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2 physics students earn national kudos

Two students from the physics department at Austin Peay State University researched solar technology over the summer at Fisk University.

Daniel Mayo and Jennifer Jones examined thermoelectric properties of certain semiconductors and how the properties change at the nanoscale. According to the APSU Department of Physics Web site, the students findings could be valuable to improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness of photovoltaic cells. Photovoltaic cells are used to convert sunlight to electricity.
Two students from the physics department at Austin Peay State University researched solar technology over the summer at Fisk University.

Daniel Mayo and Jennifer Jones examined thermoelectric properties of certain semiconductors and how the properties change at the nanoscale. According to the APSU Department of Physics Web site, the students' findings could be valuable to improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness of photovoltaic cells. Photovoltaic cells are used to convert sunlight to electricity.

Mayo and Jones were asked to present their findings during the National Renewable Energy Research Conference at the University of Delaware.

Mayo and Jones were just two of the many students who participate in the physics department's research experiences for undergraduates program. These research opportunities are highly competitive and usually take place over the summer. Students may spend six to 10 weeks performing research and receive a $3,000 to $5,000 stipend plus room and board.

For more information, contact the APSU Department of Physics, (931) 221-6116. -- Barry A. Williams