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Predicting detonation

Calculating the properties of crystals
For more than a decade, Warren Perger has collaborated with a team of researchers at MIT and Washington State University to understand how deformations in crystals ultimately lead to the initiation of a shock and, consequently, a detonation. Researchers at Washington State are performing IR, Raman, and optical absorption studies of energetic crystals; MIT is performing femto-second resolution experiments of the shock-to-detonation transition; and Perger is developing theoretical predictions for these phenomena. READ MORE






Graduate Student Government Presents Research Colloquium February 2-3, 2012

Each spring, GSG sponsors the Graduate Research Colloquium Poster & Presentation Competition. Poster Presentations in physics include (view the abstract list):

  • “Thallium Doping of (PbSn).5Te.5 and Iodine Doping of PbTe to Create More Efficient Thermoelectric Materials” by MICHAEL ADLER (Physics Undergraduate Major)
  • “Computational Prediction of the Behavior of MOF-74 Under Hydrated Conditions” by ANDREW J. KENNEDY & LOREDANA VALENZANO (Assistant Research Scientist)

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