Rylan Prafke – 2016

Response of Surface Bound Hexacyanoferrate Films to Binary and Ternary Metal Alloys Research Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hampton Recently, there has been an increase in the use of intermittent renewable energy sources. By possessing a large volumetric charge density while maintaining rapid charging and discharging rates, electrochemical capacitors contribute to the diversity of energy storage materials […]

Scott Joffre – 2016

Characterization of Cation Intercalation in Surface Bound Prussian Blue Analogues Research Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hampton With the increasing popularity of handheld, rechargeable devices (such as smartphones) the demand for Lithium-ion batteries has also increased to fill this need. Alternative battery types provide an opportunity to lower costs by using more earth abundant elements. Prussian Blue […]

Jacob Pledger – 2016

Crystalline Channeling of MeV Ion Beams Research Advisor: Dr.Stephen Remillard Thin films of strontium titanate (SrTiO3) on single crystal magnesium oxide (MgO) substrate and strontium manganate (SrMnO3) also on single crystal MgO substrate are being considered for use in engineered superlattices. These superlattice structures exhibit unique properties which make them valuable in the semiconductor industry […]

Alec Nelson – 2016

Scanning of the Intermodulation of Superconductor Resonators Research Advisor: Dr. Stephen Remillard At the resonant frequency, superconductor resonators produce intermodulation distortions, smaller signals near the resonant frequency. By inducing external microwave signals, it is possible to analyse the patterns of intermodulation distortions (IMD) in several different types of superconductor resonators. These measurements can be used […]

Jeffrey Engle – 2016

Obtaining the Likelihood from Unbinned Data of Detected and Simulated Pulsars Research Advisor: Dr. Peter Gonthier   This research is made possible by the generous support of the Department of Physics and the Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences Office of Hope College.