Riccardo Bassiri


  1. 05/2012 - Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, invited talk - ‘Investigating coating material properties for future generations of gravitational wave detectors’
  2. 04/2012 - Spectra Physics, Santa Clara, California, USA, invited seminar - ‘Correlating the atomic structure and properties of amorphous mirror coatings’
  3. 12/2011 - MLD Technologies, Eugene, Oregon, USA, invited seminar - ‘Ta2O5 coatings: Understanding them at the atomic level’
  4. 07/2011 - International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy, contributed talk - ‘Investigating the link between the atomic structure and chemistry of Ta2O5 coatings and their mechanical losses’


(where significant portion of research was conducted during my fellowship)

  1. A. C. Lin, R. Bassiri, S. Omar, A. S. Markosyan, B. Lantz, R. Route, R. L. Byer, J. S. Harris and M. M. Fejer, Epitaxial growth of GaP/AlGaP mirrors on Si for low thermal noise optical coatings, Optical Materials Express 5 1890-1897 (2015).
  2. R. Bassiri, F. Liou, M. R. Abernathy, A.C. Lin, N. Kim, A. Mehta, B. Shyam, R. L. Byer, E. K. Gustafson, M. Hart, I. MacLaren, I.W. Martin, R. K. Route, S Rowan, J.F. Stebbins and M.M. Fejer, Order within disorder: The atomic structure of ion-beam sputtered amorphous tantala (a-Ta2O5), APL Materials 3 036103 (2015).
  3. A. V. Cumming, K. Craig, I. W. Martin, R. Bassiri, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, K. Haughian, D. Heinert, B. Lantz, A. C. Lin, A. S. Markosyan, R. Nawrodt, R. Route, S. Rowan, Measurement of the mechanical loss of prototype GaP/AlGaP crystalline coatings for future gravitational wave detectors, Classical and Quantum Gravity 32 035002 (2015).
  4. N. Kim, R. Bassiri, M. M Fejer, J. F Stebbins, The structure of ion beam sputtered amorphous alumina films and effects of Zn doping: High-resolution 27Al NMR, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 405 1-6 (2014).
  5. R. Bassiri, K. Evans, K.B. Borisenko, M.M. Fejer, J. Hough, I. MacLaren, I.W. Martin, R.K. Route and S. Rowan, Correlations between the mechanical loss and atomic structure of amorphous TiO2-doped Ta2O5 coatings, Acta Materialia 61 1070-1077 (2013).