Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Richard Rosenberg

Contact Information
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Argonne, Il 60439

Phone: 252-6112 | Fax: 252-9350


  • 2002 - present: Chemist, X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • 1991 - 2002: Chemist, Accelerator Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • 1985-1991: Staff Scientist, Synchrotron Radiation Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • 1979-1985: Chemist, Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA.
  • University of California, Department of Chemistry, Berkeley; Ph.D., 1979
  • University of Illinois, Department of Chemistry, Chicago, IL; M.S., 1974
  • Northwestern University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Evanston, IL; B.S., 1971
Research Interests
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Luminescent and magnetic nanostructures
  • Synchrotron radiation induced reactions
Selected Publications
  1. R. A. Rosenberg, M. Abu Haija, and P.J. Ryan, “Chiral-Selective Chemistry Induced by Spin-Polarized Secondary Electrons from a Magnetic Substrate ”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 178301 (2008).
  2. T. K. Sham, R. A. Rosenberg, "Time-Resolved Synchrotron Radiation Excited Optical Luminescence: Light-Emission Properties of Silicon-Based Nanostructures," ChemPhysChem. 8, 2557 (2007).
  3. Richard A. Rosenberg, Gopal K. Shenoy, Matthew F. Chisholm, Li-Chia Tien, David Norton, and Steven Pearton,"Getting to the Core of the Problem: Origin of the Luminescence from (Mg,Zn)O Heterostructured Nanowires", Nano. Lett. 7, 1521 (2007).
  4. R.A. Rosenberg, G.K. Shenoy, F. Heigl, S.-T. Lee, P.-S. G. Kim, X.-T. Zhou and T.K. Sham, "Effects of in situ vacuum annealing on the surface and luminescent properties of ZnS nanowires.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 263115 (2005).
  5. J.W. Freeland, R.H. Kodama, M. Vedpathak, S.C. Erwin, D.J. Keavney, R. Winarski, P. Ryan, and R.A. Rosenberg, “Induced Ge Spin Polarization at the Fe/Ge Interface,” Phys. Rev. B 70, 033201 (2004)
  6. Q. Ma, N. Moldovan, D.C. Mancini, and R.A. Rosenberg, “Synchrotron-Radiation Induced Wet Etching of Germanium,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1741 (2002).
  7. Qing Ma, P. Ryan, J. W. Freeland, and R. A. Rosenberg, “Thermal effect on the oxides on Nb(100) studied by synchrotron-radiation x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy” J. Appl. Phys. 96, 7675 (2004).
  8. R.A. Rosenberg and S.P. Frigo, “Fundamental Aspects of Synchrotron Radiation-Initiated Surface Chemistry,” Chemical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation, edited by T.K. Sham (World Scientific, Singapore, 2002).