The Department of Physics welcomes Stephen FitzGerald, professor of physics at Oberlin College. This event is part of the Physics Colloquium Series.
Abstract: The main obstacle to developing hydrogen powered cars is the lack of a suitable way to store onboard hydrogen (a big balloon just doesn’t work). Much research is thus aimed at developing nano-porous materials to act as a “hydrogen sponge.” Our contribution focuses on a novel application of infrared spectroscopy to probe the behavior of the trapped hydrogen. This work reveals some fascinating quantum behavior and an unexpected method for separating out the rare hydrogen isotopes. You never know where research will lead you.
All talks begin promptly at 12:10 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 12:10pm to 1:00am
Hayes Hall, 211/213
201 North College Road, Gambier, OH 43022