved in. …Read more.

Continuous Liquid Interface Production of Gas Electron Multipliers

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

Samuel Merriman with Benjamin Monreal
Continuous Liquid Interface Production of Gas Electron Multipliers
Gas Electron Multipliers (GEMs) are detector tools used in high-energy particle physics research to detect weak ionizing radiation. …Read more.

Mechanical Topological Insulators

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

 Mechanical Topological Insulators
Jacob Moran with Harsh Mathur
In this project we will study mechanical topological insulators. Yu and Mathur [1] have found that the elastic modes of bilayer graphene are analogous to the electronic states of topological insulators. …Read more.

Black Phosphorus Field Effect Transistors: Device Physics and Performance

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

Bradley C. Odhner with Philip Feng
Black Phosphorus Field Effect Transistors: Device Physics and Performance
We are nearing the end of Moore’s law. Silicon based transistors, the amazing technology that led to the huge growth of Silicon Valley, are rapidly approaching a point where they will not be able
to progress anymore. …Read more.

Informing Architectural-Acoustical Design with Musical Details

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

William Spallino with David Kazdan
Informing Architectural-Acoustical Design with Musical Details
Music performance spaces are currently subject to vague design guidelines and long calibrations after their completion. …Read more.

Growth of Indium MonoSelenide for 2D Semiconductor Devices

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

Derek Tang with Xuan Gao
Growth of Indium MonoSelenide for 2D Semiconductor Devices
Two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) materials with structures similar to graphene and graphite have emerged as a major research area in materials and condensed matter physics research. …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.

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