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

Tscherbul, T. V., et al. “Collision-induced spin exchange of alkali-metal atoms with H3 e: An ab initio study.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 79, no. 6, June 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.79.062707. Full Text

Wang, Z., et al. “Analytical potential energy surfaces for N3 low-lying doublet states.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 130, no. 4, Feb. 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3068742. Full Text

Zhang, P., et al. “Energy relaxation in collisions of hydrogen and deuterium with oxygen atoms.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, vol. 114, no. 7, Jan. 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1029/2009JA014055. Full Text

Kerkines, I. S. K., et al. “Structures and energies of low-lying doublet excited states of N3 from accurate configuration interaction calculations.” Molecular Physics, vol. 107, no. 8–12, Jan. 2009, pp. 1017–25. Scopus, doi:10.1080/00268970802712530. Full Text

Tscherbul, T. V., et al. “Collision-induced spin depolarization of alkali-metal atoms in cold He3 gas.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 78, no. 6, Dec. 2008. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.78.060703. Full Text

Shepler, B. C., et al. “Photodissociation dynamics of formaldehyde initiated at the T 1/S0 minimum energy crossing configurations.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 112, no. 51, Dec. 2008, pp. 13267–70. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp808410p. Full Text

Kerkines, I. S. K., et al. “Photodissociation of ClN3 at 157 nm: Theory suggests a pathway leading to cyclic CN3.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 129, no. 17, Nov. 2008. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3001918. Full Text

Zhang, P., and A. Dalgarno. “Long-range interactions of ytterbium atoms.” Molecular Physics, vol. 106, no. 12–13, June 2008, pp. 1525–29. Scopus, doi:10.1080/00268970802126608. Full Text

Bodo, E., et al. “Ultra-cold ion-atom collisions: Near resonant charge exchange.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 10, Mar. 2008. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/10/3/033024. Full Text