Faculty Profiles

Weitao Yang
Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
5310 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1562
(919) 660-1605



Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1986

B.S., Peking University (China) 1982

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical

Yang, W, Parr, RG, and Uytterhoeven, L. "New relation between hardness and compressibility of minerals." Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 15.2 (1987): 191-195. Full Text

Yang, W, and Harriman, JE. "Analysis of the kinetic energy functional in density functional theory." The Journal of Chemical Physics 84.6 (1986): 3320-3323.

Yang, W. "Gradient correction in Thomas-Fermi theory." Physical Review A 34.6 (1986): 4575-4585. Full Text

Yang, W, Parr, RG, and Lee, C. "Various functionals for the kinetic energy density of an atom or molecule." Physical Review A 34.6 (1986): 4586-4590. Full Text

Yang, W, and Mortier, WJ. "The use of global and local molecular parameters for the analysis of the gas-phase basicity of amines." Journal of the American Chemical Society 108.19 (1986): 5708-5711.

Levy, M, Yang, W, and Parr, RG. "A new functional with homogeneous coordinate scaling in density functional theory: F[ρ, λ]." The Journal of Chemical Physics 83.5 (1985): 2334-2336.

Yang, W, and Parr, RG. "Hardness, softness, and the fukui function in the electronic theory of metals and catalysis." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 82.20 (1985): 6723-6726.

Parr, RG, and Yang, W. "Density functional approach to the frontier-electron theory of chemical reactivity." Journal of the American Chemical Society 106.14 (1984): 4049-4050.