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2013

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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,

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Functionalizing Carbon Nanotube Forests with 1,5-diaminoaphthalene, Ben Pound and T. -C. Shen; Fall 2013 Meeting of the Four Corner Section of the American Physical Society

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The Mid-Latitude Mesosphere’s Response to Sudden Stratospheric Warmings as Determined from Rayleigh Lidar Temperatures, Leda Sox, Vincent B. Wickwar, Chad Fish, and Joshua P. Herron; International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

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Midlatitude, Rayleigh-Mie-Raman Lidar for Observations from 15 to 120 km, Vincent B. Wickwar, Leda Sox, Joshua P. Herron, and Matthew T. Emerick; International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

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Mid-Latiude Rayleigh-Mie-Raman Lidar for Observations from 15 to 120 km, Vincent B. Wickwar, Leda Sox, Joshua P. Herron, and Matthew T. Emerick; AGU Fall Meeting 2013

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The Upgraded Rayleigh Lidar at USU’s Atmospheric Lidar Observatory, Vincent B. Wickwar, Leda Sox, Joshua P. Herron, and Matthew T. Emerick; CEDAR Workshop; Boulder, CO; 2013

2012

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Electron Beam Induced Luminescence of SiO2 Optical Coatings, JR Dennison, Amberly Evans, Gregory Wilson, Justin Dekany, Charles W. Bowers, and Robert Meloy; Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP) 2012 Annual Report

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Electron Induced Charging and Arcing of Multilayered Dielectric Materials, JR Dennison, Gregory Wilson, Amberly Evans, and Justin Dekany; 3rd International Workshop on Mechanisms of Vacuum Arcs (MeVArc 2012)

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Low Temperature Cathodoluminescence in Disordered SiO2, Amberly Evans, Gregory Wilson, and JR Dennison; National Conference on Undergraduate Research; Weber State University Spring, 2012

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Simulation Chamber for Space Environment Survivability Testing, Lisa Montierth, Robert H. Johnson, JR Dennison, and James Dyer; National Council of Undergraduate Research

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Micrometeoroids from MISSE Examined to Understand the Effects of the Space Environment on Space Suit Materials, Kelby T. Peterson and JR Dennison; National Council of Undergraduate Research

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Electric Field Dependence of the Time to Electrostatic Breakdown in Insulating Polymers, Charles Sim, Alec Sim, and JR Dennison; National Council of Undergraduate Research

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Defect-Driven Dynamic Model of Electrostatic Discharge and Endurance Time Measurements of Polymeric Spacecraft Materials, Charles Sim, Alec Sim, JR Dennison, and Matthew Stormo; 2012 Sigma Pi Sigma Quadrennial Congress

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Low Earth Orbiting Photographer (LEOP) Cube Satellite, Jan J. Sojka and J. Alex Landon; National Conference on Undergraduate Research; Weber State University Spring, 2012

2011

Electron Induced Luminescence of Insulating Polymeric Materials, Douglas Ball, Alec Sim, Josh Hodges, Ryan Hoffman, and JR Dennison; Electron Induced Luminescence of Insulating Polymeric Materials

The Fall of Determinism and the Rise of Traveling-Wave Electrophoresis, Boyd F. Edwards; "The Fall of Determinism and the Rise of Traveling-Wave Electrophoresis"

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Temperature Dependence of SiO2 Electron-Induced Cathodoluminescence, Amberly Evans, Gregory Wilson, and JR Dennison; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting

Development of Optimal Bubble-Seeding Microheaters and Video System to Study Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer in Microgravity, Ryan Martineau, Landon Hillyard, Iggy Matheson, JR Dennison, and Heng Ban; Development of Optimal Bubble-Seeding Microheaters and Video System to Study Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer in Microgravity

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New Space Weather Products for HF Radio, GPS Navigation, and Aviation, Jennifer L. Meehan; New Space Weather Products for HF Radio, GPS Navigation, and Aviation

The Effect of Surface Geometry and Heat Flux on Thin Wire Nucleate Pool Boiling of Subcooled Water in Microgravity, Troy Munro, Heng Ban, and JR Dennison; The Effect of Surface Geometry and Heat Flux on Thin Wire Nucleate Pool Boiling of Subcooled Water in Microgravity

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Surface Geometry and Heat Flux Effects onNucleate Pool Boiling of Subcooled Water in Microgravity, Troy Munro, Andrew Fassman, Heng Ban, and JR Dennison; AIAA Region VI Student Conference, San Diego State University San Diego, California

Effects of Micro-gravity on Thin-Wire Subcooled Nucleate Boiling Dynamics, Troy Munro, Andrew Fassmann, Heng Ban, and JR Dennison; Effects of Micro-gravity on Thin-Wire Subcooled Nucleate Boiling Dynamics

Effects of Micro-gravity on Thin-Wire Subcooled Nucleate Boiling Dynamics, Troy Munro, Andrew Fassmann, Heng Ban, and JR Dennison; Effects of Micro-gravity on Thin-Wire Subcooled Nucleate Boiling Dynamics

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Early Observations of the Middle Atmosphere Above USU With the World’s Most Sensitive Lidar, Lance W. Petersen, Marcus J. Bingham, Vincent B. Wickwar, and Joshua P. Herron; National Conference on Undergraduate Research; Cornell University, 2011

Smartphones as Integrated Kinematic and Dynamic Sensors for Amusement Park Physics Applications, Stephanie Peterson and JR Dennison; Smartphones as Integrated Kinematic and Dynamic Sensors for Amusement Park Physics Applications

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Mesospheric Temperature Variability and Seasonal Characteristics Over the Andes, Jonathan Pugmire, Yucheng Zhao, Michael J. Taylor, and P D. Pautet; 2011 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop, Santa Fe, NM

Temperature and Endurance Time of Electrostatic Field Strengths of Polymeric Spacecraft Insulators, Charles Sim, Alec Sim, and JR Dennison; Temperature and Endurance Time of Electrostatic Field Strengths of Polymeric Spacecraft Insulators

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The World's Most Sensitive Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar, Leda Sox, V. B. Wickwar, J P. Herron, Marcus J. Bingham, and Lance W. Peterson; CEDAR Workshop

How to Use Airglow Measurements in Atmospheric Wave Activity Studies, Michael J. Taylor; 38th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods

Image Studies of Upper Atmospheric Optical Phenomena, Michael J. Taylor; 4th IAGA/ ICMA/ CAWSES -II TG4 Workshop

Investigating Waves in the Polar Upper Atmospheric, Michael J. Taylor, P. D. Pautet, and Y. Zhao; South Pole Sunday Science Lecture

Investigating Gravity Waves and Mesospheric Temperature Variability Over the Andes Mountains, Michael J. Taylor, P. D. Pautet, Y. Zhao, J. Pugmire, N. Criddle, S. Smith, J. Scheer, G. R. Swenson, J. Hecht, and S. Franke; Fall AGU Meeting

Gravity Wave Activity in the MLT Region and Possible Propagation into the Ionosphere, Michael J. Taylor, P. D. Pautet, Y. Zhao, and J. Snively; 4th IAGA/ ICMA/ CAWSES -II TG4 Workshop

Spectral and Spatial Signatures of Upper Atmospheric Lightning Phenomena Using Imaging Instrumentation, Michael J. Taylor, P. D. Pautet, Y. Zhao, and J. Snively; 4th IAGA/ ICMA/ CAWSES -II TG4 Workshop

Investigating Gravity Wave Characteristics and Mesospheric Temperature Variability over Antarctica, Michael J. Taylor, P. D. Pautet, Y. Zhao, R. Ward, T. Martin, W. R. Pendleton Jr., and K. Nielsen; Second Symposium on Polar Science Program

2010

Dynamics of the Mesopause Region as Revealed in Images of Polar Mesospheric Clouds, S. Bailey, B. Thurairajah, K. Nielsen, J. Lumpe, C. Randall, Michael J. Taylor, and Y. Zhao; 38th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

Electron Induced Luminescence of Insulating Polymeric Materials, Douglas Ball, Alec Sim, Josh Hodges, Ryan Hoffman, and JR Dennison; Electron Induced Luminescence of Insulating Polymeric Materials

It Glows! A Story of Persistence in Investigations of the Electroluminescence of JWST Composite Materials, JR Dennison; It Glows! A Story of Persistence in Investigations of the Electroluminescence of JWST Composite Materials

Quantitative Assessment of JWST Electron-Induced Glow and Arcing Risks, JR Dennison, Robert Meloy, and Charles Bower; Quantitative Assessment of JWST Electron-Induced Glow and Arcing Risks

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Comparison of Flight and Ground Tests of Environmental Degradation of MISSE-6 SUSpECS Materials, JR Dennison, John Prebola, Amberly Evans, Danielle Fullmer, Joshua L. Hodges, Dustin H. Crider, and Daniel S. Crews; Comparison of Flight and Ground Tests of Environmental Degradation of MISSE-6 SUSpECS Materials

Ion Flows in Quasi Equilibrium Magnetized Plasmas, W. Edwards, E. Held, A. Singh, and Boyd F. Edwards; Ion Flows in Quasi Equilibrium Magnetized Plasmas

The Effects of Surface Modification on Optical Properties of Spacecraft Materials, Amberly Evans and JR Dennison; USU Student Showcase

The Effects of Surface Modification on Spacecraft Charging Parameters, Amberly Evans and JR Dennison; American Physical Society Four Corner Section Meeting, Weber State University, Ogden, UT,

FUNBOE – Follow-Up Nucleate Boiling On-flight Experiment: A Systematic Study of Nucleate Boiling, Jason Farnsworth, Frank McCown, and JR Dennison; FUNBOE – Follow-Up Nucleate Boiling On-flight Experiment: A Systematic Study of Nucleate Boiling

Design of a Free-Floating Experimental System for 0-g Boiling, Andrew Fassmann, Heng Ben, and JR Dennison; Design of a Free-Floating Experimental System for 0-g Boiling

Physical Damage Due to Electrostatic Discharge of Insulating Polymers, Jessie Hayes, JR Dennison, Charlie Sim, and Ryan Hoffman; Physical Damage Due to Electrostatic Discharge of Insulating Polymers

In Situ Measurements of Electron Beam Induced Surface Voltage of Insulators, Joshua L. Hodges, Ryan Hoffmann, and JR Dennison; In Situ Measurements of Electron Beam Induced Surface Voltage of Insulators

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Methods to Determine Total Electron-Induced Electron Yields Over Broad Range ofConductive and Nonconductive Materials, Ryan C. Hoffman and JR Dennison; Proceedings of the 11th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference—2010

Electron Beam Induced Electroluminescence in SpaceBased Carbon Fiber Composite Materials, Ryan Hoffman, JR Dennison, and Todd Schneider; Electron Beam Induced Electroluminescence in SpaceBased Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

A Systematic Study of Nucleate Boiling, Justin Koeln, Heng Ben, and JR Dennison; A Systematic Study of Nucleate Boiling

A Systematic Study of Nucleate Boiling in Microgravity, Justin Koeln, Heng Ben, and JR Dennison; A Systematic Study of Nucleate Boiling in Microgravity

Electron Beam Induced Electroluminescence in SpaceBased Carbon Fiber Composite Materials, Justin Koeln, Heng Ben, and JR Dennison; Electron Beam Induced Electroluminescence in SpaceBased Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

Smartphones as Integrated Kinematic and Dynamic Sensors for Amusement Park Physics Applications, Stephanie Peterson and JR Dennison; Smartphones as Integrated Kinematic and Dynamic Sensors for Amusement Park Physics Applications

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Unified Model of Charge Transport in Insulating Polymeric Materials, Alec Sim and JR Dennision; proceedings of the 15th Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium

A Unified Model of Charge Transport in Highly Insulating Materials, Alec Sim and JR Dennison; A Unified Model of Charge Transport in Highly Insulating Materials

Parameterization of Temperature, Electric Field, Dose Rate and Time Dependence of Low Conductivity Spacecraft Materials Using a Unified Electron Transport Model, Alec Sim and JR Dennison; Parameterization of Temperature, Electric Field, Dose Rate and Time Dependence of Low Conductivity Spacecraft Materials Using a Unified Electron Transport Model

Temperature and Endurance Time of Electrostatic Field Strengths of Polymeric Spacecraft Insulators, Charles Sim, Alec Sim, Douglas Ball, and JR Dennison; Temperature and Endurance Time of Electrostatic Field Strengths of Polymeric Spacecraft Insulators

Understanding Airglow Signatures of Short-period Gravity Waves, J. Snively, Michael J. Taylor, W. R. Pendleton Jr., and P. D. Pautet; 38th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

Imaging Atmospheric Phenomena All Over the World, Michael J. Taylor; “Star Gazing” lecture

Investigating Mesospheric Phenomena and Dynamics Using Imaging Techniques, Michael J. Taylor; PASI school/workshop

Investigating Upper Atmospheric Optical Phenomena Using Imaging Techniques, Michael J. Taylor, P. D. Pautet, Y. Zhao, and J. Snively; South Pole Sunday Science Lecture

Characteristics of Gravity Waves in the Summer Polar Mesosphere and Their Dynamical Effects on Polar Mesospheric Clouds, Michael J. Taylor, Y. Zhao, P. D. Pautet, C. E. Randall, A. Chandran, S. M. Bailey, and J. Russell III; Fall AGU Meeting

2009

Steady-state Non-equilibrium Simulations of a Symmetric Electrolyte Solution at a Micro-Nano-Micro Fluidic Interface, W. Booth, J. Schiffbauer, K. Kelly, Boyd F. Edwards, and A. Timperman; Steady-state Non-equilibrium Simulations of a Symmetric Electrolyte Solution at a Micro-Nano-Micro Fluidic Interface

Time Dependent Conductivity of Spacecraft Materials, Justin Dekany and JR Dennison; Time Dependent Conductivity of Spacecraft Materials

Reduction and Characterization of Error in Low Current Measurements, Justin Dekany, JR Dennison, and Alec Sim; Reduction and Characterization of Error in Low Current Measurements

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Characterization of Electrical Materials Properties Related to Spacecraft Charging, JR Dennison; Radiation capabilities for the Europa Jupiter System Missions Instrument Workshop

Testing of Materials Electrical Properties and Radiation Effects at Utah State University, JR Dennison; Testing of Materials Electrical Properties and Radiation Effects at Utah State University

Flight Experiments on the Effects of Contamination on Electron Emission of Materials, JR Dennison, Joshua L. Hodges, J. Duce, and Amberly Evans; Flight Experiments on the Effects of Contamination on Electron Emission of Materials

The Effects of Surface Contamination and Roughening on Diffuse Optical Reflection and Photoyields on Spacecraft Materials, Amberly Evans and JR Dennison; The Effects of Surface Contamination and Roughening on Diffuse Optical Reflection and Photoyields on Spacecraft Materials

The Effects of Surface Contamination and Roughening on Diffuse Optical Reflection and Photoyields on Spacecraft Materials, Amberly Evans and JR Dennison; The Effects of Surface Contamination and Roughening on Diffuse Optical Reflection and Photoyields on Spacecraft Materials

Space Research Projects for the International Space Station, Kyle Hodgson and JR Dennison; Space Research Projects for the International Space Station

Flux and Fluence Dependence of Electron Emission for High-yield, High-resistivity Materials: Implications for Spacecraft Charging, Ryan Hoffman, JR Dennison, and Jennifer Albretsen; Proceedings of the 47th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Meeting on Aerospace Sciences

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Measurement of Charging and Discharging of High Resistivity Materials Spacecraft Materials by Electron Beams, Ryan Hoffman, Joshua L. Hodges, Jesse Hayes, and JR Dennison; 47th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronomics Meeting on Aerospace Sciences, Orlando, FL

Microgravity Experiments for the ISS, Justin Koeln, Jan Sojka, and JR Dennison; Microgravity Experiments for the ISS

Space Charging of JWST Composites, Bob Meloy and JR Dennison; Space Charging of JWST Composites

Photoelectric Charging by Ultraviolet Light of a Lunar Dust Simulant in a Microgravity Environment, Troy Munro and JR Dennison; Photoelectric Charging by Ultraviolet Light of a Lunar Dust Simulant in a Microgravity Environment

Effects of Radiation Induced Conductivity on Electrostatic Discharge in Insulating Materials, Jennifer A. Roth, Ryan Hoffman, and JR Dennison; Effects of Radiation Induced Conductivity on Electrostatic Discharge in Insulating Materials

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Relevance of Ground-based Electron-Induced Electrostatic Discharge Measurements to Space Plasma Environments, Jennifer A. Roth, Ryan Hoffman, JR Dennison, and Jonathon R. Tippetts; 1st AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference

Anomalous analyte dispersion at microchannel-nanocapillary membrane interfaces, J. Schiffbauer, K. Kelly, W. Booth, J. Fernandez, A. Timperman, and Boyd F. Edwards; Anomalous analyte dispersion at microchannel-nanocapillary membrane interfaces

Charge Dynamics in Disordered Insulating Materials, Alec Sim and JR Dennison; Charge Dynamics in Disordered Insulating Materials

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Rayleigh-Lidar Determinations of the Vertical Wavelength of Mesospheric Gravity Wave, Joe R. Slansky, Durga N. Kafle, and Vincent B. Wickwar; SPS Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2009

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Rayleigh-Lidar Observations of Mesospheric Instabilities, Gabriel C. Taylor, Durga N. Kafle, and Vincent B. Wickwar; SPS Meeting

Investigating Upper Atmospheric Optical Phenomena Using Imaging Techniques, Michael J. Taylor, P. D. Pautet, Y. Zhao, J. Snively, D. Simkhada, and N. Chapagain; 36th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods

Near Infrared Imaging of the Destructive Re-entry of the ESA “Juels Verne” Automated Transfer Vehicle, Michael J. Taylor, J. Snively, P. D. Pautet, and P. Jenniskens; ATV Re-entry Workshop

Investigating gravity wave properties in the summer polar regions, Michael J. Taylor, Y. Zhao, P. D. Pautet, C. Randall, S. Bailey, and J. M. Russell III; IAGA Symposium

2008

Adsorption Isotherms for Nitrogen (N2) on Graphite, Jennifer Albretsen, Ethan Lindstrom, and JR Dennison; Adsorption Isotherms for Nitrogen (N2) on Graphite

Temperature Dependence of Kapton HN Breakdown Voltages, Dan Arnfield and JR Dennison; Temperature Dependence of Kapton HN Breakdown Voltages

Measuring Thermal Emissivity with Specific Application to Spacecraft Design, Alex Chanson and JR Dennison; Measuring Thermal Emissivity with Specific Application to Spacecraft Design

Radiation Induced Conductivity Measurements of Insulating Materials at Low Temperatures, J. Corbridge, JR Dennison, and A. Hunt; Radiation Induced Conductivity Measurements of Insulating Materials at Low Temperatures

Transient Conductivity of Kapton HN, Justin Dekany, JR Dennison, and Steven Hart; Transient Conductivity of Kapton HN

Temperature, Electric Field and Dose Rate Dependence of the Conductivity of Highly Resistive Materials for Use on the James Webb Space Telescope, JR Dennison; Temperature, Electric Field and Dose Rate Dependence of the Conductivity of Highly Resistive Materials for Use on the James Webb Space Telescope

The Trials and Tribulations of Measuring Electron Yields of Extreme Insulators, JR Dennison; The Trials and Tribulations of Measuring Electron Yields of Extreme Insulators

USU JWST Induced Electrostatic Breakdown ICIM Samples, JR Dennison; USU JWST Induced Electrostatic Breakdown ICIM Samples

Electron Yields of Highly Insulating Materials Under Varying Electron Fluence, JR Dennison and R. C. Hoffmannn; Electron Yields of Highly Insulating Materials Under Varying Electron Fluence

Effects of Radiation Induced Conductivity on Samples Charged by Particle Beams, JR Dennison, Ryan Hoffmannn, Jennifer A. Roth, and Alec Sim; Effects of Radiation Induced Conductivity on Samples Charged by Particle Beams

Wave Electrophoresis Trapping and Chaos, Boyd F. Edwards, L. Carroll, A. Timperman, J. Schiffbauer, and J. Mease; Wave Electrophoresis Trapping and Chaos

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Low-Fluence Electron Yields of Highly Insulating Materials, Ryan Hansen and JR Dennison; Proceedings of the 22nd Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites

Measuring the Surface Charge on an Insulated Sample in Vacuum, Jesse Hayes, Joshua Hodges, Ryan Hoffmann, and JR Dennison; Measuring the Surface Charge on an Insulated Sample in Vacuum

Launch and Deployment of the Misse-6 Payload: State of Utah Space Environment & Contamination Study (SUSpECS), Joshua Hodges, Jeff Duce, and JR Dennison; Launch and Deployment of the Misse-6 Payload: State of Utah Space Environment & Contamination Study (SUSpECS)

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Critical Electron Dose Threshold for Measuring the Electron Yield of Unbiased Highly Insulating Materials, Ryan Hoffman, Jonathon Abbott, and JR Dennison; Bulletin of the American Physical Society