Publications of StFX Physics Undergraduate Students since 2007

At a primarily undergraduate university like StFX, faculty members heavily rely on undergraduate students to perform their research projects. The Physics Department has a very active research program, so that it is very common for undergraduate students to get involved, to see early on how research in Physics works, and to learn how to apply the techniques learned in class. Nothing demonstrates this better than the long list of papers (since 2007) on which a StFX undergraduate student is a co-author.

If you are interested in getting involved, have a look at our summer research opportunities list or simply send us (the Chair, or directly to the researcher you may be interested in) an email.

  1. B. P. van Zyl and Warren Ferguson
    Ordered phases in a bilayer system of dipolar fermions
    Phys. Rev. A 993, 053626 (2016) (link)
  2. R.K.W. Spencer, Paul F. Curry, and R.A. Wickham
    Nucleation of the BCC phase from disorder in a diblock copolymer melt: Testing approximate theories through simulation
    J. Chem. Phys. 145, 144902 (2016) (link)
  3. B. P. van Zyl, Wyatt Kirkby, and Warren Ferguson
    Density-functional theory for the crystalline phases of a two-dimensional dipolar Fermi gas
    Phys. Rev. A 92, 023614 (2015) (link)
  4. J. Towers, B.P. van Zyl, and Wyatt Kirkby
    Testing the nonlocal kinetic energy functional of an inhomogeneous, two-dimensional degenerate Fermi gas within the average density approximation
    Phys. Rev. B 92, 075129 (2015) (link)
  5. K.-P. Marzlin and Taylor Landry
    On the connection between the theorems of Gleason and of Kochen and Specker
    Can. J. Phys. e-publication (2015) (link)
  6. Connor R.C. Buhariwalla, R.K. Bowles, I. Saika-Voivod, F. Sciortino, and P.H. Poole
    Free energy of formation of small ice nuclei near the Widom line in simulations of supercooled water
    Eur. Phys. J. E 38, 39 (2015) (link)
  7. K.-P. Marzlin and Stephen Deering
    The Moyal Equation for open quantum systems
    J. Phys. A 48, 205301 (2015) (link)
  8. K. Le Bris and Laura Graham
    Quantitative comparisons of absorption cross-section spectra and integrated intensities of HFC-143a
    J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 151, 13 (2015) (link)
  9. K.-P. Marzlin and Thomas Lee
    Interferometry with relativistic electrons
    Phys. Rev. A 89, 062103 (2014) (link)
  10. Benjamin Scheifele, I. Saika-Voivod, R.K. Bowles, and P.H. Poole
    Heterogeneous Nucleation in the Low Barrier Regime
    Phys. Rev. E 87, 042407 (2013) (link)
  11. Zackary MacDonald and B.P. van Zyl
    Finite temperature analytical results for a harmonically confined gas obeying exclusion statistics in d-dimensions
    J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 46, 045001 (2013) (link)
  12. James Roberts, L. L. Graham, B. Quinn, and D. A. Pink
    Modeling the surface of campylobacter fetus: Protein surface layer stability and resistance to cationic antimicrobial peptides
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1828, 1143 (2013) (link)
  13. Aaron Farrell, Zachary MacDonald and B.P. van Zyl
    The Zel'dovich effect in harmonically trapped, ultracold quantum gases
    J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 45, 045303 (2012) (link)
  14. Aaron Farrell, B.P. van Zyl, Zachary MacDonald
    Evaluation of inverse integral transforms for undergraduate physics students
    Can. J. Phys. 90, 1 (2012) (link)
  15. K. Le Bris, James McDowell, and K. Strong
    Measurements of the infrared absorption cross-sections of HCFC-141b (CH3CFCl2)
    J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 113, 1913 (2012) (link)
  16. Colin J. MacDougall, M. S. Razul, E. Papp-Szabo, F. Peyronel, C. B. Hanna, A. G. Marangoni and D. A. Pink
    Nanoscale characteristics of triacylglycerol oils: phase separation and binding energies of two-component oils to crystalline nanoplatelets
    Faraday Discuss. 158, 425 (2012) (link)
  17. D.R. Jackson, Amir Mohareb, Jennifer MacNeil, M.S.G. Razul, D.G. Marangoni, and P.H. Poole
    Simulations of a lattice model of two-headed linear amphiphiles: influence of amphiphile asymmetry
    J. Chem. Phys. 134, 204503 (2011) (link)
  18. Megan J. Cuthbertson and P.H. Poole
    Mixturelike Behavior Near a Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition in Simulations of Supercooled Water
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 115706 (2011) (link)
  19. B.P. van Zyl, K. Berkane, K. Bencheikh, and Aaron Farrell
    Gradient corrections to the kinetic energy density functional of a two-dimensional Fermi gas at finite temperature
    Phys. Rev. B 83, 195136 (2011) (link)
  20. Aaron Farrell and B.P. van Zyl
    s-wave scattering and the zero-range limit of the finite square well in arbitrary dimensions
    Can. J. Phys 88, 817 (2010) (link)
  21. Aaron Farrell and B.P. van Zyl
    Universality of the energy spectrum for two interacting harmonically trapped ultra-cold atoms in one and two dimensions
    J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 43, 015302 (2010) (link)
  22. M. O. Musa, A. MacDonald, Lisa Tidswell, J. Holmes and B. Wallbank
    Laser-induced free–free transitions in elastic electron scattering from CO2
    J. Phys. B 43, 175201 (2010) (link)
  23. T.D. Hatchard, A.E. George, S.P. Farrell, M.O. Steinitz, C.P. Adams, Michael Cormier and R.A. Dunlap
    Production and characterization of 〈1 0 0〉 textured magnetostrictive Fe–Ga rods
    J. Alloys Compd. 494, 420 (2010) (link)
  24. Patrick Shea and B.P. van Zyl
    Thermodynamic properties of a harmonically trapped, two-dimensional charged quantum gas in a magnetic field
    J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 41, 135305 (2008) (link)
  25. Patrick Shea and B.P. van Zyl
    Simple analytical results for harmonically trapped quantum gases
    J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40, 10589 (2007) (link)