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 1984

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Fast atom bombardment (FAB) generation of neutral and charged reactive intermediates for rare gas matrix isolation spectroscopic studies. An ESR investigation of 111,113CdOH and 111,113Cd+ in neon and argon matrices at 4 K, Lon B. Knight, P. K. Miller, and Jhobe Steadman

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An ESR investigation of the C17O+ radical isolated in a neon matrix at 4 K, Lon B. Knight and Jhobe Steadman

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An ESR investigation of the formaldehyde cation radicals (H212CO+ and H213CO+) in neon matrices at 4 K, Lon B. Knight and Jhobe Steadman

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Experimental evidence for a C2v (2B1) ground-state structure of the methane cation radical: ESR and ab initio CI investigations of CH4+ and CD2H2+ in neon matrixes at 4 K, Lon B. Knight, Jhobe Steadman, David Feller, and Ernest R. Davidson

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ESR and ab initio theoretical studies of the cation radicals 12C216O+2, 12,13C216O+2,13C216O+2, 12C216,17O+2, 12C217O+2, and 12,13C216,17O+2 isolated in neon matrices at 4 K. The use of matrix isolation for trapping ion-neutral reaction products, Lon B. Knight, Jhobe Steadman, P. K. Miller, D. E. Bowman, Ernest R. Davidson, and David Feller

Submissions from 1983

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An electron bombardment procedure for generating cation and neutral radicals in solid neon matrices at 4 K: ESR study of 14N2+ and 15N2+, Lon B. Knight

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ESR investigations of H2O+, HDO+, D2O+, and H217O+ isolated in neon matrices at 4 K., Lon B. Knight

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The ground state of the Sc2 molecule, Lon B. Knight, R. J. Van Zee, and William Weltner

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Properties of Sc3, Y3, and Sc13 molecules at low temperatures, as determined by ESR, Lon B. Knight, R. W. Woodward, Zee R. J. Van, and William Weltner

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Double Electron Transfer Reactions of CO22+ Ions, George C. Shields and T. F. Moran

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Single- and Double-Electron Transfer Reactions of Ground and Metastable State Ar2+ Ions, George C. Shields and T. F. Moran

Submissions from 1982

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An experimental procedure for ESR studies of rare gas matrix isolated molecular cation radicals: 12CO+, 13CO+, 14NH3+, and 15NH3+, Lon B. Knight

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ESR investigation of matrix isolated B16O and B17O radicals: Comparison of nuclear hyperfine structure with ab initio calculations, Lon B. Knight

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ESR investigation of MoN and Mo atoms in neon, argon, and krypton matrices: Utilization of a hollow cathode ion sputter source for ESR matrix experiments, Lon B. Knight

Submissions from 1981

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Codeposition generation of BeCl in an argon matrix at 12 K: An ESR investigation, Lon B. Knight

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Photolytic codeposition generation of the HgF radical in an argon matrix at 12 K: An ESR investigation, Lon B. Knight

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The high temperature generation and ESR investigation of ScH2, YH2, and YD2 radicals in rare gas matrices: A nonequilibrium vaporization technique for solid samples, Lon B. Knight

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Generation of scandium dichloride, dibromide, and dicyanide radicals by codeposition reactions in argon matrices at 14 K: an electron spin resonance investigation, Lon B. Knight, M. B. Wise, and T. A. Fisher

Submissions from 1980

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Generation and ESR investigation of YF2 and Y(CN)2 radicals in rare gas matrices, Lon B. Knight and M. B. Wise

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The generation and ESR investigation of the BeF radical in rare gas matrices, Lon B. Knight, M. B. Wise, A. G. Childers, Ernest R. Davidson, and W. R. Daasch

Submissions from 1979

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ESR matrix isolation investigation of the aluminum hydride radical -AlH+, Lon B. Knight, Richard L. Martin, and Ernest R. Davidson

Submissions from 1978

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ESR Matrix Isolation of AlH+ Formed During the High Temperature Vaporization of Al2O3, Lon B. Knight, Richard L. Martin, and Ernest R. Davidson

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High-temperature generation and ESR matrix isolation studies of ZnF and CdF in neon and argon matrices, Lon B. Knight, Alfreda Mouchet, W. T. Beaudry, and M. Duncan

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Unusual behavior of vaporized magnesium. 2. Evidence for gas-surface exchange, Lon B. Knight, K. S. Stewart, and W. T. Beaudry

Submissions from 1977

Development of a High Temperature Sample Preparation Procedure for Gas-Solid Reaction Studies via X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy-UF6(g) on Cu Metal, Lon B. Knight