David L. Sidebottom, MS, PhD
David L. Sidebottom, MS, PhD

David L. Sidebottom, MS, PhD

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physics

Position

  • Professor

Biography

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. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • M.S. Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • B.S. Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Publications and Presentations

Books

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

Articles

  • Sidebottom, D. L. Comment on 'A model for phosphate glass topology considering the modifying ion sub-network' [J. Chem. Phys. 140, 154501 (2014), Journal of Chemical Physics, 142, Article ID 107103, 2015
  • Fragility of network-forming glasses: A universal dependence on the topological connectivity,” Phys. Rev. E 92.6 062804 (2015)., Physical Review E, 92.6, 062804, 2015
  • Sidebottom, D. L., Tran, T. D., Schnell, S. E. Building up a weaker network: The effect of intermediate range glass structure on liquid fragility, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 402, 16-20, 2014
  • Sidebottom, D. L., Schnell, S. E. Role of intermediate-range order in predicting the fragility of network-forming liquids near the rigidity transition, Physical Review B, 87, 1-6, 2013
  • Holman, Nathan, Hauger, Eric, Nichols, Michael, Sidebottom, David, Haas, Eric One and Two Photon Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy on Proteins in Glucose Solutions, Biophysical Journal, 104, 346a-347a, 2013
  • The Role of Intermediate Range Order in Predicting Fragility of Network-Forming Liquids near the Rigidity Transition, Physical Review B, 87, 054202, 2013
  • Glass-forming Dynamics of Aluminophosphate Melts Studied by Photon Correlation Spectroscopy, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 96, 2147, 2013
  • Sidebottom, D. L., Tran, Tri D. Universal patterns of equilibrium cluster growth in aqueous sugars observed by dynamic light scattering, Physical Review E, 82, 051904-051904, 2010
  • Fabian, R., Jr., Sidebottom, D. L. Dynamic light scattering in network-forming sodium ultraphosphate liquids near the glass transition, Physical Review B, 80, 064201-064207, 2009
  • Sidebottom, D. L. Colloquium: Understanding ion motion in disordered solids from impedance spectroscopy scaling, Reviews of Modern Physics, 81, 999-1014, 2009
  • Dyre, Jeppe C., Maass, Philipp, Roling, Bernhard, Sidebottom, David L. Fundamental questions relating to ion conduction in disordered solids, Reports on Progress in Physics, 72, 046501-046501, 2009
  • Sidebottom, D. L., Bassett, M. Nearly Constant Loss in Lithium and LiCl-doped Borate Glasses, Zeitschrift Fur Physikalische Chemie-International Journal of Research in Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics, 223, 1161-1170, 2009
  • Sidebottom, David L., Changstrom, J. R. Viscoelastic relaxation in molten phosphorus pentoxide using photon correlation spectroscopy, Physical Review B, 77, 020201-1 - 020201-4, 2008
  • Sidebottom, David L., Rodenburg, B. V., Changstrom, J. R. Connecting structure and dynamics in glass forming materials by photon correlation spectroscopy, Physical Review B, 75, 132201, 2007
  • Sidebottom, David L. Ultraslow relaxation of hydrogen-bonded dynamic clusters in glass-forming aqueous glucose solutions: A light scattering study, Physical Review E, 76, 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
  • Sidebottom, David L., Rodenburg, B. V. Dynamic light scattering in mixed alkali metaphosphate glass forming liquids, Journal of Chemical Physics, 125, 24502, 2006
  • Sidebottom, David L. Constriction effect in the nearly constant loss of alkali metaphosphate glasses, Physical Review B, 71, 134206, 2005
  • D. L. Sidebottom, “Structural Influences upon the Dynamic Light Scattering from Glassforming Liquids,” Ceramic Transactions 170, 93 (2005)., 2005
  • Metwalli, E., Karabulut, M., Sidebottom, D. L., Morsi, M. M., Brow, R. K. Properties and structure of copper ultraphosphate glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 344, 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
  • Sidebottom, David L., Murray-Krezan, C. M. Distinguishing two contributions to the nearly constant loss in ion-conducting glasses, Physical Review Letters, 89, 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
  • J. Zhang and D. L. Sidebottom, “Modeling the a.c. Conductivity Dispersion of Mixed Alkali Germanate Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 288, 18 (2001)., Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 288, 18, 2001
  • Sidebottom, David L., Zhang, J. Scaling of the ac permittivity in ion-conducting glasses, Physical Review B, 62, 5504-5507., 2000
  • Sidebottom, David L., Rolling, B., Funke, K. Ionic conduction in solids:_??Comparing conductivity and modulus representations with regard to scaling properties, Physical Review B, 63, 24301, 2000
  • Sidebottom, David L. Influence of cation constriction on the ac conductivity dispersion in metaphosphate glasses, Physical Review B, 61, 14507-14516, 2000
  • Sidebottom, David L. Universal approach for scaling the a.c. conductivity in ionic glasses, Physical Review Letters, 82, 3653-3656, 1999
  • Sidebottom, David L. Dimensionality dependence of the conductivity dispersion in ionic materials, Physical Review Letters, 83, 983-986, 1999
  • 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)., Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 255, 67, 1999
  • D.L. Sidebottom, P.F. Green, and R.K. Brow, “Brillouin Scattering in Alkali Metaphosphate Glasses and Melts,” J. Mol. Struct. 479, 219 (1999)., Journal of Molecular Structure, 479, 219, 1999
  • Sidebottom, David L., Green, P. F., Brow, R. K. Regarding the correlation of nuclear spin relaxation and electrical conductivity relaxation in ionic glasses, Journal of Chemical Physics, 108, 5870-5875, 1998
  • 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)., Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 231, 89, 1998
  • Sidebottom, David L., Hruschka, M. A., Potter, B. G., Brow, R. K. Increased radiative lifetime of rare earth-doped zinc oxyhalide tellurite glasses, Applied Physics Letters, 71, 1963-1965, 1997
  • Sidebottom, David L., Green, P. F., Brow, R. K. Scaling parallels in the non-Debye dielectric relaxation of ionic glasses and dipolar supercooled liquids, Physical Review B, 56, 170-177, 1997
  • 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)., Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 222, 282, 1997
  • 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)., Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 222, 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
  • 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)., Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 203, 300, 1996
  • Sidebottom, David L., Green, P. F., Brow, R. K. Anomalous-diffusion model of ionic transport in oxide glasses, Physical Review B, 51, 2770-2776., 1995
  • Sidebottom, David L., Green, P. F., Brow, R. K. Two contributions to the ac conductivity of alkali oxide glasses, Physical Review Letters, 74, 5068-5071., 1995
  • 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)., Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 183, 151, 1995
  • P.F. Green, D.L. Sidebottom, and R.K. Brow, "Relaxations in Mixed Alkali Metaphosphate Glass," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 172-174, 1352 (1994)., Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 172-174, 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
  • Sidebottom, David L., B?_rjesson, L., Torell, L. M. Two-step relaxation decay in a strong glass former, Physical Review, 71, 2260-2263., 1993
  • D.L. Sidebottom, "Ultrasonic Measurements of an Epoxy-Resin Near its Sol/Gel Transition," Phys. Rev. E 48, 391 (1993)., Physical Review E, 48, 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
  • 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), Physical Review Letters, 68, 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
  • Sidebottom, David L., Sorensen, C. M. Dynamic light scattering study of nonexponential relaxation in supercooled 2Ca(NO3)2_?.3KNO3, Journal of Chemical Physics, 91, 7153-7158, 1989
  • Sidebottom, David L., Sorensen, C. M. Light scattering study of the glass transition in salol, Physical Review B, 40, 461-466, 1989
  • Sidebottom, David L., Sorensen, M. Light-scattering studies of a ternary mixture: Comparison of field variables for critical phenomena description, Journal of Chemical Physics, 89, 1608-1615, 1988
  • D. L. Sidebottom, “Inexpensive robots used to teach DC circuits and electronics,”, American Journal of Physics
  • D. L. Sidebottom and D. Vu, “Dynamic light scattering in mixed valence metaphosphate glass melts,” J. Chem. Phys., Journal of Chemical Physics
  • 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, 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, 285103, 2008
  • D. L. Sidebottom, “Ionic Conductivity in Glasses: Is the Window Effect Statistically Relevant,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 244, 223 (1999)., Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 244, 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

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • 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.

Grant Funding Received

  • 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