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Teaching Spring 2008



Recent Publications

 Galen T. Pickett


Physics and Astronomy

California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-3901

(562) 985-4934 vc    (562) 985-7924 fax

Physics 151 Section 2

Physical Sciences 112 Earth-Moon-Sun Page

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Education & Background:

Research Interests:

· AAPT 2018 power point.

· San Jose MOOC 2014 power point.

· 4OSME Olympic Fold Class

·  Folded structures

·  Charged Blends of Polyelectrolytes (3.3 Mb pdf file)

·  Dendrimer Self Assembly (1.6 Mb pdf)

·  Chiral symmetry breaking in confined simple fluids

·  Quench-induced order in multiblock copolymer films

·  Thermotropic liquid crystals

·  Polyelectrolyte conformation Talk for display    Talk for print

Recent Publications:

1. G. T. Pickett, "A Pedagogical Model of Static Friction," http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.04015, July 2015.

2. Daniel O. Lesher, Grant L. Metheny, G. T. Pickett, "Brushes of Statistically Branched Polymers,"  http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.03149, July 2015.

3. G. T. Pickett, "Entropic Trapping of Particles at Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces,"  http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.06239, May 2015.


4. G. T. Pickett, "Confettti Ordering by Polymer Brushes,"  http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.06382,   May 2015

5. G. T. Pickett, “Volume Integral of the Pressure Gradient: Archimede’s Principle”, http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.7562, Aug. 2014.


6. G. T. Pickett,  The Teaching Length Scale,” California Classroom Science, 26, 9, May 6, 2014.


7. G T. Pickett, Michael. R. Peterson, Prashanth Jaikumar, Student Success in Introductory Physics,  Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Zone IV Conference, May 2014.


8. G. T. Pickett, "DNA- Origami applications in polymer model materials", Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, accepted, Aug. 07.

9. G. T. Pickett, "Self-folding origami membranes," Europhys. Letts., 78, 48003 (2007).

10. G. T. Pickett, "DNA-origami technique for olympic gels," Europhys. Letts., 76, 616 (2006). (DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10302-7)


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last updated: May 25, 2015