Research Report

Physics Education

Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Types of Two-Dimensional Pendulums and Their Uses in Education
Robert J. Whitaker
Science & Education 13, 401 and Reprinted in Michael R. Matthews, Colin F. Gauld, and Arthur Skinner (eds). The Pendulum: Scientific, Historical, Philosophical and Educational Perspectives. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005, pp. 377-39

Currently Funded Grants

  • Using Inquiry and Technology-Based Instruction to Improve Teacher Quality in Physical Science
K. Manivannan
$180,000 Missouri DHE Improving Teacher Quality Program

Astronomy

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Observational Studies of Early-type Binary Stars: MP Centauri
D. Terrell, U. Munari, T. Zwitter, and G. Wolf
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 360, 583
  • Pulsating Stars in Close Binaries. I. Investigations of Eclipse Mapping and Oblique Pulsations
M.D. Reed, B.J. Brondel, & S.D. Kawaler
Astrophysical Journal, 634, 602
  • Whole Earth Telescope observations of BPM 37093: A seismological test of crystallization theory in white dwarfs
A. Kanaan et al. (The Whole Earth Telescope Collaboration; including M.D. Reed)
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 432, 219
  • Pushing the ground-based limit: 14-1#1mag photometric precision with the definitive Whole Earth Telescope asteroseismic data set for the rapidly oscillating Ap star HR 1217
D.W. Kurtz et al. ((The Whole Earth Telescope Collaboration; including M.D. Reed)
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Pulsating Stars in Close Binaries
M.D. Reed & B.J. Brondel
Tidal Evolution and Oscillations in Binary Stars: Third Granada Workshop on Stellar Structure, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 333, 228
  • Studies of Early-type Binaries: TU Mus and MP Cen
D. Terrell, U. Munari, T. Zwitter, R. Nelson, and G. Wolf
ASP Conference Series, Vol. 318, 215
  • Pulsating Subdwarf B Stars in Close Binaries
M.D. Reed & B.J. Brondel
14th European Workshop on White Dwarfs, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 334, 607
  • Asteroseismic Results for GD 154
D.O. Hurkal, G. Handler, B.A. Steininger, & M.D. Reed
14th European Workshop on White Dwarfs, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 334, 577
  • Time-series spectroscopy and photometry of the pulsating subdwarf B star PG 1219+534
S.L. Harms, M.D. Reed, & S.J. O'Toole American Astronomical Society Meeting 207, 122.09

Presentations

  • Follow-up observations of EC 14026 pulsators
George Wolf
2nd meeting on hot subdwarfs and related objects. La Palma, Spain
  • Observational evidence for tidally inclined pulsations axes
M.D. Reed
2nd meeting on hot subdwarfs and related objects. La Palma, Spain
  • Time-series spectroscopic observations of PG1219
S.L. Harms
2nd meeting on hot subdwarfs and related objects. La Palma, Spain
  • Do pulsating subdwarf B stars exist in clusters?
M.D. Reed
2nd meeting on hot subdwarfs and related objects. La Palma, Spain
  • Follow-up observations of pulsating subdwarf B stars
M.D. Reed
Workshop on Stellar Pulsation and Evolution. Rome, Italy
  • Searching for observational evidence of tidally induced pulsation axes
M.D. Reed
Workshop on Stellar Pulsation and Evolution. Rome, Italy
  • Analysis of the New Multi-Periodic delta Scuti Variable Star GSC2.2 N033131287450
J.R. Eggen
Missouri Space Grant Conference. Springfield, MO
  • Photometric Analysis Provides Evidence for a Type I Cepheid Classification of Star HD 207489
G. Gelven
Missouri Space Grant Conference. Springfield, MO
  • Searching for Cluster Variables Using Hubble Data on the web
Stephen Fullerton
Missouri Space Grant Conference. Springfield, MO
  • Determining the Frequencies of Pulsation for the Subdwarf B Star KPD 2109+4401

S.L. Harms

Missouri Space Grant Conference. Springfield, MO
  • An Asteroseismological Toolbox

M.D. Reed and S.L. Harms

Missouri State University

  • Data Analysis of Light Curves from Automated Telescopes

T. Cheevatadavirut

Missouri Space Grant Conference. Springfield, MO


Currently Funded Grants

  • Missouri Space Grant Consortium

Funding Agency: NASA
PI: G.W. Wolf; Co-I: R.S. Patterson, M.D. Reed Amount and Duration: $15,931 + $36,193 (carryover) 2005

  • Understanding subdwarf B stars through asteroseismology

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: M.D. Reed; Co-I: G.W. Wolf Amount and Duration: $291,514 August, 2003 - July, 2006


Pending Grants

  • RUI: Discerning the interior structure of stars: Subdwarf B stars as a probe of horizontal branch stars

PI: M.D. Reed; Co-I: G.W. Wolf
Amount: $366,565

  • Collaborative Research: RUI: A comprehensive survey of the pulsation properties of subdwarf B stars

PI: M.D. Reed; Co-I: D.M. Terndrup (Ohio State University)
Amount: $345,646


Materials Science

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Single Channel Recordings from Synaptosomal AMPA Receptors

T. Vaithianathan, K.A. Manivannan, R. Kleene, B. Bahr, M. Dey, A. Dityatev, and V. Suppiramaniam
Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, 75, 75

  • Aqueous chemistry in the diamond anvil cell up to and beyond the critical point of water

W.A. Bassett, I.-M. Chou, A.J. Anderson, and R.A. Mayanovic Chapter contribution in Chemistry at Extreme Conditions, M. R. Manaa, ed. (Elsevier) pp 223-240.

  • X-Ray spectroscopic investigations of scandium chloride aqueous solutions using the hydrothermal diamond anvil cell

R.A. Mayanovic, A.J. Anderson, W.A. Bassett, and I.-M. Chou
Advanced Photon Source Annual Report 2003

  • X-Ray microspectroscopic analyses of mineral-fluid and melt-fluid interactions at extreme temperatures and pressures

A.J. Anderson, R.A. Mayanovic, W.A. Bassett, and I.-M. Chou
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69, A52

  • The structure of Gd3+ aqua and chloro complexes under hydrothermal conditions

R.A. Mayanovic, A.J. Anderson, W.A. Bassett, and I.-M. Chou
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69, A662

  • Agarose-stabilized yellow nanoparticles for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic detection of DNA nucleotides

V. Kattumuri, S. Guha, M. Chandrasekhar, K. Raghuram an, K. V. Katti, K. Ghosh and R.J. Patel
Submitted to Appl. Phys. Lett.

  • Anomalous Magnetic Properties of Mechanically Milled CoO Nanoparticles

S. R. Mishra, I. Dubenko, J. Losby, K. Ghosh, M. Khan, and N. Ali
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (in print).

  • Electron Field Emission Mechanism In Sulfur Incorporated Nanocrystalline Carbon Thin Films: A Quest

S. Gupta, B. R. Weiner, and G. Morell
J. Appl. Phys. 95, 094307 and Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology

  • Role of Hydrogen in a-Si:H Revisited: Optical Characterization and Modeling

S. Gupta, B. R. Weiner, and G. Morell
J. Vac. Sci. and Technol. A, Nov. issue

  • Ex Situ Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Investigations of Chemical Vapor Deposited Nanocomposite Carbon Thin Films

S. Gupta, B. R. Weiner, and G. Morell
Thin Solid Films, 450-451, 472

  • In situ Raman Spectro-electrochemistry Study of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Mat

S. Gupta, M. Hughes, A. H. Windle, and J. Robertson
Diam. and Relat. Mater. 13, 1314

  • Charge Transfer in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Actuators Using In Situ Raman Spectroscopy

S. Gupta, M. Hughes, A.H. Windle, and J. Robertson
J. Appl. Phys. 95, 2038

  • Multi-wavelength Raman Spectroscopy of Carbon-based Materials

S. Gupta, B. Brown, M. Park, and R. J. Nemanich
Diam. and Relat. Materials (submitted)

  • Role of thin Fe in synthesizing small diameter carbon nanotubes via MWCVD technique

S. Gupta, Y. Y. Wang, and R. J. Nemanich
Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 2610 and Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology October 11, 2004, Vol. 9

  • Increased field emission site density from re-grown carbon nanotube films

Y. Y. Wang, S. Gupta, M.L. Liang and R. J. Nemanich
J. Appl. Phys. 97, 104309-1

  • Small diameter carbon nanotubes films and their field emission properties

Y. Y. Wang, S. Gupta, J. M. Garguilo, Z. L. Liu, L. C. Qin, and R.J. Nemanich
Diam. and Relat. Mater. 14, 714

  • Imaging temperature dependent field emission from carbon nanotube films: Single- versus multi-walled

S. Gupta, Y. Y. Wang, J. M. Garguilo, and R. J. Nemanich
Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 063109-1

  • Hollow to bamboo-like internal structure transition observed in carbon nanotube films

Y. Y. Wang, S. Gupta, J. Liu, and R. J. Nemanich
J. Appl. Phys. 97, 014312

  • Electronic structure of sulfur-modified nanocrystalline carbon films

S. Gupta, B. R. Weiner, and G. Morell
J. Appl. Phys. 97, 094307

  • On metallic characteristics in some conducting polymers

P.K. Kahol, J.C. Ho, Y.Y. Chen, C.R. Wang, S. Neeleshwar, C.B. Tsai, B. Wessling
Synthetic Metals 151, 65

  • An electron paramagnetic resonance study of morphological disorder in polypyrrole through oxygen effects

P.K. Kahol, N.T. Kemp, and A.B. Kaiser
Solid State Communications 135, 775

  • Heat Capacity, Magnetic Susceptibility, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, and dc Conductivity Investigations of Dispersed Polyaniline and Poly(ethyl dioxythiophene)

P.K. Kahol, J.C. Ho, Y.Y. Chen, C.R. Wang, S. Neeleshwar, C.B. Tsai, B. Wessling
Synthetic Metals 153, 169


Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Growth of a New Form of Polycrystalline Silicon Thin Films Synthesized by Hot Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition

A. R. Middya, J-J Liang, and K. Ghosh
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 862, A19.8.1

  • Raman Scattering from Organic Light Emitting Diodes

S. Guha, M. Arif, J. G. Keeth, T. W. Kehl, K. Ghosh and R. E. Giedd
Physics of Semiconductors CP772, 1079

  • Effect on low Temperature Annealing on High Field Magnetoresistance and Hall effect in (Ga, Mn)As Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors

K. Ghosh, M. Arif, T. Kehl, S. R. Mishra and J. Broerman
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 831, E3.21.1

  • Magneto-transport Properties of Compression Molded CrO2-Polyamide Composite

S. R. Mishra, K. Ghosh, J. Losby, T. Kehl and Ann Viano
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 847, EE13.23.I

  • Magnetic and Transport Properties of Ferromagnetic-PEEK Polymer Nanocomposite Prepared via Ion-Implantation

K. Ghosh, S. R. Mishra, J. Losby, T. Kehl, B. Robertson, T. Kassim, R. Patel, M. Weigand, M. Curry, and R. E. Giedd
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 853, I4.24.1

  • Design of an Optical Fixed-Weight Learning Neural Network

A. Steven Younger and Emmett Redd
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks '05, IEEE 2005


Presentations

  • Growth of metal nanoparticles and ion association in aqueous solutions

R.A. Mayanovic
Missouri State University

  • The structure of Gd3+ aqua and chloro complexes under hydrothermal conditions

R.A. Mayanovic, A.J. Anderson, W.A. Bassett, I.-M. Chou
V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Moscow, ID.

  • Use of the hydrothermal diamond-anvil cell for x-ray spectroscopic studies of metal ion complexes, hydrothermal leaching and element partitioning at elevated temperatures and pressures

R.A. Mayanovic, A.J. Anderson, W.A. Bassett, I-M. Chou, and A.J. Layman
Geological Society of America Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

  • The structure surrounding Nb in a hydrous Nb-bearing silicate melt at elevated temperatures and pressures

J. Rinck, R.A. Mayanovic, .J. Anderson, W.A. Bassett, I-M. Chou, and A.J. Layman
Argonne National Laboratory Undergraduate Symposium, Argonne, IL.

  • Learning at the Speed of Light

Steven Younger and Emmett Reed Missouri State University

  • Preparation and characterization of Fe and Fe-Ni Perm alloy magnetic nanoparticles embedded in a thin polymer films by ion-implantation

T. Kehl, B. Robertson, C. Vera, L. Fadiga, K. Paul, T. Kassim, K. Ghosh, R.J. Patel, and R. E. Giedd
American Physical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

  • Growth and characterization of dilute magnetic semiconductors for spintronic devices.

B. Robertson, G. Mundada, K. Paul, C. Vera, T. Kehl, K. Ghosh

Missouri Academy of Science, Lincoln, MO

  • Synthesis of nanoparticles using pulsed laser deposition

C. Vera, K. Paul, T. Kehl, B. Robertson, G. Mundada, K. Ghosh
Missouri Academy of Science, Lincoln, MO

  • Fabrication of Inorganic-Organic spintronic devices

L. Fadiga, K. Temitope, T. Kehl, K. Ghosh

Missouri Academy of Science, Lincoln, MO

  • Electrical and magnetic properties of magnetic nanocomposites made via ion implantation

T. Kehl, B. Robertson, L. Fadiga, C. Vera, R.J. Patel, M. Curry, K. Ghosh, R.E. Giedd
Missouri Academy of Science, Lincoln, MO

  • Growth and characterization of inorganic/organic spintronic devices

T. Kassim, J. Keeth, T. Kehl, K. Ghosh

Missouri Academy of Science, Lincoln, MO

  • Growth and Characterization of Ag nanoparticles

K. Paul, G. Mundada, C. Vera, and K. Ghosh
Missouri Academy of Science, Lincoln, MO

  • High Temperature Ferromagnetism in Ocide-based Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors

G. Mundada, S. Manchiraju, and K. Ghosh
Interdisciplinary Forum, Southwest Missouri State University

  • Growth of Nanoparticles using Pulsed Laser Deposition

T. Kehl and K. Ghosh
Interdisciplinary Forum, Southwest Missouri State University

  • Fabrication and Characterization of Inorganic-Organic Heterostructure spintronic devices

T. Kassim and K. Ghosh Interdisciplinary Forum, Southwest Missouri State University

  • Growth and Characterization of Au and Ag Nanoparticles by Physio-chemical method

K. Paul, C. Vera, and K. Ghosh
Interdisciplinary Forum, Southwest Missouri State University

  • Imaging temperature-dependent field emission from carbon nanotube films: Single- versus multi-walled

S. Gupta, Y.Y. Wang, J.M. Garguilo, R.J. Nemanich
ADC Nanocarbon, ANL

  • Electrochemical Tuning and Investigations on Actuator mechanism of Single-Wall Carbon nanotubes

S. Gupta
ADC Nanocarbon, ANL

  • Electron Field Emission from Nanostructured Carbons

S. Gupta
APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

  • Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Films: Sinle- versus Multi-walled

S. Gupta, Y.Y. Wang, R.J. Nemanich
APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

  • Electron-beam induced surface modification of carbon nanotube films: Single- versus multi-walled

N.D. Smith, R.J. Patel, Y.Y. Wang, and S. Gupta Annual meeting of Missouri Academy of Science, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO

  • Advanced Carbon Materials for Space Applications

S. Gupta
Annual meeting of Missouri Academy of Science, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO

  • Nanostructured Carbon Materials

S. Gupta
Missouri Nano-Alliance, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

  • Temperature-dependent field, emission imaging from carbon nanotube films

S. Gupta, Y.Y. Wang, J.M. Garguillo, and R.J. Nemanich
DRM

  • The Potential of Carbon Based materials in Vacuum Thermionic Energy Conversion

F.A. Koeck, J.R. Smith, J. Garguilo, Y.Y. Wang, S. Gupta, G. Bilbro, and R.J. Nemanich
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp.

  • Sulfur-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition of Nanocrystalline Diamond: Properties and Applications

G. Morrell, S. Gupta, et al.
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp.

  • Irradiation-induced surface modifications in multifunctional nanostructured carbons for space applications

S. Gupta
42nd IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference, Seattle, WA

  • Irradiation Induced Surface Modifications in Multifunctional Nanostructured Carbons

S. Gupta MRS Fall 05 Symposium Q


Currently Funded Grants

  • Bull Shoals Field Station Renovations

Janice Greene (with Emmett Redd)
National Science Foundation

  • Investigating Optical Hardware, Fixed-Weight Learning Neural Networks

Steve Younger and Emmett Redd
National Science Foundation

  • Advanced Nanocomposite Carbon Materials for Space Applications

S. Gupta
$5,000 Summer Faculty Fellowship, Southwest Missouri State University

  • X-Ray Spectroscopic Studies of the Structure of Rare Earth Element Aqueous Ion Complexes under Hydrothermal Conditions

R. Mayanovic
National Science Foundation


Pending Grants

  • Growth, Characterization, and Physics of Oxide-based Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors

K. Ghosh

$50,000 Petroleum Research Fund

  • Acquisition of a Multi-Functional Variable Pressure Field Emission Scanning/Transmission Electron Microscope for Nano/Micro Characterization and Nano Fabrication

S. Gupta Co-PI
$700,000 National Science Foundation, Major Research and Instrumentation

  • Temperature dependent electrical transport properties of nanostructured carbons

S. Gupta

$34,500 ACS Petroleum Research Fund: Type B

  • Temperature Dependent Electrical Transport Investigations on Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocomposites

S. Gupta
$35,000 3M Company

  • Micro-sized RF tube amplifier with micro-gridded cold cathode

S. Gupta Co-I
$400,000 AFOSR- SBIR Phase I