Scholarly Interest Report


 

Bruce R. Johnson  Research Professor  Research Professor in Chemistry   email:johnson@rice.edu    B.A. magna cum laude Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics (1975) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
 Ph.D. Chemistry (1981) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  Primary Department  Department of Chemistry     Department Affiliations   SmalleyCurl Institute  
Information at NSF   Theory, Models and Computational Methods Program
Phone: 7032922698
Email: brjohnso@nsf.gov  
Websites   Bruce Johnson Home Page
  Bruce Johnson Home Page
  Johnson Home Page
 
Research Areas   Nanophotonics, surfaceenhanced Raman scattering and optical activity, nanoparticle dielectrophoresis, boundary integral equations, wavelets in quantum and electrodynamic propagation, linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy, atomic and molecular physics  
Research Interests 30JAN2018   The recent research in the Johnson group has been on multiscale computations, theoretical chemistry and surfaceenhanced spectroscopies such as Raman scattering (SERS), fluorescence (SEF) and Raman optical activity (SEROA). A stint at the NSF covered the broader areas of nanochemistry and chemical theory. Johnson's current interests include improving wavelet basis techniques for describing local fields surrounding plasmonic nanoparticles, dimerization reactions for ligands attached to these nanoparticles, and formation of conducting chains of singlewalled carbon nanotubes due to RF electric field radiated from a Tesla coil (Teslaphoresis). The forces in chain formation are not completely understood, and electromagnetic simulations are being implemented to investigate them.   Teaching Areas   molecular spectroscopy  
Selected Publications   Refereed articles   L. R. Boenhoeft, A. C. Castillo, P. R. Smalley, C. Kittrell, D. K. James, B. E. Brinson, T. R. Rybolt, B. R. Johnson, T. K. Cherukuri and P. Cherukuri "Teslaphoresis of Carbon Nanotubes." ACS Nano, 10 (2016) : 48734881.    R. Acavedo, R. L. Lombardini, N. J. Halas, and B. R. Johnson "Plasmonic enhancement of Raman optical activity in molecules near metal nanoshells." J. Phys. Chem. A, 113 (2009) : 1317313183.Unknown    R. Acevedo, R. Lombardini, and B. R. Johnson "Matrixfree application of Hamiltonian operators in Coifman wavelet bases." J. Chem. Phys., 132 (2010) : 244112.Unknown    R. L. Lombardini, R. Acevedo, A. Kuczala, K. Keys, C. P. Goodrich, and B. R. Johnson "Higherorder wavelet reconstruction/differentiation filters and Gibbs phenomena." J. Comp. Phys., 305 (2016) : 48734881.Unknown    R. L. Lombardini, R. Acevedo, N. J. Halas, and B. R. Johnson "Plasmonic enhancement of Raman optical activity in molecules near metal nanoshells: Theoretical comparison of circular polarization methods." J. Phys. Chem. C, 114 (2010) : 73907400.Unknown    Lindsey R. Bornhoeft,Aida C. Castillo, Preston R. Smalley, Carter Kittrell, Dustin K. James, Bruce E. Brinson, Thomas R. Rybolt, Bruce R. Johnson, Tonya K. Cherukuri, and Paul Cherukuri "Teslaphoresis of Carbon Nanotubes." ACS Nano (submitted)Submitted    Richard Lombardini, Ramiro Acevedo, Alexander Kuczala, Kerry P. Keys, Carl P. Goodrich, Bruce R. Johnson "Higheroder wavelet reconstruction/differentiation filters and Gibbs phenomena." Journal of Computational Physics, 305: 244262.    C. D. Griffin, R. Acevedo, D. W. Massey, J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson "Multimode wavelet basis calculations via the molecular selfconsistentfield plus configurationinteraction method." J. Chem. Phys., 124 (2006) : 134105.    D. K. Sparks and B. R. Johnson "Twodimensional quantum propagation using wavelets in space and time." J. Chem. Phys., 125 (2006) : 114104.    D. W. Massey, R. Acevedo and B. R. Johnson "Additions to the class of symmetricantisymmetric multiwavelets: Derivation and use as quantum basis functions." J. Chem. Phys., 124 (2006) : 014101.    J. W. Gibson and B. R. Johnson "Density matrix calculation of surface enhanced Raman scattering for pmercaptoaniline on silver nanoshells." J. Chem. Phys., 124 (2006) : 064701.    S. W. Bishnoi, C. J. Rozell, C. S. Levin, M. K. Gheith, B. R. Johnson, D. H. Johnson and N. J. Halas "AllOptical Nanoscale pH Meter." NanoLetters, 6 (2006) : 16871692.    Articles   R. Acevedo, R. Lombardini and B. R. Johnson, "MatrixFree Application of Hamiltonian Operators in Coifman Wavelet Bases," J. Chem. Phys. 132, 244112 (2010)    R. Lombardini, R. Acevedo, N. J. Halas and B. R. Johnson, "Plasmonic Enhancement of Raman Optical Activity in Molecules Near Metal Nanoshells: Theoretical Comparison of Circular Polarization Methods," J. Phys. Chem. C (Martin Moskovits Festschrift) 114, 73907400 (2010)    E. K. Lewis, W. C. Haaland, F. Nguyen, D. A. Heller, M. J. Allen, R. R. MacGregor, C. S. Berger, B. Willingham, L. A. Burns, G. B. I. Scott, C. Kittrell, B. R. Johnson, R. F. Curl and M. L. Metzker "Color Blind Fluorescence Detection for FourColor DNA Sequencing." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 102 (2005) : 53465351.    H. Wang, R. Acevedo, H. Molle, J. L. Mackey, J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson "Multiscale quantum propagation using compact support wavelets in space and time." J. Chem. Phys., 121 (2004) : 76477657.    A. Maloney, Kinsey, J., Johnson, B. "Wavelets in curvilinear coordinate quantum calculations: H2+ electronic states." J. Chem. Phys., 117 (2002) : 35483557.    Thierry A. Wasserman, Patrick H. Vaccaro, Johnson, B. "The influence of finite bandwidth excitation sources in degenerate fourwave mixing spectroscopy." J. Chem. Phys., 116 (2002) : 1009910121.    Other   Bruce R Johnson, Carter Kittrell, Paul Cherukuri "Theory of Forces in Teslaphoresis of Carbon Nanotubes." To be submittedUnknown    Bruce R. Johnson, Jeffrey L. Mackey, and James L. Kinsey "Solution of Cartesian and Curvilinear Quantum Equations via Multiwavelets on the Interval." J. Comp. Phys., 168 (2000) : 356383.    Jeffrey L. Mackey, Bruce R. Johnson, Linh D. Le, Carter Kittrell, and James L. Kinsey "Resonance Raman Spectroscopy in the Dissociative A Band of Nitrosyl Chloride." J. Chem. Phys., 114 (2001) : 66316640.    B. R. Johnson "Multiwavelet Moments and Projection Prefilters." IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, 11 (November 2000) : 31003108.    B. R. Johnson and J. L. Kinsey "Quadrature Prefilters for the Discrete Wavelet Transform." IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, 48 (March 2000) : 873875.    B. R. Johnson, J. P. Modisette, P. A. Nordlander, and J. L. Kinsey "Quadrature integration for orthogonal wavelet systems." J. Chem. Phys., 110 (1999) : 83098317.    C.W. Hsiao, L. D. Le, E. S. Lotfi, C. Kittrell, J. L. Kinsey, and B. R. Johnson "Quantum Signatures of Unstable Dynamics in the Photodissociation of Ozone." (1999) : 193197.    B. R. Johnson, B.Y. Chang, C.W. Hsiao, L. Le, and J. L. Kinsey "Temperature dependence and dynamical instability in the Hartley absorption system of ozone." Journal of Chemical Physics, 108 (1998) : 76707678.    J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson "Angular distributions of products in the photodissociation of diatomic molecules." Journal of Physical Chemistry, 102 (1998) : 96609665.    T. A. W. Wasserman, P. H. Vaccaro, and B. R. Johnson "Degenerate fourwave mixing spectroscopy as a probe of orientation and alignment in molecular systems." Journal of Chemical Physics, 108 (1998) : 77137738.    T. Muller, T. A. W. Wasserman, P. H. Vaccaro, and B. R. Johnson "Anisotropyinduced polarization effects in degenerate fourwave mixing spectroscopy: A new scheme for probing molecular orientation and alignmentmolecular orientation and alignmentmolecular orientation and alignment." Journal of Chemical Physics, 108 (1998) : 47.  
Creative Works   Other  Rice Quantum Institute Brochure 2003    
Presentations   Invited Talks   "Density matrix calculation of surface enhanced Raman scattering for pmercaptoaniline on silver nanoshells." Nanoscience Workshop at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, University of Arkansas Little Rock. (May 2006) With J. W. Gibson    PI. "Mixed TimeFrequency Quantum Propagation Using Compact Support Wavelets,." American Mathematical Society, Athens, OH (USA). (March 2004) With H. Wang, R. Acevedo, H. Molle, J. L. Mackey, J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson    PI. "Multiscale Quantum Propagation Using Compact Support Wavelets in Space and Time,." Telluride Symposium on Dynamics and Many Body Theory, Telluride, CO. (August 2004) With H. Wang, R. Acevedo, H. Molle, J. L. Mackey, J. L. Kinsey and B. R. Johnson    "Molecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Dynamics and Wavelet Technology." Department of Chemistry, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, TX. (Feb. 2003)    "Wavelet Solution of the Schr¿dinger Equation." Department of Chemistry, Division of Physical Chemistry, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, TX. (Feb, 2003)    "Wavelet Basis Calculation of Wannier Functions." Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference 2002, University of Houston. (Nov 2002) With Stephen D. Clow    Lectures   "Wavelet Basis Calculation of Wannier Functions." 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (Mar, 2003) With Stephen D. Clow    Other   "Science and Engineering Pursuits at the Rice Quantum Institute." Applied Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas. (10/12/01)    "Solution of Cartesian and Curvilinear Quantum Equatios via Multiwavelets on the Interval ." American Mathematical Society National Conference, New Orleans, LA. (1/12/01)    "Molecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Dynamics, and Wavelet Technology." Dept. of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT. (April 2000)    "Molecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Dynamics, and Wavelet Technology." Dept. of Chemistry, New York University, New York. (April 2000)    "Solution of Cartesian and Curvilinear Quantum Equations via Multiwavelets on the Interval." Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, College Station, TX. (November 2000)    "Quantum Signatures of Unstable Dynamics in the Photodissociation of Ozon." IMACS Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory, Athens, GA. (Apr. 1999)    "Quantum Signatures of Unstable Dynamics in the Photodissociation of Ozone." 3rd IMACSIEEE International Multiconference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers, Athens, Greece. (July 1999) With C.W. Hsiao, L. D. Le, E. S. Lotfi, C. Kittrell, J. L. Kinsey    "Probing Molecular Orientation and Alignment through Degenerate FourWave Mixing Techniques." American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. (Nov 1998) With T. Muller, T. A. W. Wasserman, and P. H. Vaccaro    "Temperature Dependence and Dynamical Instability in the Hartley Absorption System in Ozone." American Chemical Society National Convention, Boston, MA, USA. (August 1998) With B.Y. Chang, C.W. Hsiao, L. Le, and J. L. Kinsey    "Wavelet Systems as Multiresolution Quantum Mechanical Bases." American Chemical Society National Conference, Dallas, TX, USA. (March 1998) With J. P. Modisette, P. J. Nordlander, and J. L. Kinsey    Workshops   "Wavelets in Quantum Dynamics, summer school lectures.." KINet Summer School on Mathematical and Computational Methods in Quantum Dynamics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, August 1620, 2013.. (August 1619, 2013)  
Supervised Theses & Dissertations   Joshua Gibson, MS, Physics Density Matrix Calculation of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering for Silver Nanoshells Coated with pMercaptoaniline. (2005) (Thesis Director)
  Ramiro Acevedo, Ph.D. Compact Support Wavelet Representations for Solution of Quantum and Electromagnetic Equations: Eigenvalues and Dynamics. (2010) (Thesis Director)

