DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
FOR JULY 1, 1998 TO JUNE 30, 1999

 



I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

Anderson, Paul R.

"Size Gap for Zero Temperature Black Holes." Physical Review D59 (1999): 04407-1 through 04407-4.

 

Holzwarth, N.A.W.

(with Y. C. Zhang, R. T. Williams, and M. Nikl) "Electronic Band Structure and Spectroscopy of PbWO4." Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter EXCON'98, proceedings volume 98-25 (1998): 420-425 (The Electrochemical Society, Inc.).

 

Kerr, William C.

"Role of Elastic Compatibility in Martensitic Texture Evolution." Phase Transitions (1999) in press.

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

(with J. G. Louderback and S. K. Ballas) "Sickle Hemoglobin Polymer Melting in High Concentration Phosphate Buffer." Biophys. 76 (1999): 2216-2222.

(with R. M. Esquerra, R. A. Goldbeck, and D. S. Kliger) "Spectroscopic Evidence for Nanosecond Protein Relaxation after Photodissociation of Myoglobin-CO." Biochemistry-US 37:(50) (1998):17527-17536.

(with R. M. Esquerra, R. A. Goldbeck, and D. S. Kliger) "Fast Time-Resolved Magnetic Optical Rotary Dispersion Measurements. 2. Confirmation of Mueller Analysis Application to Myoglobin Ligand Photolysis." J. Phys. Chem. 102 (1998): 8749-8758.

(with R. M. Esquerra, R. A. Goldbeck, and D. S. Kliger) "Fast Time-Resolved Magnetic Optical Rotary Dispersion Measurements. 1. Mueller Analysis of Optical and Photoselection Artifacts." J. Phys. Chem. 102 (1998): 8740-8748.

(with Y. Xu, C. D. Mull, C. L. Bonifant, G. Yasaki, E. C. Palmer, H. Shields, S. K. Dallas, and S. B. King) "Nitrosylation of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin by Hydroxyureas." J. Org. Chem. 63 (1998): 6452-6453.

 

Matthews, G. Eric

(with Forrest Charnock, Brian Pieslak, and R. T. Williams) "Observation of Optically Stimulated Reorientation of Dipolar Defects in Pr3+-Doped Strontium Fluoride." Phys. Rev. B59 (1999).

(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. B57 (1998):11827-11830.

"Chapter 6: Standards and the Role of the Faculty." Electronically Enhanced Education: A Case Study of Wake Forest University, David G. Brown, Editor, Wake Forest University Press, pages 32-36.

 

Shields, Howard W.

(with F. A. Oguama) "Measurement of the Spin Hamiltonian Parameters of Cu+2 Ion in Zn+2 Doped CaCd(CH3COO)6H2O." JJAP 38 (1999).

(with Y. Xu, C. D. Mull, c. L. Bonifant, G. Yasaki, E. C. Palmer, S. K. Ballas, D. B. Kim-Shapiro, and S. B. King) "Nitrosylation of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin by Hydroxyurea." J. Org. Chem. 63 (1998): 6452-6453.

 

Williams, Richard T.

Edited volume: "Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, edited with W. M. Yen, PV 98-25 (The Electrochemical Society, Pennington, N. J., 1999).

(with Eben D. Thoma and Jeff C. Wu) "Laser Transfer Deposition." US Patent # 5,725,706 (1998).

(with J. L. LoPresti, S. C. Webb, W. Kim, H. Morkoc, A. E. Wickenden, and D. D. Koleske) "Study of GaN films by pulsed laser photoelectron spectroscopy." Nucl. Instrum. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 141 (1998): 733.

(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." Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. B 141 (1998): 552.

(with Y. C. Zhang, and K. Burak Ucer) "Multiphoton Excitation Microscopy of Photoluminescence in GaN Epitaxial Films." Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Boston, November 2-5 (1998) edited by R. T. Williams and W. M. Yen, PV 98-25 (The Electrochemical Society, Pennington, N. J., 1999), p. 537.

(with R. Lindner, J. Güdde, and M. Reichling) "Multiphoton Excited Self-Trapped Exciton Luminescence and Transient Absorption in CaF2, BaF2, and SrF2." Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Boston, November 2-5 (1998) edited by R. T. Williams and W. M. Yen, PV 98-25 (The Electrochemical Society, Pennington, N. J., 1999), p. 549.

(with Y. C. Zhang, N. A. W. Holzwarth, and M. Nikl) "Electronic Band Structure and Spectroscopy of PbWO4." Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Boston, November 2-5 (1998) edited by R. T. Williams and W. M. Yen, PV 98-25 (The Electrochemical Society, Pennington, N. J., 1999), p. 420.

 

II. Papers and Presentations

Anderson, Paul R.

"Black Hole Remnants: Do They Exist in Semiclassical Gravity?" Second Samol Meeting, Samol, Greece, 31 August -4 September 1998.

"Effects of Free Quantum Fields in Cosmological Spacetime: Solutions to the Semiclassical Backreaction Equations." Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 5-22 January 1999.

"Zero Temperature Black Holes in Semiclassical Gravity." Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 26-27 February 1999.

"Particle Production in an Oscillating Universe." American Physical Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA., 21-26 March 1999.

 

Bonin, Keith D.

"Absolute Polarizability of C60." American Physical Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA., 21-26 March 1999.

 

Carlson, Eric D.

"Skepticism In and Out of the Classroom." Presented a talk at the North Carolina Division of American Association of Physics Teachers, Forsyth Technical College, Winston-Salem, NC, 24 April 1999.

 

Holzwarth, George M.

(with D. B. Hill, E. B. McLaughlin, and Nina Allen) "Polarization - Modulated DIC Microscopy." Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 1999.

"Improving DIC Microscopy with Polarization Modulation." Symposium on Biomedical Photonics, Heidelberg, Germany, 2-4 October 1998.

 

Holzwarth, N. A. W.

 

(with co-authors Y. C. Zhang and R. T. Williams) "Electronic Band Structures of the Scheelite Tungstates and Consequences for Material Properties." International Workshop on Tungstate Crystals, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome, Italy, 12-14 October 1998). Proceedings of the workshop will be published.

(with first author Y. C. Zhang and co-authors R. T. Williams and M. Nikl) "Electronic Band Struture and Spectroscopy of PbWO4", poster presented at EXCON98 conference, Boston, MA, 1-5 November 1998. Proceedings of the conference will be published.

(with co-authors Y. C. Zhang and R. T. Williams) "Electronic Structure of Impurities in Tungstate Crystals." Centennial Meeting of the American Physical Society, Atlanta, GA, 21-26 March 1999.

Co-author of additional posters and contributed talks at Centennial Meeting of the American Physical Society, Atlanta, GA, 21-26 March 1999:

    1. (with Yonas Abraham, Y. C. Zhang, and R. T. Williams) "Electronic Structure of Cadmium Tungstate (CdWO4)."
    2. (with Alan R. Tackett, and G. Eric Matthews) "An Interpolating Wavelet Implementation of the PAW Method."
    3. (with R. M. Hatcher, G. E. Matthews, and A. R. Tackett) "A Finite Differencing Scheme for Evaluating an Exchange-Correlation Potential having Gradient Contributions."
    4. (with Rodney Dunning, and G. Eric Matthews) "Ab-initio Calculation of the Electronic Structure of the F-center in LiF."

 

Kerr, William C.

"Nucleation Rates in an Extended System with an Asymmetric Local Potential." American Physical Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 22-26 March 1999.

"Nucleation Rates in an Extended System with an Asymmetric Local Potential." 81st Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University, 1-10 May 1999.

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

(with S. Bruce King and Samir K. Ballas) "Beyond Fetal Hemoglobin Induction: The Production of Methermoglobin and Nitrosyl Hemoglobin Contribute to Hydroxyurea's Mechanism of Action." National Sickle Cell Disease Program Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 3 March 1999.

(with J. G. Louderback, S. Kh. Aroutiounian, W. C. Kerr, and S. K. Ballas) "Kinetics of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Depolymerization in High Concentration Phosphate Buffer." Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 13-17 February 1999.

(with J. G. Louderback, S. K. Ballas, R. M. Esquerra, R. A. Goldbeck, and D. S. Kliger) "Ligand Binding Kinetics of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin." International Conference on Oxygen Binding and Oxygen Activating/Sensing Heme Proteins, Asilomar Convention Center, Monterey, CA, 26 September - 2 October 1998.

"Teaching Physics Conservation Laws First." Just in Time Teaching, NSF Faculty Enhancement Conference, Harvard University, 14-27 June 1998.

 

Matthews, G. Eric

(with R. M. Hatcher (Vector Fields Inc.), A. R. Tackett, and N. A. W. Holzwarth) "A Finite Differencing Scheme for Evaluating an Exchange-Correlation Potential having Gradient Contributions." March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 21-26 March 1999. Abstract in the Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 44, No. 1, p. 203 (1999), presented by R.M. Hatcher.

(with Alan R. Tackett and N.A.W. Holzwarth) "An Interpolating Wavelet Implementation of the PAW Method." March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 221-26 March 1999. Abstract in the Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 44, No. 1, p. 1341 (1999), presented by Alan R. Tackett.

(with Forrest Charnock and R. T. Williams) "Optically Stimulated Reorientation of C4v Defects in SrF2:Pr3." March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 21-26 March 1999. Abstract in the Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 44, No. 1, p. 1488 (1999), presented by Forrest Charnock.

(with Rodney Dunning and N. A. W. Holzwarth) "Ab Initio Calculation of the Electronic Structure of the F-center in LiF." March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 21-26 March 1999. Abstract in the Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 44, No. 1, p. 1488 (1999), presented by Rodney Dunning.

(with Alan R. Tackett and N.A.W. Holzwarth) "An Interpolating Wavelet Implementation of the PAW Method." Eleventh Annual Workshop On Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Algorithms, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 1998.

 

Shields, Howard W.

(with K. J. Bergquist) "A Study of the Production and Spatial Distribution of Radicals in Cleaved and X-Irradiated Hard Keratin." Centennial Meeting of the American Physical Society, Atlanta, GA., 21-26 March 1999.

 

Williams, Richard T.

"Multiphoton Confocal Microscopy of Inhomogeneous Materials." Physics colloquium at University College London, UK, 6 July 1998.

(with H.M. Yochum, K.B. Ucer, P.A. Sheldon, V. Nagirnyi, V. Denks, L. Grigorjeva, D. Millers, and E.A. Kotomin) "Short-Pulse Excitation and Spectroscopy of KNbO3, LiNbO3, and KTiOPO4." 8th Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, 7-11 July, 1998.

(with R. M. Wilson, R. Bennewitz, and M. Reichling) "Colloid Shapes and Alignment on Cleaved and Electron Irradiated LiF, NaCl, and CaF2 Surfaces." 8th Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, 7-11 July, 1998.

(with Y. Zhang, A. J. Taska, D. L. Alov, and M. Nikl) "Spatially Resolved Multiphoton Photoluminescence of Lead Tungstate and GaN." 8th Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, 7-11 July, 1998.

(with Yaochun Zhang and N. A. W. Holzwarth) "Electronic Structure of Lead Tungstate." Physics colloquium at Deutsches Electron Synchrotron Laboratory (DESY), Hamburg, Germany, 13 July 1998.

(with K. B. Ucer and Yaochun Zhang) "Multiphoton Excitation Microspectroscopy of Photoluminescence in GaN Films." American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 20-26 March 1999.

(with Yonas Abraham, N. A. W. Holzwarth, and Y. C. Zhang) "Electronic Structure of Cadmium Tungstate." American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 20-26 March 1999.

(with Hank Yochum and K. B. Ucer) "Picosecond Absorption Spectroscopy of Potassium Niobate and Lithium Niobate." American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 20-26 March 1999.

(with Forrest Charnock and G. E. Matthews) "Optically Stimulated Reorientation of C4v defects in SrF2:Pr3+." American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 20-26 March 1999.

(with N. A. W. Holzwarth and Yaochun Zhang) "Electronic Structure of Impurities in Tungstate Crystals." American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 20-26 March 1999.

(with Hank Yochum, K. B. Ucer, P. A. Sheldon, and V. Nagirnyi) "Picosecond Transient Absorption of CdWO4 and PbWO4." American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 20-26 March 1999.

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

Bonin, Keith D.

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships - Physics Committee (4 days)

Air-Force Office of Scientific Research (Batelle) - Physics Committee of the National Defense Science & Engineering Fellowship (2 days)

Carlson, Eric D.

Reviewer for Physical Review D and Physics Letters B

Matthews, G. Eric

International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials

International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning (5 days)

Transylvania University (1 day)

Williams, Richard T.

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

Program Chairman of Third International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter (Boston, 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).

Member, International Advisory Committee, Fourth International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter (Osaka, 2000).



IV. External Grants Received

Carlson, Eric D.

$21,684 "Limits on Abelian Gauge Couplings." National Science

Foundation

Holzwarth, George M.

$110,058 "Improving DIC Microscopy with Polarization Modulation."

National Institute of Health

 

Holzwarth, N. A. W.

$55,000 "First Principles Simulations of Defects and Surfaces of Materials." National Science Foundation

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

$115,000 "Mechanism and Kinetics of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymer

Melting." National Institute of Health

$27,000 "Molecular and Cellular Effects of Hydroxyurea on Sickle Red

Blood Cells." North Carolina Affiliate of the American Heart

Association

$130,875 "Stopped-flow Wavelength Scanning Optical Rotation Spectrometer." STTR (small business) grant. National

Institute of Health. (pending)

 

Matthews, G. Eric

$30,250 "Ab Initio Determination of the Properties of Defects in Insulators." North Carolina Supercomputer Center

 

Williams, Richard T.

$63,000 "Ultrafast and 4p -Confocal Micro-Spectroscopy of Few or Single

Atomic Defects, Migration, and Local Processes in Inhomogeneous Materials." National Science Foundation

$8,000 "Multiwavelength Demultiplexing in High Bit-Rate Optical

Communication Networks, Planning Grant." (with Center for Industrial Laser Research in Russia). NATO Science for Peace Program