Publications and presentations

Recent conference presentations by students:

Physical and Tribological Modification of Aluminum Oxide Surfaces and Silicon AFM Tips, Steven Sorenson*, Erik Linn-Molin, Naveed Ansari, Aimee Poda, W.Robert Ashurst, Brian P. Borovsky, Erin E. Flater, Gordon Research Conference on Tribology, Waltham, MA, July 2014.

Period Variations in Eclipsing Binary Stars in the Field of Open Cluster M23, Ben Anderson*, Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, October 2013.

Rare Transient Events in the Field of Open Cluster M23, Joe Novak*, Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, October 2013.

Single Electron Capture between Molecules and Highly Charged Ions, Gian Andreone*, J.A.Perez, Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, October 2013

Stability of Variability in Long-period Variable Stars in the Field of Open Cluster M23, David Pfotenhauer*, Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, October 2013.

Spin Torque of Carriers through Neel Walls, Dylan Winston*, Elizabeth Golovatski,  Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, October 2013.

Frictional Modification of Aluminum Oxide Surfaces, Erik Linn-Molin*, Steven Sorenson*, Naveed Ansari, Aimee Poda, W.Robert Ashurst, Brian P. Borovsky, Erin E. Flater, Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, October 2013.

Searching for Evidence of Pulsation Mode Evolution in Long-period Variable Stars in the Field of Open Cluster M23, Donald Lee-Brown*, 125th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science, Indianola, IA, April 2013.

Classifying Abrupt Stellar Signal Changes, Clara Olson*, 125th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science, Indianola, IA, April 2013.

Pulsation Mode Analysis for Long-period Variable Stars in the Field of Open Cluster M23, Donald Lee-Brown*, Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO, November 2012.

Searching for Brief Transient Events in Measured Stellar Signal, Clara Olson*, Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO, November 2012.

Frictional modification of aluminum oxide surfaces, Erik Linn-Molin*, Opeoluwa Matthews, Sarice Barkley, Naveed Ansari, Aimee Poda, W. Robert Ashurst, Brian Borovsky and Erin Flater, Gordon Research Conference, Waterville, ME, July 2012.

The Amplitude distribution of Pulsating Stars in the Field of Open Cluster M23, Donald Lee-Brown*, 42nd Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Lawrence, KS, April 2012.

Recent Bottomonium Results from Belle, Dallas Wulf*, American Physical Society April Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 2012.

Population Heterogeneity in New Variable Stars Discovered in the Field of Open Cluster M23, Donald Lee-Brown*, Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, November 2011.

A Statistical Test for Stellar Variability on Timescales of Weeks to Years, Donald Lee-Brown*, 41st Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 2011.

Astronomy Watch: A Web Interface for Public Analysis of Images, Kirsten Strandjord*, 41st Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 2011.

Development and Analysis of MatLab-based Blind Tip Reconstruction Algorithms, Braulio Dumba*, Jingjing Liu, Vahid Vahdat, Robert W. Carpick, Erin E. Flater, Gordon Research Conference on Tribology, Waterville, ME, July 2010.

A Tribological Study of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Alternative MEMS-type Surfaces, Opeoluwa Matthews*, Sarice S. Barkley*, Naveed Ansari, W. Robert Ashurst, Brian P. Borovsky, Erin E. Flater, Gordon Research Conference on Tribology, Waterville, ME, July 2010.

Investigating the Periods of Two Delta Scuti Star Candidates in the Field of Open Cluster NGC 2286, Andrea Schiefelbein*, 39th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 2009.

Searching for Stellar Flare Events in the Field of Open Cluster M23, Kirsten Strandjord*, 39th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 2009.

Conference Presentations by Faculty with Student Co-Authors:

Erin E. Flater*, George E. Zacharakis-Jutz, Braulio G. Dumba, Isaac A. White and Charles A Clifford, Towards easy and reliable AFM tip shape determination using blind tip reconstruction, Gordon Research Conference, Waterville, ME, July 2012.

J.A. Wilkerson* and J. Schulz, Eclipsing Binaries in the field of open cluster M23, 42nd Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Lawrence, KS, April 2012.

Opeoluwa Matthews, Sarice Barkley, Christopher Bouxsein, Matthew Deram, Nathan Eigenfeld, Naveed Ansari, Aimee Poda, W. Robert Ashurst, Brian Borovsky and Erin Flater*, Tribological investigations of octadecylphosphonic acid (ODP) and octadecyltrichlorsilane (OTS) self-assembled monolayers: A comparative study of MEMS-type interfaces, 58th International Symposium of AVS - The Science and Technology Society, Nashville, TN, November 2011.

Opeoluwa Matthews, Aimee Poda, W. Robert Ashurst, Sarice Barkley, Christopher Bouxsein, Matthew Deram, Nathan Eigenfeld, Brian Borovsky and Erin Flater*, Tribological study of octadecylphosphonic acid (ODP) and octadecyltrichlorsilane (OTS) self-assembled monolayers, 57th International Symposium of AVS - The Science and Technology Society, Albuquerque, NM, November 2010.

Erin E. Flater*, Isaac A. White, Kevin T. Turner, Robert W. Carpick, Development and Implementation of Atomic Force Microscope Tip Blind Reconstruction Algorithms, Gordon Research Conference on Tribology, Waterville, ME, July 2008

T. Pedlar*, Observation of Transitions in Bottomonium involving single eta mesons, American Physical Society April Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April, 2008.

T. Pedlar*, Recent Bottomonium Spectroscopy Results from CLEO, February meeting of the BaBar Collaboration, Stanford, CA, February, 2008.

T. Pedlar*, Recent Results in Heavy Quarkonium Spectroscopy from CLEO, 34th Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste, La Thuile, Italy, February, 2008.

J.A. Wilkerson*, T.S. Brown, K.A. Frank, U. Joshi, B. K. Lacoul, N.P. Rengstorf and A.M. Schiefelbein, Observation of New Variable Stars in the Field of Open Cluster M23, 210th Meeting of the AAS, Honolulu, HI., May 2007.

*Presenter(s)

Journal Publications with Student Co-Authors

Towards easy and reliable AFM tip shape determination using blind tip reconstruction, Erin E. Flater, George E. Zacharakis-Jutz, Braulio G. Dumba, Isaac A. White and Charles A Clifford, DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2013.06.02, 2014.

Improved measurement of branching fractions for ππ transitions among Υ(nS) states, S. Bhari, T. Pedlar et al., Phys. Rev D., 79, 011103, 2009.

Observation of Υ(2S)→ηΥ(1S) and Search for Related Transitions, T. Pedlar, J. Xavier et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 192001, 2008.

Measurement of the Near Infrared Xenon Scintillation Yield Near Atmospheric Pressure, J. Wilkerson, J. McLaren, and U. Raut, Nucl. Inst. and Meth. A., 500, pp. 345-350, 2003.