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

Liu, J., et al. “A new mechanism for the production of highly vibrationally excited OH in the mesosphere: An ab initio study of the reactions of O2 (A ∑u+3 and A′ Δu3) +H.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 122, no. 10, Mar. 2005. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.1862233. Full Text

Popovic, S., et al. “Ion-molecule rate constants and branching ratios for the reaction of N 3++O 2 from 120 to 1400 K.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 121, no. 19, Nov. 2004, pp. 9481–88. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.1807376. Full Text

Babikov, D., et al. “Cyclic-N 3. I. An accurate potential energy surface for the ground doublet electronic state up to the energy of the 2A 2/ 2B 1 conical intersection.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 121, no. 14, Oct. 2004, pp. 6743–49. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.1780158. Full Text

Zhang, P., et al. “Ab initio theoretical studies of potential energy surfaces in the photodissociation of the vinyl radical. I. Ã state dissociation.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 119, no. 13, Oct. 2003, pp. 6524–38. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.1604378. Full Text

Zhang, P., and K. Morokuma. “Ab initio molecular orbital study of the weak C̃2A′ ← X̃2A′ transition of the vinyl radical.” Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 367, no. 3–4, Jan. 2003, pp. 482–88. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0009-2614(02)01737-2. Full Text