Measuring Molecular Alignment

Sam Spencer, Reed College 10

Mentor: Vinod Kumarappan

Kansas State University, Physics REU 2009

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation through grant number PHY-0851599.


Welcome.  This page summarizes my experience doing research during Summer 2009 at Kansas State University in the lab of Vinod Kumarappan, an AMO physicist studying molecular alignment. I designed apparatus and helped carry out experiments to measure the degree of alignment in rotationally cold and room-temperature molecular gasses. Please follow the link below for more details: