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David L . Sidebottom, MS, PhD

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Physics

David Sidebottom

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College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School
Medical Physics (Master of Science)
Physics (Master of Science)
Physics
HLSB - Hixson Lied Science Building

David L . Sidebottom, MS, PhD

Professor

Physics

David Sidebottom is a seasoned spectroscopist with experience in numerous forms of optical spectroscopy including: Raman, Brillouin, Photon Correlation, Photoluminescence, Fluorescence, and Phonon Sideband.  He has been active in the field of glass transition kinetics, particularly using dynamic light scattering (photon correlation and Brillouin), for over 25 years and has published numerous papers in this area.  His most recent research activity has dealt with light scattering studies of network-forming oxide melts intended to clarify relationships between glass structure and liquid dynamics. 

Research Focus

David Sidebottom is a seasoned spectroscopist with experience in numerous forms of optical spectroscopy including: Raman, Brillouin, Photon Correlation, Photoluminescence, Fluorescence, and Phonon Sideband. He has been active in the field of glass transition kinetics, particularly using dynamic light scattering (photon correlation and Brillouin), for over 25 years and has published numerous papers in this area. His most recent research activity has dealt with light scattering studies of network-forming oxide melts intended to clarify relationships between glass structure and liquid dynamics.

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Physics

Position

Professor

Books

  • Characterization of Materials
    Sidebottom, David L. Dynamic Light Scattering., p. 1-10 2012
  • Cambridge University Press
    Fundamentals of Condensed Matter and Crystalline Physics 2012

Articles

  • Journal of Chemical Physics
    Sidebottom, D. L. Comment on 'A model for phosphate glass topology considering the modifying ion sub-network' [J. Chem. Phys. 140, 154501 (2014)
    142, p. Article ID 107103 2015
  • Physical Review E
    Fragility of network-forming glasses: A universal dependence on the topological connectivity,” Phys. Rev. E 92.6 062804 (2015).
    92.6, p. 062804 2015
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    Sidebottom, D. L., Tran, T. D., Schnell, S. E. Building up a weaker network: The effect of intermediate range glass structure on liquid fragility
    402, p. 16-20 2014
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, D. L., Schnell, S. E. Role of intermediate-range order in predicting the fragility of network-forming liquids near the rigidity transition
    87, p. 1-6 2013
  • Biophysical Journal
    Holman, Nathan, Hauger, Eric, Nichols, Michael, Sidebottom, David, Haas, Eric One and Two Photon Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy on Proteins in Glucose Solutions
    104, p. 346a-347a 2013
  • Physical Review B
    The Role of Intermediate Range Order in Predicting Fragility of Network-Forming Liquids near the Rigidity Transition
    87, p. 054202 2013
  • Journal of American Ceramic Society
    Glass-forming Dynamics of Aluminophosphate Melts Studied by Photon Correlation Spectroscopy
    96, p. 2147 2013
  • Physical Review E
    Sidebottom, D. L., Tran, Tri D. Universal patterns of equilibrium cluster growth in aqueous sugars observed by dynamic light scattering
    82, p. 051904-051904 2010
  • Physical Review B
    Fabian, R., Jr., Sidebottom, D. L. Dynamic light scattering in network-forming sodium ultraphosphate liquids near the glass transition
    80, p. 064201-064207 2009
  • Reviews of Modern Physics
    Sidebottom, D. L. Colloquium: Understanding ion motion in disordered solids from impedance spectroscopy scaling
    81, p. 999-1014 2009
  • Reports on Progress in Physics
    Dyre, Jeppe C., Maass, Philipp, Roling, Bernhard, Sidebottom, David L. Fundamental questions relating to ion conduction in disordered solids
    72, p. 046501-046501 2009
  • Zeitschrift Fur Physikalische Chemie-International Journal of Research in Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics
    Sidebottom, D. L., Bassett, M. Nearly Constant Loss in Lithium and LiCl-doped Borate Glasses
    223, p. 1161-1170 2009
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, David L., Changstrom, J. R. Viscoelastic relaxation in molten phosphorus pentoxide using photon correlation spectroscopy
    77, p. 020201-1 - 020201-4 2008
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, David L., Rodenburg, B. V., Changstrom, J. R. Connecting structure and dynamics in glass forming materials by photon correlation spectroscopy
    75, p. 132201 2007
  • Physical Review E
    Sidebottom, David L. Ultraslow relaxation of hydrogen-bonded dynamic clusters in glass-forming aqueous glucose solutions: A light scattering study
    76, p. 011505-1 - 011505-7 2007
  • D. L. Sidebottom, “Scaling Properties of Ion Conduction and What They Reveal About Ion Motion in Glasses,” Proceedings of the 1st International Discussion Meeting on Solid Ion Conducting Physics (Kyoto, September 2003) (published by World Scientific Publishing, 2007). 2007
  • Journal of Chemical Physics
    Sidebottom, David L., Rodenburg, B. V. Dynamic light scattering in mixed alkali metaphosphate glass forming liquids
    125, p. 24502 2006
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, David L. Constriction effect in the nearly constant loss of alkali metaphosphate glasses
    71, p. 134206 2005
  • D. L. Sidebottom, “Structural Influences upon the Dynamic Light Scattering from Glassforming Liquids,” Ceramic Transactions 170, 93 (2005). 2005
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    Metwalli, E., Karabulut, M., Sidebottom, D. L., Morsi, M. M., Brow, R. K. Properties and structure of copper ultraphosphate glasses
    344, p. 128-134 2004
  • D. L. Sidebottom, “Influence of Glass Structure on the ac Conductivity of Alkali Phosphate Glasses,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 15, S1585 (2003). 2003
  • Physical Review Letters
    Sidebottom, David L., Murray-Krezan, C. M. Distinguishing two contributions to the nearly constant loss in ion-conducting glasses
    89, p. 195901 2002
  • R. K. Brow, E. Metwalli and D. L. Sidebottom, “Properties and structure of lanthanum phosphate glasses,” Proc. SPIE 4102, Inorganic Optical Materials II, 88 (October 25, 2000); doi:10.1117/12.405272 2002
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    J. Zhang and D. L. Sidebottom, “Modeling the a.c. Conductivity Dispersion of Mixed Alkali Germanate Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 288, 18 (2001).
    288, p. 18 2001
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, David L., Zhang, J. Scaling of the ac permittivity in ion-conducting glasses
    62, p. 5504-5507. 2000
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, David L., Rolling, B., Funke, K. Ionic conduction in solids:_??Comparing conductivity and modulus representations with regard to scaling properties
    63, p. 24301 2000
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, David L. Influence of cation constriction on the ac conductivity dispersion in metaphosphate glasses
    61, p. 14507-14516 2000
  • Physical Review Letters
    Sidebottom, David L. Universal approach for scaling the a.c. conductivity in ionic glasses
    82, p. 3653-3656 1999
  • Physical Review Letters
    Sidebottom, David L. Dimensionality dependence of the conductivity dispersion in ionic materials
    83, p. 983-986 1999
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    D. L. Sidebottom, “Evidence for Site Memory Effects in the Ionic Relaxation of (Li20)x(Na20)y(GeO2)1-x-y Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 255, 67 (1999).
    255, p. 67 1999
  • Journal of Molecular Structure
    D.L. Sidebottom, P.F. Green, and R.K. Brow, “Brillouin Scattering in Alkali Metaphosphate Glasses and Melts,” J. Mol. Struct. 479, 219 (1999).
    479, p. 219 1999
  • Journal of Chemical Physics
    Sidebottom, David L., Green, P. F., Brow, R. K. Regarding the correlation of nuclear spin relaxation and electrical conductivity relaxation in ionic glasses
    108, p. 5870-5875 1998
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    P. F. Green, D. L. Sidebottom, R. K. Brow and J. J. Hudgens, “Mechanical Relaxation Anomalies in Mixed Alkali Oxides,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 231, 89 (1998).
    231, p. 89 1998
  • Applied Physics Letters
    Sidebottom, David L., Hruschka, M. A., Potter, B. G., Brow, R. K. Increased radiative lifetime of rare earth-doped zinc oxyhalide tellurite glasses
    71, p. 1963-1965 1997
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, David L., Green, P. F., Brow, R. K. Scaling parallels in the non-Debye dielectric relaxation of ionic glasses and dipolar supercooled liquids
    56, p. 170-177 1997
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    D.L. Sidebottom, M.A. Hruschka, B.G. Potter, and R.K. Brow, “Structure and Optical Properties of Rare Earth-Doped Zinc Oxyhalide Tellurite Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 222, 282 (1997).
    222, p. 282 1997
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    D.L. Sidebottom, P.F. Green, and R.K. Brow, “Structural Correlations in the a.c. Conductivity of Ion-containing Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 222, 354 (1997).
    222, p. 354 1997
  • D.L. Sidebottom, M.A. Hruschka, B.G. Potter, R.K. Brow, and J.J. Hudgens, “Optical Properties of Lanthanide-Containing Halide-Modified Zinc Tellurite Glasses,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 453, 253 (1997). 1997
  • D.L. Sidebottom and C.M. Sorensen, “Time and Ensemble Averaged Dynamic Light Scattering in Orthoterphenyl Above and Below the Glass Transition,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 455, 189 (1997). 1997
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    D.L. Sidebottom, P.F. Green, and R.K. Brow, 'Scaling Behavior in the Conductivity of Alkali Oxide Glasses,' J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 300 (1996).
    203, p. 300 1996
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, David L., Green, P. F., Brow, R. K. Anomalous-diffusion model of ionic transport in oxide glasses
    51, p. 2770-2776. 1995
  • Physical Review Letters
    Sidebottom, David L., Green, P. F., Brow, R. K. Two contributions to the ac conductivity of alkali oxide glasses
    74, p. 5068-5071. 1995
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    D.L. Sidebottom, P.F. Green, and R.K. Brow, 'Comparison of KWW and Power Law Analyses of an Ion-Conducting Glass,' J. Non-Cryst. Solids 183, 151 (1995).
    183, p. 151 1995
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    P.F. Green, D.L. Sidebottom, and R.K. Brow, 'Relaxations in Mixed Alkali Metaphosphate Glass,' J. Non-Cryst. Solids 172-174, 1352 (1994).
    172-174, p. 1352 1994
  • C.M. Sorensen, D.L. Sidebottom and S.Z. Ren, 'Dynamic Light Scattering Studies of Glasses and Gels: Analogies in Relaxation Behavior,' in Lectures on Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (Edited by M. Costas, R. Rodriguez and A. L. Benavides, World Scientific Publ. Co., New Jersey, USA) 1994 1994
  • Physical Review
    Sidebottom, David L., B?_rjesson, L., Torell, L. M. Two-step relaxation decay in a strong glass former
    71, p. 2260-2263. 1993
  • Physical Review E
    D.L. Sidebottom, 'Ultrasonic Measurements of an Epoxy-Resin Near its Sol/Gel Transition,' Phys. Rev. E 48, 391 (1993).
    48, p. 391 1993
  • L.M. Torell, P. Jacobsson, D. Sidebottom, and L. Börjesson, 'Structural Relaxation Characteristics of Glass Forming Polymeric Liquids Subject to Transient Crosslinks,' Progr. Colloid. Poly. Sci. 91, 46 (1993). 1993
  • Physical Review Letters
    Sidebottom, David L., Bergman, R., Borjesson, L., Torell, L. M. Observation of scaling behavior in the liquid-glass transition range from dynamic light scattering in poly(propylene glycol)
    68, p. 3587-3590 1992
  • L.M. Torell, P. Jacobsson, D. Sidebottom, and G. Petersen, 'The Importance of Ion-Polymer Crosslinks in Polymer Electrolytes,' Solid State Ionics 53-56, 1037 (1992). 1992
  • J. Vanderwal, D. Sidebottom, D. Walton, and G.P. Johari, 'Brillouin Scattering Study of a Polymer Hydrogel,' J. Polym. Sci. B 30, 1089 (1992). 1992
  • D. L. Sidebottom and G. P. Johari, 'Sub-Tg Relaxations in LiClO4-Poly(Propylene Glycol)-2000 Solutions,' J. Polym. Sci. B 29, 1215 (1991). 1991
  • D. L. Sidebottom and G. P. Johari, 'Chemical and Physical Effects During Spontaneous Relaxation of a Network-Structure Glass,' Chem. Phys. 147, 205 (1990). 1990
  • Journal of Chemical Physics
    Sidebottom, David L., Sorensen, C. M. Dynamic light scattering study of nonexponential relaxation in supercooled 2Ca(NO3)2_?.3KNO3
    91, p. 7153-7158 1989
  • Physical Review B
    Sidebottom, David L., Sorensen, C. M. Light scattering study of the glass transition in salol
    40, p. 461-466 1989
  • Journal of Chemical Physics
    Sidebottom, David L., Sorensen, M. Light-scattering studies of a ternary mixture: Comparison of field variables for critical phenomena description
    89, p. 1608-1615 1988
  • American Journal of Physics
    D. L. Sidebottom, “Inexpensive robots used to teach DC circuits and electronics,”
  • Journal of Chemical Physics
    D. L. Sidebottom and D. Vu, “Dynamic light scattering in mixed valence metaphosphate glass melts,” J. Chem. Phys.
  • D. L. Sidebottom and C. M. Sorensen, 'Comparison of Field Variables for Critical Phenomena Description,' Chem. Phys. Lett. 151 (6), 489 (1988).

General

  • Use of Bratwurst Sausage as a Model Cadaver in Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences Lab Experiments,” Phys. Teach. 53, 367 (2015).
    53, p. 367 2015
  • J. R. Changstrom and D. L. Sidebottom “Study of the Mixed Alkali Effect in Lithium and Sodium Metaphosphate Glassforming Liquids by Photon Correlation Spectroscopy,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 285103 (2008).
    20, p. 285103 2008
  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    D. L. Sidebottom, “Ionic Conductivity in Glasses: Is the Window Effect Statistically Relevant,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 244, 223 (1999).
    244, p. 223 1999

Presentations

  • International Conference on Phosphate Glasses, 'Dynamic light scattering in alkali phosphate melts and the role of intermediate range order in the fragility of network-forming oxides 2014
  • Annual Meeting of the Glass and Optical Materials Division, 'Predicting the Fragility of Network-forming Melts near the Rigidity Transition: A Coarse-graining Approach 2013
  • 123rd annual meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, 'Two-photon fluorescence correlation spectroscopy of proteins in glucose solutions 2013
  • March meeting of APS, 'Dynamic Light Scattering in Network-Forming Oxide Melts: Ties Between Structure and Dynamics 2013
  • Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting, 'One and Two Photon Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy on Proteins in Glucose Solutions' 2013
  • Super, cool liquids and the glass transition 2013
  • Sidebottom, D. (Author & Presenter), Changstrom, J. (Author), Annual Meeting of the Glass and Optical Materials Division, 'Dynamic Light Scattering in Mixed Alkali Metaphosphate Glassforming Ultraphosphate Liquids' 2012
  • Annual Meeting of the Glass and Optical Materials Division, 'Dynamic light scattering studies on structural effects on the dynamics of potassium-modified borate glass' 2012
  • 122nd annual meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, 'Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy of proteins in sugar solutions' 2012
  • 'Super, cool liquids and the glass transition' 2012
  • March meeting of APS, 'Cluster Growth in Aqueous Sugars Observed by Dynamic Light Scattering' 2012
  • March meeting of APS, 'Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy of Tryptophan-containing Proteins in Sugar Solutions Using Two Photon Excitation' 2012

Federal

  • Dynamic light scattering test of bond model prediction for the dynamics of network-forming liquids near the glass transition," Sponsored by National Science Foundation

  • Light Scattering and Fluorescence Study of Sugar Solutions as Cryoprotective Agents in Protein Storage," Sponsored by National Institutes for Health

Consulting

  • Expert Witness
    Provided expert testimony regarding laser dangers and safety.
    2013 - 2016