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Don H. Rasmussen

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

218 CAMP
Clarkson University
PO Box 5705
Potsdam, NY 13699-5705

Phone: 315-268-3820
Department Website

Educational Background:
Ph.D., Materials Science, University of Wisconsin, 1974
B.A., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, 1967

Research Interests:

  • Materials processing through phase transformations: Deposition, casting, and solidification of metals
  • Controlled foaming of polymers
  • Deposition of thin films for electronics materials

Related Facilities:

  • Complete thermoanalysis lab
  • M500 x-ray defraction system
  • Plasma deposition and plasma etching reactor

Conducted Research:

  • Cryobiology
  • Mixed halide phase equilibrium
  • Nucleation and crystal growth
  • Plasma-enhanced deposition
  • Controlled reduction of metal salts
  • Solidification of superalloy powders
  • Rapid solidification of metals
  • CVD thin films
  • Controlled nucleation of polymeric foams
  • Thermal analysis


Three, describing methods to form micron-sized spherical droplets of metals

Selected Publications:
"Alcoholic Solvent Effect on Silica Synthesis-NMR and DLS Investigation," S. Sadasivan, A.K. Dubey, Y. Li and D.H. Rasmussen, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 12, 5 (1998).

"Preparation and Characterization of Ultrafine Silica," S. Sadasivan, D.H. Rasmussen, F.P. Chen and R.K. Kannabiran, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 132, 45 (1998).

"Relationship of Phase Diagrams and Surfaces of New Phase Nucleation Rates, " M.P. Anisimov, P.K. Hopke, D.H. Rasmussen, S.D. Shandakov and V.A. Pinaev, Journal of Chemical Physics, l09, No.4, l435 (1998).

"Surface Topology of the Ion-Induced Vapor Nucleation Rate," M.P. Anisimov, P.K. Hopke, J. Terry, D.H. Rasmussen, S.D. Shandakov and V.A. Pinaev, Aerosol Science and Technology, 29, 547 (1998).

"Semiempirical Ion-Induced Vapor Nucleation Rates," M.P. Anisimov, P.K. Hopke, J. Terry, D.H. Rasmussen, S.D. Shandakov and V.A. Pinaev, J. Aerosol Sci, 29, Suppl. 1, S365 (1998).

"Development of a CD-ROM in Thin Film Technologies: Design, Usability Assessment, and Challenges," S.V. Babu, I.I. Suni and D.H. Rasmussen, Journal of Engineering Education, 583 (1998).

"Compact Fiber Optic Dynamic Light Scattering System," S. Sadasivan and D.H. Rasmussen, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 193, 145 (1997).