Advances in Quantum Chemistry presents surveys of current topics in this rapidly developing field that has emerged at the cross section of the historically established areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. It features detailed reviews written by leading international researchers. This volume focuses on the theory of heavy ion physics in medicine.

Key Features

  • This volume presents a series of articles concerning current important topics in quantum chemistry. The invited articles are written by the best people in the field


Researchers in quantum chemistry, or possible other researchers who are interested in what is happening in quantum chemistry

Table of Contents

  1. Detonation Performance and Sensitivity: A Quest for Balance
  2. Peter Politzer and Jane S. Murray

  3. On the Release of Stored Energy from Energetic Materials
  4. Elliot R. Bernstein

  5. Quantum-Chemical Modeling of Energetic Materials: Chemical Reactions Triggered by Defects, Deformations, and Electronic Excitations
  6. Maija M. Kuklja

  7. Geometric Metastability in Molecules as a Way to Enhance Energy Storage
  8. Ajith Perera and Rodney J. Bartlett

  9. Quantum-Informed Multiscale M&S for Energetic Materials
  10. DeCarlos E. Taylor and Betsy M. Rice

  11. The Reactivity of Energetic Materials Under High Pressure and Temperature
  12. M. Riad Manaa and Laurence E. Fried

  13. Ab Initio Chemical Kinetics of Key Processes in the Hypergolic Ignition of Hydrazine and Nitrogen Tetroxide
  14. Putikam Raghunath, N. T. Nghia and Ming-Chang Lin

  15. Material Dependence of Water Interactions with Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: TiO2, SiO2, GeO2, and SnO2

    Marta Gałyńska and Petter Persson


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About the editor

John Sabin

John R. Sabin was born in Springfield, Mass, and educated at Williams College (BA) and the University of New Hampshire (PhD). Following that, he was a postdoctoral at Uppsala University in Sweden, and at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. For the past four decades, he has worked in the Quantum Theory Project, Department of Physics, at the University of Florida as Professor of Physics. He also spent fifteen years as Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. For the past thirty years he has also been Adjungeret Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Prof. Sabin is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has been a Fulbright Fellow. He is Editor of Advances in Quantum Chemistry, and is on the editorial boards of several journals. Prof. Sabin’s scientific interests have always been in the theory of molecular electronic structure. More recently, he has been working on the theory of interaction of fast particles, mostly protons and alpha particles, with proto-biological molecules, in terms of the transfer of energy from the projectile to the molecular target, and the outcome of that energy transfer. Such energy transfer is primarily electronic, and the initial electronic excitation results in target electronic and vibrational excitation, ionization, fragmentation, charge exchange, and other processes. The study of these processes, known as stopping power, has applications in fields from microelectronics to tumor therapy. The investigations are interesting and continue.