Coe College Glass Research

Coe student Brittney Hauke has been involved with the work to fom tellerium oxide into glass.
Coe student Brittney Hauke has been involved with the work to form tellerium oxide into glass.

Tellerium oxide has been formed into glass by Coe College undergraduate Brittney Hauke, see image to the right. This follows on earlier work in this lab with Prof. Emma Barney of the University of Warick and Nottingham (UK). Brittney has gone on to confirm the amorphous state by performing Raman spectroscopy on the samples. These samples were made by Brittney by rapid cooling using twin rollers of our own design and manufacture. Work continues on characterizing this material by NMR and neutron scattering.

Coe student Nicole Johnson had a paper published with Coe College faculty Mario Affatigato, Steve Feller, and Ugur Akgun on her AcerS Cooper Award winning work on conducting vanadate glasses for high energy physics detectors. The paper appeared in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science.

In summer 2014 eight Coe students travelled with Profs. Mario Affatigato and Steve Feller to the joint DGG-GOMD meeting in Aachen, Germany and the 8th Borate Conference in Pardibice, Czech Republic. There they presented six presentations.

The 2014 Coe Playground of Science, 11th in a series of yearly outreach programs, drew over 1500 students and parents for an evening of science hosted by Coe's Physics students and faculty. About 50 demonstrations were performed to encouraged children to express their natural interest in science.

In February 2015 Coe students Arron Potter and Chris Ertl joined Coe College faculty in an evening science program for Children of Promise, a group of children whose parents are incarcerated

Prof Steve Feller, Coe students Eric Hoar and Nicole Johnson chat intently about research with Prof. Edgar Zanotto at the joint GOMD/DGG Meeting in Aachen, Germany (AcerS used with permission).

Prof Steve Feller, Coe students Eric Hoar and Nicole Johnson chat intently about research with Prof. Edgar Zanotto at the joint GOMD/DGG Meeting in Aachen, Germany (AcerS used with permission).