Welcome to the Accelerator and Materials Research Group!
About the Lab
Particle accelerators are outstanding teaching tools for training physics students in research techniques as well as an exciting way to do a wide range of instruction labs including measuring the rest energy of an electron, proving Einstein's equation E=MC2, and measuring the size of the nucleus. The accelerator facility in the Physics Program at Tarleton State University is an undergraduate physics teaching and research facility and one of only 6 undergraduate tandem facilities in the U.S. Dr. Marble's past undergraduate research assistants have gone to graduate school at MIT, Stanford, Rice, UT,A&M, and many other fine schools as well as being selected for summer REU programs at CALTECH, UNT, TCU, etc.
Dr. Marble's accelerator group performs a wide range of research including basic ion-atom collision studies and the use of nuclear technique for materials analysis for electronics and environmental engineering studies. Some of the techniques available include Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) and Channeling, Forward Recoil Spectrometry (RFS) which is also known as ERD, Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA), and Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE). The laboratory has a wide range of detectors including large NaI well detector, 40% efficiency HpGe gamma ray detector with environmental shield, and ultra-thin x-ray detector capable of detecting elements down to Be.
|National Science Foundation Grant #DMR-0210162||Ion and Radical Beam Tailored Oxide, Nitride, and Germanide Electronic Film Materials|
|National Science Foundation Grant #DMR-0216571||High Sensitivity Profiling of Hydrogen and Nitrogen Using Nuclear Reaction Analysis|
|2002 Tarleton Organized Research Grant|
|2003 Tarleton Organized Research Grant|
|2004 Tarleton Organized Research Grant|
|2005 Tarleton Organized Research Grant|
|Research Corporation Grant#CC5064||High Sensitivity Detection of Hydrogen in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors Using Nuclear Reaction Analysis.|
|Nuclear Power Institute Grants (2008-2013)|
Dr. Daniel K. Marble
Tarleton Physics Program/Texas Physics Consortium