Paul Stonaha is a 5th year graduate student in the LENS program. He is working under Roger Pynn on developing the Spin Angle Small Angle Measurement (SESAME) device, which will be built on Neutron Beamline 4. To this end, Paul has been participating in experiments at neutron sources at national labs over the course of his studies. The results of the experiments have been invaluable towards the understanding of the limitations of the components of the SESAME device. His in-house work on SESAME involves the construction of electromagnetic coils, mapping and characterizing the magnetic fields produced by these coils, analysis of data from experiments at other neutron sources, and construction and testing of other components of the beamline among other things. Paul's research interest include structural dynamics of confined fluids and plastics, novel structures for energy production, nanoporous structures, and dynamics of structures on patterned surfaces.
• Birefringent neutron prisms for spin echo scattering angle measurement, Physica B, 404, 2582-2584 (2009)
• Spin Echo Scattering Angle Measurement at a Pulsed Neutron Source, J. Appl. Cryst. 41, 897-905 (2008)
• The Use of Symmetry to Correct Larmor Phase Aberrations in Spin Echo Scattering Angle Measurement, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 063901 (2008)
• Longitudinal Beam Stability for CESR-c, Proceedings from the EPAC 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland
• Instrumentation and Operation of a Remote Operation Beam Diagnostics Lab at the Cornell Electron-Positron Storage Ring, Proceedings from the EPAC 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland