Darren S. Dale, Ph.D.

Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source
Cornell University
200L Wilson Lab
Rt. 366 & Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

office: (607) 255-9894
fax: (607) 255-9001
email: darren dot dale at cornell dot edu

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I am a senior research associate at Cornell and beamline scientist at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source research associate. My activities at CHESS have included supporting scanning X-ray fluorescence microscopy, in-situ studies of thin film growth, high-energy diffraction of composition-spread thin films, phase contrast imaging, and research and development towards major upgrades to the CHESS facility.

I am an active developer of open source software, primarily in support of research at synchrotron facilities. There are many free, high-quality, open source software packages available for scientific research.

Selected Publications

  1. Kechao Xiao, John M. Gregoire, Patrick J. McCluskey, Darren Dale, and Joost J. Vlassak, "Scanning AC nanocalorimetry combined with in-situ x-ray diffraction", Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 243501, (2013)

  2. John M. Gregoire, Kechao Xiao, Patrick J. McCluskey, Darren Dale, Gayatri Cuddalorepatta, and Joost J. Vlassak, "In-situ X-ray diffraction combined with scanning AC nanocalorimetry applied to a Fe0.84Ni0.16 thin-film sample" Applied Physics Letters, 102, 201902, (2013)

  3. Zhongwu Wang, Constanze Schliehe, Kaifu Bian, Darren Dale, William A. Bassett, Tobias Hanrath, Christian Klinke, and Horst Weller, "Correlating Superlattice Polymorphs to Internanoparticle Distance, Packing Density, and Surface Lattice in Assemblies of PbS Nanoparticles", Nano Letters, 13, 1303, (2013)

  4. A. Temnykh, D. Dale, E. Fontes, Y. Li, A. Lyndaker, P. Revesz, D. Rice, A. Woll, "Compact Undulator for the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source: Design and Beam Test Results", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 425, 032004, (2013)

  5. R.M. Baur, M.W. Tate, D.S. Dale, S.M. Gruner, "A high-spatial-resolution fiber-optic-coupled CMOS imager with novel scintillator for high-energy x-ray applications", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 425, 062012, (2013)

  6. R. Huang, D. Dale, K. Finkelstein, D.H. Bilderback, "Thermal analysis of LN2-cooled silicon crystals for Energy Recovery Linac monochromators", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 425, 052003, (2013)

  7. Peter Revesz, Jacob Ruff, Darren Dale, and Thomas Krawczyk, "Compact integrated X-ray intensity and beam position monitor based on rare gas scintillation", Review of Scientific Instruments, 84, 053109, (2013)

  8. Arthur R Woll, David Agyeman-Budu, Donald H Bilderback, Darren Dale, Alexander Y Kazimirov, Mark Pfeifer, Tia Plautz, Thomas Szebenyi, Gavrielle Untracht, "3D x-ray fluorescence microscopy with 1.7 μm resolution using lithographically fabricated micro-channel arrays", SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications, 85020K-85020K-14, (2012)

  9. Michele E Tague, John M Gregoire, Anna Legard, Eva Smith, Darren Dale, Richard Hennig, Francis J DiSalvo, R Bruce van Dover, Héctor D Abruña, "High Throughput Thin Film Pt-M Alloys for Fuel Electrooxidation: Low Concentrations of M (M= Sn, Ta, W, Mo, Ru, Fe, In, Pd, Hf, Zn, Zr, Nb, Sc, Ni, Ti, V, Cr, Rh)", Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 159, F880-F887, (2012)

  10. Luca Cultrera, Jared Maxson, Ivan Bazarov, Sergey Belomestnykh, John Dobbins, Bruce Dunham, Siddharth Karkare, Roger Kaplan, Vaclav Kostroun, Yulin Li, Xianghong Liu, Florian Löhl, Karl Smolenski, Zhi Zhao, David Rice, Peter Quigley, Maury Tigner, Vadim Veshcherevich, Kenneth Finkelstein, Darren Dale, and Benjamin Pichler, "Photocathode behavior during high current running in the Cornell energy recovery linac photoinjector", Physical Review Special Topics-Accelerators and Beams, 14 , 120101 (2011)

  11. John M. Gregoire, Patrick J. McCluskey, Darren Dale, Shiyan Ding, Jan Schroers, Joost J. Vlassak, "Combining combinatorial nanocalorimetry and X-ray diffraction techniques to study the effects of composition and quench rate on Au-Cu-Si metallic glasses", Scripta Materialia, 66, 178 (2012)

  12. Charlotte L. Pearson, Darren Dale, Keith Lombardo, "An investigation of fire scars in Pseudotsuga macrocarpa by Scanning X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy", Forest Ecology and Management, 262, 1258 (2011)

  13. Karin Limburg, Carina Olson, Yvonne Walther, Darren Dale, Caroline Slomp, Hans Høie, "Tracking Baltic hypoxia and cod migration over millennia with natural tags", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 8931 (2011)

  14. John M. Gregoire, Darren Dale, and R. Bruce van Dover, "A wavelet transform algorithm for peak identification and application to powder x-ray diffraction data", Review of Scientific Instruments, 82, 015105 (2011)

  15. Darren Dale, Michael Droettboom, Eric Firing, John Hunter, "Matplotlib" Matplotlib.pdf (the pdf is quite large) and http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net [Matplotlib is not peer-reviewed, but has received over 100 citations in the scientific literature, and has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times]

  16. John M. Gregoire, Michele E. Tague, Eva H. Smith, Darren Dale, Francis J. DiSalvo, Héctor D. Abruña, Richard G. Hennig, and R. Bruce van Dover, "Phase Behavior of Pseudobinary Precious Metal-Carbide Systems", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, 21664 (2010)

  17. Yi Liu, Michael Lowe, Kenneth Finkelstein, Darren Dale, Francis Disalvo, Héctor D. Abruña, "X-ray fluorescence investigation of ordered intermetallic phases as electrocatalysts towards the ocidation of small organic molecules", Chemistry: A European Journal, 16, 13689 (2010)

  18. John M. Gregoire, Darren Dale, Alexander Kazimirov, Francis J. DiSalvo, and R. Bruce van Dover, "Cosputtered composition-spread reproducibility established by high-throughput x-ray fluorescence", Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 28, 1279 (2010)

  19. Donald H. Bilderback, Joel D. Brock, Darren S. Dale, Kenneth D. Finkelstein, Mark A. Pfeifer, and Sol M. Gruner, "Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) Coherent Hard X-ray Sources", New Journal of Physics, 12, 035011 (2010)

  20. Karin E. Limburg, Aude Lochet, Debra Driscoll, Darren S. Dale and Rong Huang, "Selenium detected in fish otoliths: a novel tracer for a polluted lake?", Environmental Biology of Fishes (2010)

  21. Karin E. Limburg, Hans Høie and Darren S. Dale, "Bromine patterns in Norwegian coastal Cod otoliths — a possible marker for distinguishing stocks?", Environmental Biology of Fishes (2010)

  22. J.D. Ferguson, G. Arikan, D.S. Dale, A.R. Woll, and J.D. Brock, "Measurements of Surface Diffusivity and Coarsening During Pulsed Laser Deposition", Physical Review Letters, 103, 256103 (2009)

  23. John M. Gregoire, Darren Dale, Alexander Kazimirov, Francis J. DiSalvo, and R. Bruce van Dover, "High energy x-ray diffraction/x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy for high-throughput analysis of composition spread thin films", Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, 123905 (2009)

  24. C.L. Pearson, D.S. Dale, P.W. Brewer, M.W. Salzer, J. Lipton, and S.W. Manning, "Dendrochemistry of White Mountain bristlecone pines: An investigation via Synchrotron Radiation Scanning X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy", Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, G01023 (2009)

  25. C.L. Pearson, D.S. Dale, P.W. Brewer, P.I. Kuniholm, J. Lipton, and S.W. Manning, " Dendrochemical analysis of a tree-ring growth anomaly associated with the Late Bronze Age eruption of Thera", Journal of Archaeological Science, 36, 1206 (2009)

  26. Darren Dale, Y. Suzuki, and J.D. Brock, "In situ x-ray reflectivity studies of dynamics and morphology during heteroepitaxial complex oxide thin film growth", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20, 264008 (2008) (invited)

  27. D. Dale, A. Fleet, J.D. Brock, and Y. Suzuki, "X-ray scattering from real surfaces: Discrete and continuous components of roughness", Physical Review B, 74, 085419 (2006)

  28. Aaron Fleet, Darren Dale, A.R. Woll, Y. Suzuki, J.D. Brock, "Multiple time scales in diffraction measurements of diffusive surface relaxation", Physical Review Letters, 96, 055508 (2006)

  29. D. Dale, "In-situ X-ray diffraction studies of pulsed laser deposition: growth of epitaxial manganite thin films", Ph.D. Thesis, Cornell University, 2006

  30. Aaron Fleet, Darren Dale, Y. Suzuki, and J.D. Brock, "Observed effects of a changing step-edge density on thin-film growth dynamics", Physical Review Letters, 94, 036102 (2005)

  31. Huan-Hua Wang, Aaron Fleet, J.D. Brock, Darren Dale, and Y. Suzuki, "Nearly strain-free heteroepitaxial system for fundamental studies of pulsed laser deposition: EuTiO3 on SrTiO3" Journal of Applied Physics, 96, 5324 (2004)

  32. Darren Dale, Aaron Fleet, J.D. Brock, and Y. Suzuki, "The effect of changing epitaxial strain on colossal magnetoresistance thin films", Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 751, 103 (2003)

  33. Darren Dale, Aaron Fleet, J.D. Brock, Y. Suzuki, "Dynamically tuning properties of epitaxial colossal magnetoresistance thin films" Applied Physics Letters, 82, 3725-3727 (2003)

  34. Darren Dale, G. Hu, Vincent Balbarin, Y. Suzuki, "In-plane Uniaxial Magnetic Anisotropy of Cobalt Doped Y3Fe5O12 Epitaxial Films" Applied Physics Letters 74, 3026 (1999).


revised: June 24, 2013