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.

Follow

Submissions from 1988

Link

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

Link

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

Link

High resolution ESR spectroscopy and structure of the acetaldehyde radical cation (CH3CHO+) in neon matrices at 4 K: comparison with results in freon matrices, Lon B. Knight, Brian W. Gregory, Scott T. Cobranchi, Ffrancon Williams, and Xue Zhi Qin

Link

Radical-ion generation and trapping in neon matrices at 4 K. Electron spin resonance investigations of F2CO± and C+2, Lon B. Knight and Jane Ott

Link

Neon matrix ESR investigation of 69,71GaAs+ generated by the photoionization of laser vaporized GaAs(s), Lon B. Knight and Jeffrey T. Petty

Link

The generation of 12C31P and 13C31P by reactive laser vaporization for rare gas matrix electron spin resonance studies: Comparison with ab initio theoretical calculations, Lon B. Knight, Jeffrey T. Petty, Scott T. Cobranchi, David Feller, and Ernest R. Davidson

Link

ESR investigation of the cation radicals 14N213CO+, 15N212CO+, and 15N213CO+: The trapping of ion-neutral reaction products in neon matrices at 4 K, Lon B. Knight, Jhobe Steadman, P. K. Miller, and J. A. Cleveland

Submissions from 1987

Link

ESR investigation of the cubane radical cation (C8H8+) in neon matrixes at 4 K, Lon B. Knight, Caleb A. Arrington, Brian W. Gregory, Scott T. Cobranchi, Shaowo Liang, and Leo Paquette

Link

Reinvestigation of the aluminum hydride (AlH+ and AlD+) cation radicals by ESR in argon matrices at 4 K: Generation by reactive laser sputtering, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, Brian W. Gregory, and Edward A. Earl

Link

Laser sputtering generation of B2 for ESR matrix isolation studies: comparison with ab initio CI theoretical calculations, Lon B. Knight, Brian W. Gregory, Scott T. Cobranchi, David Feller, and Ernest R. Davidson

Link

ESR and ab initio theoretical studies of the cation radicals14N+4 and 15N+4 The trapping of ion-neutral reaction products in neon matrices at 4 K, Lon B. Knight, Karl D. Johannessen, Daryl C. Cobranchi, Edward A. Earl, David Feller, and Ernest R. Davidson

Link

Doubly charged ion mass spectra of alkyl-substituted furans and pyrroles, P. R. Nelson, C. A. Fung, K. F., J. B. SedgwickK, George C. Shields, L. E. Abbey, and T. F. Moran

Link

Competition between single and double electron transfer in collisions of doubly charged molecular pyrrole ions with neutral pyrrole molecules, J. B. SedgwickK, B. P. Paulson, George C. Shields, and T. F. Moran

Link

Charge transfer reactions of organic ions containing oxygen: Correlation between reaction energetics and cross sections, George C. Shields, P. A. Steiner, P. R. Nelson, M. C. Trauner, and T. F. Moran

Link

Structural Studies of Three DNA Binding Proteins: Catabolite Gene Activator Protein, Resolvase, and the Klenow Fragment of DNA Polymerase I, T. A. Steitz, L. Beese, B. Engelman, P. Freemont, J. Friedman, M. Sanderson, S. Schultz, George C. Shields, and J. Warwicker

Submissions from 1986

Link

Evidence for Long-Lived Excited States of [CnH2]2+ Carbodications, J. R. Appling, George C. Shields, and T. F. Moran

Link

Polarizabilites of organic ions, G. W. Burdick, George C. Shields, and T. F. Moran

Link

ESR investigations of molecular cation radicals in neon matrices at 4 K: generation, trapping, and ion-neutral reactions, Lon B. Knight

Link

An ESR investigation of the F-2 radical anion in neon matrices at 4 K, Lon B. Knight, Edward A. Earl, A. R. Ligon, and Daryl P. Cobranchi

Link

Neon matrix ESR and CI theoretical investigation of AlF+; photoionization of AlF from thermal and laser sputtering generation methods, Lon B. Knight, Edward A. Earl, A. R. Ligon, Daryl P. Cobranchi, James R. Woodward, J. M. Bostick, Ernest R. Davidson, and David Feller

Link

Neon matrix ESR and CI theoretical investigation of 10BF+ and 11BF+: Photoionization of BF from reactive laser sputtering and high temperature sources, Lon B. Knight, A. R. Ligon, Scott T. Cobranchi, Daryl P. Cobranchi, Edward A. Earl, David Feller, and Ernest R. Davidson

Link

Doubly-charged ethane ions: Solution to the dilemma of stability predicted by theory and instability observed in experiment, George C. Shields and T. F. Moran

Link

Doubly-charged gas phase cations, George C. Shields and T. F. Moran

Link

Sensitivity of charge transfer reactions to hydrocarbon ion structures, George C. Shields, L. Wennberg, J. B. Wilcox, and T. F. Moran

Submissions from 1985

Link

Structures, Energetics and Fragmentation Pathways of CnH22+ Carbodications, G. W. Burdick, George C. Shields, J. R. Appling, and T. F. Moran