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Linda Barton

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

585-475-2534
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Linda Barton

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

Education

BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois

585-475-2534

Currently Teaching

PHYS-275
1 Credits
This seminar will assist students in their preparation for the Physics Comprehensive Oral Exam (CORE) required at the end of the course by presenting a unified as opposed to topical approach to physics. Physics majors must pass this course before going on to 300-level Physics courses.
PHYS-315
3 Credits
In this course, students perform experiments representative of the foundation of modern quantum physics. These include investigations of wave particle duality, and the earliest of quantum mechanical models as well as measurements of fundamental constants. Experiments typically include electron diffraction, the photoelectric effect, optical diffraction and interference, atomic spectroscopy, charge-to-mass ratio of an electron, and blackbody radiation. This class teaches basic instrumentation techniques as well as data reduction and analysis. Students are expected to keep a laboratory notebook and present results in a journal-style paper.

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Journal Paper
Barton, L. S., R. T. Lazott, and E. R. Marsten. "Magnetic Properties of Full Heusler Alloys Ni2MnGa1-xZx with Z= Sn or Zn." Journal of Applied Physics 115. (2014): 17A908-1 17A908-3. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Barton, Linda S. "Mentoring Undergraduate Projects: The Hardest Part is Before They Start." American Association of Physics Teachers - Winter Meeting. American Associate. Physics Teachers. Orlando, FL. 7 Jan. 2014. Guest Lecture.