Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Magnetic Force Microscopy"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2012 - DURI
Research area(s):
electrical, mechanical, physics
Project Description:
The goal of this project is to engage a highly motivated undergraduate student in a research project involving scanning probe microscopy. The student will investigate the use of Magnetic Force Microscopy and use the system located at the Birck Nanotechnology Center. He/She will join a research team working toward the understanding and implementation of MFM for quantitative measurements.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will develope expertise in scanning probe microscopy (SPM), specifically magnetic interactions. This will include performing a literature search, training on the SPM at Birck, designing and conducting experiments, and presenting results in written and oral communications.
Related Website(s):
http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/nanotechnology/research/mcnally.php
Desired Qualifications:
sophomore or above, greater than 3.0 GPA, basics physics course completed
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
McNally, Helen
Deptartment/College:
electrical and computer engineering tech

Student Supervisor

Name:
Helen McNally
Title:
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
James Leary
Deptartment/College:
Basic Medical Sciences, SVM