Faculty Profiles

Richard MacPhail
Associate Professor of Chemistry
French Family Science Center, Room 1216, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1536
(919) 660-1605



Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 1981

B.A., Oberlin College 1977

Research Areas:
Physical, Education

MacPhail, RA, and Snyder, RG. "Torsional damping and solvent friction in liquid n-butane: Experimental estimates from Raman spectroscopy." The Journal of Chemical Physics 91.7 (1989): 3895-3902.

MacPhail, RA, and Variyar, JE. "Pseudorotation dynamics in liquid cyclopentane by Raman spectroscopy." Chemical Physics Letters 161.3 (1989): 239-244.

Chesnut, DB, Wright, DW, and Macphail, RA. "Effects of torsion on the 13C chemical shift in ethane." Chemical Physics Letters 151.4-5 (1988): 415-416.

Ou-Yang, HD, MacPhail, RA, and Kivelson, D. "Nonlinear ultrasonically induced birefringence in gold sols: Frequency-dependent diffusion." Physical Review A 33.1 (1986): 611-619. Full Text

MacPhail, R, and Kivelson, D. "Viscoelasticity the high-frequency viscosity factorf." Molecular Physics 54.5 (April 10, 1985): 1203-1212. Full Text

MacPhail, RA, and Strauss, HL. "Can the Bloch equations describe the vibrational spectra of a reacting molecule?." The Journal of Chemical Physics 82.3 (1985): 1156-1166.

MacPhail, R, and Kivelson, D. "Visoelasticity. The High-Frequency Viscosity Factor." Molec. Phys. 54 (1985): 1203-1212. (Academic Article)

MacPhail, RA, Strauss, HL, Snyder, RG, and Eiliger, CA. "C-H stretching modes and the structure of n-alkyl chains. 2. Long, all-trans chains." Journal of Physical Chemistry 88.3 (1984): 334-341.

MacPhail, RA, and Kivelson, D. "Generalized hydrodynamic theory of viscoelasticity." The Journal of Chemical Physics 80.5 (1983): 2102-2114.

Wong, JS, MacPhall, RA, Moore, CB, and Strauss, HL. "Local mode spectra of inequivalent C-H oscillators in cycloalkanes and cycloalkenes." Journal of Physical Chemistry 86.8 (1982): 1478-1484.