A collection of senior theses written by students in the Physics Department at Linfield College.

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Theses from 2016

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Protein Folding & Self-Organized Criticality, Arun Bajracharya

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Searching to Distinguish Defects and the Presence of Negative Capacitance, Thaddeus Cox

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Modeling the Behavior of the Graphene to Liquid Interfaces in an Electrolytic Liquid, Caitlin Duffner

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Effect of Electrolyte Concentration on the Capacitance and Mobility of Graphene, Flint A. Martino

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Reflective Efficiencies of Materials for Applications of Bifacial Solar Cells, Michael Metter

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Modeling a Circuit that Represents an Electrolytic Solution at Different Concentrations, Daniel C. Miller II

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Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector for the iLOCATER Spectrograph, Alissa Runyon

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Expanded Parameters in the Self-Organized Critical Forest Fire Model, Riley Self

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Nonlinear Harmonic Modes of Steel Strings on an Electric Guitar, Joel Wenrich

Theses from 2015

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Power Maximization of a Three-Phase Hydrokinetic Turbine, Matthew Carleson

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Effect of Seam-Height on Curveballs, Joseph S. Carroll

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Capacitance Measurements of Defects in Solar Cells: Checking the Model Assumptions, Justin R. Davis

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Measuring Charge Carrier Mobility in Graphene, Christina A. Harmon

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Measuring Strain in Trusses, Spencer Metzsch

Theses from 2014

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Line Defects in Single Crystal CeB6 Electron Emitters, Nicholas Fairhart

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Comparison of the Performance of Metal and Wood Baseball Bats, Kramer Lindell

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Optimization of Chemical Vapor Deposition Grown Graphene, Andrew Tan

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Does Protein Folding Exhibit Self-Organized Criticality?, Addison Wisthoff

Theses from 2013

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Correlating Fiber Quality Assurance Tests for the NOvA Far Detector Modules, Amanda K. Bowers

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Investigating the Benefit of Using Magnetorheological Fluids in a Shock Absorber, Chao Guo

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Optimization of Platinum-Based Spin-Hall-Effect Spintronic Devices, Josh R. Melander

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Constructing and Testing a Permanent-Magnet Railgun, Yangfan Wu

Theses from 2012

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Seismic Modeling with an Earthquake Shake Table, Jordan E. Barnes

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Automatic Pet Door with Magnetic Field Activation, Alex J. Keith

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A Maskless Photolithography Apparatus for the Microfabrication of Electrical Leads, Kyel Lambert