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Senior Research Projects

Stetson Physics Majors - Senior Research Projects

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Nuclear Effects in 3He Structure functions and Symmetries
Jacob Ethier, Stetson University, and Wally Melnitchouk, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

A Dynamic Computational Study of the Role of Ion Channels in a Neuron
Eric Hall and Dr. Danielle Morel, Stetson University

Determining the Critical temperature of a YBCO Superconductor using AC Susceptibility Measurements
Nicholas Puerling and Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

Analyzing Reverberation Times in the Rinker Environmental Learning Center
Brett Abraham, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

Calculating the Local Acceleration Due to Gravity Using a Pendulum
Robert Erdman, Stetson University; Dr. George Glander, Stetson University

Roemer's Speed of Light
Amanda Hartlieb, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

Building an Optical Pyrometer that Calculates Blackbody Temperatures Using the Intensity of Two Infrared Wavelengths
Stephanie Lengeman, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

Determining the Hall Coefficient of Gold Thin Films
Christopher Rowley, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

Using a Toy Monte Carlo Simulation to Accurately Measure the Distance between a Neutral Pion and a Cesium Iodine Detector
Angela Steinmann, Stetson University; Dr. Myron Campbell, University of Michigan; Dr. Danielle Morel, Stetson University

A Study of the Frequency Doubling Conversion Efficiency of the Non-Linear Optical Crystal KTP
Sommer White, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

The Role of Voltange Dependent Dendritic Ion Channels in Linear Synaptic Integration
Igor Domladis, Stetson University; Dr. Danielle Morel, Stetson University

Drag Coefficeint of a Model Rocket
Daniel Yount, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

Using Spectrally Resolved White-Light Interferometry for Absolute Distance Measurement with Wide Dynamic Rage
Andrea Belanger, Stetson University; Robert C. Youngquist, Kennedy Space Center

Electric Impedance Tomography
Timothy Holifield, Stetson University; Dr. George Glander, Stetson University

Glancing Angle Deposition with Enhanced Substrate Control
Brian Bell, Stetson University; D. Schmidt, E. Schubert, UNL

Photoionization of the excited sodium atom from the 2p subshell
Christian Pecora, Stetson University; Dr. Haripada Saha, University of Central Florida

The Effects of Magnetic Fields on 90° Scattered Polarization at Sodium D1 and D2 Wavelengths
Brandon Marsell, Stetson University; Dr. Steven Tomczyk, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO.
Brandon won the R. S. Jin Award (best oral presentation) at the Zone 6 SPS meeting on February 17, 2007 at Florida Institute of Technology. The best of 16 presenters, Brandon even beat out five graduate students!

Imaging the Magnetic Domains of Magnetotactic Bacteria Using Magnetic Force Microscopy
Justin Black, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

LIGO Detection Efficiency Studies in Searches for Gravitational Waves from Binary Neutron Star Inspirals
Sarah Caudill, Stetson University; Peter Shawhan and Duncan Brown, LIGO, CalTech, Pasadena, CA

Building a Computer Controlled Liquid Nitrogen Cryostat
Danielle Mollman, Stetson University; Dr. George Glander, Stetson University

Design of a Force Sensor using Strain Gages to measure the Elastic Modulus of a Fibroblast seeded Scaffold
Renee Dickinson, Stetson University; Joshi and Webb, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Speckle Pattern Averaging in Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry
W. Langston, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

Development of a Third Generation Piezoelectric Contact Sensor with Applications to Manatee Protection Systems and Remotely Operated Vehicles.
Dan Carlson, Stetson University; Larry Taylor at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution

Studying the Thermodynamics of Vortex Tubes
Nick Frost, Stetson University; Dr. Tom Lick, Stetson University

Analysis of Magnetic Structures via Magnetic Force Microscopy
Jon Gosnell, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs, Stetson University

Setting Up the Small Radio Telescope (SRT) and the Galactic Rotation Experiment
Ari Litwin, Stetson University; Dr. Kevin Riggs and Dr. Anthony Jusick, Stetson University

An Explication of the Construction of a Laser Doppler Velocimeter, for the Purpose of Examining the Onset of Turbulence in Fluids
R. Adam Pridemore, Stetson University; Dr. George Glander, Stetson University

Thermal Stability of Ti on Al-110 Single Crystal Surface
S. Paul Stuck, Stetson University; work done at Ion Beam Lab, Montana State University.