Status: 2nd year undergraduate student
Project: Determining electrical and thermal properties of materials
Advisor: Dr. Ravhi Kumar
Education: B.S. in Physics will be completed Spring 2020
I am currently learning how to use the Hot Disk transient plane source technique (TPS) in order to determine the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, and specific heat of materials such as PbTe. I am also learning how to use MMR’s SB1000 Digital Seebeck Controller to determine the Seebeck Coefficient of samples. I have learned how to pelletize and hot press materials as well as conducting X-ray diffraction in-house to determine the structural properties of materials.