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Raul Baragiola

Raul Baragiola

Alice and Guy Wilson Professor of Engineering Physics and Materials Science

Ph.D. Physics Instituto Balseiro, 1971
Lic. Physics. Instituto Balseiro, 1969

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Virginia
PO Box 400745
395 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745
Office: Thornton Hall B103A
p: 434-982-2907
f: 434-924-1353

Website: Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Phyics

Research Interests

Dr. Baragiola's multidisciplinary research interests are in the areas of astrophysics / astrochemistry, atomic physics, solid state physics, and space sciences. Specific topics include atomic collisions in gases and solids, sputtering, electron and photon emission from surfaces, Auger processes, surface physics, physics of ice, plasmon excitations, dielectric breakdown and decomposition of insulators, ion beams and ion implantation, physical-chemistry of surfaces of planetary bodies and interstellar grains, and instrumentation for space research. He is a member of the Cassini mission exploring Saturn.

"Baragiola" by documentarian Eduardo Montes-Bradley introduces Professor Baragiola and his work.

Professonal Experience and Memberships

Fellow, American Physical Society

Fellow, Institute of Physics (London)

NASA Achivement awards

ICACS Lifetime achievement award

Iberdrola Chair, Universidad Autonoma de Madrids

Interamerican Prize in Exact Sciences, Organization of American States, 1983

Argentina National Physics Prices, 1979 and 1982

Selected Publications

Oxygen on Ganymede: Laboratory Studies, R.A. Vidal, D. Bahr, R.A. Baragiola, and M. Peters, Science 276, 1839-1842 (1997)

Photodesorption from Low Temperature Water Ice in Interstellar and Circumsolar Grains. M.S. Westley, R.A. Baragiola, R.E. Johnson, and G. Baratta, Nature 373, 405-407 (1995)

Cassini Finds an Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Atmosphere at Saturn’s Icy Moon Rhea, B. D. Teolis et al., Science 330, 1813 (2010)

Ozone Generation by Rock Fracture: Earthquake early warning? R. A. Baragiola, C. A. Dukes, and D. Hedges, Appl. Phys. Lett. 9, 204101 (2011)

Plasmon-Assisted Electron Emission from Al and Mg Surfaces by Slow Ions, R.A. Baragiola and C.A. Dukes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2547-2550 (1996)

Observations of Sputtering: Survey of Observations and Derived Principles, Proceedings Royal Soc. A 362, 29-53 (2004)

Microporous Amorphous Water Ice Films and Astronomical Implications, R.A. Baragiola, Water in Confined Geometries, Ed. J.P. Devlin and B. Buch (Elsevier, 2003)

Radiation Synthesis of Carbon Dioxide in ice-coated carbon: Implications for interstellar grains and icy moons, Astrophys. J. 752, 159 (2012)

Ion Induced Kinetic and Auger Electron Emission from Solids, R.A. Baragiola, in Low Energy Ion-Surface Interactions, ed. by J.W. Rabalais (Wiley, 1994) Chapter 4

Effects of Weak External Electric Fields on Photon and Particle Emission from Ion Bombarded Solid Argon, D.E. Grosjean, R.A. Baragiola and W.L. Brown, Phys. Rev. Letters 74, 1474-1477 (1995)