Spring 2014

Spring 2014



Synthetics (Cover)
Bowen, Alexis; Chau, Spring

Table of Contents
Zhang, Lucy; Chau, Spring

Applications of Magnetoelectric Materials for Solid-State Devices
Gururangan, Karthik

DNA: Building Blocks of Nanotechnology
Powers, Alexander

Fabricating Nano-Scale Devices: Block Copolymers and their Applications
Limaye, Aditya

Bright Ideas in Solar Energy
Melville, Jo

Total Heart Transplant: A Modern Overview
Lingampalli, Nithya

Manufactured Memories
Robbins, Jessica

Lab on a Microchip and Microfluidic Technologies: Toxology and Drug Development
Heslin, Ann

An Interview with Professor Jan Rabaey: Neural Prosthetics and Their Future Applications
Chowdhary, Kuntal; Wang, Jingyan; Patel, Saavan; Koti, Shruti

Copper Catalyzed Oceanic Methyl Halide Production
Robin Kim, Jae Yun; Rhew, Robert

Phylogenetic Diversity and Endemism: Metrics for Identifying Critical Regions of Conifer Conservation in Australia
Lee, Annasophie C.; Mishler, Brent


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  2. I believe there may be errors in the article, “Applications of Magnetoelectric Materials for Solid-State Devices.” On page 3, the definitions for “displacive” and “order-disorder” ferroelectrics are switched. Throughout the rest of the paper the terms continue to be used in place of one another. A displacive ferroelectric is one in which an ion is displaced slightly, resulting in polarization. An order-disorder ferroelectric is one in which dipoles are either ordered or randomly disordered depending on the temperature. Both definitions can be inferred from the names and are correctly defined online or by other sources.

    On the same page, it is stated that the term “hysteresis” is derived from the same root as the word “history.” This webpage: link, states that there is”no etymological link between hysteresis and either hysterical (fr. L hystericus of the womb) or history (fr. Gk, inquiry, history, fr. histor, istor knowing, learned),” but rather, the term is linked to “Gk hysteresis shortcoming, fr. hysterein to be late, fall short, fr. hysteros later.” This is confirmed by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

    Please correct me if I am wrong. I hope that these corrections may be helpful in any future use of the paper or issue of BSJ.

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