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Summer 2011 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. Links are provided to each student's final report unless the results will be included in a future publication.
Robert Baker, Austin Peay State University
Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Studies of a Quantum Organic Magnet (with Prof. Neil Sullivan): Report.

Roman Chapurin, University of Florida
Inductive Position Sensor Development for Grid Quantum Turbulence Experiment (with Prof. Gary Ihas): Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society: abstract.

Juan Contreras, University of Florida
Combinatorial Optimization of Applicant Selection in Job Markets in Academia (with Prof. Konstantin Matchev)

Alexander Davis, Washington State University
Anomalous Behavior in an Anderston-Holstein Model for a Single Molecule Transistor (with Prof. Kevin Ingersent): Report.

Brendan Faeth, University of Florida
Effect of Annealing on Superconducting Transitions in BaFe1-xCoxAs2 (with Prof. Gregory Stewart): J. S. Kim, B. D. Faeth, G. R. Stewart, "Specific-heat discontinuity Delta C vs. Tc in annealed Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2," Phys. Rev. B 86, 054509 (2012).

Giovanni Franco-Rivera, Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Field-Induced phase transitions in the S=1/2 Quasi-1D Antiferromagnet BaCo2V2O8 (with Prof. Yasumasa Takano): Presented at the March 2012 Meeting of the American Physical Society: abstract.

Ashley Gazich, University of Florida
Time Scaling with System Size for Resistor-Only Warm Up for Photovoltaic Device Simulation (with Prof. Selman Hershfield): Report.

Courtney Halpin, University of South Florida
Quantum Turbulence Generated by Grid Motion in Superfluid He (with Prof. Gary Ihas): Report.

Philip D. Javernick, Augusta State University
Piezoelectric Quartz Tuning Forks as Room Temperature Magnetometers (with Prof. Mark Meisel): Report.

Justin Maughan, Fort Hays State University
The Effects of Annealing on BaFe2-xCoxAs2 (with Prof. Gregory Stewart)

Sonya Sawtelle, Indiana University
Optimization of organic thin film transistors for use in an active matrix backplane (with Prof. Andrew Rinzler)

Suzanne Smith, Lycoming College
Synchronization induced by signal propagation in inhibitory networks (with Prof. Sachin Talathi): Report.

Trevor Smith, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Design of a low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope head with a low-friction, piezoelectric coarse approach mechanism (with Prof. Amlan Biswas): Report.

Jessica White, Texas Lutheran University
Optical Behavior of Three K1Fe2Se2-xSx Samples and Five Concentrations of Fe1TexSe1-x (with Prof. David Tanner): Report.

Nathanial Woods, Middlebury College
Improving B Jet Momentum Resolution at the Compact Muon Solenoid (with Prof. Ivan Furic): Report.

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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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