Universitą di Messina

 

Prof. Ferdinando Borghese
Dipartimento di Fisica della Materia e Tecnologie Fisiche Avanzate

Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italia

Telephone : (+39)0906765396       

Telefax:      (+39)090391382

E-mail:   borghese@ortica.unime.it ; ferdinando.borghese@unime.it

·                      Associate Professor

·                      Member of Science Faculty

 

Research Interest
Absorption and scattering of electromagnetic radiation, from ultraviolet to radio, by particles. Mechanical and thermal effects of the interactions of radiation and particles.   

Prof. Ferdinando Borghese received his degree in Physics (Laurea) from the University of Messina (Italy) on March 4th 1963 and since then has been an active resercher in solid state and molecular physics. 

Since 1979 his interest switched to scattering from irregularly-shaped particles and propagation through non-homogeneous media. Its most recent interest is on the theoretical description of optical trapping and manipulation of non spherical particles.

He has been Pricipal Investigator in several Research Contracts, financed by the US Army European Research 0ffice, aimed at studies of the optical properties of atmospheric aerosols.

At present he is principal investigator in a research project, supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research, aimed at the study of the evolution of the cosmic dust grains from optical data.

 

Teaching Activity

Since 1966 he has been Assistent to the Chair of General Physics in the University of Messina, in charge of the course of Introductory Theoretical Physics. 

Since 1982 he is Associate Professor of Quantum Mechanics in the University of Messina. 

Since 2000 he is a teacher of Electromagnetic Scattering at the PhD School in Physics of the University of Messina.

Selected Publications:

punto elenco F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI'. (2006). Radiation torque on nonspherical particles in the transition matrix formalism. OPTICS EXPRESS. vol. 14, pp. 9508-9521 ISSN: 1094-4087.

M.A. IATI', R. SAIJA, A. GIUSTO, P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE, C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI. (2006). Light within small particles. JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER. vol. 100, pp. 157-164 ISSN: 0022-4073.

O.I. SINDONI, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', F. BORGHESE, P.DENTI, G.E. FERNANDEZ, Y.-L. PAN, R.K. CHANG. (2006). Optical scattering by biological aerosols: experimental and computational results for spore simulants. OPTICS EXPRESS. vol. 14, pp. 6942-6950 ISSN: 1094-4087.

F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI. (2005). On the polarization and depolarization of the electromagnetic waves. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONFERENCE SERIES. vol. 6, pp. 59-72 ISSN: 1742-6588.

C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', A. GIUSTO, F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, S. AIELLO. (2005). Ultraviolet radiation inside interstellar grain aggregates. I. The density of radiation. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. vol. 624, pp. 223-231 ISSN: 0004-637X. (2005). Erratum: Ultraviolet radiation inside interstellar grain aggregates. I. The density of radiation. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. vol. 632, pp. 1204-1206 ISSN: 0004-637X.

R. SAIJA, C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI, M.A. IATI', A. GIUSTO, F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, S. AIELLO. (2005). Ultraviolet radiation inside interstellar grain aggregates. II. Field depolarization. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. vol. 633, pp. 953 ISSN: 0004-637X.

S. AIELLO, B. BARSELLA, A. GIUSTO, M.A. IATI', R. SAIJA, P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE. (2005). Expulsion of dust aggregates from galaxies. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONFERENCE SERIES. vol. 6, pp. 167-171 ISSN: 1742-6588.

R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', A. GIUSTO, P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE. (2005). Transverse components of the radiation force on nonspherical particles in the T-matrix formalism. JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER. vol. 94, pp. 163-179 ISSN: 0022-4073.

C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI, F. SCAPPINI, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', A. GIUSTO, S. AIELLO, F. BORGHESE. (2004). On the formation and survival of complex prebiotic molecules in interstellar grain aggregates. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASTROBIOLOGY. vol. 3, pp. 287-293 ISSN: 1473-5504.

M.A. IATI', A. GIUSTO, R. SAIJA, F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI, S. AIELLO. (2004). Optical properties of composite interstellar grains: A morphological analysis. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. vol. 615, pp. 286-299 ISSN: 0004-637X, ISI:000224760800027.

M.A. IATI', R. SAIJA, A. GIUSTO, P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE, C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI. (2004). Optical properties of interstellar grain aggregates. JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER. vol. 89, pp. 43-51 ISSN: 0022-4073, ISI:000224036600006.

A. GIUSTO, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE, O.I. SINDONI. (2003). Optical properties of high-density dispersions of particles: application to intralipid solutions. APPLIED OPTICS. vol. 42, pp. 4375 - 4380 ISSN: 0003-6935, ISI:000184252300018.

R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE, A. GIUSTO, O.I. SINDONI. (2003). Efficient light-scattering calculations for aggregates of large spheres. APPLIED OPTICS. vol. 42, pp. 2785 - 2793 ISSN: 0003-6935, ISI:000182977300024.

R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', A. GIUSTO, F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, S. AIELLO, C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI. (2003). Radiation pressure cross-sections of fluffy interstellar grains. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY. vol. 341, pp. 1239 - 1245 ISSN: 0035-8711, ISI:000183080200025.

F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', O.I. SINDONI. (2001). Optical properties of a dispersion of anisotropic particles with non-randomly distributed orientations. The case of atmospheric ice crystals. JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER. vol. 70, pp. 237 - 251 ISSN: 0022-4073, ISI:000169141000009.

M.A. IATI', C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI, D.A. WILLIAMS, F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, S. AIELLO. (2001). Porous interstellar grains. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY. vol. 322, pp. 749 - 756 ISSN: 0035-8711, ISI:000168544200008.

R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, S. AIELLO, C. CECCHI-PESTELLINI. (2001). Beyond Mie theory: The transition matrix approach in interstellar dust modeling. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. vol. 559, pp. 993 - 1004 ISSN: 0004-637X, ISI:000171439800037.

R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE, O.I. SINDONI. (2001). Backscattered intensity from model atmospheric ice crystals in the millimeter-wave range. APPLIED OPTICS. vol. 40, pp. 5337 - 5342 ISSN: 0003-6935, ISI:000171613800006.

P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE, R. SAIJA, E. FUCILE, O.I. SINDONI. (1999). Optical properties of aggregated spheres in the vicinity of a plane surface. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. A, OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION. vol. 16, pp. 167 - 175 ISSN: 1084-7529, ISI:000077837800017.

P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', O.I. SINDONI. (1999). Optical properties of a dispersion of randomly oriented identical aggregates of spheres deposited on a plane surface. APPLIED OPTICS. vol. 38, pp. 6421 - 6430 ISSN: 0003-6935, ISI:000083311200027.

F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', O.I. SINDONI. (1998). Optical resonances of spheres containing an eccentric spherical inclusion. JOURNAL OF OPTICS. vol. 29, pp. 28 - 34 ISSN: 0150-536X, ISI:000072777700005.

P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI', O.I. SINDONI. (1998). Optical properties of inclusion-containing hemispheres on a perfectly reflecting surface. JOURNAL OF OPTICS. vol. 29, pp. 78 - 87 ISSN: 0150-536X, ISI:000073707000004.

F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, E. FUCILE, O.I. SINDONI. (1997). Resonance suppression in the extinction spectrum of single and aggregated hemispheres on a reflecting surface. APPLIED OPTICS. vol. 36, pp. 4226 - 4234 ISSN: 0003-6935, ISI:A1997XE30100028.

E. FUCILE, F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, O.I. SINDONI. (1997). General reflection rule for electromagnetic multipole fields on a plane interface. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION. vol. 45, pp. 868 - 875 ISSN: 0018-926X, ISI:A1997WW90900015.

E. FUCILE, P. DENTI, F. BORGHESE, R. SAIJA, O.I. SINDONI. (1997). Optical properties of a sphere in the vicinity of a plane surface. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. A, OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION. vol. 14, pp. 1505 - 1514 ISSN: 1084-7529, ISI:A1997XG64500015.

F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, E. FUCILE, O.I. SINDONI. (1995). Optical properties of model anisotropic particles on or near a perfectly reflecting surface. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. A, OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION. vol. 12, pp. 530 - 540 ISSN: 1084-7529, ISI:A1995QJ12700010.

E. FUCILE, F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA. (1995). Effect of an electrostatic field on the optical properties of a cloud of dielectric particles. APPLIED OPTICS. vol. 34, pp. 4552 - 4562 ISSN: 0003-6935, ISI:A1995RL12900046.

F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA. (1994). Optical properties of spheres containing several spherical inclusions. APPLIED OPTICS. vol. 33, pp. 484 - 493 ISSN: 0003-6935, ISI:A1994MX85600021. (1995). Optical properties of spheres containing several spherical inclusions - Errata. APPLIED OPTICS. vol. 34, pp. 5556 - 5556 ISSN: 0003-6935, ISI:A1995RP42100037.

E. FUCILE, F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA. (1993). Theoretical description of dynamic light scattering from an assembly of large axially-symmetrical particles. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. A, OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION. vol. 10, pp. 2611 - 2617 ISSN: 1084-7529, ISI:A1993MN61100017.

F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, O.I. SINDONI. (1992). Optical properties of spheres containing a spherical eccentric inclusion. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. A, OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION. vol. 9, pp. 1327 - 1335 ISSN: 1084-7529, ISI:A1992JF10300014.

F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA. (1991). Extinction coefficient of a dispersion of nonabsorbing spheres containing highly-absorbing eccentric inclusions. JOURNAL OF AEROSOL SCIENCE. vol. 22, pp. S431 - S434 ISSN: 0021-8502, ISI:A1991HN11800111.

F. BORGHESE, P. DENTI, R. SAIJA, O.I. SINDONI. (1989). Reliability of the theoretical description of electromagnetic scattering from nonspherical particles. JOURNAL OF AEROSOL SCIENCE. vol. 20, pp. 1079 - 1081 ISSN: 0021-8502, ISI:A1989CN23100056.



 

BORGHESE F., P. DENTI, R. SAIJA. (2007).

Scattering from model nonspherical particles. Theory and applications to environmental physics. second edition.

(pp. 348. ISBN: 3-540-37413-2. Berlin: Springer-Verlag (GERMANY).

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Other useful links:

Aerosol Science and Technology Team
Italian Network for Interstellar Matter
IPCF: Laboratory for Nanoscience