Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

I'm going to be a published physicist :D Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    My old undergrad supervisor has got in contact and said I can be a co-author for a paper being written as they are using the data I collected in my undergrad experimental project searching for a phase boundary in the supercriticle region of methane. :excited:
    • TSR Support Team
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    My old undergrad supervisor has got in contact and said I can be a co-author for a paper being written as they are using the data I collected in my undergrad experimental project. :excited:
    Awesome! Well done you.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    I have been immortalised
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    My old undergrad supervisor has got in contact and said I can be a co-author for a paper being written as they are using the data I collected in my undergrad experimental project searching for a phase boundary in the supercriticle region of methane. :excited:
    Congratulations!! :bl::dance::congrats:
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Gz
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Well done.I hope to emulate this as well.
    What does it feel like to contribute to human knowledge ?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    My old undergrad supervisor has got in contact and said I can be a co-author for a paper being written as they are using the data I collected in my undergrad experimental project searching for a phase boundary in the supercriticle region of methane. :excited:
    What does " phase boundary in the suprrcriticle region of methane " even mean?.

    I hate physics and math.

    And how old are you?.

    Through that I will be able to judge how much of an achievement it is.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kadak)
    Well done.I hope to emulate this as well.
    What does it feel like to contribute to human knowledge ?
    Impostor syndrome
    • Section Leader
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Congratulations, that's really quite something!
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    My old undergrad supervisor has got in contact and said I can be a co-author for a paper being written as they are using the data I collected in my undergrad experimental project searching for a phase boundary in the supercriticle region of methane. :excited:
    yup i know what means
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Incredible, congratulations.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Omg so cool

    Well done :hugs:
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Iamverycool)
    What does " phase boundary in the suprrcriticle region of methane " even mean?.

    I hate physics and math.

    And how old are you?.

    Through that I will be able to judge how much of an achievement it is.
    A phase boundary is a change of state in matter. Like when water goes from being a liquid to solid (ice). Below is a phase diagram showing where the known phase boundaries of methane lie.
    Spoiler:
    Show
    The data I gathered was collected at conditions beyond the criticle point of methane where the current understanding is that there is no more phase boundaries beyond this point. I was looking for a theoretical phase boundary known as the Frenkle Line (named after the Soviet scientist who did lots of pioneering research in this area).

    We essentially squashed methane between diamonds to get the enormous pressures required (the same pressures found inside gas giants like Jupiter) to get into the supercriticle region. Then lowered the pressure gradually in order to get data points that cross where the phase boundary is expected to lie. All while this was going we fired a green laser at the methane being squashed and analysed what happened to the laser beam after it hit the the sample. You can potentially work out what is going on with the methane molecules whilst doing this and look for signs of a phase change.

    So... I don't actually know what the paper is going to say, but I am assuming it will have something to say (even if that is that there is no Frankel line ). Who knows, I may have contributed a tiny amount to the discovery of a new phase of matter :dontknow:

    I've just turned 24. I did this undergrad project when I was 21.

    I guess you like using the things physics and maths help produce though?
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    :yay:

    :woo:

    STM ftw*
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    I don't even know you but I am proud of you. Congratulations!

    These are the kind of posts I want to see more of on TSR.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    Omg so cool

    Well done :hugs:
    :jumphug:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    A phase boundary is a change of state in matter. Like when water goes from being a liquid to solid (ice). Below is a phase diagram showing where the known phase boundaries of methane lie.
    Spoiler:
    Show
    The data I gathered was collected at conditions beyond the criticle point of methane where the current understanding is that there is no more phase boundaries beyond this point. I was looking for a theoretical phase boundary known as the Frenkle Line (named after the Soviet scientist who did lots of pioneering research in this area).

    We essentially squashed methane between diamonds to get the enormous pressures required (the same pressures found inside gas giants like Jupiter) to get into the supercriticle region. Then lowered the pressure gradually in order to get data points that cross where the phase boundary is expected to lie. All while this was going we fired a green laser at the methane being squashed and analysed what happened to the laser beam after it hit the the sample. You can potentially work out what is going on with the methane molecules whilst doing this and look for signs of a phase change.

    So... I don't actually know what the paper is going to say, but I am assuming it will have something to say (even if that is that there is no Frankel line ). Who knows, I may have contributed a tiny amount to the discovery of a new phase of matter :dontknow:

    I've just turned 24. I did this undergrad project when I was 21.

    I guess you like using the things physics and maths help produce?
    Interesting.
    Thanks for the detailed explanation.

    At 24, it's impressive.
    Well done.

    And yes I do love using the products made available by those fields.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Wow that is actually amazing. Congratulations!

    Don't let the fame get to your head!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rayquaza17)
    Wow that is actually amazing. Congratulations!

    Don't let the fame get to your head!
    If by fame you mean a small group of condensed matter physics researches
    • Very Important Poster
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    21
    Congratulations!
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Which UK University has the most beautiful Campus?
    Useful resources
    AtCTs

    Ask the Community Team

    Got a question about the site content or our moderation? Ask here.

    Welcome Lounge

    Welcome Lounge

    We're a friendly bunch. Post here if you're new to TSR.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.