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

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

Zhang, P, and Dalgarno, A. "Static Dipole Polarizability of Ytterbium †." The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 111.49 (December 2007): 12471-12476. Full Text

Shepler, BC, Yang, BH, Dhilip Kumar, TJ, Stancil, PC, Bowman, JM, Balakrishnan, N, Zhang, P, Bodo, E, and Dalgarno, A. "Low energy H+CO scattering revisited ." Astronomy & Astrophysics 475.2 (November 2007): L15-L18. Full Text

Zhang, P, Kharchenko, V, and Dalgarno, A. "Thermalization of suprathermal N( 4 ) atoms in He and Ar gases." Molecular Physics 105.11-12 (June 10, 2007): 1487-1496. Full Text

Zhang, J, Zhang, P, Chen, Y, Yuan, K, Harich, SA, Wang, X, Wang, Z, Yang, X, Morokuma, K, and Wodtke, AM. "An experimental and theoretical study of ring closing dynamics in HN3." Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP 8.14 (April 2006): 1690-1696. Full Text

Midey, AJ, Fernandez, AI, Viggiano, AA, Zhang, P, and Morokuma, K. "Ion chemistry of NOO+." The Journal of Chemical Physics 124.11 (March 21, 2006): 114313-114313. Full Text

Midey, AJ, Viggiano, AA, Zhang, P, Irle, S, and Morokuma, K. "A Study of the Reaction of N + with O 2 :  Experimental Quantification of NO + (a 3 ∑ + ) Production (298−500 K) and Computational Study of the Overall Reaction Pathways †." The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 110.9 (March 2006): 3080-3086. Full Text

Liu, J, Zhang, P, Morokuma, K, and Sharma, RD. "A new mechanism for the production of highly vibrationally excited OH in the mesosphere: An ab initio study of the reactions of O2(AΣu+3andA′Δu3)+H." The Journal of Chemical Physics 122.10 (March 8, 2005): 104315-104315. Full Text

Babikov, D, Kendrick, BK, Zhang, P, and Morokuma, K. "Cyclic-N3. II. Significant geometric phase effects in the vibrational spectra." The Journal of Chemical Physics 122.4 (January 22, 2005): 044315-044315. Full Text