Richard A O'Sullivan

Position

School /
Work Unit

Applied Sciences, School of 2

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 3389

r.osullivan@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 14
Level: 5
Room: 14

City campus

College/Portfolio

Unknown Faculty

Qualifications

B Sc (Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne)

Teaching/Work responsibilities

  • PhD supervision

Research Interests

  • Self-organizing systems and nonlinear dynamics
  • Non-linear optical properties of ferroelectric crystals and ceramics and thermochromic liquids, including optical bistability, self-focusing, spontaneous oscillations, symmetry breaking and self-organizing diffraction gratings

Research Projects, Consultancy and Student Project

Thermal focusing and optical bistability in ferroelectrics and thermochromic liquids, PhD project

Publications/Other

Journal Articles

(Most recent)

  1. “Optical bistability in ceramic oxides”, R.A. O'Sullivan, K.W. McGregor and J.F. Scott, Key Engineering Materials Vols. 206-213 (2002) 1255-1258.
  2. “Thermal focusing and optical bistability in ferroelectrics”, R.A. O'Sullivan, K.W. McGregor and J.F. Scott, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 13 (2001) R195-R234.
  3. “Mechanisms for optical oscillations in ferroelectric films”, R.A. O'Sullivan, K.W. McGregor, O. Gredeskoul and J.F. Scott, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 21 (2001) 1625-1628.
  4. "Underwater pyrotechnics: Chaotic advectors on micro-bubbles in laser-illuminated saturated solutions", K.W. McGregor, R.A. O'Sullivan and J.F. Scott, Physica A 254 (1998) 358-364.
  5. "A mixed response to the crisis in university science", R.A. O'Sullivan: The Australian and New Zealand Physicist, 35.4, 162-164 (1998).
  6. " Optical bistability, regenerative pulsations and self-assembly of spatial patterns in ferroelectrics and liquids ", K.W. m cGregor, R.A. O’Sullivan and J.F. Scott: Ferroelectrics 202 (1997) 97-104.
  7. "H exagonal patterns in laser light", J.F. Scott and R.A. O'Sullivan: Nature 382(6589) (1996) 305.
  8. " Self-assembly of hexatic optical patterns in ferroelectric crystals: Rediscovery of the Schwarz-Hora effect? " , J.F. Scott, R.A. O’Sullivan and M.H. Reich: Physica A 223, 655-662 (1996).
  9. "T emperature profile during spontaneous aperiodic optical bistability oscillations in lead magnesium niobate", R.A. O'Sullivan, K.W. McGregor, S. Cianci, R. Sacca, P. A. Wilksch and J.F. Scott: Japan J. Appl. Phys. 35, 5203-5209 (1996).
  10. "A periodic oscillations in thermal focusing by single crystals of lead magnesium niobate", R.A. O'Sullivan, X. Zheng, J.F. Scott, Z.-G. Ye and H. Schmid: Ferroelectrics 186 (1996) 17.
  11. "I nterpretation of thermally induced optically bistable oscillation", X. Zheng, R.A. O'Sullivan, J.F. Scott: Integr. Ferroelectr. 9 (1995) 225.
  12. "F ocusing and defocusing regimes in the multistable optical response of single-crystal lead magnesium niobate", R.A. O'Sullivan, X. Zheng, J.F. Scott, Z.-G. Ye and H. Schmid: Integr. Ferroelectr. 9 (1995) 215.
  13. "M odification of the adhesion and contact resistance of the Ag/YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 interface with keV electron irradiation", S.D. M oss, R.A. O'Sullivan, P.J.K. Paterson, I.K. Snook, A.J. Russo, A. Katsaros and N. Savvides: J. Appl. Phys. 78(9), (1995) 5782.