Dr. Thomas Schmalz

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Phone: (409) 740-4497
Email: schmalzt@tamug.edu

Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675 
Galveston, Texas 77553

Course Offerings:

Chemistry
Physical Chemistry

Professor Emeritus

Education:

- Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1975
- B.S. Montana State University, 1970

Research Interests:

My recent research has focused on the development of effective model Hamiltonians which can be used to study the properties of organic polymers. Another major research component has been the effort to understand the structure and properties of hollow carbon fullerene molecules. Other work has concerned the nature of aromaticity in chemistry, the interactions of molecules with magnetic fields, and the dynamics of chemical reactions.

Projects:

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Selected Publications:

“The IPM Approach in the Hubbard Model. Applications and limitations of restricted CI calculations to ground states of some  networks containing fused 5- and 6- membered rings”. N. Flocke, and T. G. Schmalz, Intl. J. Quantum. Chem., 76, 83-98 (2000).

“All Acyclic Hydrocarbons: Formula periodic table and property overlap plots via chemical combinatories.” Laimutis Bytautas, D. J. Klein and T. G. Schmalz, New J. Chem. 24, 329- 336 (2000).

“Ground and Excited Hubbard States for Buckminsterfullerene with uniform and alternating bond lengths.” N. Flocke, T. G. Schmalz and D. J. Klein, J. Chem. Phys. 112, 8233-8240 (2000).

“Curvature matching and strain relief in bucky-tori: usage of sp3-hybridization and nonhexagonal rings”, D. Babic,, D.J. Klein and T.G.Schmalz, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 19, 222-231, (2001).