Student Research Honored at National Engineering Conference

Rylan Prafke won an award and the 2016 Annual Meeting and National Student Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  His presentation “Response of Surface Bound Hexacyanoferrate Films to Binary & Tertiary Metal Alloy Compositions” was co-authored with Dr. Jennifer Hampton, associate professor of physics. Jacob Pledger also presented at the conference.  His […]

SPS Seminar – Summer research

SPS Seminar Friday, October 14 3 pm VW 104 Anna Lunderberg Exploring the Effects of Copper on Composition and Charge Storage of Prussian Blue Analogue Pseudocapacitors As energy usage has increased in recent years, there has been great demand for efficient, cost-effective, and earth-abundant materials to be used for energy storage. The ability to produce […]

Caleb Sword – 2016

Determining the Nuclear Structure of an Unstable 25O Isotope Research Advisor: Dr. Paul DeYoung One of the primary goals of nuclear physics research is to better understand the force that binds nucleons. This can be accomplished by studying the structure of neutron-rich isotopes. For this experiment, excited 25O nuclei were formed by a collision between […]

Elizabeth Lindquist – 2016

PIXE-NRA Analysis to Determine Metalloprotein Stoichiometry Research Advisor: Dr. Paul DeYoung An Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) technique of simultaneous Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) and Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA) is being developed to determine the complete stoichiometry of metalloproteins. Even though approximately one third of all proteins are metalloproteins, the stoichiometric ratios of the metalloproteins are still […]