Faculty Profiles

Peng Zhang
Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry
5313 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1675
(919) 660-1605



Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, Harvard University 2005 - 2011

Ph.D., Emory University 2005

M.S., Peking University (China) 1999

B.S., Zhengzhou University (China) 1996

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical

Kerkines, ISK, Wang, Z, Zhang, P, and Morokuma, K. "Structures and energies of low-lying doublet excited states of N 3 from accurate configuration interaction calculations." Molecular Physics 107.8-12 (April 20, 2009): 1017-1025. Full Text

Wang, Z, Kerkines, ISK, Morokuma, K, and Zhang, P. "Analytical potential energy surfaces for N3 low-lying doublet states." The Journal of Chemical Physics 130.4 (January 28, 2009): 044313-044313. Full Text

Bovino, S, Zhang, P, Kharchenko, V, and Dalgarno, A. "Trapping hydrogen atoms from a neon-gas matrix: A theoretical simulation." The Journal of Chemical Physics 131.5 (2009): 054302-054302. Full Text

Shepler, BC, Epifanovsky, E, Zhang, P, Bowman, JM, Krylov, AI, and Morokuma, K. "Photodissociation Dynamics of Formaldehyde Initiated at the T 1 /S 0 Minimum Energy Crossing Configurations." The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 112.51 (December 25, 2008): 13267-13270. Full Text

Tscherbul, TV, Zhang, P, Sadeghpour, HR, Dalgarno, A, Brahms, N, Au, YS, and Doyle, JM. "Collision-induced spin depolarization of alkali-metal atoms in cold gas." Physical Review A 78.6 (December 2008). Full Text

Kerkines, ISK, Wang, Z, Zhang, P, and Morokuma, K. "Photodissociation of ClN3 at 157 nm: Theory suggests a pathway leading to cyclic N3." The Journal of Chemical Physics 129.17 (November 7, 2008): 171101-171101. Full Text

Zhang, P, and Dalgarno, A. "Long-range interactions of ytterbium atoms." Molecular Physics 106.12 (June 20, 2008): 1525-1529. Full Text

Bodo, E, Zhang, P, and Dalgarno, A. "Ultra-cold ion–atom collisions: near resonant charge exchange." New Journal of Physics 10.3 (March 1, 2008): 033024-033024. Full Text

Zhang, P, Kharchenko, V, Dalgarno, A, Matsumi, Y, Nakayama, T, and Takahashi, K. "Approach to Thermal Equilibrium in Atomic Collisions." Physical Review Letters 100.10 (March 2008). Full Text