Arnold R. Moodenbaugh

Division of Materials Science

Department of Materials Science

Upton, NY 11973




Ph.D., M.S., Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (1975, 1970)

B.S., Physics, Portland State University, Portland, OR (1969)


Professional Appointments

10/77 -- Present Physicist, BNL, Department of Materials Science, Upton, NY.

9/75 -- 9/77 Post-Doctoral Research , Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL

9/69 -- 9/75 Teaching and Research Assistant, U.C.S.D., Physics Dept., La Jolla, CA


Major Areas of Research

BNL: High Temperature Superconductivity: Prepare and characterize polycrystalline superconductors and textured thick film superconductors. Carry out x-ray diffraction and absorption experiments at National Synchrotron Light Source and neutron diffraction at High Flux Beam Reactor.

IIT: Thermal conductivity studies at low temperature of irradiated and damaged MgO crystals.

UCSD: Preparation and characterization of rocksalt structure superconductors, and superconductivity at high hydrostatic pressure.

Research Experience

Sample Preparation: Solid state sintering, induction melting and annealing, arc melting, high vacuum preparation of thin films.

Experimental Techniques: high pressure resistance measurements, x-ray diffraction, low energy electron diffraction, soft x-ray absorption experiments, neutron diffraction, electrical resistance measurements, magnetic susceptibility measurements, thermogravimetric analysis.

Computer Technology: Analysis of data within spreadsheet (Lotus, Quattro, Excel); write and use custom fitting programs (Fortran running on PC, VMS environments); Word processing (Word, WordPerfect).


Additional Activities

Member, Department Equal Opportunity/Diversity Committee (4/97 -- 1999)

Member, Department Environmental Safety and Health Tier II Task Force (11/97 -- 12/97)

Participant in many Education Office programs for High School and College science students


Three Recent Publications

1. A. R. Moodenbaugh, M. Suenaga, L. H. Lewis, D. E. Cox, M. W. Rupich, G. N. Riley, Q. Li, and R. Parrella, "Superconducting Critical Current Densities and Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction Measurements of (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy/Ag Composites", Physica C in press.

2. Y. Zhu, Q. Li, L. Wu, V. Volkov, G. Gu, and A. R. Moodenbaugh, "Microstructure of Superconducting MgB2", BOOK CHAPTER, in press, in: Studies of High Temperature Superconductors: Advances in Research and Applications V. 38, A. V. Narlikar, Ed., (Nova, Huntington, NY, 2002).

3. L. Wu, Y. Zhu, V. F. Solovyov, H. J. Wiesmann, A. R. Moodenbaugh, R. L. Sabatini, and M. Suenaga, "Nucleation and Growth of YBa2Cu3Ox on SrTiO3 and CeO2 by a BaF2 Postdeposition Reaction Process", J. Mater. Res. 16, 2869-2884, (Oct.) 2001.

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