CHEMICAL PHYSICS PROGRAM

Theory
ATOMIC and MOLECULAR PHYSICS
Molecular collisions and energy transfer, molecular spectra, molecular quantum mechanics, photoelectron spectroscopy, many-body theory of quantum mechanical scattering, atomic and molecular processes at surfaces.
UMD: Alexander
NIST: Clark, Julienne

QUANTUM ELECTRONICS and OPTICAL PHYSICS IMAGING
Multiphoton processes, strong-field laser-atom interaction, Bose-Einstein condensation.
UMD: Chellappa, Paglione, Rolston
NIST: Bryant, Clark, Phillips, Stiles, Williams

STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, interfaces and surfaces, molecular hydrodynamics, phase transitions and critical phenomena, polymer science, disordered solids, thermophysical properties.
UMD: Anisimov, Calabrese, Einstein, Fisher, Jarzynski, Kirkpatrick, Ott, Thirumalai, Weeks
NIH: Basser, Nossal, Szabo


Experiments
ATMOSPHERIC and OCEANIC PHYSICS and CHEMISTRY
Atmospheric spectroscopy, earth's magnetosphere, atmospheric radiation, aerosol physics, atmospheric photochemistry, laser sensing of atmospheric constituents.
UMD: Carton, Dagenais, Davis, Dickerson, Nigam

BIOMATERIALS
UMD: Fushman, Gilson, La Porta, Lorimer, Losert, Thirumalai, Upadhyaya, Weeks, Yu
NIST: Briggman, Hight-Walker
NIH: Bacharach, Balaban, Bax, Bonner, Diamond, Eaton, Knutson, Lee, Neuman, Sellers, Tjandra, Zimmerberg


CONDENSED MATTER SCIENCE / SOFT MATERIALS
Raman, Rayleigh, Brillouin, scattering, neutron scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance, critical phenomena and phase transitions, surface science
UMD: Fuhrer, Gammon, Briber, Dimitrakopoulos, Kofinas, Lathrop, Martinez-Miranda, Rabin, Raghavan, Reutt-Robey, Venkatesan, Wang, Williams, Zachariah
NIST: Heilweil, Germer, Levine, Stephenson, Zimmerman
NIH: Bonner

MOLECULAR PHYSICS
Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electron and ion impact spectroscopy, picoseconds spectroscopy, infrared and Raman spectroscopy.
UMD: Coplan, Davis, Duyn, Fourkas, Gudipati, Hill, Mullin, Phillips, Rolston, Sita
NIST: Clark, Fraser, Jacox, Sansonetti
NIH: Bonner, Eaton, Knutson, Sita

PHOTOCHEMISTRY, NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, and PHOTOPHYSICS
Laser induced atomic and molecular collisions, ultraviolet and infrared laser photochemistry, photolysis rates in the atmosphere.
UMD: Dickerson, Falvey, Mignerey
NIST: Briggman, Germer, Stephenson

QUANTUM ELECTRONICS and OPTICAL PHYSICS
Gas lasers; light scattering, spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, ultrafast phenomena, laser plasmas, dye lasers and intense-field effects.
UMD: Dagenais, Davis, Gammon, Hill, Milchberg, Ouyang, Phillips, Roy, White
NIST: Briggman, Celotta, Germer, Lett, McClelland, Migdall, Mohr, Silver, Stephenson, Tan, Tarrio

SPACE PHYSICS
Solar and planetary atmospheres, solar wind, cosmic rays.
UMD: Coplan, Seo

THERMOPHYSICS
Energy conversion, thermodynamics properties, transport properties.
UMD: Anisimov, Cumings, Dimitrakopoulos, Ehrman, Gupta, Raghavan



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