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Summer 2010 Research Program:
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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.

Stephen French, Gonzaga University
Conductivity in Carbon Nanotubes (with Prof. Andrew Rinzler): Report.

Erik Garcell, University of Florida
MEMS Simulations for Experiment (with Prof. Yoonseok Lee): Report. M. Gonzalez, P. Bhupathi, B. H. Moon, P. Zheng, G. Ling, E.\ Garcell, H.\ B. Chan, and Y. Lee, "Characterization of MEMS Devices for the Study of Superfluid Helium Films," J. Low Temp. Phys. 162, 661 (2011).
Presented at the March 2011 Meeting of the American Physical Society: abstract.

Joshua Giles, Princeton University
Synthesis and Characterization of LiFeAs and Relatives (with Prof. Gregory Stewart): Report.

Shamica Green, Nortfolk State University
A Circuit Model for Polymer Solar Cells (with Prof. Selman Hershfield): Report.

Mark Hannel, Purdue University
Inhomogeneous Charge Transort in Organic Solar Cells (with Prof. Selman Hershfield): Report.

Riley Howsden, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Effect of Tensile Strength on Phase Separated Manganites (with Prof. Amlan Biswas): Report.

Rafiya Javed, University of Florida
Colossal Electroresistance in (La1-yPry)0.67Ca0.33MnO3 (with Prof. Amlan Biswas): Report.

Kristina Looper, Michigan State University
Update to the CMS Muon System Level 1 Trigger (with Prof. Ivan Furic): Report.

Charles Meehan, Gettysburg College
Quantum Phase Transition of Cr(diethylenetriamine) (O2)2 H2O with Magnetic Field Applied Parallel (with Prof. Yasu Takano): Report.

Aliya Merali, College of New Jersey
Position Calibration of Cryogenic Dark Matter Detectors (with Prof. Tarek Saab): Report.

Estefania Perez del Solar, University of Florida
Magnetic Ordering of Quantum Magnets: Locating Chlorine Resonance in Organic Quantum Magnetis Using Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (with Prof. Neil Sullivan): Report.

Svetlana Romanova, Carnegie Mellon University
Searching for New FeAs Based Superconductors (with Prof. Gregory Stewart): Report.

John Spear, Clemson University
MEMS Pressure Sensor Testing at Liquid Helium Temperatures (with Prof. Gary Ihas): Report.

Brian Williams, University of Florida
Anyons: Field Theory and Applications (with Prof. Pierre Ramond): Report.

Ann Ziegler, University of St. Thomas
Characteristic of a Cryogenic Displex Refrigerator (with Prof. Mark Meisel): Report. Presented at the March 2011 Meeting of the American Physical Society: abstract.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants DMR-9820518, DMR-0139579, and DMR-0552726, and jointly supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense under Grant DMR-0851707. 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 or the Department of Defense.

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