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Seven "Undergraduate Research Day" Presentations by WIU Physics Students

Apr 29, 2009

On April 29th, several WIU Physics students participated in the annual "Undergraduate Research Day" at WIU resulting in seven poster presentations. Details are as follows:

Title: "Studying the Patterns of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) Using Atomic Force Microscopy"
Student Presenter: Joseph Wiewel
Faculty Mentors: Giles Kouassi, Chemistry and Mark Boley, Physics

Title: "Studying the Patterning and Magnetic Ordering of Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT) Using Magnetic Force Microscopy"
Student Presenter: Drake Brewster
Other Student Author(s): Joseph Wiewel and Grant Meyer
Faculty Mentors: Gilles Kouassi, Chemistry and Mark Boley, Physics

Title: "Emerging Active Regions On the Sun"
Student Presenter: Jacob E. Brown
Faculty Mentor: K. T. Kapale

Title: "Study of Orbital Angular Momentum of Light"
Student Presenter: Jacob E. Brown
Faculty Mentor: K. T. Kapale

Title: "Frequency-Doubling of a Tunable Dye Laser".
Student Presenter: Matthew Wick
Other Student Author(s): Dustin MacDermott and
Faculty Mentor: Pengqian Wang

Title: "Numerical Investigations of Trapping Characteristics in Various Ion Traps" (In-progress)
Student Presenter: Cory Randolph
Faculty Mentor: James Rabchuk

Title: "Magnetic Field Variation During Solar Storms and Its Effects on Weather Within the Lower Atmosphere"
Student Presenter: Chris Fraser
Faculty Mentor: James Rabchuk