Samuel Hendley

Mentor: Dr. Yoonseok Lee
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
 
"At the heart of physics is the question: why? Research seeks to give reason and order to what we understand of physics, yet it can also take us in completely novel directions. As a student of physics, I take joy in research and tying in rigorous coursework with hands-on experimental research."

Major

Physics

Minor

Music Performance

Research Interests

  • Low-temperature physics
  • 3D printing
  • Experimental Design

Academic Awards

  • CLAS Dean's List (2012-present)
  • Anderson Scholar with High Distinction (2014)
  • Center for Condensed Matter Sciences Undergraduate Fellowship (2014-2015)

Organizations

  • UF Spirit Squad
  • UF Orchestra
  • Cellorando

Volunteer

  • N/A

Hobbies and Interests

  • 3D printing and design
  • Cello
  • Coding

Research Description

Design of a low-temperature probe and thermal expansion/contraction of solids at low temperatures
The main objective of the research project is to test and determine the viability of using 3D printing technology in low temperature (millikelvin) environments. 3D printing currently offers an opportunity to create objects quickly and cost-efficiently. A capacitance dilatometer and a low-temperature probe developed in-lab will be assembled and used to test the thermal contraction and expansion of 3D printed materials. This dilatometer will have further uses, as one should be able to test many different materials inside the dilatometer, given each sample is small enough and has the correct shape. An additional use of the dilatometer not under the scope of the current proposal is the investigation of magnetostriction.