Jerry L Whitten

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True n-type doping of titanium oxide without formation of midgap states would expand the use of metal oxides for charge-based devices. We demonstrate that plasma-assisted fluorine insertion passivates defect states and that fluorine acts as an n-type donor in titanium oxide. This enabled us to modify the Fermi level and transport properties of titanium(More)
Density functional theory calculations have been employed to determine optimized geometries for different (Cu2O)n clusters for n = 1 to 6, 12 and 18. The results show the formation of (Cu2O)n rings for n ≥ 2, while (Cu2O)n nanobarrels have been determined for n = 12 and for n = 18. Adsorption of H2O on the (Cu2O)n clusters occurs preferentially by(More)
The low-lying excited electronic states of a (Ti(6)O(12))(3) nanotube are investigated using ab initio self-consistent field configuration interaction theory. The transition energies and moments are calculated and the nature of the orbitals involved is discussed. Transitions correspond to an excitation from an O(2p) to a nearby Ti(3d) orbital and(More)
This paper identifies significant differences between the fundamental amorphous bonding morphology and electronic structure of TM/RE dielectrics and SiO 2 and Si oxynitrides. The scaling variable for tracking these systematic changes is the average Pauling bond ionicity. For example, the bonding in SiO 2 is predominantly covalent and the amorphous(More)
The photochemistry of a solvated hydronium ion near a silver surface is investigated using ab initio self-consistent field and configuration interaction theory. Photoinduced electron attachment can occur at energies in the range of 1.1-1.2 eV depending upon the initial orientation of the hydronium relative to the silver surface. Rearrangement of solvating(More)
Localized molecular orbitals (LMOs) derived from exchange maximization with respect to all atom-centered basis functions in the basis set are shown to generate a good starting electronic field for self-consistent field calculations on extended systems such as metal clusters, for which well-defined chemical bonds are not present. Examples studied are a(More)
Theoretical studies of the ground and lowest excited singlet and triplet states of a series of titanium dioxide ring structures, (TiO(2))(2n), n = 3-9, are reported. Calculations are based on many-electron configuration theory, where energies of states and geometrical structures are determined by variational energy minimization. The lowest energy excited(More)
For a given many-electron molecule, it is possible to define a corresponding one-electron Schrödinger equation, using potentials derived from simple atomic densities, whose solution predicts fairly accurate molecular orbitals for single- and multi-determinant wavefunctions for the molecule. The energy is not predicted and must be evaluated by calculating(More)
PC-IDMS experiments for two peptides, laminin nonapeptide and the N-terminal tryptic peptide of prostate specific antigen, were performed utilizing a variety of alkylating reagents. These experiments were conducted to investigate how hydrophobicity influences the limits-of-detection (LOD) by altering their electrospray ionization response. Nonpolar surface(More)