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Summer 2008 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.

Brad Atkins Rhodes College
Heat release of Cr(dien)(O2)2·H2O near its quantum critical point of 12.4 T (with Prof. Yasu Takano): paper coming soon.

Miguel Bencomo (*), University of Texas at El Paso
Pressure induced changes of the magnetization of Mn7 molecules (with Prof. Mark Meisel): report.

Darsa Donelan, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Characterization of a tunable cavity for the LISA mission (with Prof. Guido Mueller): report.

Brien Friesen, Oklahoma Baptist University
A theoretical study of the single-molecule transistor (with Prof. Kevin Ingersent): report.

Sarah Joy, University of Florida
Coulomb blockade I-V characteristics in (La,Pr,Ca)MnO3 (with Prof. Sleman Hershfield): report.

Peter Lunts Indiana University
Small quartz tuning forks as potential magnetometers at room temperature (with Prof. Mark Meisel): report.

Melissa Magee, Walla Walla University
Nitrogen gas adsorption in zeolites 13X and 5A (with Prof. Neil Sullivan): report.

Katelyn Milliman, University of Florida
Enhanced transmission by periodic hole arrays in metal films (with Prof. David Tanner): report.

Chelsey Morien, Ursinus University
Optimizing growth conditions for BiMnO3 (with Prof. Amlan Biswas): report.

Jeremy Paster, University of Florida
Optimizing micromechanical force detectors for measuring magnetization at high magnetic fields (with Prof. Ho Bun Chan): report.

Gage Redler, University of Florida
High frequency electron paramagnetic resonance studies of Mn12 wheels (with Prof. Stephen Hill): report.

Jaron Swift, Prairie View A&M University
Magnetic susceptibility of L-amino acids in solid state at high magnetic fields (with Prof. MArk Meisel): report.

Grant Teply, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Refining Geant4 physics lists for the Osc-SNS experiment (with Prof. Heather Ray): report.

Joe Triana, Florida Atlantic University
3He recovery using single shot cryopump (with Dr. Gary Ihas): report.

Chun Yang, Centenary College of Louisiana
A study of electrical properties in bismuth thin films (with Prof. Art Hebard): report.

Kaitlyn Yoha, Duquesne University
Determining the position of the adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator and X-ray detector in the Micro-X sounding rocket payload (with Prof. Tarek Saab): report.

(*) This student participated in all activites of the UF Physics REU program. However, his financial support was provided by the National High Magnetic Field REU program.

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NSF logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants DMR-9820518, DMR-0139579, and DMR-0552726. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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