Student Research | Theses


Bachelor of Science Theses 

Michael R. Ganger, “A Parity Violation Experiment for Undergraduate Laboratories,” 2017.

Jonathan D. Jaramillo, “Design and Construction of a Low Speed Wind Tunnel,” 2017.

Andrew C. Redman, “Development and Integration of a Low Cost, High Voltage Power Supply into a Thin Film Deposition System,” 2017.

Jordan A. Cady, "Development of an X Ray Diffractometer and its Safety Features," 2016.

Kyle Craft, "Remote Operation of a Farnsworth-Hirsch Fusor for Producing D-T Neutrons," 2016.

Thomas J. Eckert, "Efficiency Calibration Of NaI Detectors For A Measurement Of The 12C(n, 2n)11C Cross Section," 2016.

August Gula, "The Creation of Low Activity Mössbauer Sources for Undergraduate Research," 2016.

Margaret P. Kirkland, "Design and Construction of an X-Ray Diffractometer," 2016.

Jonathon Yuly, "Progress Towards a Cost-Effective Atomic Force Microscope," 2016.

Daniel J. Ballard, “Refurbishing a Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope,” 2015.

Sean Daigler, "Design and Construction of a Phase-Stepping Interferometer for the Study of Thin Films," 2015.

Kyle R. Flemington, "Deposition Chamber for Thin Film Deposition," 2015.

Paul R. Lashomb, "Measuring Parity Violation in Cobalt-60 Decay," 2015.

Sylvia I. Morrow, "Focusing in the Houghton College Cyclotron," 2015.

Garrett E. Hartshaw, "A Measurement of the 12C(n,2n)11C Cross-Section for use as an Inertial Confinement Fusion Diagnostic," 2014.

Ian J. Love, "Construction and Characterization of a Farnsworth-Hirsch Fusor," 2014.

Jennifer Newcombe, “The Construction of and Theory Behind the Houghton X-Ray Diffractometer,”2014.

Ethan Ocock, “The Design and Construction of an Atomic Force Microscope,” 2014.

Andrew C. Evans, "The Design and Construction of an X-Ray Diffractometer," 2013.

Nicholas A. Fuller, “Exploring the Capabilities of the Houghton College Cyclotron,” 2013.

Colin Lauer, "Building a Computer Cluster in Order to Simulate Dark Matter Interactions in Parallel," 2013.

Alexander H. Lipnicki, "A Remotely Controlled Electron Gun For A 200 Kev Electrostatic Accelerator," 2013.

Keith W. Mann, "Low Activity Mössbauer Sources for Undergraduate Labs," 2013.

Joshua D. Mertzlufft, “An Evaporation Deposition System for the In-Situ Study of Thin Metal Films,”2013.

Tyler G. Reynolds, "Design and Construction of an Interferometer System for the Study of Thin Metal Films," 2013.

Mark Spencer, “Refurbishment of the Houghton College Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM),” 2013.

Peter G. Kroening, "Reducing Dose While Maintaining Image Quality for Cone Beam Computed Tomography," 2012.

Jonathan W. Slye, "Design and Construction of a Multiplate Chamber," 2012.

Adam Silvernail, "Design and Construction of a Sample Holder and Heater Apparatus for Thin Film Stress Measurements," 2011.

Katrina Koehler, "Cross Section Measurements for Quasielastic Neutron-Induced Deuteron Breakup," 2011.

Lindsay N. Timian, "A Study of Tailored Oriented Thin Silver Films by X-ray Diffraction," 2010.

Kurt M. Aikens, "Design and Construction of a Deposition Chamber for Thin Metal Films Research," 2009. 

Daniel Haas, "Characterizing the Performance of the Houghton College Cyclotron," 2009.

Bethany J. Little, "Design and Construction of a Variable Temperature Atomic Force Microscope," 2009.

Stephen Thomson, "An Electron Gun Controller for a Small Electrostatic Electron Accelerator," 2009.

Andrew J. Loucks, "Initial Results from the Houghton College Cyclotron," 2007.

Joshua Troyer, "Considerations in the Design of Electrostatic Accelerator Columns," 2007.

Mickael J. Cressman, "The Design and Construction of a Small Cyclotron," 2006.

Christopher M. Wells, "Examining the d(n,nd) and d(n,np)n Reactions for Evidence of a Three-Nucleon Interaction," 2005.

Blake K. Winter, "The Decay Rate of Orthopositronium," 2005.

Peter T. Brady, “The Construction of a 200 keV Electrostatic Accelerator,”  2004. (CNC Milling Machine files)

Nicholas L. Kingsley, “A Novel 1st Generation Computed Tomography Scanner,” 2004.

Donald D. Merriam, Jr., “A Wind Driven Power Generating System: Initial Designs and Construction,” 2004. (Autocad files)

Sharon C. Tuminaro, "The Design of a Small Cyclotron," 2003.

Rebekah Y. Clifford, "A Tabletop Transmission Computed Tomography Scanner", 2003.

Rachel J. DeYoung, "The (n,2p) Reaction as a Probe for a Nuclear Δ++ Component", 2003.

Barry T. King, "A Preliminary design for a small permanent magnet cyclotron", 2003.

Sonya M. Marthai, "A Wind Driven Power Generating System: Preliminary Modeling of Power Curves", 2003.

David R. Ely, "A Tabletop Apparatus to Measure the Magnetic Moment of the Muon", 2002.

Daniel A. Kroening, "A Measurement of the Muon Magnetic Moment Using Cosmic Rays", 2002. 

Brian A. Winey, "A Low-Cost Van de Graaff Accelerator", 2002. 

Bachelor of Arts Theses

Victoria E. Finch, "A CT Scanner using Coincidence Techniques," 2014.

David P. Richards, "Examining Single Molecules in an Effort to Analyze Subdiffusion in Living Cells," 2014.

 Kirby D. Runyon, "Astrometry From Space: An Overview Of The European Space Agency’s Hipparcos Satellite", 2008.