Because mass and energy are tied together, when mass is lost, energy is lost, or emitted.In a fusion reaction, massive amounts of energy are emitted.
This work often requires the use of an inert atmosphere glovebox, a high vacuum line, and Schlenk techniques.
Currently there are two research projects based on these interests that are ongoing in my lab.
Nuclear chemistry is a field of chemistry that deals with the use of radioactive isotopes and other nuclear reactions.
Nuclear reactions provide us with enormous amounts of energy.
The first project involves preparing and characterizing new vanadium complexes and testing selected samples as insulin mimics.
The second project involves preparing and characterizing new rhodium complexes in order to learn more of the coordination chemistry of this metal.
However, gains among participants enrolled in revised course sections (n = 84) averaged 7-8%.
Detailed analysis shows that statistically significant gains occurred on test items related to geologic time, earthquakes, radiometric dating, and tectonics.
Research in my laboratory is focused on synthetic and mechanistic transition metal chemistry.
My research interests include (1) creating transition metal — based drugs for treating the symptoms of malignant diseases, and (2) rigorously studying the chemical behavior of a particular transition metal in order to understand better the general principles governing the outcomes of chemical reactions.
In many disciplines, multiple-choice tests have been developed to gauge student prior knowledge and assess learning.