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C. Barry Carter

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Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3222
Storrs, CT 06269-3222
Office: UTEB 252
Phone: (860) 486-4020
Email:  Web:


  • Sc.D., Cambridge University, 2005
  • D.Phil., Oxford University, 1976


Research Focus

  • Dislocations in metals, ceramics and semiconductors
  • Operando TEM, especially of lithiation and sodiation for battery applications
  • Processses occurring in phase-change materials
  • High-entropy alloys
  • Titania, molybdenite, sapphire, spinel and other ceramic materials
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Organization and modification of nanoparticles and nanowires
  • AFM, particularly of processes occurring at ceramic surfaces
  • Pedagogy of ceramic materials, crystal lattice defects and TEM
  • Publication and promotion of science



  • Jubilee Professor at Chalmers University in Sweden, 2005
  • Bernd Matthias Scholar at Los Alamos National Lab, 1997/1998
  • Alexander von Humboldt Senior Awardee in Stuttgart, Hannover, Bonn, Dresden and Jülich, 1997
  • Guggenheim Fellow at the University of Bristol, 1985
  • Winner of the Roland B Snow Award, American Ceramic Society, 5 x


Current Publications

J291 Basu, J., Suresh, A, Wilhite, B.A. and Carter, C.B, 2011 J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 31, 1421–1429 ‘Microstructural evolution of cobalt-doped barium cerate-zirconate at elevated temperatures under moist reducing conditions’.

J290 Bhowmick, S., Xue, Y., Winterstein, J. and Carter, C.B., 2011 Sol. St. Ionics 187, 68–77 ‘Influence of Alumina Impurities on Microstructure of LSM-CeO2 Composites’.

J289 Riesterer, J.L. and Carter, C.B., 2011 J. Mater. Sci. 46, 4397-4406 ‘Changes in dewetting behavior of SiO2 films on TiO2 substrates due to film thickness and crucible choice’.

Leschkies, K.S., Divakar, R., Basu, J., Enache-Pommer E, Boercker J E, Carter, C.B., Kortshagen, U.R., Norris, D.J. and Aydil, E.S., 2007, Nano Letters 7(6), 1793–1798, ‘Photosensitization of ZnO Nanowires with CdSe Quantum Dots for Photovoltaic Devices’.

Colbert, T.D., Zhang, J., McClure, S.M., Nikolaev, P., Chen, Z., Hafner, J.H., Owens, D.W., Kotula, P.G., Carter, C.B., Weaver, J.H., Rinzler, A.G. and Smalley, E.R., 1994, Science 266, 1218–1222. ‘Growth and Sintering of Fullerene Nanotubes.’

Tietz, L.A., Carter, C.B, Lathrop, D.K., Russek, S.E., Buhrman, R.A. and Michael, J.R., 1989, Journal of Materials Research 4 (5), 1072–1081. ‘Crystallography of YBa2Cu3O6+x Thin Film-Substrate Interfaces’.

Gerberich, W.W., Mook, W.M., Perrey, C.R., Carter, C.B., Baskes, M., Mukherjee, R., Gidwani, A., Heberlein, J., McMurry, P., and Girshick, S., 2003, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids 51, 979–992. ‘Superhard Silicon Nanospheres.’

Norton, M.G. and Carter, C.B., 1991, J. Cryst. Growth 110, 641–651. ‘The Nucleation and Heteroepitactic Growth of YBa2Cu3O7-d Thin Films on MgO.’

Norton, M.G., Summerfelt, S.R. and Carter, C.B., 1990, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56 (22), 2246–2248. ‘Surface Preparation for the Heteroepitactic Growth of Ceramic Thin Films.’

Norton, M.G., Tietz, L.A., Summerfelt, S.R. and Carter, C.B., 1989, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55 (22), 2348–2350. ‘Observation of the Early Stages of Growth of Superconducting Thin Films by Transmission Electron Microscopy.’