Magnetism research projects have included superconducting
quantum interference (SQUID), a Hall effect project, a Mossbauer project, and
a nuclear magnetic resonance project. Practical applications of magnetic resonance
include magnetic resonance imaging in hospitals, non-destructive testing of
structures, measuring purity of chemicals, and detecting buried magnetic materials.
Angel Gray (2001) studied methods of measuring tiny magnetic fields using our superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID).
David Hartley (2001) studied the Hall effect of a variety of semiconductors using our 5-tesla electromagnet. His results enabled him to determine the probability that a valence electron has entered the conduction band, which is related to the amount of impurities in the semiconductor.
Nicole West (2001) studied the magnetic properties of iron using our Mossbauer apparatus.
Peter Sandwell (2005) studied nuclear magnetic resonance of using our Telatomic apparatus. Peter studied organic sample such as polystyrene and glycerine. A medical process called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses the same technology.