The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) seeks to support Oxy’s mission by providing experiences that encourage the development of higher order thinking skills through faculty-mentored independent research. Find other student works supported by the URC here.

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Submissions from 2013

Thermal Expansion of the Heavy Fermion Antiferromagnetic YiBiPt, Rishi Bhandia

Submissions from 2012

The Fluid Velocity and its Reorientation in Simulated Turbulent Rayleigh-Benard Convection, Adriana Borrayo

Dispersion of Ions in the Drift Dark Matter Detector, Nicole Chen

Simulation and analysis of regular and chaotic particle dynamics in asymmetry-induced transport, Jacob Coleman

The Effects of Aspect Ratio on Onset Pattern Formation in Simulated Rayleigh-Benard Convection, Mary Flagstad

Assisting with hardware R&D for the DRIFT Dark Matter Detection Project, Everest Law

Solution of Laplace's Equation for a high end potential with a biased center wire in a Malmberg-Penning trap, Kyle Reuther

Submissions from 2011

The Fluid Velocity and its Reversal in Simulated Turbulent Rayleigh-B?nard Systems, Adriana Borrayo

The Thermal Expansion of the Heavy Fermion Antiferromagnet YbAgGe, Caitlin Brown

Magnetoresistive Correction to Cernox Thermometers below 4K, Thomas Cahuzac

An Analysis of the Effect of Rectangular Geometries on the Large-scale Circulation in Turbulent Rayleigh-B?nard Convection, Zamara Cardenas-Licea

Quality Control in Engineering DRIFT IIe Detectors, Pt 2, Nicole Chen

Engineering a Dark Matter Detector: the Intricacies of Construction of DRIFT IIe, Sean Curran

Quality Control in Engineering DRIFT IIe Detectors, Pt 1, Jennifer Fox

Searching for KK Axions with the DRIFT-IId Dark Matter Detector, Joseph Landers

Detecting Dark Matter - The DRIFT Dark Matter Project, Brent Magnusson

Magnetostriction of the Heavy Fermion Antiferromagnet YbAgGe, Lianne Pinsky

Width of Flux Peaks in Asymmetry-Induced Transport in a Non-Neutral Plasma, Kyle Reuther

Submissions from 2010

Large-Scale Circulation in Turbulent Rayleigh-Benard Convection Systems Michelle Fitts and Erik Ackermann, Michelle Fitts and Erik Ackermann

DRIFT-III: Engineering a Prototype Dark Matter Detector, Jennifer Fox

DRIFT-III: Engineering a Prototype Dark Matter Detector , Jennifer Fox

A Study of Pt-Sn Nanoparticles by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) Absorption, Christian Hernandez

Viscous and Thermal Boundary Layers in Simulated Turbulent Rayleigh-Benard Convection, Elissa Kim

Data Analysis and Simulation in the DRIFT Dark Matter Experiment , Joe Landers

Submissions from 2009

Measuring the Onset of Turbulence in Rayleigh-Benard Convection, Erik Ackermann

Superconducting Transition of the Magnetic Superconductor TmNi2B2C, Noah Azarin

Antiferromagnetic ordering of the magnetic superconductor TmNi2B2C, Thomas Cahuzac

The Superconducting Transition of LuNi2B2C, Isaac Cohen

The Direction of my Research with Dark Matter, Jennifer Fox

The Effects of Container Geometries on the Flow of Large-Scale Circulation in Simulated Rayleigh-Benard Systems, Nicole Ing

Submissions from 2008

High Efficiency Stoves in Northern Uganda, David Fong

On the Design and Development of a Radon Progeny Recoil Veto Systemfor the DRIFT-IIb Dark Matter Detector, Clark Gordon

Increasing Six-Bricks Rocket Stove Brick Maker and User Efficiency, Richard Kerr

A Study of Pt-Sn and Rh-Sn Ethanol Catalysts by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Ian McKinley

Submissions from 2007

Development of an aluminum-coated scintillator for use as the central cathode in the DRIFT dark matter detector, Jonathan Beck

in-situ ECFTIR Study of Ethanol Oxidation on Sn and Rh Modified Pt Electrodes, Matthew Lave

Thermal Expansion of a Dilute 3He-4He Mixture, Amanda Lounsbury

Fabrication of Insulated Tips for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in Electrochemical Environments, Gary Newsom

Magnetic Field Scaling of Asymmetry-InducedDiffusion in a Non-Neutral Plasma, Joshua Williams

Submissions from 2006

Theoretical modeling of many-electron spin systems, Bryan Conner

in-situ Electrochemical FTIR Study of the Mechanism of Ethanol Oxidation on Sn and Rh Modified Pt Electrodes, Matthew Lave

Thermal Expansion of the Heavy Fermion Antiferromagnet YbAgGe, Amanda Lounsbury

Magnetostriction of the Heavy Fermion Antiferromagnet YbAgGe, David Luna

Engineering and Characterization of Bi- and Trimetallic Nanocrystals for Catalysis in Model Ethanol Fuel Cells, Marc Sells

Building a Working Robot, Colleen Timmins

Automated Data Acquisition on Superconducting Wires using LabVIEW, Joshua Williams

Submissions from 2005

Electrostatic Field Simulations of the DRIFT-IIA Dark Matter Detector, Stanley P. Burgos

Magnetostriction of the Heavy Fermion Compound YbNi2B2C, David Luna

Thermal Expansion of YbNi2B2C, Emmanuel Winston Okraku

Fiducializing the DRIFT 2 Dark Matter Detector: Data Fitting and Pulse Processing, Atanas Petkov

Submissions from 2004

The Baby Skyrme Model. Kellen Gillispie and Michael Zlotoff , Kellen Gillispie and Michael Zlotoff

Constructing DRIFT-2: The New Dark Matter Detector. Atanas Petkov and Stanley Burgos , Atanas Petkov and Stanley Burgos

Submissions from 2003

Particle Simulation of Asymmetry-Induced Transport, Jason Dexter

The Measurement of Radial Temperature Variationsin a Non-Neutral Plasma., Brian Fowler

Monte Carlo Simulations and Tetrahedra on the 3-Sphere. Kellen Gillispie and Michael Zlotoff , Kellen Gillispie and Michael Zlotoff

Portable Neutron Source From Fusion, Jason Heidecker

New Data Analysis Softwarefor the DRIFT Dark Matter Detector, Atanas Petkov

The Effect of Surface Treatment on Rising Air Bubbles in a Hele-Shaw Cell, John Vigorita

Submissions from 2002

Thermal Expansion of RNi2B?2C (R=Yb, Lu) Dimitrinka Dulguerova and Jennifer Quan , Dimitrinka Dulguerova and Jennifer Quan

Path Instabilities of Clean and Surfactant Coated Bubbles Rising in Water, Joshua A. Forbes

New Readout Techniques of the DRIFT-II Detector, Jason Heidecker

Developing a 3-D Imaging Systemto Trace the Path of a Rising Bubble, Marin Markov

Calibration of the DRIFT (Direction Recoil Identification From Tracks) detector, David Poe

Isolating Diffusive Effectsin Asymmetry-Induced Transport., Finn Rebassoo

Submissions from 2001

The Magnetic Field Scaling of Asymmetry-Induced Transport in Non-Neutral Plasmas., Brenda Carrillo

Hysteresis Effects of alpha-Uranium at Low Temperatures., Dimitrinka Dulguerova

Fun with Fluid Columns. Erin Englert & Nate Villaume , Erin Englert and Nate Villaume

Studying the Shape and Path of Air Bubbles Rising in Clean Water., Marin Markov

The Magnetoresistance of Alpha-Uranium., Jennifer Quan

Lines of Constant Physics., Ryan Terri

Submissions from 2000

Cantilever Magnetometry using a Single Uranium Crystal., Brandy Benedict

Monte Carlo Simulation of the Ising and Skyrme Models. Steven Bornn-Gilman & Alex Do , Steven Bornn-Gilman and Alex Do

Analyzing the Amplitude Scaling of Asymmetry-induced Transport in Pure Electron Plasmas, Brenda Carrillo

The Effects of Bubble Generation Method on Bubble Dynamics, Erin Englert

Preliminary Simulations Applied to Asymmetry Induced Transport in a Non-Neutral Plasma., Calvin Liang

Magnetic Properties of Uranium., Jennifer Quan

Existence and Behavior of Waves in a Low Density Non-Neutral Plasma Trap., Zeljko Sakota

Modelling Alpha Particles in a Negative Ion Proportional Chamber., Nate Villaume

Submissions from 1999

Investigating the Properties of Ag and In Through Use of Hall Effect, Margarita Fernandez

Static Properties of the Skyrmion., Calvin Liang

Analyzing Particle Transport in a Non-Neutral Plasma Trap. Scott Rees and Brenda Carrillo , Scott Rees and Brenda Carrillo

Sonoluminescence: a Star in a Jar., Rachel Romond

Dynamics of Penta-Hepta Defect in a Hexagonal Pattern, Tammy Tam

Finding an Alpha Rejection Factor in 40 torr CS2, Nate Villaume

Submissions from 1998

The Irreversibility Line of LuNi2B2C, Charles DeBoer

De Hass van Alphen Measurements of RBe13 Compounds, R = Pr, Th, La, Jason Detwiler

Magnetization Measurements to 60T of UBel3 and PRBel3, Jason Detwiler

The Dynamic Kingdon Trap, Chad Folse

Ion Drift in Multiwire Proportional Chambers, Tohru Ohnuki

Low Temperature, High Magnetic Field Measurements of GdAISi, Rachel Romond

Low Temperature, High Magnetic Field Measurements of GdAISi, Rachel Romond

Data Acquisition in the Detection of Dark Matter, Nathaniel Villaume