Program: Lee Teng
College: Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
Home: Panchkhal, Kavre, Nepal
Mentor: Elvin Harms
Who I am: I am an undergraduate Physics and Mathematics major at Berea College, KY. I am a native of Nepal. My interest in Physics lies in Particle Physics and Condensed Matter Physics.
Research: Superconducting Radio-frequency (SRF) cavities are used in accelerators and kept at very cold temperature (<2K). According to the requirement set for ILC, each of these cavities should stand an accelerating gradient of 35 MV/m. At this field gradient, even small defects in these cavities would significantly raise the temperature at the area introducing quenches, and the superconductivity of the cavities would no longer exist. My research is on development of an efficient and precise method of locating quenches on these cavities.