DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
SUMMARY OF FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT
FOR JULY 1, 1997 TO JUNE 30, 1998

 

 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 

Anderson, Paul R.

(with D. R. Brill) "Gravitational Geons Revisited."  Physical Review D56 (15 October 1997): 4824-4833.

 

(with W. A. Hiscock and S. L. Larson) "Semiclassical Effects in Black Hole Interiors."  Physical Review D56 (15 September 1997): 3571-3581.

 

Bonin, Keith D.

Electric Dipole Polarizabilities of Atoms, Molecules, and Clusters, World Scientific, Singapore, November 1997.

 

Holzwarth, George M.

(with S. C. Webb, D. J. Kubinski, and N. S. Allen) "Improving DIC Microscopy with Polarization Modulation." Journal of Microscopy 17 (1997): 249-254.

 

Holzwarth, N.A.W.

(with G. E. Matthews, A. R. Tackett, and R. B. Dunning) "Orthogonal Projectors for the Projector Augmented Wave Method of Electronic Structure Calculations."  Physical Review B57 (1998): 11827.

(with Y. Zhang and R. T. Williams) "Electronic Band Structures of the Scheelite Materials CaMoO4, CaWO4, PbMoO4, and PbWO4."  Phys. Rev. B57 (1998): 12738.

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

(with S. B. King, C. L. Bonifant, and S. K. Ballas) "Time-resolved Absorption Study of the Reaction of Hydroxyurea with Sickle Cell Hemoglobin."  Biochem. Biophys. Acta., 1380 (1998): 64-74.

 

(with S. B. King, C. L. Bonifant, C. P. Kolibash, C. D. Mull, H. W. Shields, and S. K. Ballas) "The Reaction of Hydroxyurea and Sickle Cell Homoglobin."  Biophys. J. 74 (1998): A80.  (published abstract)

(with R. A. Goldbeck, L. Sagle, V. Flores, and D. S. Kliger) "Evidence for Heme-Heme Coupling in the Soret Circular Dichroism of Hemoglobin."  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 235 (1997): 610-614.

(with R. A. Goldbeck and D. S. Kliger) "Fast Natural and Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy."  Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 48 (1997): 453-79.

(with P. G. Hull) "Polarized Light Scattering from Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymers."  J. Chem. Phys. 107 (1997): 1625-1630.

"Light Scattering and Absorption Studies of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin."  Invited talk, SESAPS, Nashville, TN, (November 1997).

 

Matthews, George Eric

(with N.A.W. Holzwarth, A. R. Tackett, and R. B. Dunning) "Orthogonal Polynomial Projectors for the Projector Augmented Wave Method of Electronic Structure Calculations." Phys. Rev. B 57 (1998): 11827.

 

Shields, Howard W.

(with F. A. Oguama and D. K. De) "EPR Studies of Phase Transitions in Cadmium Calcium Acetate Hexahydrate as a Function of Different Paramagnetic Impurity-Ion Concentration."  Phys. Rev. B 56 (1997): 2611.

 

Williams, Richard T.

(with Y. Zhang and N. A. W. Holzwarth) "Electronic Band Structures of Scheelite Materials - CaMoO4, CaWO4, PbMoO4, and PbWO4."  Phys. Rev. B 57 (15 May, 1998): 12738.

(with E. D. Thoma, H. M. Yochum, and P. A. Sheldon) "Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Hole and Exciton Self-Trapping in Halide Crystals."  J. Luminescence 76-77 (1998): 43.

(with M. Leblans, R. K. R. Thoma, J. L. LoPresti, and M. Reichling) "Femtosecond Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Annealed and Sputtered GaP(110)."  J. Luminescence 72-74 (1997): 108.

(with E. D. Thoma, H. M. Yochum, M. J. Binkley, and M. Leblans) "Femtosecond Photolysis of KC1 with 6-eV Photons." J. Luminescence 72-74 (1997): 847.

(with E. D. Thoma and H. M. Yochum) "Subpicosecond Spectroscopy of Hole and Exciton Self-Trapping in Alkali Halide Crystals."  Phys. Rev. B 56 (1997): 8001.

 

II. Papers and Presentations

 

Anderson, Paul R.

"Zero Temperature Black Hole Solutions to the Semiclassical Backreaction Equations."  Fifth Midwest Relativity Conference, Washington University, St. Louis, November 14-15, 1997.

 

Bonin, Keith D.

"Dielectric Cluster Polarizabilities."  Third Annual meeting of the Molecular Design Institute, Atlanta, GA, April 27-28, 1998.

"Cluster Polarizabilities in the Optical Region."  6th Annual Meeting of the Consortium on Nanostructured Materials, October 23-26, 1997.

 

Carlson, Eric D.

"Using the World-Wide-Web in Astronomy" and "Software for Demonstrations and Labs in Astronomy", CELI-sponsored presentations.

 

Holzwarth, George M.

(with N. S. Allen, A. French, and D. Moxley) "New Developments in Video-enhanced Microscopy."  American Society for Cell Biology 37th Meeting, December 1997.

 

Holzwarth, Natalie A. W.

"Orthogonal Polynomial Projectors for the Projector Augmented Wave (PAW) Formalism."  Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

(with G. E. Matthews and A. R. Tackett) "Real Space Implementation of PAW Using a Multigrid Solver."  March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

(with G. E. Matthews, A. R. Tackett, and R. B. Dunning) "Orthogonal Polynomial Projectors for the Projector Augmented Wave (PAW) Formalism."  March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

(with G. E. Matthews, R. Dunning, and A. Tackett) "Structure of the F-center in CaF2."  Tenth Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Algorithms, Philadelphia, PA, May 31, 1998.

(with G. E. Matthews and A. Tackett) "Real Space Implementation of the Projector Augmented Wave Method." Tenth Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Algorithms, May 31, 1998.

(with R. T. Williams and Y. Zhang) "Electronic Band Structures of the Scheelite Materials - CaMo04, and PbW04." American Physical Society March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

(with S. B. King, C. L. Bonifant, C. P. Kolibash, C. D. Mull, H. W. Shields, and S. K. Ballas) "The Reaction of Hydroxyurea and Sickle Cell Hemoglobin."  Biophysical Society meeting, Kansas City, MO, February 1998.

"Light Scattering and Absorption Studies of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin."  Invited talk, SESAPS, Nashville, TN, November 1997.

 

Matthews, George Eric

(with Ryan M. Hatcher and Alan R. Tackett) "Global Optimization in a Massively Parallel Environment, with Application to EPR Curve Fitting."  March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

(with A. R. Tackett and N.A.W. Holzwarth) "Real Space Implementation of PAW Using a Multigrid Solver."  March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

(with Forrest Charnock, R. T. Williams, and Brian Pieslak) "Dielectric and Fluorescence Studies of SrF2:Pr3+."  March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

(with N.A.W. Holzwarth, A. R. Tackett, and R. B. Dunning) "Orthogonal Polynomial Projectors for the Projector Augmented Wave (PAW) Formalism."  March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

(with R. Dunning, A. Tackett, and N.A.W. Holzwarth) "Structure of the F-center in CaF2."  Tenth Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Algorithms, Philadelphia, PA, May 31, 1998.

(with A. Tackett and N.A.W. Holzwarth) "Real Space Implementation of the Projector Augmented Wave Method." Tenth Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Algorithms, May 31, 1998.

 

Shields, Howard W.

(with D. B. Kim-Shapiro, S. B. King, C. L. Bonifant, C. P. Kolibash, C. D. Mull, and S. K. Ballas) "The Reaction of Hydroxyurea and Sickle Cell Hemoglobin."  Biophysical Society Forty-Second Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, February 22-26, 1998.

 

Williams, Richard T.

(with E. D. Thoma, H. M. Yochum, and P. A. Sheldon) "Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Hole and Exciton Self-Trapping in Halide Crystals."  11th International Conference on Dynamical Processes in Excited States of Solids, Mittelberg, Austria, July 20-24, 1997.

"Femtosecond Studies of Electron Relaxation and Defect Formation Processes."  Physics Colloquium, Freie Universität Berlin, July 29, 1997.

(with J. L. LoPresti and S. C. Webb) "Study of Gallium Nitride Films by Pulsed Laser Photoelectron Spectroscopy." 9th International Conference on Radiation Effects in Insulators, Knoxville, TN, September 14-19, 1997.

(with E. D. Thoma, H. M. Yochum, and P. A. Sheldon) "Subpicosecond Absorption Spectroscopy of Band-Gap Excitation and Defect Formation in Alkali Halide Crystals." 9th International Conference on Radiation Effects in Insulators, Knoxville, TN, September 14-19, 1997.

(with J. L. LoPresti, S. C. Webb, M. Reichling, and M. Leblans) "Femtosecond Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Laser Excited ZnTe and GaN."  American Physical Society March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

(with Y. Zhang and N. A. W. Holzwarth) "Electronic Band Structures of the Scheelite Materials - CaMo04, and PbW04." American Physical Society March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

(with F. Charnock, G. E. Matthews, and B. Pieslak) "Dielectric and Fluorescence Studies of SrF2 : Pr3+." American Physical Society March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-20, 1998.

 

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

Bonin, Keith D.

Panelist in evaluation of National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships for the Air Force Office on Scientific Research (AFOSW) - 2 days, February 1998.

Panelist in evaluation of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program - 3 days, February 1998.

 

Carlson, Eric D.

Reviewer for Physical Review D.

Reviewer for Physics Letters B.

 

Holzwarth, George

I am working with Hamamatsu Photonics Co. to facilitate the use of their Argus 20 image processor with polarization - modulated DIC microscopy.

 

Kerr, William C.

Reviewer for Physical Review B.

Reviewer for Physical Review E.

Reviewer for Physical Review Letters.

 

Matthews, George Eric

ICCEL sponsored consulting and presentations:

July 1997, Floyd College, Rome, GA.

September 16, 1997, Clayton College and State University program, Atlanta, GA.

October 8, 1997, IBM Thinkpad University Seminar, IBM-Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Williams, Richard T.

Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Materials Science Foundations, Trans Tech Publications Ltd.

Program Chairman of Third International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Boston, MA, 1998.

Member International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, ICDIM2000, Johannesburg.

Member International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Inorganic Scintillators and Their Applications, SCINT99, Moscow.

  

IV. External Grants Received

  

Holzwarth, N.A.W.

$165,000.  "First Principles Simulations of Surfaces and Defects of Materials."  National Science Foundation.

$3,750.  "First Principles Simulations of Surfaces and Defects of Materials -- REU Supplement." National Science Foundation.

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

$83,239.  "Mechanism and Kinetics of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymer Melting."  National Institutes of Health.

 

Matthews, G. Eric

1000 hours.  "Ab initio Determination of the Properties of Defects in Insulators." North Carolina Supercomputer Center.

 

Williams, Richard T.

$14,000.  "Self-trapped Excitons in Complex Oxides." National Research Council.

$35,000.  "Onset and Nanoscopic Consequences of Localized Atomic Motion Induced by Electronic Excitation in Insulators."  National Science Foundation.