Office: 2324 NPB

Samuel Trickey

Professor Emeritus


PhD Texas A&M University (1968)

Research Group

Quantum Theory Project (Chemical Physics)

Research Interests

Research interests include: Fundamentals of Density Functional Theory and new approximate functionals; calculations on ultra-thin films and crystals (equilibrium and high pressure) to characterize properties (including quantum size effects and charged particle energy deposition) and provide input to atomistic simulations; simulations of real material fracture including chemical reactivty.

Selected Publications

Mathar RJ, Trickey SB, and Sabin JR. "Electronic Stopping of Protons for Lithium in the Dielectric Formulation Obtained from First-Principles Calculations," Nucl. Inst. Meth. B 155, 249--71 (1999).

Weiner B and Trickey SB. "Time Dependent Variational Principle in Density Functional Theory", Adv. Quantum Chem v35, eds. Lowdin P-O, Sabin JR, Zerner MC and Brandas EJ. (Academic Press, San Diego) pp 217--48 (1999).

Apell SP, Sabin JR, and Trickey SB. "Geometrical Basis for Molecular Stopping Anisotropy", Phys. Rev. A 58, 4616 -- 21 (1998).

Boettger JC and Trickey SB. "High-Precision Calculation of the Equation of State and Crystallographic Phase Stability For Al," Phys. Rev. B 53, 3007--12 (1996).

Goerling A, Trickey SB, Gisdakis P, and Roesch N. "A Critical Assessment of Density Functional Theory with Regard to Applications in Organometallic Chemistry," in Topics in Organometallic Chem. vol 4, P. Hofmann and J.M. Brown eds (Springer Verlag, Berlin and Heidelberg, 1999), pp 109--63.