Faculty Profiles

Peng Zhang
Associate Research Professor 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

Zhang, P, Kharchenko, V, Jamieson, MJ, and Dalgarno, A. "Energy relaxation in collisions of hydrogen and deuterium with oxygen atoms." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 114.7 (January 1, 2009). Full Text

Kerkines, ISK, Wang, Z, Zhang, P, and Morokuma, K. "Structures and energies of low-lying doublet excited states of N3 from accurate configuration interaction calculations." Molecular Physics 107.8-12 (January 1, 2009): 1017-1025. 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 He3 gas." Physical Review a Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 78.6 (December 31, 2009). Full Text

Shepler, BC, Epifanovsky, E, Zhang, P, Bowman, JM, Krylov, AI, and Morokuma, K. "Photodissociation dynamics of formaldehyde initiated at the T 1/S0 minimum energy crossing configurations." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 112.51 (December 25, 2008): 13267-13270. Full Text

Kerkines, ISK, Wang, Z, Zhang, P, and Morokuma, K. "Photodissociation of ClN3 at 157 nm: Theory suggests a pathway leading to cyclic CN3." Journal of Chemical Physics 129.17 (November 17, 2008). Full Text

Zhang, P, and Dalgarno, A. "Long-range interactions of ytterbium atoms." Molecular Physics 106.12-13 (June 1, 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 (March 17, 2008). 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 11, 2008). Full Text

Zhang, P, and Dalgarno, A. "Static dipole polarizability of ytterbium." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 111.49 (December 13, 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 CO rotational excitation with new potential surfaces." Astronomy and Astrophysics 475.2 (November 1, 2007). Full Text