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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Reports by REU Undergraduates (and RET Teachers).

High Energy Physics

  1. Title: CDF HADRON END PLUG QUALITY CONTROL DATABASE. Author(s): B. PORTER, P. DE BARBARO, K. MICHAUD, H. BUDD, B.J. KIM, J.P. MANSOUR, Q. SHENCDF Note Number: CDF/MEMO/PLUG_UPGR/PUBLIC/3330 Date: 8/29/95
  2. Title: QUALITY CONTROL STUDIES OF MEGATILE PRODUCTION FOR CDF HADRON END PLUG Author(s): P. DE BARBARO, K. MICHAUD, A. BODEK, H. BUDD, Q. FAN, M. OLSSON, M. P ILLAI, W. SAKUMOTO, M. ALBROW, R. BOSSERT, S. DELCHAMPS, K. EWALD, J. FREEMAN, J. KERBY, W. KOSKA, P. LIMON, F. NO BREGA, J. STRAIT ET AL. CDF Note Number: CDF/DOC/PLUG_UPGR/PUBLIC/2778. Date: 8/18/94
  3. The Use and Structure of the CDF Hadron End Plug Calorimeter Upgrade, B. Porter , A. Bodek, CDF-NOTE-3330, October 1995.
  4. Title: PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF THE T-TBAR INVARIANT MASSAuthor(s): SUZANNE GALAYDA, MICHAEL ZINGALE RICHARD HUGHES, PAUL TIPTON, BRIAN WINER, CDF Note Number: CDF/ANAL/TOP/CDFR/2770 Date: 8/12/94
  5. "Search for the Decay of the Top Quark into a Charm or Up Quark and a Photon". Denise Sawicki. (T. Ferbel). D0 Note Number 3452, (June 1998).
  6. CDF 5164 "Design and Operation of the SVX-II/ISL Burn-in Sytem" J. Valls, J. Conway, A. Lath, M. Zgagac, J. Mammoser, S. Blusk, M. Kruse, D. Westbrook, T. Munar, R. Cropp, Nov, 1999
  7. CDF5101 "Control and monitoring of power to the CDFII silicon detectors", Mark Kruse, Andrew Ivanov, David Westbrook, August, 1999
  8. CDF4737: "The Interlock, Control and Monitoring System for SVXII and ISL" Mark Kruse, H. Ayub, S. Blusk, J. Cassada, M. Carew, M. Ernst, B.Kilminster, S. Rosenberg, R. Rudin, P. Tipton, D. Westbrook, Sept., 1998
  9. Brock Tweedie, ``A Study of Future Measurements of W Boson Helicity in $t\to Wb$ at CDF'', verb+CDF/THESIS/TOP/PUBLIC/5900+, March 2002.
  10. Sarah Demers, Jon Insler, Ben Kilminster, Jedong Lee, Kevin McFarland, Kirsten Tollefson, Tony Vaiciulis ``Response of the Central Calorimeter to Low Momentum, Isolated Hadrons in Run2'', CDF/ANAL/CALORIMETRY/CDFR/5874+, March 2002.
  11. Jonathan Insler, Sarah Demers, Kevin McFarland, ``Isolated, Low Momentum Hadron Response in the Central Calorimeter'', CDF/ANAL/CALORIMETRY/PUBLIC/5703+, August 2001.
  12. Sarah Demers, Ben Kilminster, Kevin McFarland, Kirsten Tollefson, Brock Tweedie, Tony Vaiciulis, ``Identifying Leptonic tau Decays in ttbar Events in Run 2'', CDF/ANAL/TOP/CDFR/5384+, August 2000
  13. Search for Penta Quark in the channel of PhiPPi, G.B. Yu*, Y.S. Chung*, A. Bodek*, S. Field*, M. Neubauer,F. W"{u}rthwein, E. Cerchtein, J. Russ, Ch. Paus, S. Tether, J. Chartier, M.-J. Wang, D. Litvintsev, CDF/ANAL/BOTTOM/CDFR/7144; 7/26/04
  14. Search for Theta^0_cs->Ds^-p state in CDF G. Yu, Y. Chung, A. Bodek, S. Field, M. Neubauer, F. Wurthwein, E. Gerchtein, J. Russ, Ch. Paus, S. Tether, J. Chartier, M.-J. Wang, D. Litvintsev CDF/ANAL/BOTTOM/CDFR/7638; 5/6/05
  15. CMS AN-2005/039 -- Study of Cell Energy Thresholds in CMS Calorimeters for Jet Reconstruction''}, R. Demina, J. Dolen, C. Justus, P. Tipton, M. Zielinski
  16. CMS NOTE-2006/020 -- Calorimeter Cell Energy Thresholds for Jet Reconstruction in CMS}, R. Demina, J. Dolen, C. Justus, P. Tipton, M. Zielinski, A. Bhatti, R. Harris
  17. CMS IN-2007/053 -- Jet and MET Performance in CMSSW\_1\_2\_0', R. Demina, J. Widawsky, M. Zielinski et al.
  18. CMS IN-2007/062 -- Performance of the kT jet algorithm in CMSSW, J. Widawsky, M. Zielinski et al
  19. Measuring the sign of the top charge using the top decay products in 1.5/fb: P. Bednar, V. Boisvert, Z. Gunay Unalan, W. Hopkins, K. McFarland, M. Schwartz, V. Sorin, S.
    Tokar, K. Tollefson, CDF/ANAL/TOP/CDFR/8921, 7/23/07
  20. CMS AN-2008/001 -- Performance of Jet Algorithms in CMS, Z. Qi, M. Zielinski et al.
  21. CMS AN-2008/002 -- Performance of the SISCone Jet Clustering Algorithm', Z. Qi, M. Zielinski et al.

Biological Physics

  1. TR139 : 8/3/94 Peter A Schott, Michael W Baca, and Robert S Knox Compartment theory in excitation transfer. I. Analysis of a one-dimensional antenna-trap system
  2. TR143: 12/15/94 Robert C Gilmore A reexamination of the Kennard-Stepanov relation
  3. TR145: 1/20/95 Stephanie Chen and Catharine Slader Construction of a model of the chromophores of the LHC-II trimer
  4. TR146 7/19/95 Christopher T Holcomb Compartmental theory in excitation transfer II. Analysis of two- and three-dimensional antenna-trap systems
  5. TR147 1/18/96 Atilla P Kiraly Excitation energy flow through light-harvesting chlorophyll proteins
  6. TR148 8/7/95 Denise A Sawicki A reexamination of failures in the Kennard-Stepanov relation
  7. TR151 12/18/95 Sawicki-Denise-A and Robert S Knox On the calculation of T*(n) from experimental data
  8. TR153 7/8/96 Denise A Sawicki Franck-Condon factors in linear coupling
  9. TR156 8/1/96 Denise A Sawicki The effect of slow internal relaxation rates on the spectral Kennard-Stepanov temperature
  10. TR157 8/5/96 Sheila Shah The effect of non-interacting impurities with variable fluorescence yield in the Kennard-Stepanov relation
  11. TR158 8/7/96 Jeffrey M Fox Classical approach to energy transfer between harmonic oscillators: 1. Peliminaries
  12. TR159 8/7/96 Kelly A Hicks A new approach to Kennard-Stepanov analysis: applications to spheroidenes and an electro-optical polymer
  13. TR163 7/14/97 Rawee Suwandechochai and Robert S Knox The Kennard-Stepanov relation for mixtures of chlorophyll-a and chlorophyll-b. I. Case of low concentrations
  14. TR166 8/26/97 Jeremy Kukafka On the calculation of Franck-Condon factors in linear coupling with distorted parabolae
  15. TR167 9/5/97 Jamin S Brown and Robert S Knox Implementation of the coupled-Kennard-Stepanov -systems model for excited-state relaxation: application to chlorophyll-a
  16. TR168 9/5/97 Jamin S Brown Fluorescence excitation spectrum predicted by the coupled-Kennard-Stepanov -systems model for chlorophyll-a
  17. TR173 8/31/98 Aleksander S Radunsky and Robert S Knox Time-resolved fluorescence and Kennard-Stepanov theory
  18. TR177 12/24/98 Jeremy D Kukafka Generalization of the Perrin-Lorentz planar oscillator model: applications to the optical anisotropy observed in the FMO trimer
  19. TR 178 8/13/1999 Robert S Knox and Lisa F Marshall The Kennard-Stepanov relation for time-resolved fluorescenc
  20. TR 184 8/11/2000 Laura A Allaire and Robert S Knox Fluorescence anisotropy in a photosynthetic antenna heterodimer
  21. TR 185 8/11/2000 Jennifer E Dawson and Robert S Knox Interaction of chlorophylls in a peridinin-chlorophyll-protein complex
  22. TR 187 8/30/2001 Robert S Knox, Jennifer E Dawson, and Laura A Allaire Optical anisotropy of interacting chromophores in protein complexes: exploration of a stochastic theory
  23. TR 190 9/25/2001 Bryan Q Spring and Robert S Knox Dipole strength of chlorophyll-b and energy transfer between chlorophylls b and a
  24. TR 192 3/19/2002 Katie E Lotterhos and Robert S Knox Incorporation of inhomogeneous broadening into the theory of excited-state anisotropy
  25. TR 194 12/19/2001 David G Mets In situ imaging of the RC-LH1 complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides by atomic force microscopy and scanning near-field optical microscopy\
  26. TR 199 6/9/2003 Robert S Knox and Bryan Q Spring Dipole strengths in the chlorophylls
  27. TR 196 9/4/2003 Natalie A Biondo and Robert S Knox Excitation transfer between chlorophylls: a comparison of methods
  28. TR 197 9/4/2003 Kristi Adamson and Knox-Robert Interpretation of fluorescence anisotropy in a peridinin-chlorophyll-protein complex
  29. TR201 9/4/2003 Laura E Schmidt Conductance of porphyrin-based molecular wires
  30. TR203 9/4/2003 Robert S Knox and Robert A Forties Excitation transfer between zinc porphyrins: a phenomenological study
  31. TR204 9/21/2004 Robert S Knox and Robert A Forties Excitation transfer between zinc porphyrins: a phenomenological study. II. Revised rates, extended predictions, and numerical methods
  32. TR205 1/4/2006 Robert A Forties Imaging of chlorosomes in bacterial membranes using atomic force microscopy and far-field fluorescence microscopy: progress report
  33. TR208 1/4/2006 Robert A Forties Imaging of chlorosomes in bacterial membranes using atomic force microscopy and far-field fluorescence microscopy: sample mounting techniques

Climatology Reports

  1. 001 8/12/04 Doouglas D Hollinger(RET) and Robert S Knox, "The application of DMSP/OLS "City Lights" data to a climate model to map temperature changes associated with power consumption"
  2. 002 8/12/04 Alan C Gelatt (RET) and Robert S Knox, "The geothermal contribution to climate change and the climate model of Iceland"
  3. 003 10/19/2004 David H. Douglass, B. David Clader, and Robert S. Knox, “Climate sensitivity of Earth to solar irradiance: update,” Text of a paper presented at 2004 Solar Radiation and Climate (SORCE) meeting on Decade Variability in the Sun and Climate, Meredith, NH, Oct. 27-29, 2004.
  4. 007 8/17/2005 Mark D. Laurri and Robert S. Knox Assigning feedbacks in elementary energy balance climate models: the T2x problem
  5. 009 12/13/2005 Dan Vacco (REU 2002) and David H Douglass "Temperature history of the earth," a collection of citations and graphics
  6. 012 11/15/2006 Kevin J LaTourette and Robert S Knox, "Application of a dynamical two-box surface-atmosphere model to the Mount Pinatubo cooling event"
  7. TBA 2008 Dan Allan and RS Knox "Energy-balance model analysis of a proposed climate stabilization scheme." (work in progress, possible senior thesis and possible eventual publication)

Condensed Matter Physics Internal Reports

  1. Synthesis of Polymer Precursors, by Julie D. Casperson and Yongli Gao. University of Rochester Condensed Matter Physics Note, Sept. 2, 1997.
  2. Infrared Spectra of Polymer Precursors, by Julie D. Casperson and Yongli Gao. University of Rochester Condensed Matter Physics Note, July 16, 1997.
  3. Infrared Spectra of More Polymer Precursors, by Julie D. Casperson and Yongli Gao. University of Rochester Condensed Matter Physics Note, August 29, 1997.
  4. Melting Points of Polymer Precursors, by Julie D. Casperson and Yongli Gao. University of Rochester Condensed Matter Physics Note, July 18, 1997.
  5. Melting Points of More Polymer Precursors, by Julie D. Casperson and Yongli Gao. University of Rochester Condensed Matter Physics Note, August 19, 1997.
  6. "Photoluminescence and Film Properties for Undoped DP6 PPV" SJ Konezny andYongli Gao, July 1997
  7. "Photoluminescence and Film Properties for Undoped meh-PPV" P. Roche and Yongli Gao, July 1997
  8. "Initial Device Characteristics for DP6-PPV films" SJ Konezny and Yongli Gao, July 1997
  9. "Initial Device Characteristics for meh-PPV films" P. Roche and Yongli Gao, July 1997
  10. "Photolumescence and Electroluminescence for dye doped DP6-PPV" SJ Konezny and Yongli Gao, Aug. 1997
  11. "Photoluminescence and Electroluminescence for dye doped meh-PPV" P. Roche and Yongli Gao, Aug

Astrophysics

  1. AstroBEAR: hydrodynamic & magnetohydrodynamic code environment designed for a variety of astrophysical applications --Brandon Schroyer. Developers:Andrew Cunningham, Peggy Varniere, Alexei Poludnenko, Kris Yirak, Matt Lijoi, Mike Laski (with A. Frank) http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~bearclaw/