Dr. Raul Fainchtein

Applied Biomedical Engineering

Education History

  • Doctor of Philosophy Physics, University of Texas

Work Experience

Principal Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Publications

44. Raúl Fainchtein, David M. Brown, Karen M. Siegrist, Andrew H. Monica, Ehren Hwang,Stuart D Milner, and Christopher C. Davis, “Time-Dependent Near-Blackbody Thermal Emission from Pulsed Laser-Irradiated Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays”, Physical Review B. 85, 125432, 26 March 2012.

43. Raúl Fainchtein, Steve Conard and Richard Tschiegg, ”Low-Background IR Seeker Calibration and Test Facility” Proceedings of the 2008 Meeting of the Military Sensing Symposia (MSS) Specialty Group on Missile Defense Sensors, Environments, and Algorithms (MD-SEA) held on 28-30 October 2008 at The Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

42. Raúl Fainchtein, Gregory S. Boutis and Terry E. Phillips, “Analysis and optimization of interferometric displacement detection in force detected measurements”, Manuscript submitted for publication to the Journal of Applied Physics on April 26, 2004.

41. Kent R. Thurber, Lee E. Harrell, Raúl Fainchtein and Doran D. Smith, “Spin polarization contrast observed in GaAs by force-detected nuclear magnetic resonance”, Applied Physics Letters, vol.80, No.10, pp.1794-1796, (2002).

40. Lee. E. Harrell, Kent Thurber, Raúl Fainchtein and Doran D. Smith, “Determination of the 69Ga Spin-Lattice Relaxation Time in Epitaxially Grown GaAs by Force-Detected Nuclear Magnetic Resonance”, presented at the Ninth Annual United States Military Academy Technical Symposium, 7 November 2001, West Point, NY.

39. Richard H. Maurer, David R. Roth, James D. Kinnison, John O. Goldsten, Robert E. Gold and Raul Fainchtein, “MArs Neutron Energy Spectrometer (MANES): an instrument for the Mars 2003 Lander”, Acta Astronautica Vol. 52, p. 405 (2003)

38. R. H. Maurer, D. R. Roth, J. D. Kinnison, J. O. Goldsten, R. Fainchtein, G. Badhwar, “MArtian Neutron Energy Spectrometer (MANES),” Conference on Concepts and Approaches for the Robotic Exploration of Mars, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, 18 July 2000.

37. R. H. Maurer, R. Fainchtein, J. Goldsten, J. Kinnison, D. Roth, “MArtian Neutron Energy Spectrometer: An Instrument for the Mars 2003/5 Lander,” Fourth IAA International Conference on Low Cost Planetary Missions, APL, Laurel, MD, 5 May 2000.

36. R. H. Maurer, D. R. Roth, R. Fainchtein, J. O. Goldsten and J. D. Kinnison, “Portable Real-Time Spectrometry II,” Proceedings of the Space Technology and Applications International Forum 00, Conference on the International Space Station Utilization, Albuquerque, NM, 31 Jan - 3 Feb 2000, American Physical Society CD-ROM.

35. Raúl Fainchtein, Basil J. Stoyanov, John C. Murphy, David A. Wilson, and Daniel F. Hanley, “Local determination of hemoglobin concentration and degree of oxygenation in tissue by pulsed photoacoustic spectroscopy”, Proceedings of the Biomedical Optoacoustics Conference, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, Vol. 1, No. 19, pp. 19-33, Ed. Alexander A. Oraevsky, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 3916, San Jose CA, January 25-27, 2000.

34. Lee. E. Harrell, Doran D. Smith, John A. Marohn, and Raúl Fainchtein, "Observation of Force-Detected Nuclear Magnetic Resonance”, Proceedings of the Seventh Annual U. S. Army Research Laboratory / United States Military Academy Technical Symposium, 5 November 1999, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, p. 115.

33. John A. Marohn, Raúl Fainchtein, Doran D. Smith, “Mechanical modulation of sample magnetization in magnetic resonance force microscopy", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 86, No. 8 p. 4619, October 15, 1999.

32. Doran D. Smith, John A. Marohn and Raúl Fainchtein, “Force Detected Magnetic resonance Imaging”, 21st U. S. Army Science Conference Proceedings – published on CD, June 1998.

31. R. H. Maurer1, D. R. Roth1, R. Fainchtein1, J. O. Goldsten1, J. D. Kinnison1 and A. K. Thompson2, “Portable Real Time Neutron Spectrometry”, Proceedings of the Predictions and Measurements of Secondary Neutrons Workshop held in Houston on Sept. 28-30, 1998.

30. John A. Marohn, Raúl Fainchtein, and Doran D. Smith, “An optimal magnetic tip configuration for magnetic resonance force microscopy of microscale buried features”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 73, No. 25, p. 3778, 21 Dec 98.

29. R. H. Maurer, D. R. Roth , R. Fainchtein, J. O. Goldsten and J. D. Kinnison, “Portable Real Time Neutron Spectrometry”, Proc. Conference On International Space Station Utilization, Albuquerque, NM January 31, 1999.

28. R. Fainchtein, B. J. Stoyanov, J. C. Murphy, D. A. Wilson, and D. F. Hanley, " In-situ determination of concentration and degree of oxygenation of hemoglobin in neural tissue by pulsed photoacoustic spectroscopy" SPIE, Vol. 2979, 26 (1997).

27. R. Fainchtein, B. J. Stoyanov and J. C. Murphy, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, D. A. Wilson, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, D. F. Hanley, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, “in-vivo Photoacoustic Spectroscopy of Hemoglobin in Cerebral Tissue”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena (Nanjing, P. R. China, June 27-30, 1996.)

26. R. Fainchtein, S. T. D'Arcangelis, S. S. Yang, D. O. Cowan, S. Yoon, S. Pan, W. F. Smith and A. L deLozanne, "Scanning tunneling and force microscopies of low-dimensional organic conductors and superconductors", SPIE, Vol. 1855 Scanning Probe Microscopies II (1993) p.129.

25. S. Yoon, W. F. Smith, M. Yoo, A. L. deLozanne, R. Fainchtein, T. J. Kistenmacher, S. T. D'Arcangelis and D. O. Cowan, "Anisotropy in the bc plane of the organic superconductor -(BEDT-TTF)2 Cu(NCS)2 revealed by scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopy", Phys. Rev. B, BRIEF REPORTS Vol. 47 (1993) p.4802.

24. R. Fainchtein, "Effects of Low Dimensionality in the Electrical Conductivity of Organic Superconductors", in Modern Topics of Condensed Matter, Proceedings of the XIII Winter Meeting on Low Temperature Physics, Vista Hermosa Morelos, Mexico, 19-22 January 1992 (Ediciones Cientificas SA de CV, Mexico City 1994).

23. R. Fainchtein, S. T. D'Arcangelis, S. S. Yang, D. O. Cowan, S. Yoon, S. Pan, W. F. Smith, M. Yoo, and A. L. deLozanne, "Scanning tunneling and force microscopies of low-dimensional organic conductors and superconductors", Scanning Probe Microscopies II, Vol. 1855. (1993) p.129.

22. S. Yoon, W.F. Smith, M. Yoo, A. L. deLozanne, R. Fainchtein, S.T. D'Arcangelis and D.O. Cowan, "Anysotropy in the bc plane of the organic superconductor (BEDT-TTF)2 Cu(NCS)2 revealed by STM and AFM", Phys. Rev. B , Vol. 47 (1993) p.4802.

21. R. Fainchtein, "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Organic Conductors and Superconductors", Johns Hopkins University APL Technical Digest, Vol. 13, No. 2 (1992) p.332.

20. R. Fainchtein, S.T. D'Arcangelis, S.S. Yang and D.O. Cowan, "Order and Low Dimensionality in the Organic Superconductor (BEDT-TTF)2 Cu(NCS)2 Revealed by STM", Science, Vol. 256 (1992) p.1012.

19. R. Fainchtein, S.T. D'Arcangelis, S.S. Yang and D.O. Cowan, "Study of the Solid State Properties of an Organic Superconductor", Proceedings of the Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society, Symposium on Electrical Optical and Magnetic Properties of Organic Solid State Materials, Edited by L. Y. Chiang, A. F. Garito and D. J. Sandman, Boston, MA, December 2-6, 1991 (Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, PA) p.501.

18. R. Fainchtein and P. R. Zarriello, "A Computer Controlled Technique for Electrochemical Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip Fabrication", Proceedings of the STM'91 Ten Years of STM International Conference (Interlaken, Switzerland, 1991). J. of Ultramicroscopy Vol. 42-44, p. 1533, 1992 (Patent Number 5,286,355).

17. W.A. Bryden, J.S. Morgan, R. Fainchtein and T.J. Kistenmacher, "Effects of a Thin AlN Nucleation Layer on Magnetron Sputtered Indium Nitride Films", Thin Solid Films Vol. 213 (1992) p.86.

16. R. Srinivasan, J.C. Murphy, R. Fainchtein and N. Pattabiraman, "Electrochemical STM of Condensed Guanine on Graphite", J. Electroanal. Chem., Vol. 312 (1991) p.293.

15. R. Fainchtein and J. C. Murphy, "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy of the Organic Superconductors (TMTSF)2-PF6 and (TMTSF)2-ClO4", J. Vac. Sci. and Tech. B Vol. 9 (1991) p.1013.

14. S. Pan, A.L de Lozanne and R. Fainchtein, "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy of the Charge Density Wave in the Organic Conductor TTF-TCNQ", J. Vac. Sci. and Tech. B Vol. 9 (1991) p.1017.

13. T. J. Kistenmacher, W. A. Bryden, J. S. Morgan, D. Dayan, R. Fainchtein and T. O. Poehler, "Thin Films of rf-Sputtered InN on Mica: Crystallography, Electrical Transport and Morphology", J. Mat. Res. Vol. 6 (1991) p.1300.

12. R. Fainchtein, S. Pan and A. L. DeLozanne, "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Quasi One-Dimensional Organic Conductors", in Organic Superconductivity, V. Z. Kresin and W. A. Little Eds. (Plenium Press, New York, 1990) p.147.

11. T.J. Kistenmacher, D, Dayan, R. Fainchtein, W.A. Bryden and T.O. Poehler, "Substrate and Temperature Dependent Morphology of rf-Sputtered Indium Nitride Films", Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 162 (1990) p.573.

10. W.A. Bryden, J.S. Morgan, T.J. Kistenmacher, D. Dayan, R. Fainchtein and T.O. Poehler, "Growth and Physical Properties of rf-Magnetron Sputtered InN Semiconducting Films", Proc. Mater. Res. Soc. Vol. 162 (1990) p.567.

9. R. Fainchtein, D. Dayan, W.A. Bryden, J.C. Murphy and T.O. Poehler, "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy for Morphological Characterization of InN Thin Films" in Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti Eds. (Plenum Press, New York,1990) p.1093.

8. R. Fainchtein and J.S. Lannin "Inelastic Neutron Scattering of Amorphous Ni0.95Tb0.05", Physical Review B, Vol. 39 (1989) p.5665.

7. R. Fainchtein and J.S. Lannin, "Measurements of the Phonon Density of States of Amorphous Ni0.95Tb0.05", Proc. 6th Int'l. Conf. on Rapidly Quenched Metals, (Montreal, Canada, 1987), Mat. Sci. & Eng., Vol. 89 (1988) p.231.

6. R. Fainchtein, J.S. Lannin and D.L. Price, "Neutron Diffraction and The Structure of Amorphous Ni0.95Tb0.05", Phys. Rev. B, Vol. 35 (1987) p.4258.

5. R. Fainchtein, J.S. Lannin and D.L. Price, "Structure Studies and Dense Random Packed Models for Amorphous Ni0.95Tb0.05", Proc. 6th Int'l Conf. Liquid and Amor. Metals, (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, W. Germany, August 1986), Zeit. fur Physik. Chem. Neue Folge, Vol. 157 (1988) p.97.

4. N. Lustig, R. Fainchtein and J.S. Lannin, "Observation of Raman Scattering in an Amorphous Metal", Phys. Rev. Lett.,Vol. 55 (1985) p.1775.

3. R. Fainchtein, U. Even and J.C. Thompson, "Reflectance of Molten Cs-(CsCl) Alloys", Proc. 5th Int'l Conf. Liquid and Amor. Metals, (Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 1983); J. Non-Crys. Solids,Vol. 61 (1983) p.47.

2. R. Fainchtein and J.C. Thompson, "Reflectance of Molten Se-Te Alloys", Phys. Rev. B, Vol. 27 (1983) p.5967

1. R. Fainchtein, J.C. Thompson and C.E. Crohn, "Reflectance of Molten Cs-Tl Alloys", J. Phys. F: Met. Phys., Vol. 12 (1982) p.633.

INVITED LECTURES

15. Raúl Fainchtein, “Adventures in Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy”, Colloquium presented at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences of the National Security Agency and the University of Maryland, March 2, 2005.

14. Raúl Fainchtein, Gregory S. Boutis and Terry E. Phillips, “Low temperature MRFM of CaF2 progress towards multiple pulse spectroscopy”, presented at the Second MRFM workshop held at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, March 24, 2004.

13. Raúl Fainchtein, “Development of an Optimal Interferometer for Mechanical Detection of
Magnetic Resonance”, presented at the First MRFM workshop held at the University of Texas, Austin, TX, March 2, 2003.

12. Raúl Fainchtein, Basil J. Stoyanov, John C. Murphy, David A. Wilson, and Daniel F. Hanley, “Local determination of hemoglobin concentration and degree of oxygenation in tissue by pulsed photoacoustic spectroscopy”, presented at the Biomedical Optoacoustics Conference that was part of the BIOS 2000, SPIE Conference, San Jose CA, January 25-27, 2000.

11. John A. Marohn, Raúl Fainchtein, and Doran D. Smith, “Towards Scanned-Probe Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy of Buried Features” presented at Centennial Meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Atlanta, GA on March 20-26, 1999.

10. John A. Marohn, Raúl Fainchtein, and Doran D. Smith, Invitation to present our work on “Scanning Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy at 4K” in a session called "Microcryogenic Measurements" at the 22nd International Low Temperature Conference, held at the Helsinki University of Technology in Espoo in Helsinki, Finland on August 4-11, 1999 (could not attend and declined the invitation).

9. John A. Marohn, Raúl Fainchtein, and Doran D. Smith, “Force Detection of Magnetic Resonance with Magnetic Tip Microcantilevers” presented at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, March 13, 1998.

8. Doran D. Smith, John A. Marohn, and Raúl Fainchtein, “Making Feasible Force-Detected NMR at High Field“ presented at the Washington-Area NMR Group Mini-Symposium, NIH, Bethesda, MD, June 12, 1998.

7. John A. Marohn, Raúl Fainchtein, and Doran D. Smith, “Towards Scanned Probe Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy” presented at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC October 1997.

6. Raúl Fainchtein, “Think Small to Improve MRI” presented at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Colloquium, December 5, 1997.

5. Doran D. Smith, Raúl Fainchtein, and John Marohn, “Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy”, presented at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, Jan. 12, 1997.

4. Raúl Fainchtein, John Marohn, and Doran D. Smith, “Mechanically Detected Magnetic Resonance: on the road to Nanoscale Nuclear Magnetic Resonance”, presented at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 16 April 1997.

3. R. Fainchtein, "Atomic Characterization and Optical Switching of Organic Charge Transfer Salts Using Scanning probe Microscopy", invited seminar presented at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, MD December 6, 1994).

2. R. Fainchtein, "Effects of Low Dimensionality in the Electrical Conductivity of Organic Superconductors" presented at the XIII Winter Meeting on Low Temperature Physics, Hacienda Vista Hermosa, Mexico, January 19-22, 1992.

1. R. Fainchtein, "Structure and Dynamics of Nickel Glasses", presented at The Third Users Meeting of the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source, Argonne National Laboratory, December 7-8, 1986.

Honors and Awards

  • R. W. Hart Prize (2013)
  • R. W. Hart Prize (1989)

Professional Organizations

American Physical Society
SPIE The International Society for Optics and Photonics
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)