Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Oliver Alderman

Contact Information
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
432/B003
Argonne, Il 60439

Phone: 252-0243 | Fax: 252-7392

E-Mail: oalderman@gmail.com

Education/Experience
  • 2013 - present:  Visiting Scientist, X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • 2013 - present:  R&D Scientist, Materials Development, Inc., Evanston, IL
  • 2009 – 2013:  PhD, Glass and Glass Ceramics Group, Department of Physics, University of Warwick, UK
  • 2005 - 2009:  MPhys Physics (1st class with honors), Department of Physics, University of Warwick, UK
Research Interests
  • Structure and properties of liquids, glasses, amorphous solids and related stable and metastable crystals and their inter-relation
  • Temperature dependent structure and properties of, particularly oxide, melts and glasses
Selected Publications

1.    “Iron K-edge XANES Spectroscopy of Aerodynamically Levitated Silicate Melts and Glasses” , O. L. G. Alderman, M. C. Wilding, A. Tamalonis, S. Sendelbach, S. M. Heald, C. J. Benmore, C. E. Johnson, J. A. Johnson, H.-Y. Hah, and J. K. R. Weber, Chem. Geol. 453, 169 (2017).

2.    “Local Structural Variation with Oxygen Fugacity in Fe2SiO4+x Fayalitic Iron Silicate Melts”, O. L. G. Alderman, L. Lazareva, M. C. Wilding, C. J. Benmore, S. M. Heald, C. E. Johnson, J. A. Johnson, H.-Y. Hah, S. Sendelbach, A. Tamalonis, L. B. Skinner, J. B. Parise, and J. K. R. Weber, Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac. 203, 15 (2017).

3.    “Continuous Structural Transition in Glass-Forming Molten Titanate BaTi2O5”, O. L. G. Alderman, C. J. Benmore, A. Tamalonis, S. Sendelbach, S. M. Heald, and R. Weber, J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 26974 (2016).

4.    “Temperature-Driven Structural Transitions in Molten Sodium Borates Na2O-B2O3: X-ray Diffraction, Thermodynamic Modelling and Implications for Topological Constraint Theory”, O. L. G. Alderman, M. Liska, J. Machacek, C. J. Benmore, A. Lin, A. Tamalonis, and J. K. R. Weber, J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 553 (2016).

5.    “Liquid B2O3 up to 1700K: X-ray Diffraction and Boroxol Ring Dissolution”, O. L. G. Alderman, G. Ferlat, A. Baroni, M. Salanne, M. Micoulaut, C. J. Benmore, A. Lin, A. Tamalonis, and J. K. R. Weber, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27, 455104 (2015).

6.    “Molten uranium dioxide structure and dynamics”, L. B. Skinner, C. J. Benmore, J. K. R. Weber, M. A. Williamson, A. Tamalonis, A. Hebden, T. Wiencek, O. L. G. Alderman, M. Guthrie, L. Leibowitz, and J. B. Parise, Science 346, 984 (2014).

7.    “Structure of Molten Titanium Dioxide”, O. L. G. Alderman, L. B. Skinner, C. J. Benmore, A. Tamalonis, and J. K. R. Weber, Phys. Rev. B 90, 094204 (2014).