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Quantum Theory Project Layman's Guide to Quantum Theory
A Layman's Guide to the Research at QTP

A Layman's Guide to the Research at QTP

Rodney J. Bartlett Research Group

We are concerned with developing predictive quantum theoretical methods to obtain information about molecules that is not accessible to experiment. This enables us to design new rocket fuels, materials with specified properties, and to understand chemical reactions.

Hai-Ping Cheng Research Group

To make lighter, cheaper and better future electronics and to better protect environment and find ways to keep nuclear waste in safe places.

Erik Deumens Research

My research interest is focused on the dynamics, time dependent behavior, of atomic and molecular systems. Eventually this will allow engineers to analyze and predict the complex reactions occurring in burning fuels and living cells with the same accuracy that is available now to send spacecraft to the outer planets.

David A. Micha Research Group

My research deals with the modelling of molecular interactions using computers. It relates to motions of molecules and how they change when they interact among themselves and with light. This research is related to energy transfer, combustion, creation of new materials, preparation of chemical compounds and control of their rates of production.

Hendrik J. Monkhorst Research Group

My group is currently involved with a collaboration to develop a fusion reactor using hydrogen and boron for fuel, and producing electricity and only helium gas as reaction products. Its novel, but well-understood design has the promise of being safe, environmentally benign (no radioactivity, no chance for nuclear accidents), compact and it will run on abundant, benign and cheap fuel.

N. Yngve Öhrn Research Group

The research in my group is concerned with the theoretical description of chemical reactions. In particular we compute what products are produced in chemical reactions and how efficiently each product is produced. Being able to compute this efficiency allows us to design faster and cheaper ways to make useful chemical and to invent ways to make chemicals that cannot be made at all now.

John R. Sabin Research Group

We study the interaction of fast ions with matter which is important for such various fields as radiation therapy of tumors, ion implantation fabrication of microelectronics, and understanding problems of computers in space.

Samuel B. Trickey Research Group

I work on the physics needed to design new materials and modify existing ones. Most recently I've worked on atomic-level phenomena that govern how cracks proceed through ceramics. Theory implemented in advanced computer programs enables us to understand what atoms do to give a specific kind of material property, like brittleness or strength, and insights into how to change that behavior.

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