Seth Putterman, Ph.D.

Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Member, NanoMechanical and Nanofluidic Systems, California NanoSystems Institute

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(310) 206-5668

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(310) 825-2269

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Department of Physics & Astronomy
Mail Code: 154705
Los Angeles, CA 90095


J. R. Hird, C. G. Camara, and S. J. Putterman   A triboelectric x-ray source Appl. Phys. Lett, 2011; 98(13): .
C. G. Camara, J. V. Escobar, J. R. Hird and S. J. Putterman   Mechanically driven millimeter source of nanosecond X-ray pulses Appl Phys B, 2010; 99(4): 613-7.
E. Kirilov and S. Putterman   2-photon ionization for efficient seeding and trapping of strontium ions The European Physical Journal D - Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics, 2009; 54(3): 683-691.
Bass, A. Ruuth, S. J. Camara, C. Merriman, B. Putterman, S.   Molecular dynamics of extreme mass segregation in a rapidly collapsing bubble Phys Rev Lett, 2008; 101(23): 234301.
S Putterman   A physicist links magnetism, force and fatigue Nature, 2008; 454(257): .
Putterman, S. Roberts, P.   Convective corrections to the linear diffusion equation Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2008; 77(4 Pt 2): 046313.
Carlos G. Camara1, Juan V. Escobar1, Jonathan R. Hird & Seth J. Putterman   Correlation between nanosecond X-ray flashes and stickÔÇôslip friction in peeling tape Nature, 2008; 455(7216): 1089-92.
Alexander Bass, Seth Putterman, Barry Merriman and Steven J. Ruuth   Symmetry reduction for molecular dynamics simulation of an imploding gas bubble Journal of Computational Physics, 2008; 227(3): 2118-2129.
Tang V, Meyer G, Morse J, Schmid G, Spadaccini C, Kerr P, Rusnak B, Sampayan S, Naranjo B, Putterman S   Neutron production from feedback controlled thermal cycling of a pyroelectric crystal Rev Sci Instrum, 2007; 78(12): 123504.
Camara, C. G. Hopkins, S. D. Suslick, K. S. Putterman, S. J.   Upper bound for neutron emission from sonoluminescing bubbles in deuterated acetone Phys Rev Lett, 2007; 98(6): 064301.
D. Flannigan, S.D. Hopkins, C. Camara, K.S. Suslick, S. Putterman   Measurement of Pressure and Density Inside a Single Sonoluminescing Bubble Physical Review Letters, 2006; 96(20): 204301.
S. Hopkins, B. Kappus, K. Suslick, C. Camara, S. Putterman   Dynamics of a Sonoluminescing Bubble in Sulfuric Acid Physical Review Letters, 2005; 95(25): 254301.
B. Naranjo, J. Gimzewski, S. Putterman   Observation of Nuclear Fusion Driven by a Pyroelectric Crystal Nature, 2005; 434: 1115-1117.
C. Camara, S. Putterman, E. Kirilov   Sonoluminescence from a Single Bubble Driven at 1MHz Phys. Rev. Lett, 2004; 92(12): 124301.
Ruuth Steven J, Putterman Seth, Merriman Barry   Molecular dynamics simulation of the response of a gas to a spherical piston: implications for sonoluminescence Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 2002; 66(3 Pt 2B): 036310.
Vazquez, G. Camara, C. Putterman, S. J. Weninger, K.   Blackbody spectra for sonoluminescing hydrogen bubbles Phys Rev Lett, 2002; 88(19): 197402.
Weninger, K. R. Evans, P. G. Putterman, S. J.   Comment on "Mie scattering from a sonoluminescing bubble with high spatial and temporal resolution" Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2001; 64(3 Pt 2): 038301.
Weninger, K. R. Camara, C. G. Putterman, S. J.   Observation of bubble dynamics within luminescent cavitation clouds: Sonoluminescence at the nano-scale Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2001; 63(1 Pt 2): 016310.
Putterman, S. Evans, P. G. Vazquez, G. Weninger, K.   Is there a simple theory of sonoluminescence? Nature, 2001; 409(6822): 782-3.
Vazquez, G. E. Putterman, S. J.   Temperature and pressure dependence of sonoluminescence Phys Rev Lett, 2000; 85(14): 3037-40.
Budakian, R. Putterman, S. J.   Correlation between charge transfer and stick-slip friction at a metal-insulator interface Phys Rev Lett, 2000; 85(5): 1000-3.
Weninger, K. R. Evans, P. G. Putterman, S. J.   Time correlated single photon mie scattering from a sonoluminescing bubble Phys Rev E Stat Phys Plasmas Fluids Relat Interdiscip Topics, 2000; 61(2): R1020-3.

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