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2016

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Perspectives on the Distributions of ESD Breakdowns for Spacecraft Charging Applications, Allen Andersen, Krysta Moser, and JR Dennison; 14th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference

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Synergistic Models of Electron Emission and Transport Measurements of Disordered SiO2, JR Dennison, Jodie Corbridge Gillespie, Allen Andersen, Amberly Evans Jensen, Gregory Wilson, Justin Dekany, Alec M. Sim, and Ryan Hoffmann; 14th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference

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Reestablishing Observations throughout the Mesosphere with the ALO-USU Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar, Shayli Elliott, Bryant Ward, Benjamin Lovelady, Jessica Gardiner, Lucas Priskos, Matthew T. Emerick, and Vincent B. Wickwar; 2016 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop, Santa Fe, NM

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Using the WSA Model to Test the Parker Spiral Approximation for SEP Event Magnetic Connections, S. W. Kahler, C. N. Arge, and David Alan Smith; Solar Physics

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Dynamical spacetime symmetry, Benjamin Lovelady and James Thomas Wheeler; Physical Review D

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Searching for Troposphere-Mesosphere Connections Using the ALO-USU Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar, David K. Moser, Vincent B. Wickwar, and Joshua P. Herron; 2016 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop, Santa Fe, NM

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Dependence of Electrostatic Field Strength on Voltage Ramp Rate for Spacecraft Materials, Krysta Moser, Allen Andersen, and JR Dennison; 14th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference

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Effects of Voltage Ramp Rates on Electrostatic Field Strength in Highly Disordered Insulating, Krysta Moser, Allen Andersen, and JR Dennison; Utah State University Student Research Symposium

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Obtaining Continuous Observations from the Upper Stratosphere to the Lower Thermosphere Using the ALO-USU Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar., Jonathan L. Price, Vincent B. Wickwar, Leda Sox, Matthew T. Emerick, Joshua P. Herron, Shayli Elliott, Bryant Ward, and Benjamin Lovelady; 2016 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop, Santa Fe, NM

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Simultaneous, Collocated Rayleigh And Sodium Lidar Temperature Comparison, Leda Sox, Vincent B. Wickwar, Tao Yuan, and Neal Criddle; 2016 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop, Santa Fe, NM

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Seasonal Temperatures From The Upper Mesosphere To The Lower Thermosphere Obtained With The Large, Alo-usu, Rayleigh Lidar, Vincent B. Wickwar, Leda Sox, Matthew T. Emerick, and Joshua P. Herron; 2016 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop, Santa Fe, NM

2015

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Comparing Experimental Apples and Oranges with Quantile-Quantile Plots, Allen Andersen and JR Dennison; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting

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Mixed Weibull Distribution Model of DC Dielectric Breakdowns with Dual Defect Modes, Allen Andersen and JR Dennison; 2015 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena

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Pre-breakdown Arcing as a Proxy for DC Dielectric Breakdown Testing of Polymeric Insulators, Allen Andersen and JR Dennison; Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena—(CEIDP 2015)

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Electrostatic Discharge and Endurance Time Measurements of Spacecraft Materials: A Defect-Driven Dynamic Model, Allen Andersen, JR Dennison, Alec M. Sim, and Charles Sim; IEEE Tran. Plasma Science

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Variations in Mesospheric Neutral Densities from Rayleigh Lidar Observations at Utah State University, David L. Barton, Vincent B. Wickwar, Joshua P. Herron, Leda Sox, and Luis A. Navarro; 27th International Laser Radar Conference, New York, NY

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Dependence of Electrostatic Field Strength on Voltage Ramp Rates for Spacecraft Material, Krysta Moser, Allen Andersen, and JR Dennison; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting

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Dependence of Electrostatic Field Strength on Voltage Ramp Rates for Spacecraft Materials, Krysta Moser, Allen Andersen, and JR Dennison; Utah State University Physics Colloquium

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The Online System for Lidar Data Handling and Real Time Monitoring of Lidar Operations at ALO-USU, Luis Navarro Dominguez, Vincent B. Wickwar, Jose Gamboa, and Marco Milla; 27th International Laser Radar Conference, New York, NY

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Addressing Light Pollution at Utah State University, Rachel Nydegger; 6th Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit at Weber State University

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Satellite measurements of mesospheric gravity wave temperature variances over the Andes, Jonathan Pugmire; 2015 CEDAR Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Observations of mesospheric gravity waves over the Andes, Jonathan Pugmire, Michael Taylor, and Yucheng Zhao

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Temperature Deviations in the Midlatitude Mesosphere During Stratospheric Warmings As Measured With Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar, Leda Sox, Vincent B. Wickwar, Chad Fish, and Joshua P. Herron; 27th International Laser Radar Conference

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Horizontal Phase Speed Distribution of Gravity Waves Observed in Mesospheric Temperature Maps, Ahmad Talaei, Michael J. Taylor, Pierre-Dominique Pautet, Yucheng Zhao, Takashi S. Matsuda, and Takuji Nakamura; 2015 CEDAR Workshop

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Early Temperatures Observed with the Extremely Sensitive Rayleigh Lidar at Utah State University, Vincent B. Wickwar, Leda Sox, Matthew T. Emerick, Joshua P. Herron, and David L. Barton; 27th International Laser Radar Conference, New York, NY

2014

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A Dual-defect Model for Predicting Lifetimes for Polymeric Discharges from Accelerated Testing, Allen Andersen and JR Dennison; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting

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Dual-defect Model of Electrostatic Discharge in Polymeric Dielectrics, Allen Andersen and JR Dennison; Physics Colloquium

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Pre-breakdown Arcing and Electrostatic Discharge in Dielectrics under High DC Electric Field Stress, Allen Andersen and JR Dennison; Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena

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Electrostatic Discharge and Endurance Time Measurements of Spacecraft Materials: A Defect-Driven Dynamic Model, Allen Andersen, JR Dennison, Alec M. Sim, and Charles Sim; Proceedings of the 13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference

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Seasonal Variations of Relative Neutral Densities between 45 and 90 km Determined from USU Rayleigh Lidar Observations, David Barton, Vincent B. Wickwar, Leda Sox, and Joshua P. Herron; 2014 CEDAR Workshop

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Ultrahigh Vacuum Cryostat System for Extended Low Temperature Space Environment Testing, Justin Dekany, Robert H. Johnson, Gregory Wilson, Amberly Evans Jensen, and JR Dennison; IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

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Synergistic Models of Electron Emission and Transport Measurements of Disordered SiO2, JR Dennison, Justin Dekany, Jodie Corbridge Gillespie, Phil Lundgreen, Allen Andersen, Amberly Evans Jensen, Gregory Wilson, Alec Sim, and Ryan Hoffmann; 13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference

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Charge Transport and Electron Emission of Disordered Materials: Extensions of the Walden-Wintle Model for Charge Injection with Electron Beams, JR Dennison, Alec Sim, Gregory Wilson, and Jodie C. Gillespie; 2014 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena

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Low Temperature Cathodoluminescence in Disordered SiO2, Amberly Evans Jensen, JR Dennison, Gregory Wilson, and Justin Dekany; IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

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Density of State Models and Temperature Dependence of Radiation Induced Conductivity, Jodie C. Gillespie, JR Dennison, and Alec Sim; 13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference

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Breakdown Analysis of Electrostatic Discharge, Sam Hansen, Allen Andersen, and JR Dennison; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting

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Time and Dark Matter from the Conformal Symmetries of Euclidean Space, Jeffrey S. Hazboun and James Thomas Wheeler; Classical and Quantum Gravity

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In Situ Surface Voltage Measurements of Dielectrics Under Electron Beam Irradiation, Joshua L. Hodges, JR Dennison, Gregory Wilson, Amberly Evans Jensen, and Alec Sim; IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

Altitudinal Gradients of Plasma Drifts in The Equatorial Ionosphere, Debrup Hui

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Annual Solar Motion and Spy Satellites, Margaret Jensen and Shane L. Larson; 223rd American Astronomical Society Meeting, Washington, DC

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Characterizing and Quantifying Time Dependent Night Sky Brightness in and around Tucson, Arizona, Rachel K. Nydegger and Constance E. Walker; 223rd AAS Meeting: 5-9 January 2014, Washington, DC

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Two-Dimensional Electron Gases at the Surface of Potassium Tantalate, Ben Pound; National Institute of Standards and Technology, SURF Colloquium, Washington, D.C.

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Shaping Carbon Nanotube Forests for Field Emission, Benjamin Pound; USU Student Showcase

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Functionalizing Carbon Nanotube Forests with 1,5-diaminoaphthalene, Ben Pound and T. -C. Shen; Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Global Nightly OH and O2 Mesospheric Airglow: Examining a Decade of Measurements Using the NASA SABER Satellite Sensor, Jonathan Price, Jordan C. Rozum, Gene Ware, and Doran Baker; The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

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Observations of Mesospheric Gravity Wave Dynamics in the Southern Hemisphere, Jonathan Pugmire and Michael Taylor

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New measurements of McMurdo gravity wave parameters, Jonathan Pugmire and Michael J. Taylor; 2nd International ANGWIN Workshop: High-Latitude Wave Dynamics and Coupling

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Investigating Mesospheric Gravity Wave Dynamics Over McMurdo Station, Antarctica (77° S), Jonathan Pugmire, Michael J. Taylor, Yucheng Zhao, and Dominique Pautet; American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014

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TIMED/SABER satellite investigations of mesospheric gravity wave variances over the Andes, Jonathan Pugmire, Michael J. Taylor, Yucheng Zhao, Dominique Pautet, and James Russell; Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the APS

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Initial Measurements of Mesospheric Gravity Waves over McMurdo, Antarctica, Jonathan Pugmire, Michael J. Taylor, Yucheng Zhao, and P.Dominique Pautet; 2014 CEDAR Workshop

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Modeling Spiral Galaxy Surface Luminosity to Explain Non-Uniform Inclination Distributions, Jordan C. Rozum and Shane L. Larson; 223rd American Astronomical Meeting, 5-9 January 2014, Washington, DC

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The National Science Foundation's Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Student Community, Leda Sox, Timothy Duly, and Barbara Emery; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

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Effects of Major Sudden Stratospheric Warmings Identified in Midlatitude Mesospheric Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar Temperatures, Leda Sox, Vincent B. Wickwar, Chad Fish, and Josh Herron; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

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Midlatitude Mesospheric Temperature Anomalies During Major SSW Events as Observed with Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar, Leda Sox, Vincent B. Wickwar, Chad Fish, and Joshua P. Herron; CEDAR Workshop. Seattle, WA, June 22-26, 2014

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Rayleigh Scatter Lidar Observations of the Midlatitude Mesosphere’s Response to Sudden Stratospheric Warmings, Leda Sox, Vincent Wickwar, Chad Fish, and Joshua P. Herron

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Stomatal Physics, Katie Sweet, Keith Mott, and David Peak; Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the APS

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Remediation Research in USU 1360 Intelligent Life in the Universe, Tony Triplett and Jared Butler

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Interpretation (or is it Calibration?) of Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar Signals, Vincent B. Wickwar and Leda Sox; 2014 CEDAR Workshop

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Extremely Sensitive Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar at USU, Vincent B. Wickwar, Leda Sox, David Barton, and Matthew T. Emerick; 2014 CEDAR Workshop

The Effects of a Weak Alternating Magnetic Field on Glutamic Acid, Carston Work and Ben Pound; USU Student Showcase

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Coordinated investigation of midlatitude upper mesospheric temperature inversion layers and the associated gravity wave forcing by Na lidar and Advanced Mesospheric Temperature Mapper in Logan, Utah, Tao Yuan, P. D. Paudet, Y. Zhao, X. Cai, Michael J. Taylor, and Neal Criddle; Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

2013

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Charge Transport and Electrical Degradation Research for Power Grid Applications, Allen Andersen and JR Dennison; Utah State University Graduate Student Research Symposium

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Electrostatic Discharge in Solids, Allen Andersen and JR Dennison; USU Physics Colloquium

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Pre-breakdown Arcing in Dielectrics under Electric Field Stress, Allen Andersen and JR Dennison; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO, October 18-19, 2013

The Behavior of Neutral Densities Between 45 and 90 km Determined from Rayleigh Lidar Observations above Logan, Utah, David L. Barton, Vincent B. Wickwar, and Leda Sox; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

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Mesospheric Density Climatologies Determined at Midlatitudes Using Rayleigh Lidar, David L. Barton, Vincent B. Wickwar, Leda Sox, and Joshua P. Herron; International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy; Mexico; 2013

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Progress Towards Real-Time Radiation Measurements on Aircraft, L. Duane Bell, W. Kent Tobiska, and Robert W. Schunk; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

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Carrier capture dynamics of single InGaAs/GaAs quantum-dot layers, K. N. Chauhaun, D. Mark Riffe, Addison E. Everett, D. J. Kim, H Yang, and F. K. Shen; Journal of Applied Physics

Diverse Light Emissions from Epoxy Due to Energetic Electron Bombardment, Justin Christensen, Justin Dekany, and JR Dennison; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

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Electron Transport Models and Precision Measurements with the Constant Voltage Conductivity Method, Justin Dekany, JR Dennison, Alec Sim, and Jerilyn Brunson; IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

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Diverse electron-induced optical emissions from space observatory materials at low temperatures, JR Dennison, Amberly Evans Jensen, Gregory Wilson, Justin Dekany, Charles W. Bowers, and Robert H. Meloy; Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments)

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Evolution of Thermally Annealed Graphitic Amorphous Carbon towards Graphene: Structure, Vibrational Dynamics, Electron Emission and Band Gap, JR Dennison, Jodie C. Gillespie, and Sterling Smith; American Physical Society March Meeting

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Pulsed electro-acoustic (PEA) measurements of embedded charge distributions, JR Dennison and Lee H. Pearson; Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VII)

Extensions of the Walden-Wintle Model of Charge Transport in Disordered Materials for Charge Injection with Electron Beams, JR Dennison, Greg Wilson, Alec Sim, and Jodie Corbridge Gillespie; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Seeing the Cosmos at 1440 MHz, Greg Erickson; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

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Nanodielectric Properties of High Conductivity Carbon-Loaded Polyimide Under Electron-Beam Irradiation, Amberly Evans Jensen, JR Dennison, Justin Dekany, and Gregory Wilson; Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD), (Bologna, Italy, June 30-July 4, 2013)

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Properties of Cathodoluminescence for Cryogenic Applications of SiO2-based Space Observatory Optics and Coatings, Amberly Evans Jensen, JR Dennison, Gregory Wilson, Justin Dekany, Charles Bpwers, Robert Meloy, and James B. Heaney; Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments)

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On the Feasibility of Detecting Spacecraft Charging and Arcing by Remote Sensing, Dale C. Ferguson, Jeremy Murray-Krezan, David A. Barton, and JR Dennison; 5th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference, San Diego, CA

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Multi-year Observations of Mid-latitude Middle Atmospheric Winds, Waves, and Temperature associated with SSW Events over Northern Utah, Chad Fish, Vincent B. Wickwar, B. Thurairajah, Jan J. Sojka, F. T. Berkey, S. Bailey, Titus Yuan, Michael J. Taylor, N. Mitchell, and W. Hocking; International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy,

Emergent Error Correction in Distributed Controller Networks, David Griffin and David Peak; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

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Theoretical Study of the Endogenous Production of N-13 in 115 kJ Plasma Focus Device Using Methane Gas, Saeedeh Faghih Haghani, A. Sadighzadeh, Ahmad Talaei, A. A. Zeem, S.M. S. Kiai, A. Heydarnia, and V. Damideh; Journal of Fusion Energy

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Overtone Analysis of a Holtkamp Organ Using Fourier Methods, Mario Harper and David Berg; USU Student Showcase; Logan, Utah; 2013

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Resolving Ionospheric E-region Modeling Challenges: The Solar Photon Flux Dependence, Joseph B. Jensen, Jan J. Sojka, Michael David, Kent Tobiska, Robert W. Schunk, Tom Woods, and Frank Eparvier; USU Student Showcase; Logan, Utah; 2013

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Simulation Chamber for Space Environment Survivability Testing, Robert H. Johnson and Lisa D. Montierth; USU Student Showcase; Logan, Utah; 2013

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Small-Scale Simulation Chamber for Space Environment Survivability Testing, Robert H. Johnson, Lisa D. Montierth, JR Dennison, James S. Dyer, and Ethan R. Lindstrom; IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

Mother's Day Gift from the Sun: Modeling the Response of the Ionosphere to X-Class Solar Flares, Maggie Lewis, Jan J. Sojka, Michael David, Robert Schunk, and Joseph B. Jensen; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Time Dependent Conductivity of Low Density Polyethylene, Phillip Lundgreen, justin Dekany, and JR Dennison; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Observing the Variations of Interacting Solar Winds in a Massive Binary Star System, Darren McKinnon and Theodore R. Gull; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

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Winter Climatology of Short-Period Mesospheric Gravity Waves Over Alaska, Michael Negale, Kim Nielsen, Michael J. Taylor, and Dominique Pautet; 2013 CEDAR Workshop

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Winter Climatology of Short-Period Polar Mesospheric Gravity Waves Observed Over Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska (65 o N, 147 o W), Michael Negale, Kim Nielsen, Michael J. Taylor, and Dominique Pautet; APS 4CS Meeting

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High-Latitude Short-Period Mesospheric Gravity Wave Dynamics and Winter Climatology, Michael Negale, Kim Nielsen, Michael J. Taylor, Dominique Pautet, and Margit Dyrland; Utah Valley University Physics Colloquium

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Statistical Characteristics of Polar Mesospheric Gravity Waves Observed Over Alaska, Michael Negale, Kim Nielsen, Michael J. Taylor, Dominique Pautet, and Margit Dyrland; AGU Fall Meeting

Winter Climatology of Short-Period Polar Mesospheric Gravity Waves Observed Over Poker Flat Research Range Alaska (65º N, 147º W), M. R. Negale, K. Nielsen, M. J. Taylor, P. -D. Pautet, and M. Dyrland; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, University of Denver, Denver, CO

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Characterizing Sky Variability for Multi-Messenger Astronomy, Rachel Nydegger; Utah Council for Undergraduate Research; Utah State University; February 22, 2013

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Understanding Light Pollution In and around Tucson, Arizona, Rachel K. Nydegger; Colloquium for the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ

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Studying Light Pollution in and Around Tucson, AZ, Rachel K. Nydegger

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Damaging Economies and Ecosystems: Light Pollution in Logan City, Rachel K. Nydegger and Shane L. Larson Ph.D.; USU Student Showcase; Logan, Utah; 2013

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Quantifying Night Sky Fluctuations: Striving for a Multi-Messenger Astronomy, Rachel K. Nydegger and Shane L. Larson Ph.D.; Utah State University Physics Colloquium

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Characterizing and Quantifying Night Sky Brightness in Utah and Arizona, Rachel K. Nydegger, Shane L. Larson, and Connie Walker; ALAN 2013 First International Conference on Artificial Light at Night, Berlin, Germany

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Mapping Light Pollution at Utah State University, Rachel Nydegger and Shane L. Larson; Posters on the Hill; Salt Lake City; 2013