Australian Institute of Physics
South Australian Branch
Postgraduate Physics students from South Australian Universities will talk about their research work:
School of Chemistry and Physics, University of Adelaide
"Studies of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer"
In this study, wind-profiling radars were used to obtain the wind and temperature structure of the boundary layer during calm and meteorologically disturbed conditions. Use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled accurate measurement of the water vapour in the atmosphere, quantifying this important greenhouse gas. Observations from a variety of instruments including GPS and radar allowed a more complete thermodynamic picture of the lower atmosphere during passage of cold fronts.
"Electron Momentum Spectroscopy of the Copper/Silicon Interface"
We have used this technique to investigate the interface formed by the inter-diffusion of copper and silicon.
We thank Kate Nixon (left) of Flinders University and Simon Alexander (right) of the University of Adelaide for excellent talks at the Student Night on May 6th
David Roberts (left) of the University of Adelaide and Tristan Skawronski (right) of Flinders University at the presentation of their Silver Bragg medals by the Chair of the SA-AIP, Dr Peter Veitch, at the Student Night.