Matthew Krupcale with Philip FengNanoscale Membrane Structures for Radiation DetectionRadiation detectors are used in a wide range of environments from medical to nuclear and research facilities. The use of nanoscale membranes for radiation detection has largely been unexplored, despite having interesting optoelectronic properties. This project focuses on conducting a...
Shay Mathews with Roger French, Timothy Peshek, and Yang Hu
Photovoltaic Degradation Analysis and Two Diode Simulated Models
An understanding of the degradation process of photovoltaic modules during real world use is crucial to extending their lifetime and reliability. The degradation that occurs during normal use of a panel can be...
Christopher Miller with Philip FengPhysics and Instrumentation of Growing MoS2 CrystalsThis senior project is aimed at developing physical vapor deposition, transfer printing, and other related techniques for making ultra thin semiconducting membrane structures, which have potential to be engineered into transducers and sensors (e.g., gas sensors or single-particle detectors)...
Jeffrey Oleski with Michael Martens and David Doll
Persistent Switch Design for MgB2 Superconducting Magnet
High quality MRI imaging requires that the main magnetic field remain temporally stable to within 0.1 ppm per hour, which is achieved by operating the main superconducting magnet in persistent current mode. After a power supply...
Andrew Oriani with Kathleen Kash
A Novel Route to Synthesis of Sn3N4 and ZnSnN2 Thin Films
III-Nitride direct band-gap materials have long been used in opto-electronic applications ranging from consumer high density optical storage devices and LED’s to ultraviolet research lasers.1-2 By replacing the group-III sublattice with an II-IV ordered pair...
Slavko Rebec with Mark Griswold
Desktop MRI Console
In modern MRI courses there is a severe lack of hands on interactions with clinical MRI machines due to the high cost of the equipment. The goal of this three phase project is to design a desktop sized MRI scanner to be used...
Jake Arwe with Xuan Gao
Incorporation of plasma into CVD graphene growth
Graphene is a 2D crystalline sheet of Carbon bonded together in a hexagonal lattice. Its unique structure gives it valuable optical and electrical properties that could be used in nanoelectronics or other fields. Current methods for graphene production do...
Emily Griffin with Ken Singer
Aluminum zinc oxide transparent conductors for optical cavity enhanced polymer photovoltaics
Indium tin oxide is the ubiquitous transparent conductor used in all liquid crystal displays and thin film photovoltaic devices. Indium, however, is a rare and relatively expensive material, leading to intense research to replace it...
Terence Southard with Roger Quinn, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Design, fabrication and testing of a new limiting oxygen index device
The Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) is one of an array of commonly used metrics for the rating of material flammability. Although devices to measure this value are commercially available,...