Peter Walters, a senior Computational Physics major, with a secondary major in Mathematics, completed his internship with the Sherman-Fairchild Laboratory at Lehigh University this summer. He worked closely with Dr. W. Beall Fowler, Ph.D, a member of the Theoretical Solid-State Research Group at Lehigh University.
He worked with defects in semiconductors, specifically molecular Hydrogen defects in interstitial Silicon. His research focused on the behavior of the Hydrogen molecule in the interstice. He used many tools to aid his research, including Maple V and FORTRAN, among others.
He found this summer research experience to be helpful in that he learned what graduate level research was like and he made connections that he can use in the future. His research was used in a paper which has been submitted to Physical Review Letters for publication. He is listed as a co-author of this paper.