• Determining the photometric capabilities of the CTIO 0.9-m telescope 

      Clarke, Cameron (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Physics and AstronomyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2015-04-14)
      Exoplanet detections are becoming more and more frequent as our ability to detect transits and Doppler shifted stellar spectra improves. Here, we report on eight observing nights at the SMARTS 0.9m telescope in Chile at ...
    • Measurement of material thickness using X-ray attenuation 

      Gaerlan, Oliver Mikhail H. (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Physics and AstronomyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016-04)
      The experiment will measure the thickness of a thin aluminum foil by sending a beam of x-rays through the foil. The thickness of the foil is related to the difference in the intensity of x-rays that pass through the aluminum ...
    • Phase space simulation of relativistic twisted electron Mott scattering 

      Madsen, John K. (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Physics and AstronomyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016)
      The question of how the spin of the proton and neutron arise from the angular momentum of the constituent partons is very pressing in the study of nuclear structure. As of yet, there has been no experimental method able ...