DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

 

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

 

FOR JULY 1, 2000 TO JUNE 30, 2001

 

 

Chapter 1:  Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

 

Anderson, Paul R.

 

(with Wayne Eaker, Salman Habib, Carmen Molina-Paris, and Emil Mottola)  "Attractor States and Infrared Scaling in de Sitter Space."  Physical Review D62 (2000): 024003-1 through 024003-5.

 

(with William A. Hiscock and Brett E. Taylor)  "Do Semiclassical Zero Temperature Black Holes Exist?"  Physical Review Letters 85 (2000): 1-4.

 

 

Bonin, Keith D.

 

(with A. Ballard and J. Louderback)  "Absolute measurement of the Optical Polarizability of C60."  J. Chem. Phys. 72 (2000):5732-5735.

 

(with A. Ballard)  "Glass Slits for Collimating Particle Beams."  Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72 (2001): 1657-1659.

 

 

Carlson, Eric D.

 

(with Lawrence E. Kidder, Mark A. Scheel, Saul A. Teukolsky, and Gregory B. Cook)  "Black Hole Evolution by Spectral Methods."  Phys. Rev. D62 (2000): 084032.

 

Public lecture on "Quantum Quandaries and Quantum Quackery."  Held at Wake Forest University, April 7, 2001.

 

 

Cook, Gregory B.

 

(with Lawrence E. Kidder, Mark A. Scheel, and Eric D. Carlson)  "Black Hole Evolution by Spectral Methods."  Phys. Rev. D62 (2000): 084032.

 

(with H. P. Pfeiffer and Saul A. Teukolsky)  "Quasi-circular Orbits for spinning Binary Black Holes."  Phys. Rev. D62 (2000): 104018.

 

"Initial Data for Numerical Relativity."  Living Reviews in Relativity 3 (2000).

 

 

Holzwarth, George M.

 

(with David B. Hill and Ethan B. McLaughlin)  "Polarization-modulated Differential-interference Contrast Microscopy with a Variable Retarder."  Applied Optics 39 (2000): 6288-6294.

 

 

Holzwarth, Natalie A. W.

 

(with A. R. Tackett and G. E. Matthews)  "A Projector Augmented Wave (PAW) Code for Electronic Structure Calculations, Part I: Atompaw for Generating Atom-centered Functions."  Computer Physics communications 135/3, (2001): 329-347.

 

(with A. R. Tackett and G. E. Matthews)  "A Projector Augmented Wave (PAW) Code for Electronic Structure Calculations, Part II:  Pwpaw for Periodic Solids in a Plane Wave Basis."  Computer Physics Communications 135/3 (2001): 348-376.

 

 

Kerr, William C.

 

(with D. B. Kim-Shapiro, C. W. Yip, and T. Concannon)  "Just-In-Time Teaching for Introductory Physics", in Teaching with Technology, edited by D. G. Brown. Anker Publishing Co., Boston (2000): 51-54.

 

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

 

(with D. J. Vitale, R. A. Goldbeck, R. M. Esquerra, L. J. Parkhurst, and D.S. Kliger)  "Near-Ultraviolet Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy of Protein Conformational States: Correlation of Tryptophan Band Position and Intensity with Hemoglobin Allostery."  Biochemistry 39 (2000): 7145-7152.

 

(with C. W. Yip, W. C. Kerr and T. Concannon)  "Experiences Using Just-In-Time Teaching", in Teaching with Technology, edited by D. G. Brown.  Anker Publishing Co., Boston (2000): 51-54..

 

Published Abstracts

 

(with J. G. Louderback, X. L. Xu, A. M. Poole, King, S. B. and Ballas, S. K.)  "Melting of HbS Polymers by Nitric Oxide."  Biophysical Journal 80 (Jan. 2001): 1190, Part 2.

 

(with S. K. Aroutiounian, J. G. Louderback, and S. K. Ballas)  "An Analysis of the Role of Carbon Monoxide Ligation During Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymer Melting."  Biophysical Journal 80 (Jan. 2001): 1191, Part 2.

 

(with X. Xu, D. H. Chen, J. G. Louderback, and R. J. Desa)  "Rapid Scanning ORD Spectrometer."  Biophysical Journal 80 (Jan. 2001): 2492, Part 2.

 

 

(In addition to those associated with the published abstracts above).

 

(with Zhi, Huang, S. Bruce King, and Samir Ballas)  "Kinetics of Increased Deformability of Deoxygenated Sickle Cells upon Oxygenation."  National Sickle Cell Disease Program meeting, New York City, NY, April 2001.

 

(with Samir Ballas and  S. Bruce King)   "Nitric Oxide Induced Sickle Hemoglobin Polymer Melting."  Workshop on Nitric Oxide as a Potential Therapeutic Agent for Sickle Cell Disease and other Vascular Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD, September 2000.

 

(with S. Bruce King, and Samir Ballas)  "Nitrosylation of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin by Hydroxyurea."  Workshop on Nitric Oxide as a Potential Therapeutic Agent for Sickle Cell Disease and other Vascular Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD, September 2000.

 

 

Matthews, George E.

 

(with N. A. W. Holzwarth and A. R. Tackett)  "A Projector Augmented Wave (PAW) Code for Electronic Structure Calculations, part I: Atompaw for Generating Atom-centered Functions."  Computer Physics Communications 135/3 (2001): 329-347.

 

(with A. R. Tackett and N. A. W. Holzwarth)  "A Projector Augmented Wave (PAW) Code for Electronic Structure Calculations, Part II: Pwpaw for Periodic Solids in a Plane Wave Basis."  Computer Physics Communications 135/3 (2001): 348-376.

 

Qualls, Jeremy S.

 

(with L. Balicas, J. Brooks, N. Harrison, L. Montgomery, and M. Tokumoto)  “Competition Between Pauli and Orbital Effects in a Charge-density Wave System.”  Physical Review B 62 (2000): 10008.

 

(with C. H. Mielke, J. S. Brooks, L. K. Montgomery, D. G. Rickel, N. Harrison, and S. Y. Han)  “The High Field Phase Diagram of a Quasi-one Dimensional Metal."  Physical Review B 62 (2000): 12680.

 

(with M. M. Mola, S. Hill, J. T. King, and C. P. McRaven, and J. S. Brooks)  “Determination of the Vortex Structure in k-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu(NCS)2 by Josephson Plasma Resonance.”  Physical Review B 62 (2000): 10008.

 

(with T. Terashima, S. Uji, H. Aoki, T. F. Stalcup, S. Hill, J. S. Brooks, J. A. A. J. Perenboon, Y. Haga, A. Uesawa, and T. Suzuki)  “Magnetotransport Studies of the Low-carrier-density Semimetal CeP.”  Physica B 281 (2000): 432.

 

(with J. Wosnitza, S. Wanka, J. Hagel, H. v. Lohneysen, J. S. Brooks, E. Balthes, J. A. Schlueter, U. Geiser, J. Mohtasham, R.W. Winter, and G. L. Gard)  "Field-induced Metal-insulator Transition in a Two-dimensional Organic Superconductor."  Physical Review Letters 86 (2001): 508.

 

(with J. S. Brooks, C. Campos, P. J. M. van Bentum, and J. A. A. J. Perenboom)  “In-plane Uniaxial Stress Study of a Low Dimensional Organic Metal.”  Synthetic Metal 117 (2001): 1-3: 33.

 

(with M. M. Mola, S. Hill, and J. S. Brooks)  “Quantum Melting of the Quasi-two-dimensional Vortex Lattice in k-(ET)2Cu(NCS)2.  Physical Review Letters  86 (2001):  10:2130.

 

(with J. Wosnitza, S. Wanka, J. Hagel, J. S. Brooks, N. Harrison, E. Balthes, D. Schweitzer, J. A. Schlueter, U. Geiser, J. Mohtasham, R.W. Winter, and G. L. Gard)  "Unusual Magnetic Quantum Oscillations in Organic Metals at High Magnetic Fields."  Physica B 294 (2001): 442.

 

(with M. M. Mola, S. Hill, and J. S. Brooks)  “Vortex Structure and Dynamics in k-(ET)2Cu(NCS)2.  Physica B 294 (2001): 422.

 

(with T. Terashima, C. Terakura, S. Uji, H. Aoki, D. Hall, J. S. Brooks, and T. Fukase)  “de Haas-van Alphen Oscillations in the A15 Superconductor V3Si.”  Physica B 294 (2001): 393.

 

 

Williams, Richard T.

 

(with Y. C. Zhang, Y. Abraham, and N. A. W. Holzwarth) “Electronic Structure of Pure and Defective PbWO4, CaWO4, and CdWO4.”  Inorganic Scintillators and their Applications, ed. by V. Mikhailin, Moscow State Univ. Press (2000): 118.

 

(with H. M. Yochum, K. B. Ucer, D. K. Millers, L. G. Grigorjeva, and S. Chernov) “Picosecond and Nanosecond Time-resolved Study of Luminescence and Absorption of CdWO4 and PbWO4.”  Inorganic Scintillators and Their Applications, ed. by V. Mikhailin, Moscow State Univ. Press (2000): 336.

 

(with Y. Abraham and N. A. W. Holzwarth)  “Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of CdMoO4 and CdWO4.” Phys. Rev. B 62, (2000): 1733.

 

(with R. Lindner, M. Reichling, and E. Matthias)  “Femtosecond Laser Pulse Excitation of Electrons and Excitons in CaF2 and SrF2.”   J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 13 (2001): 2339.

 

(with R. Lindner and M. Reichling) “Time-dependent Luminescence of Self-trapped Excitions in Alkaline-earth Fluorides Excited by Femtosecond Laser Pulses.”  Phys. Rev. B 63 (2001): 75110.

 

(with K. B. Ucer and J. L. LoPresti)  “In the First Instants... Ultrafast Views of Radiation Effects.” Radiation Measurements (2001).

 

 

Chapter 2:  Papers and Presentations

 

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

 

Anderson, Paul R.

 

"Zero Temperature Black Holes in Semiclassical Gravity: do they Exist?"  Presented talk at the Ninth Marcel Grossmann Meeting, in Rome, July 3-8, 2000.

 

"Attractor States and Quantum Instabilities in de Sitter Space."  Presented a talk at the Parker Fest and Tenth Midwest Relativity Meeting, in Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, October 26-28, 2000.

 

"Attrractor States and Quantum Instabilities in de Sitter Space."  Presented a talk at the Eighth International Symposium on Particles, Strings, and Cosmology, Chapel Hill, NC, April 10-15, 2001.

 

 

Bonin, Keith D.

 

(with A. Ballard)  Optical Polarizability of C60.”  Presented a talk during the Ninth Annual Workshop of the Consortium for Nanostructured Materials, Richmond, VA, September 14-15, 2000.

 

(with A. Ballard)Optical Polarizability of C60 Clusters.”  Presented a poster at the International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters, Atlanta, Ga., Octber 11-15, 2000.

 

(with A. Ballard) “Measurement of C60 Polarizability at 1.06µm.”  Presented a talk at the 67th Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the APS, Starkville, MS, November 2-4, 2000.

 

(with A. Ballard)Measurement of Fullerene Polarizabilities.”  Presented a poster at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Seattle, WA, March 11-16, 2001. [Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 46, No. 1, Part I, 187(2001).]

 

(with A. Ballard)  Cluster Polarizabilities using Light Forces.”  Presented an invited talk at the 2001 Division of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, London, Ont., May 16-19, 2001. [Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 46, No. 2, Part I, xxx(2001).]

 

 

Holzwarth, George M.

 

"Biological Imaging with Polarization-modulated DIC Microscopy."  Presented a poster at the 47th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, February 18-21, 2001.

 

 

Holzwarth, N. A. W.

 

"The Structure of an Oxygen Vacancy in Crystalline CaMo)4."  Presented a talked at the March 2001 general meeting of the American Physical Society, Seattle, WA, March 12-16, 2001.

 

 

Kerr, William C.

 

(with graduate student Guanghui Lei and former undergraduate student David Marshburn)  "Interaction of Sine-Gordon Solitons with Impurities."  Presented a poster at the March 2001 Meeting of the American Physical Society, Seattle, WA, March 12-16, 2001.

 

 

Qualls, Jeremy S.

 

"Competition of Spin and Density Waves in Low Dimensional Conductors."  Invited speaker at the 14th International Conference of High Magnetic Fields in Semiconductor Physics, Izumo, Japan, October 2000.

 

"Future of Organic and Synthetic Metals."  Invited talk at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, February 2001.

 

 

Williams, Richard T.

 

“In the first instants. . . Ultrafast views of radiation effects.”  Plenary lecture at the 4th Euroconference on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation (LUMDETR 2000), Riga (Jurmala) Latvia, August 14-17, 2000.

 

“4 p confocal microscope for multiphoton optical sectioning of GaN film luminescence.” Presented at 2000 International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter (EXCON 2000), Osaka, Japan, August 22-25, 2000.

 

(with S. Tuzemen, Difei Liang, and K. B. Ucer)  “Studies of Nonradiative Recombination Centers in GaAs and InP.”  Presented at American Physical Society National Meeting, Seattle, March 16-21, 2001.

 

(with Gang xiong, John  Wilkinson, and K. B. Ucer)  “ZnO Film Luminescence.”  Presented at American Physical Society National Meeting, Seattle, March 16-21, 2001.

 

“Toward blue diode lasers—luminescence and transport properties in ZnO films.”  To be presented as an invited lecture at the International Conference on Lasers and Laser Applications (ILLA) in Moscow, Russia, June 22-25, 2001.

 

 

 

Chapter 3:  Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

 

Carlson, Eric D.

 

Referee for Physics Review Letters B and  Physical Review D.

 

 

Holzwarth, George M.

 

I have been informally involved with Hamamatsu Photonics and Cambridge Research Inc. in the possible commercialization of polarization-modulated dic microscopy.  The total time is roughly 3-4 days/year.

 

 

Matthews, G. Eric

 

International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials.

 

International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning, approximately 3 days.

 

 

Williams, Richard T.

 

Editorial Advisory Board of Materials Science Foundations (Trans Tech Publications, Ltd., Zurich).

 

Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, ICDIM2004 (Riga).

 

Member, International Scientific Committee, 6th International Conference on Inorganic Scintillators and Their Applications, SCINT2001 (Chamonix, France, 2001).

 

Member, International Advisory Committee, 5th International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter (EXCON 2003, Darwin, Australia, 2003).

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4:  External Grants Received

 

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

 

Bonin, Keith D.

 

$1,700,000                  "Trapping Single Nanotubes: correlated Optical and Electronic

                                    Properties."  National Science Foundation  (pending)

 

 

Cook, Gregory B.

 

$200,000                     "ITR/AP:  Algorithm and Code Development in Numerical General

                                    Relativity and Condensed Matter Physics."  National Science

                                    Foundation  (pending)

 

 

Holzwarth, George M.

 

$265,562                     "Kiesin's Efficiency During Fast Axonal Transport."  National

                                    Institutes of Health  (pending)

 

 

Holzwarth, Natalie A.W.

 

$200,000                     "ITR/AP:  Algorithm and Code Development."  National Science

                                    Foundation  (pending)

 

 

Kerr, William C.

 

$200,000                     "ITR/AP:  Algorithm and Code Development in Numerical General

                                    Relativity and Condensed Matter Physics."  National Science

                                    Foundation  (pending).  In collaboration with G. Cook, N.A.W.

                                    Holzwarth, and G.E. Matthews.

 

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

 

$86,637                       "Mechanism and Kinetics of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymer Melting."

                                    (Non-competitive renewal.)  National Institute of Health

 

$318,106                     "Stopped-Flow Optical Rotary Dispersion Spectrometer."  (Competitive

                                    renewal.)  National Institute of Health  (pending)

 

 

Qualls, Jeremy S.

 

$236,600                     "Acquisition of a 19T Magnet for Novel Transport Research." 

                                    NSF-DMR: Instrumentation for Material Research  (pending)

 

$35,000                       "Application of New Fermi Surface Reconstruction Techniques."

                                    Research Corporation  (pending)

 

 

Williams, Richard T.

 

$62,000                       3rd year of "4-pi and Confocal Microspectroscopy of Few or Single

                                    Atom Defects . . ."  National Science Foundation

 

$75,000                       2nd year of "Multiwavelength Demultiplexing in High Bit Rate Optical

                                    Communication Networks."  NATO Science for Peace