Austin Nelson, Physics undergrad, is first author of journal article

Austin Nelson, an undergraduate physics major, is first author on a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physics, a prestigious journal in the field. The title of the article is: “Structural, magnetic, and electron transport properties of Mn3-xPtxSn (x = 0, 0.5, 1) nano materials.”  See link below.

http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/115/17/10.1063/1.4865977

According to Joel Rauber, head of the Physics Department, “The understanding of the magnetic properties of Mn3-xPtxSn and fabrication of other similar compounds is important to the development and improved efficiency of magnetic memory, hybrid energy technology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other technologies.”

“One goal of the research of Austin Nelson and his faculty mentors, Drs. Yung Huh and Parasu Kharel, is to lessen the dependency on rare earth metals upon which almost all modern communication technology and renewable energy technology are dependent. China currently produces over 90 percent of the world’s supply of rare earths,” Rauber said.

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