Dr. Kevin B. Aptowicz
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
West Chester University
PUBLICATIONS

2015
"Temperature-Sensitive Hydrogel-Particle Films from Evaporating Drops"
T. Still, P.J. Yunker, K. Hanson, Z.S. Davidson, M.A. Lohr, K.B. Aptowicz, and A.G. Yodh, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2, 1500371 (2015).
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2014
"Vibrational and structural signatures of the crossover between dense glassy and sparse gel-like attractive colloidal packings"
M.A. Lohr, T. Still, R. Ganti, M.D. Gratale, Z.S. Davidson, K.B. Aptowicz, C.P. Goodrich, D.M. Sussman, and A.G. Yodh, Phys. Rev. E 90, 062305 (2014).
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2013
"Decomposition of atmospheric aerosol phase function by particle size and asphericity from measurements of single particle optical scattering patterns"
K.B. Aptowicz, Y.L. Pan, S.D. Martin, E. Fernandez, R.K. Chang, and R.G.Pinnick, JQSRT 131, 12-23 (2013).
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"Automated classification of single airborne particles from two-dimensional angle-resolved optical scattering (TAOS) patterns by non-linear filtering"
G.F. Crosta, Y.L. Pan, K.B. Aptowicz, C. Casati, R.G. Pinnick, R.K. Chang, and G.W. Videen, JQSRT 131, 215-233 (2013).
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"Synthesis of micrometer-size poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel particles with homogeneous crosslinker density and diameter control"
T. Still, K. Chen, A.M. Alsayed, K.B. Aptowicz, and A.G. Yodh, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 405, 96-102 (2013).
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"Phonons in two-dimensional soft colloidal crystals"
K. Chen, T. Still, S. Schoenholz, K.B. Aptowicz, M. Schindler, A.C. Maggs, A.J. Liu, and A.G. Yodh, Phys. Rev. E 131, 022315 (2013).
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"Phonons in two-dimensional colloidal crystals with bond-strength disorder"
M.D. Gratale, P.J. Yunker, K. Chen, T. Still, K.B. Aptowicz, and A.G. Yodh, Phys. Rev. E 87, 052301 (2013).
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2010
"Influence of surface roughness on the elastic-light scattering patterns of micron-sized aerosol particles"
J.C. Auger, G.E. Fernandes, K.B. Aptowicz, Y.L. Pan, and R.K. Chang, Appl. Phys. B 99 229–234 (2010).
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2009
"Irreversible Rearrangements, Correlated Domains, and Local Structure in Aging Glasses"
P. Yunker, Z. Zhang, K.B. Aptowicz, and A. G. Yodh, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 115701 (2009).
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"Thermal vestige of the zero-temperature jamming transition"

Z. Zhang, N. Xu, D.T.N Chen, P. Yunker, A.M. Alsayed, K.B. Aptowicz, P. Habdas; A.J. Liu, S.R. Nagel and A.G. Yodh Nature 459 (7244) 230-233 (2009).
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2007
"Angularly resolved light scattering from aerosolized spores: observations and calculations"
J.C. Auger, K.B. Aptowicz, R.G. Pinnick, Y.L. Pan, R.K. Chang, Optics Letters 32, (22) 3358-3360 (2007).
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"Influence of Micro-particle Surface Roughness on TAOS Patterns: Experimental and Theoretical Studies"
J.C. Auger, G.E. Fernandes, Y.L. Pan, K. Aptowicz, and R.K. Chang, PIERS Online 3 (6) 897-899 (2007).
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2006
"Simultaneous forward- and backward-hemisphere elastic-light-scattering patterns of respirable-size aerosols"
G.E. Fernandes, Y.L. Pan, R.K. Chang, K. Aptowicz, and R.G. Pinnick, Optics Letters 31 (20) 3034-3036 (2006).
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"Optical scattering patterns from single urban aerosol particles at Adelphi, Maryland, USA; a classification relating to particle morphologies"
K.B. Aptowicz, R.G. Pinnick, S.C. Hill, Y.L. Pan, and R.K. Chang, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D12212 (2006).
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2005
Dissertation: "Angularly-Resolved Elastic Light Scattering of Micro-Particles"
KB Aptowicz, May 2005
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2004
"Two-dimensional angular optical scattering patterns in the mid-infrared of microdroplets: on and off absorption"

K.B. Aptowicz, Y.L. Pan, and R.K. Chang, R.G. Pinnick, S.C. Hill, R.L. Tober, B.V. Bronk, Optics Letters 29 (17) 1965-1967 (2004).
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2003
"Characterizing and monitoring respiratory aerosols by light scattering"
Y.L. Pan, K.B. Aptowicz, R.K. Chang, M. Hart, and J.D. Eversole, Optics Letters, 28 (8), 589-591 (2003).
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