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Summer 2004 Research Program:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Research Projects

Each REU student is listed below, along with the title of the student's summer project and the name of the faculty research mentor. A link is provided to each student's final report.

Neesha Anderson, University of Florida
Tunneling spectroscopy of PCCO (with Prof. Amlan Biswas): report.

Daniel Barrow, University of Florida
Investigation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes as electrochemical electrodes (with Prof. Andrew Rinzler): report.

Jared Bennatt, University of Texas at Austin
Performance of the local cathode strip chamber trigger in a muon beam test (with Prof. Darin Acosta): report.

Kara Chapman, East Central University
PIXE analysis of bone cut with hacksaw blades (with Profs. Gene Dunnam and Henri Van Rinsvelt): report.

Levica Chapman, East Central University
FTIR interferometers and conjugated polymers (with Prof. David Tanner): report.

Taeyjuana Curry, Florida State University
Magnetization measurements of antiferromagnetic SrCu2(BO3)2 using a VSM (with Prof. Yasu Takano): report.

Bryan Daniels, Ohio Wesleyan University
Using NRG to solve quantum impurity models for heavy-fermion systems (with Prof. Kevin Ingersent): report.

Samantha Dizor, Jacksonville University
The effects of variants in Mn12ac (with Prof. Stephen Hill): report.

Timothy Jones, University of Florida
Physical characterization of the heavy fermion superconducting noncentrosymmetric CePt3Si system and its variants (with Prof. Greg Stewart): report.

Zsolt Marcet, University of Florida
Prototype MEMS piston mirror array for pulse shaping in UV (with Prof. Ho-Bun Chan): report.

Nick Park, University of Florida
Validation of the CMS Track-Finder Trigger in a muon beam test (with Prof. Darin Acosta): report.

Chris Penley, Lenoir-Rhyne College
Charge-induced changes in the electrical properties of ultra-thin films (with Prof. Art Hebard): report.

Joshua Schoenly, St. Michael's College
Methods for compensating thermal mode distortions in high average power chirped pulse amplifiers (with Prof. David Reitze): report.

John Schreck, Millersville University
PIXE analysis of organic and non-organic foods (with Profs. Gene Dunnam and Henri Van Rinsvelt): report.

Jennifer Sirak, Rutgers University
Trapping and matrix isolation of chemical species in solid hydrogen (with Prof. Gary Ihas): report.

Jeff Street, University of Portland
Producing isotopically pure 4He for investigations of quantum turbulence (with Prof. Gary Ihas): report.

Jacob Tosado, University of Florida
Construction of a low temperature scanning tunneling microscope (with Prof. Amlan Biswas): report.

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