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2011 Projects

Fabrication & Electrical Characterization of Nanogaps for Electrostatic Trapping of Gold Nanoparticles as Chemical Sensors.
Nazir Kamalov, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180.
Advisor: Professor Kim Lewis.

Nanoscale Magnesium Composites for Hydrogen Storage.
Stephen S. Rigos, Grove City College, Grove City, PA 16127.
Advisors: Dr. Yu Liu, Prof. Gwo-Ching Wang.

Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect Characterization of Magnetic Self-Assembled Monolayers.
Jesse Thompson, Gordon College, Wenham, MA 01984.
Advisors: Dr. Churamani Gaire, Dr. Gwo-Ching Wang.

Assessment of Terahertz Spectroscopy to Study Diffusion of Topical Drug Products.
Krysta Boccuzzi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 12180.
Advisors: Dr. Albert Redo-Sanchez, Prof. Xi-Cheng Zhang.

Dimension Dependence of Electron-Phonon Coupling Using the Pump-Probe Spectroscopy.
Richard Liu, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, 80903.
Advisor: Professor Yamaguchi, Postdoctoral collaborator Dr. Andrej Halabica.

Analysis of Semiconductor Defects Using Time-Resolved Photoluminescence. 
David Shelhammer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 12180. 
Advisors: Dr. Christian Wetzel and Christoph Stark.

Identification of the Cetus Polar Stream Substructure Using a Color-Magnitude Diagram.
Erin O'Malley, Siena College, Loudonville, NY 12211.
Advisor:  Dr. Heidi Newberg.

Chiral Dependence of Graphene Nanoribbon Edge State: Computational Study. Christopher A. Lane, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, 13699.
Advisors: Professor Dr. Vincent Meunier and Dr. Eduardo Cruz Silva.

Nonperturbative Computation of the Polarization Tensor in a Two-Dimensional Chiral Gauge Theory.
Clarissa Briner, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, 29424.
Advisor: Professor Joel Giedt.

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REU 2011

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0453231. 

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