Universitą di Messina

 

Dr. Rosalba Saija
Dipartimento di Fisica della Materia e Tecnologie Fisiche Avanzate

Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italia

Telephone : (+39)0906765090       

Telefax:      (+39)090391382

E-mail:   rosalba@ortica.unime.it, rsaija@unime.it

·                      Senior Researcher

·                      Member of Science Faculty

 

Research Interest
Absorption and scattering of electromagnetic radiation, from ultraviolet to radio, by particles.   

Dr. Saija received her degree in Physics from the University of Messina in 1980. Since 1982 she has been Senior Researcher in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Messina and in such a position she had the possibility of improving her experience in scattering calculations by collaborating to several projects supported by the U.S.Army European Research Office.

At present she is involved in a research project aimed at understanding the influence on the local climate of small particles that are often found in the atmosphere as a result of industrial processes.

She is a member of the Italian Physics Society (SIF), and of the National Institute for Matter Physics (INFM).

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:

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