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

Variyar, JE, and MacPhail, RA. "Pseudorotation and the raman CH stretching spectrum of gaseous cyclopentane-d9: Local modes in a floppy molecule." The Journal of Physical Chemistry 96.2 (1992): 576-584.

Grubbs, WT, and MacPhail, RA. "High-resolution stimulated Brillouin gain spectroscopy of liquid benzene shows no evidence of a "structural transition"." Journal of Physical Chemistry 96.22 (1992): 8688-8690.

Cates, DA, and MacPhail, RA. "A Raman study of solvent effects on n-butane: Torsional dynamics, rotational dynamics, and conformational equilibrium." Journal of Physical Chemistry 95.6 (1991): 2209-2217.

MacPhail, RA, and Monroe, FC. "Frequency-dependent solvent friction and torsional damping in liquid 1,2-difluoroethane." Chemical Physics 152.1-2 (1991): 93-105.

Ratanaphruks, K, Grubbs, WT, and MacPhail, RA. "cw stimulated Brillouin gain spectroscopy of liquids." Chemical Physics Letters 182.3-4 (1991): 371-378. Full Text

MacPhail, RA. "Raman spectroscopic study of reaction dynamics." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2 (1990): SA177-SA182. Full Text

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.