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Kevin transfering helium into the SQUID

Kevin P. Mooney

Current Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Mail Stop: 79-24
Office: 818-354-5542
Fax: 818-393-4878
Email: kpmooney@enthalpy.physics.buffalo.edu

Education

SUNY University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Ph.D., Physics, May 2006

SUNY University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
B.S., Physics, September 1997

Monroe Community College
Rochester, NY
A.S. Physics, December 1993

Aquinas Institute
Rochester, NY
Regents Diploma, June 1990


Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Scholar at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2007 - Present

Studying pool boiling and heat transfer characteristics of a thermosiphon in different effective gravities

Research Assistant, 1999 - 2006

Specific heat / superfluid fraction measurements on 4Helium and 3Helium-4Helium mixtures confined to restricted geometries

SQUID Magnetometry / Managing the SQUID facility as part of an instrument cluster

Systems administrator for physics department computing cluster

Teaching Assistant, 1998-1999

Teaching assignments phy108, phy207 recitations

Research Assistant, 1997-1998

Design and implementation of a web based course on molecular conductors

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Society
Sigma Xi Research Society

Presentations

"Specific Heat of Helium in 2 micron^3 Boxes, Coupled or Uncoupled?", poster presented at the 24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, (2005)

"Specific Heat of Confined 3He-4He Mixtures in Channels of Square Cross-Section", presented at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society, (2004)

"Specific Heat of 4He Confined in Channels of 1 Micron Square Cross-Section", poster presented at the International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids, (2003)

"Specific Heat of Confined 4He in Channels of Square Cross-Section: 3D to 1D Crossover", presented at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society, (2003)

"Effects of the van der Waals interaction on the superfluid density of confined 4Helium", presented at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society, (2002)

"Van der Waals effects at the superfluid transition of confined 4Helium", poster presented at the International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids, (2001)

"Studies of GaAs/Mn Digital Alloys", poster presented at Spintech, (2001)

Publications

"Finite-size scaling of an XY critical system: Helium at the superfluid transition", F.M. Gasparini, M.O. Kimball, K.P. Mooney, and M. Diaz-Avila, Rev. Mod. Phys., (to be published)

"Coatings of Fe/FeAl/FeAlN Thin Films", Y. Liu, R.E. Miller, T. Zhang, Q. Feng, W. Votava, D. Li, L.N. Dunkleberger, X.W. Wang, R. Gray, T. Bibens, J. Helfer, K.P. Mooney, R. Nowak, P. Lubitz, Y. W. Zhang, To be published in the proceedings of The 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, (2006)

"Specific Heat of Helium in 2 micron^3 Boxes, Coupled or Uncoupled?", AIP Conference Proceedings, 850, 129 (2006)

"Characterization of FeAlN thin films with nano sized particles", C. Daumont, Y. Liu, E. Pavlina, R.E. Miller, C. McConville, X. Wang, K.P. Mooney, R.W. Gray, J.L. Helfer, P. Lubitz, Ceramic Transactions, 157 (2005)

"Magnetic Properties of FeAlN Thin Films with Nano-Sized Particles", Y. Liu, C. Daumont, E. Pavlina, R.E. Miller, C. McConville, X. Wang, K.P. Mooney, R.W. Gray, J.L. Helfer, P. Lubitz, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ferrites, 119, (2005)

"Specific Heat of 4He Confined in Channels of 1 micron Square Cross-Section", K.P. Mooney, M.O. Kimball, and F.M. Gasparini, J. Low Temp. Phys. 134 Nos. 1/2, 607-612 (2004)

"Scaling, Dimensionality Crossover, Surface and Edge Specific Heats in Confined 4He", F.M. Gasparini, M. Diaz-Avila, M.O. Kimball, and K.P. Mooney J. Low Temp. Phys. 134 Nos. 1/2, 585-594 (2004)

"Three-Dimensional Critical Behavior with 2D, 1D, and 0D Dimensionality Crossover: Surface and Edge Specific Heats", M.O. Kimball, K.P. Mooney, and F.M. Gasparini, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 115301 (2004)

"Films with Nano-sized Particles Coated on Metallic Wires", Y. Liu, X. Wang, R.E. Miller, L.N. Dunkleberger, R.W. Grayb, J.L. Helfer, K.P. Mooney, P. Lubitz, Proceedings of the International Wire and Cable Symposium, 43, 597, (2004)

"Nano-magnetic coatings on metallic wires", X. Wang, R.E. Miller, Y. Liu, R.W. Gray, J.L. Helfer, R.W. Nowak, K.P. Mooney, Proceedings of the International Wire and Cable Symposium, 52, 647, (2003)

"Van der Waals effects at the superfluid transition of confined 4He", K.P. Mooney and F.M. Gasparini, J. Low Temp. Phys. 126, Nos. 1/2, 247-253 (2002)

"Transport and magnetic properties of ferromagnetic GaAs/Mn digital alloys", H. Luo, B.D. McCombe, M.H, Na, K. Mooney, F. Lehmann, X. Chen, M. Cheon, S. M. Wang, Y. Sasaki, X. Liu, J.K. Furdyna, Physica E, 12, 366, (2002)

"The Superfluid Transition of 4He, a Test Case for Finite-Size Scaling at a Second Order Phase Transition", F.M. Gasparini, M.O. Kimball, and K.P. Mooney, J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 13, 4871 (2001)

"A Distributed Network-Based Course in Organic Molecular Conductors", J.S. Lee, M.B. Preiss, G. Li, J.L. Musfeldt, K.P. Mooney, M.J. Naughton, and P. Naughton, J. Mater. Ed. 20, 91 (1998)

"A Distributed Network-Based Course in Organic Molecular Conductors", J.S. Lee, M.B. Preiss, G. Li, J.L. Musfeldt, K.P. Mooney, M.J. Naughton, and P. Naughton, Proceedings of the 7th Annual SUNY Conference on Instructional Technology, 71 (1998)

Skills

Low temperature techniques

Photolithography

SQUID magnetometry

Basic machine shop skills

Computers


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