DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

JULY 1, 1999-JUNE 30, 2000


I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 

Anderson, Paul R.

 

(with Wayne Eaker)  "Analytic Approximation and an Improved Method for Computing the Stress-energy of Quantized Fields in Robertson-Walker Spacetimes."  Physical Review D61 (2000): 024003-1 through 024003-5.

 

(with Brett E. Taylor and William A. Hiscock)  "Semiclassical Charged Black Holes with a Quantized Massive Scalar Field."  Physical Review D61 (2000): 084021-1 through 084021-70).

 

"One-loop l f4 Field Theory in Robertson-Walker Spacetimes: Addiabatic Regularization and Analytic Approximations."  Physical Review D61 (2000): 127501.

 

 

Kerr, William C.

 

(with M. G. Killough, A. Saxena, P. Swart, A. R. Bishop)  "Role of Elastic Compatibility in Martensitic Texture Evolution."  Phase Transitions 69 (1999): 3-247 through 3-270.

 

(with A. J. Graham)  "Generalized Phase Space Version of Langevin Equations and Associated Fokker-Planck Equations."  in press (might appear in print before Jun 30, 2000)

 

(with  J. G. Louderback, S. Kh. Aroutiounian, S. K. Ballas, and D. B. Kim-Shapiro)  "Temperature and Domain Size Dependence of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymer Melting in High Concentration Phosphate Buffer."  Biophysical Chemistry. 80 (1999): 21-30.

 

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

 

(with  J. W. Rupon, S. R. Domingo, S. V. Smith, B. K. Gummadi, H. Shields, S. K. Ballas, and S. B.King)  "The Reactions of Myoglobin, Normal Adult Hemoglobin, Sickle Cell Hemoglobin and Hemin with Hydroxyurea."  Biophys. Chem. 84 (2000): 1-11.

 

(with  J. G. Louderback, S. Kh. Aroutiounian,  W. C. Kerr, and S. K. Ballas)  "Temperature and Domain Size Dependence of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymer Melting in High Concentration Phosphate Buffer."  Biophys.Chem. 80 (1999): 21-30.

 

(with  S.B. King, H. Shields, C.P. Kolibash, W. Lyle Gravatt, and S.K. Ballas)  "The Reaction of Deoxy-Sickle Cell Hemolglobin with Hydroxyurea."  Biochem. Biophys. Acta., 1428 (1999): 381-387.

 

Published Abstracts

 

(with K. Chen  and R. R.  Hantgan)  "Classical and Polarized Light Scattering from Sickle Cell Hemoglobin."  Biophysical Society Meeting, New Orleans, BIOPHYS J 78 (Jan. 2000): (1) 168A-168A Part 2.

 

(with J. G. Louderback, and SK Ballas)  "A Spectroscopic Study of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymer Melting Using Laser Photolysis of Carbon Monoxide."  Biophysical Society Meeting, New Orleans, BIOPHYS J 78 (Jan. 2000): (1) 168A-168A Part 2.

 

(with Z. J. Huang, A. M. Poole, B. E.  Lusk, J. G. Louderback, SK Ballas, and S. B.  King)  "In Vitro Effects of Hydroxyurea on the Deformability of Sickle Erythrocytes."  Biophysical Society Meeting, New Orleans, BIOPHYS J 78 (Jan. 2000): (1) 258A-258A Part 2.

 

(with S. B. King, H. Shields, J. Rupon, L. Gravatt, S.  Domingo, and  S. Smith)  "A Role for Nitric Oxide in the Nitrosylation of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin."  6th Annual Meeting of the Oxygen Society, New Orleans, LA,  FREE RADICAL BIO MED 27 (November 18-22: S79-S79 Suppl. 1.

 

(with  Joesph G. Louderback, Svetlana Kh. Aroutiounian, and Xiuli Xu)  "The Kinetics and Mechanism of Sickle Hemoglobin Polymer Melting."  National Sickle Cell Disease Program meeting, Philadelphia, PA (April 2000):  108a.

 

 

Shields, Howard W.

 

(with J. W. Rupon. S. R. Domingo, S. V. Smith. B. K. Gummadi, S. K. Ballas, S. B. King, and D. B. Kim-Shapiro)  "The Reactions of Myoglobin, Normal Adult Hemoglobin, Sickle Cell Hemoiglobin and Hemin with Hydroxyurea."  Biophys. Chem. 84 (2000): 1-11.

 

(with D. B. Kim-Shapiro, S. B. King, C. P. Kolibash, W. Lyle Gravatt, and S. K. Ballas)  "The Reaction of Deoxy-Sickle Cell Hemoglobin with Hydroxyurea."  Biochem. Biophys. Acta., 1428

(1999): 381-387.

 

 

Williams, Richard T.

 

(with Forrest Charnock, G. Eric Matthews, Jr., and Brian Pieslak)         “Observation of Optically Stimulated Reorientation of Dipolar Defects in Pr3+ Doped Strontium Fluoride.”  Phys. Rev. B 59 (1999): 14253.

 

(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.   Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids 150 (1999): 271.

 

(with H. M. Yochum, K. B. Ucer, L. Grigorjeva, D. Millers, and G. Corradi)  “Subpicosecond Laser Spectroscopy of Blue-Light-Induced Absorption in KNbO3 and LiNbO3.  in Defects and Surface-Induced Effects in advanced Perovskites, ed. by G. Borstel, A. Krumins, and D. Millers, NATO Science Series 3. High Technology  77 (2000): 125, (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA).

 

 

II. Papers and Presentations

 

Anderson, Paul R.

 

"Attractor States in deSitter Space and the Validity of the Semiclassical Approximation."  Presented a talk at the Conference Espace-temps Quantique, Cosmologie de Membrane et Theories Stochastiques Effectives, in Peyresq, France, June 26-July 1, 2000.

 

(with Wayne Eaker)  "Analytic Approximation and an Improved Method for Computing the Stress-energy of Quantized Fields in Robertson-Walker Spacetimes."  Physical Review D 61 (2000): 024003-1 through 024003-5.

 

(with Brett E. Taylor, and William A. Hiscock)  "Semiclassical Charged Black Holes with a Quantized Massive Scalar Field."  Physical Review D 61 (2000): 084021-1 through 084021-7.

 

 

Cook, Gregory B.

 

“Astronomy and Cosmology.”  Presented talk during the section of the Fall Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, in Chapel Hill, NC, November 1999.

 

“Colliding Black Holes:  Mathematical issues in Numerical Relativity.”  Attended a mini-program at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, CA, January 2000.  I gave one joint talk, lead one afternoon discussion, and moderated one morning session of talks.

 

 

Holzwarth, George M.

 

(with graduate student David B. Hill and undergraduate student Ethan McLaughlin)  Presented poster on "Polarization-modulated DIC Microscopy."  Southeastern Section, American Physical Society, Chapel Hill, NC, October 1999.

 

(with graduate student David B. Hill and undergraduate student Ethan McLaughlin)  Presented poster on "Polarization-modulated DIC Microscopy."  American Physics Society Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 20-24 March 2000.

 

 

Holzwarth, N. A. W.

 

(with Alan Tackett and G. Eric Matthews, co-authors) “Electronic Structure of CaMoO4 and the Effects of O Vacancies.”  Presented paper at the March 2000 meeting of the American Physical Society meeting in Minneapolis, MN, 20-24 March 2000.

 

(with R. T. Williams and graduate student Yonas Abraham)  “Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of CdMoO4 and CdWO4.  Paper presented by graduate student Yonas Abraham at  the American Physical Society meeting in Minneapolis, MN, 20-24 March 2000.

 

 

Kerr, William C.

 

(with A. J. Graham)  "Generalized Phase Space Version of Langevin Equations and Associated

Fokker-Planck Equations."  Presented paper at the American Physical Society meeting, Minneapolis MN, 20-24 March 2000.

 

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

 

(with Kejing Chen and Roy R. Hantgan)  "Light Scattering from Sickle Cell Hemoglobin: Polarized and Unpolarized."  Southeastern Regional meeting of the American Physical Society, 1999.

 

(with S. Bruce King, Jeremy Rupon, Howard Shields, Shirley Domingo, and Sara Smith)  "Reactions of Hydroxyurea with Hemoglobin."  Southeastern Regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, 1999.

 

"Hydroxyurea, Hemoglobin and Red Cells."  Invited talk.  Red Cell Club Meeting, Biophysical Society Meeting, New Orleans, 2000.

 

 

Matthews, G. Eric

 

(with N. A. W. Holzwarth and Alan Tackett)  "Electronic structure of CaMoO4 and the effects of O vacancies."  American Physical Society meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 20-24 March 2000.

 

(with Rodney Dunning, A.R. Tackett, and N.A.W. Holzwarth)  "PAW study of the F-center in LiF."  Presented at the Twelfth Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods, 19-22 May 2000.

 

(with A. R. Tackett, Vanderbilt University, and N. A. W. Holzwarth)  "A Projector Augmented Wave (PAW) code for electronic structure calculations."  Presented at the Twelfth Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods, 19-22 May 2000.

 

(with A.R. Tackett and M. Di Ventra, N.A.W. Holzwarth)  "Calculation of Selected Eigenvalues using a Jacobi-Davidson Solver."  Presented at the Twelfth Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods, 19-22 May 2000.

 

 

Shields, Howard W.

 

(with S. Bruce King, Jeremy Rupon, Daniel B. Kim-Shapiro, Shirley Domingo, and Sara Smith)  “Reactions of Hydroxyurea with Hemoglobin.” Southeastern Regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, 1999.

 

 

Williams, Richard T.

 

(with Y. C. Zhang, Yonas Abraham, and N. A. W. Holzwarth)  “Electronic Structure of Pure and Defective PbWO4, CaWO4, and CdWO4.  Keynote paper at the 5th International Conference on Inorganic Scintillators and their Applications, Moscow, August 1999.

 

(with H. M. Yochum, K. B. Ucer, D. K. Millers, L Grigorjeva, and S. Chernov)  “Picosecond and Nanosecond Time-Resolved Study of Luminescence and Absorption of CdWO4 and PbWO4.  5th International Conference on Inorganic Scintillators and their Applications, Moscow, August 1999.

 

(with H. M. Yochum, K. B. Ucer, L. Grigorjeva, D. Millers, and G. Corradi)  “Subpicosecond Laser Spectroscopy of Blue-Light-Induced Absorption in KNbO3 and LiNbO3.” Invited paper at the NATO Workshop on Advanced Perovskite Materials, Riga, August 1999.

 

(with K. B. Ucer, H. M. Yochum, L. G. Grigorjeva, D. K. Millers, and G. Corradi)  “Self-Trapped Electron and Transient Defect Absorption in Niobate and Tungstate Crystals.”  Plenary lecture at 14th International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (ICDIM2000), Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2000.

 

(with Y. Zhang, Y. Abraham, and N. A. W. Holzwarth)  “Electronic Structure of Pure and Defective PbWO4, CaWO4, and CdWO4.  Invited paper at 4th Materials Modeling Meeting, Pietersburg, South Africa, April 2000.


 

 

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

 

Carlson, Eric D.

 

Referee for Physics Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physics Letters B

 

 

Matthews, G. Eric

 

International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning, approximately 5 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, 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).

 

Member, Program Committee for 15th International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, ICDIM2004 (Riga, Latvia).

 

IV. External Grants Received

 

Anderson, Paul R.

 

$73,101                       "Effects of Quantized Fields on Black Hole and Cosmological

                                    Spacetimes."  National Science Foundation  (pending)

 

$354,500                     "Acquisition of a High Performance Parallel Computer."  National

                                    Science Foundation  (pending)

 

Cook, Gregory B.

 

$75,849                       "Coalescence of Binary Black Holes: Computational Contributions to

                                    LIGO."  National Science Foundation

 

$354,500                     "Acquisition of a High Performance Parallel Computer."  National

                                    Science Foundation  (pending)

 

Holzwarth, N. A. W.

 

$354,500                     "Acquisition of a High Performance Parallel Computer."  National

                                    Science Foundation  (pending)

 

No-cost                       "First Principles Simulations of Surfaces and Defects of Materials." 

extension of                  National Science Foundation

original grant.

 

 

Kerr, William C.

 

$42,250                       "Nonlinear Wave Dynamics in Discrete and Inhomogeneous Media."

                                    Civilian Research and Development Foundation  (pending)

 

$300,000                     "Acquisition of a High Performance Computer."  National Science

                                    Foundation  (pending)

 

 

Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.

 

$83,304                       "Mechanism and Kinetics of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymer Melting."

                                    National Institute of Health

 

$130,875                     "Stopped-Flow Optical Rotary Dispersion Spectrometer."  National

                                    Institute of Health

 

 

Matthews, G. Eric

 

$354,000                     "Acquisition of a High Performance Parallel Computer."  National Science

                                    Foundation (pending)

 

$927,658                     "Acquisition of a High Performance Parallel Computer."  (with G. Cook,

                                    P. R. Anderson, N.A.W. Holzwarth, and W. C. Kerr)

 

 

Williams, Richard T.

 

$72,000                       "Ultrafast and 4p-Confocal Micro-Spectroscopy of Few or Single

                                    Atomic Defects, Migration, and Local Processes in Inhomogeneous

                                    Materials (2nd year renewal)."  National Science Foundation

 

$75,000                       "Multiwavelength Demultiplexing in High Bit-Rate Optical

                                    Communication Networks, Planning Grant."  (1st year of 3-year

                                    Main grant; with Center for Industrial Laser Research in Russia).

                                    NATO Science for Peace Program

 

$12,500                       "Evaluation of Fast Optical Methods for Blade Edge Inspection."

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