Physics & Astronomy Senior Capstone Presentation

3:30 PM  - 4:30 PM
Friday Feb 21, 2014
Room 150, Olin-Rice Science Center

John Graham, Kinetics of Solid Phase Crystallization of a-Ge Thin Films: The study of semiconductors has never been more exciting. One semiconductor, called thin films, is an option for solar cell and infra-red detector construction. This new model explains the crystallization process of thin film Germanium, and develops a method to explore the physics behind solid state crystallization.

Mike Darrow, Finesse Measurement in Fabry-Perot Interferometers: Space­time Asymmetry Research is an experimental satellite that measures anisotropy in the speed of light to unprecedented resolutions using two orthogonal Fabry­Perot interferometers. To achieve the desired level of precision, the optical cavities must have finesse values greater than 100,000.  Two methods for measurement of finesse were tested: full­width half max measurement and the ringdown technique. 

Admission: Free

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