Paul H. Berdahl

Paul Berdahl

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 70-0108B
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 50-4038Q
(510) 486-5278

Paul is a physicist who received his Ph. D. from Stanford University in theoretical physics. Most of his research is in the areas of applied solid-state physics, and in environmental physics.

Current research interests include:

Paul is a physicist who received his Ph. D. from Stanford University in theoretical physics. Most of his research is in the areas of applied solid-state physics, and in environmental physics.

Current research interests include:

  1. Ion beam texturing and pulsed laser deposition of metal oxide films
  2. Optical absorption caused by oxygen deficiency in metal oxide films
  3. Particle nucleation in binary metal laser plasmas

Paul is also affiliated with the Heat Island Group of our Division's Energy Analysis Program. In this capacity he is investigating how surface roughness reduces the solar reflectance of materials, the soiling and weathering of roofing materials and the destruction of air pollutants by photocatalytic oxidation using the semiconductor TiO2.

Prior to Paul's (semi-) retirement in 2005, he worked on synthesis of high-temperature superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 tapes (with R. Russo and R. Reade). World record critical current values were achieved in 1992. Other topics were infrared luminescence of semiconducting InSb, infrared radiative cooling, longwave radiative transfer in the atmosphere, and the availability of the solar radiation resource.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.

Publications

2014

2011

2010

2008

Berdahl, Paul, Hashem Akbari, Ronnen M. Levinson, and William A. Miller. "Weathering of roofing materials – An overview." Construction and Building Materials 22, no. 4 (2008): 423-433.

2007

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