With over seventy total researchers during the summer, the Furman University Chemistry Department boasts one of the largest undergraduate research programs in the nation. The summer of 2014 marked the 50th consecutive program in which undergraduates, masters students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty mentors, and visiting faculty from area schools work together over a ten-week period in a wide variety of scientific research projects. The undergraduate students, who receive stipends for the summer, carry out independent investigations in the areas of analytical, inorganic, physical, organic and bio-organic chemistry. This program would not be possible without the support of wide variety of public and private sources.

These student/faculty collaborations produced the following research papers that were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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Submissions from 1993

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Electron spin resonance investigations of aluminum hydrides (AlH2, AlHD, AlD2), and aluminum hydroxides (Al(OH)2, and Al(OD)2) in neon matrixes at 4 K; comparisons with ab initio theoretical calculations, Lon B. Knight, James R. Woodward, Thomas J. Kirk, and Caleb A. Arrington

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The proton hyperfine interaction in HC60, signature of a potential interstellar fullerene, J. R. Morton, K. F. Preston, Paul J. Krusic, and Lon B. Knight

Submissions from 1992

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Laser vaporization generation of the diatomic radicals PdB, 105PdB, PdAl, and105PdAl: Electron spin resonance investigation in neon matrices at 4 K, Lon B. Knight, Robert M. Babb, Devon W. Hill, and Allan J. McKinley

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Laser vaporization generation of B14NH, B15NH, B14ND, B16O, and B17O: Electron-spin-resonance investigation in neon matrices under ultracold trapping conditions, Lon B. Knight, John O. Herlong, Thomas J. Kirk, and Caleb A. Arrington

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Matrix isolation ESR and theoretical investigations of 11B14N11B and 10B14N11B: laser vaporization generation, Lon B. Knight, Devon W. Hill, Thomas J. Kirk, and Caleb A. Arrington

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Theoretical and neon matrix electron spin resonance studies of the methanol cation: CH3OH+, CH3OD+, CH2DOH+, and 13CH3OH+, Lon B. Knight, Kelly Kerr, Martha Villanueva, Allan J. McKinley, and David Feller

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Experiment in quantization: Atomic line spectra, George C. Shields and M. M. Kash

Submissions from 1991

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AM1 and PM3 calculations of the potential energy surfaces for hydroxymethyl radical reactions with nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide, G. H. Kalkanis and George C. Shields

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Generation and Study of Inorganic Cations in Rare Gas Matrices by Electron Spin Resonance, Lon B. Knight

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Electron-spin-resonance studies of 12CH3F+, 13CH3F+, and 12CH2DF+ in neon matrices at 4 K: Comparison with theoretical calculations, Lon B. Knight, Brian W. Gregory, Devon W. Hill, Caleb A. Arrington, Takamasa Momose, and Tadamasa Shida

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Matrix isolation electron spin resonance studies of silicon (28,28Si2+, 28,29Si2+, 29,29Si2+) and germanium (Ge2+ and 73Ge2+) cations produced by pulsed laser vaporization. Comparison with theoretical calculations, Lon B. Knight, John O. Herlong, Robert M. Babb, Edward A. Earl, Devon W. Hill, and Caleb A. Arrington

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Crystal structure of a CAP-DNA complex: the DNA is bent by 90 degrees, S. C. Schultz, George C. Shields, and T. A. Steitz

Submissions from 1990

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Laser vaporization generation of Al12C, Al13C, Al12C2, and Al13C2 for rare gas matrix electron spin resonance studies: Experimental-theoretical comparisons, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, John O. Herlong, and Caleb A. Arrington

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Laser vaporization/rare gas matrix-isolation electron spin resonance studies of PdH+2, PdD+2, PdH, and PdD: Theoretical investigation of PdH+2, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, John O. Herlong, Thomas J. Kirk, K. Balasubramanian, and K. K. Das

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Laser vaporization generation of PdCH3, 105PdCH3, and Pd13CH3 for electron spin resonance neon matrix study at 4 K, Lon B. Knight, John O. Herlong, Scott T. Cobranchi, and Thomas J. Kirk

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Crystallization of Escherichia coli catabolite gene activator protein with its DNA binding site: The use of modular DNA, S. C. Schultz, George C. Shields, and T. A. Steitz

Submissions from 1989

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Production Methods for ESR Studies of Neutral and Charged Radicals, Lon B. Knight

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Electronic ground state assignment for O+4 Neon matrix electron-spin resonance investigation, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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The generation and electron spin resonance characterization of 63,65Cu12CH2 and 63,65Cu13CH2 in neon matrices, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, Jeffrey T. Petty, and Daryl P. Cobranchi

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Electron spin resonance investigations of 11B12C, 11B13C, and 10B12C in neon, argon, and krypton matrices at 4 K: Comparison with theoretical results, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, Jeffrey T. Petty, Edward A. Earl, David Feller, and Ernest R. Davidson

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Laser vaporization generation of 69Ga31P+ and 71Ga31P+ for neon matrix electron spin resonance studies: Electronic structure comparison with GaAs+, Lon B. Knight and John O. Herlong

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The generation and trapping of 28SiH+2 and 29SiH+2 in neon matrices at 4 K: Electron spin resonance and theoretical investigations, Lon B. Knight, Michael Winiski, Paul Kudelko, and Caleb A. Arrington

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Neon matrix electron spin resonance and theoretical investigations of10,11BH2, 12,13CH2, and 12,13CH+2, Lon B. Knight, Michael Winiski, P. K. Miller, Caleb A. Arrington, and David Feller

Submissions from 1988

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Neon matrix ESR investigation of 12C+2 and 13C+2 : Confirmation of a 4Σ-g ground electronic state, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, and Edward A. Earl

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Rare gas matrix ESR investigations of 12CH363,65CuF,13CH363,65CuF, H63,65CuF, and D63,65CuF generated by reactive laser vaporization, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, Brian W. Gregory, and Glenn C. Jones