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Carolyn Aita

Distinguished Professor

Office: EMS 1175
Phone: 414-229-4733 or 414-229-4342
Fax: 414-229-6958
e-mail: aita@uwm.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D., Materials Science, Northwestern University, 1977
M.S., Physics, Queens College-CUNY, 1974
B.S., Physics, Utica College of Syracuse University, 1970
B.A., Fine Arts and Art History, Brooklyn College-CUNY, 1966

Research Interests

Thin film growth and theory. Design and fabrication of complex ceramic nanostructures. Sputter deposition with real-time plasma monitoring. Optical behavior of wide band-gap materials. Coatings for corrosion control, inc. biomedical applications.

Selected Publications

"Near-edge optical absorption behavior of sputter deposited hafnium dioxide." E.E. Hoppe, R.S. Sorbello, and C.R. Aita, J. Appl. Phys. 101, art. no. 1213534 (2007).

"Raman scattering by thin film rutile TiO2." C.R. Aita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, art. no. 213112 (2007).

"The mosaic structure of TiO2 with rutile short-range atomic order." C.R. Aita, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 24, 2054-2060 (2006).

"Near-ultraviolet optical absorption behavior of TiO2-Al2O3 multilayer films." M.A. Omari, R.S. Sorbello, and C.R. Aita, J. Appl. Phys. 99, art. 123508 (2006).

"Crystallization and (Al,Ti)-oxide growth in annealed TiO2-Al2O3 multilayers." M.A. Omari, R.S. Sorbello, and C.R. Aita, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 24, 317-323 (2006).

"Crystallization and segregation in vitreous rutile films annealed at high temperature." M.A. Omari, R.S. Sorbello, and C.R. Aita, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 23, 1568-1574 (2005).

"The dielectric function of thin film titanium oxide with a granular nanostructure." R.S. Sorbello, J.D. DeLoach, C.R. Aita, and P. Fejes, J. Vac. Sci. Technol B., 22, 2658-2662 (2004).

"Zirconia-metal (Al, Y, Ti) oxide nanolaminate films." C.R. Aita, Surf. Coat. Technol. 188-189, 179-185 (2004).

"Zirconia-alumina nanolaminate for perforated pitting corrosion protection of stainless steel." W.F. Gaertner, E.E. Hoppe, M.A. Omari, R.S. Sorbello, and C.R. Aita, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A. 22, 272-280 (2004).

"Optical absorption behavior of ZrO2-TiO2 nanolaminate films." C.R. Aita, J.D. DeLoach, and R.S. Sorbello, J. Appl. Phys. 94, 654-663 (2003).

"Fundamental optical absorption edge of undoped tetragonal zirconium dioxide." C.R. Aita, E.E. Hoppe, and R.S. Sorbello, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 677-679 (2003).

"Growth-controlled cubic zirconia microstructure in zirconia-titania nanolaminates." J.D. DeLoach, C.R. Aita, and C.-K. Loong, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 20, 1517-1524 (2002).

"(Zr,Ti)O2 interface structure in ZrO2-TiO2 nanolaminates with ultrathin periodicity." C.R. Aita, J.D. DeLoach, and V.V. Yakovlev, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 238-240 (2002).

"Far-infrared spectra of amorphous titanium dioxide films." G. Scarel, C.R. Aita, H. Tanaka, and K. Hisano, J. Non-cryst. Sol. 303, 50-53 (2002).

"Infrared response of vitreous titanium dioxide films with anatase short-range order." G. Scarel, C.J. Hirschmugl, V.V. Yakovlev, R.S. Sorbello, C.R. Aita, H. Tanaka, and K. Hisano, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 1118-1128 (2002)

"High-intensity laser processing of thin fims." V.V. Yakovlev, J. Magyar, C.R. Aita, A. Sklyarov, and K. Mikaylichenko, Proc. SPIE Int. Opt. Eng. 4274, 212-221 (2001).

"Phase development in annealed zirconia-titania nanolaminates." J.D. DeLoach, J.J. Shibilski, C.R. Crape, and C.R. Aita, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 18, 2922-2927 (2000).

"High refractive index <100> textured cubic zirconia formed in nanolaminates using titania interruption layers." J.D. DeLoach and C.R. Aita, J. Mater. Sci. Lett. 19, 1123-1125 (2000).

"Short-range order in ultrathin film titanium dioxide studied by Raman spectroscopy." V.V. Yakovlev, G.Scarel, C.R. Aita, and S. Mochizuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 1107-1109 (2000).

"Correlation between titania film structure and near ultraviolet optical absorption." J.D. DeLoach, G. Scarel, and C.R. Aita, J. Appl. Phys. 85, 2377-2384 (1999).