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2001-02 Sigma Pi Sigma Undergraduate Research Awards
Award Information & Previous Recipients

Coe College

Investigation of the Structure of Ceseium Borate Glass by Neutron Diffraction Analysis

 

Final Report

Abstract
A neutron diffraction investigation into the structure of three glasses in the Cs2OB2O3 system is reported, and the results compared to those for vitreous B2O3. Data have been obtained to high values of the scattering vector magnitude, Q, in order to obtain high real space resolution in the total correlation functions, T(r).

 
Rowan University
 

Second Harmonic Generation in Optical Materials

Final Report

Abstract
In this project, we investigate the grain-size dependence of second harmonic generation intensity created by a pulsed 1064 nm Nd:Y AG laser in micro-crystals. Our goal is to determine if the material under investigation is phase-matchable and thus a possible candidate for effective second harmonic generation.

 
Seattle University

Construction of a Scintillator Detector for High Energy Cosmic Ray Showers

Final Report

Abstract
We are researching a variety of computational problems in nuclear physics, shock-wave physics, solid-state physics, fluid mechanics, and quantum mechanics. These student projects would be greatly facilitized by the building and running of a Linux-based Beowulf cluster, which speeds up Fortran and C++ physics computations through parallel processing. We request funds to build a small scale Beowulf cluster (5 computers) for which we are committed to matching any funds received from SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma.

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