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Phillip Stancil

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Professor of Physics and Department Head
Of note:
  • Past Chair, Laboratory Astrophysics Division, American Astronomical Society, 2021-2023
  • Chair, Laboratory Astrophysics Division, American Astronomical Society, 2019-2021
  • Vice Chair, Laboratory Astrophysics Division, American Astronomical Society, 2017-2019
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2012
  • Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia, 2008
  • Wigner Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1997-1999
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 1992-1994
Selected Publications:

G. Shen, P. C. Stancil, J. Wang, J. McCann, and B. M. McLaughlin, “Radiative charge transfer in cold and ultracold Sulphur collisions,” J. Phys. B, submitted (Dec. 19, 2014). 

D. B. Henley, R. L. Shelton, R. S. Cumbee, and P. C. Stancil, “XMM-Newton  measurement of the galactic halo X-ray emission using a compact shadowing cloud,” Astrophys. J., in press (2015); arXiv:1411.5017

B. H. Yang, P. Zhang, X. Wang, P. C. Stancil, J. M. Bowman, N. Balakrishnan, and R. C. Forrey, “Quantum dynamics of CO-H2 in full dimensionality,” Nature Communications,  in press (2015).

K. M. Walker, B. H. Yang, P. C. Stancil, N. Balakrishnan, and R. C. Forrey, “On the  Validity of Collider-Mass Scaling for Molecular Rotational Excitation,” Astrophys. J.790, 96 (2014).

R. S. Cumbee, D. B. Henley, P. C. Stancil, R. L. Shelton, J. L. Nolte, Y. Wu, and D. R. Schultz, “Can Charge Exchange Explain Anomalous Soft X-ray Emission in the Cygnus Loop?”, Astrophys. J. Lett. 787, L31 (2014).

D. G. A. Smith, K. Patkowski, D. Trinh, N. Balakrishnan, T.-G. Lee, R. C. Forrey, B. H.  Yang, and P. C. Stancil, “Highly correlated electronic structure calculations of the He-C3 van der Waals complex and collision induced rotational transitions of C3,” J.  Phys. Chem. A 118, 6351 (2014).

A. Bohr, S. Paolini, R. C. Forrey, N. Balakrishnan, and P. C. Stancil, “A full-dimensional  quantum dynamics study of H2+H2 collisions: coupled-states versus close-coupling formulation,” J. Chem. Phys. 140, 064308 (2014).

B. Yang and P. C. Stancil, “Rotational deexcitation of HCl due to He collisions,” Astrophys. J. 783, 92 (2014).

V. K. Veeraghattam, K. Manrodt, S. P. Lewis, and P. C. Stancil, ``The sticking of atomic hydrogen on amorphous water ice," Astrophys. J. 790, 4 (2014).

Stancil B. Yang, P. C. Stancil, N. Balakrishnan, R. C. Forrey, and J. M. Bowman, “Quantum Calculation of Inelastic CO Collisions with H:. I. rotational quenching of low-lying rotational levels”, Astrophys. J. 771, 49 (2013); arXiv: 1305.2376

M.-L. Dubernet, M. H. Alexander, Y. A. Ba, N. Balakrishnan, C. Balanca, C. Ceccarelli,  J. Cernicharo, F. Daniel, F. Dayou, M. Doronin, F. Dumouchel, A. Faure, N. Feautrier, D.  R. Flower, A. Grosjean, P. Halvick, J. Klos, F. Lique, G. C. McBane, S. Marinakis, N.  Moreau, R. Moszynski, D. A. Neufeld, E. Roueff, P. Schilke, A. Spielfiedel, P. C.  Stancil, T. Stoecklin, J. Tennyson, B. Yang, A.-M. Vasserot, and L. Wiesenfeld, "BASECOL2012: A collisional database repository and web service within the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC),” Astron. Astrophys. 553, A50 (2013).

G. J. Ferland, R. L. Porter, P. A. M. van Hoof, R. J. R. Williams, N. P. Abel, M. L. Lykins,  G. Shaw, W. J. Henney, and P. C. Stancil, “The 2013 Release of Cloudy,” Revista  Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica 49, 137 (2013); arXiv: 1302.4485 

S. Fonseca dos Santos, N. Balakrishnan, R. C. Forrey, and P. C. Stancil, ``Vibration-  vibration and vibration-translation energy transfer in H2-H2 collisions: a critical test of  experiment with full-dimensional quantum dynamics,” J. Chem. Phys. 138, 104302 (2013). 

M. R. Geller, J. M. Martinis, A. T. Sornborger, P. C. Stancil, E. J. Pritchett, and A. Galiautdinov, ``Universal quantum simulation with pre-threshold superconducting qubits: Single-excitation subspace method,” Phys. Rev. X, submitted (10/16/2012);  arXiv:1210.5260

H. You, M. R. Geller, and P. C. Stancil, ``Simulating the Transverse Ising Model on a Quantum Computer: error correction with the surface code,” Phys. Rev. A 87, 032341 (2013); arXiv:1210.0113

B. Yang, P. C. Stancil, R. C. Forrey, S. Fonseca dos Santos, and N. Balakrishnan, ``Zero- energy resonances of hydrogen diatom isotopologs: tuning quasiresonant  transitions in vibration space,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 233201 (2012). 

W. el-Qadi and P. C. Stancil, ``Photodissociation of CN,” Astrophys. J. 779, 970 (2013)

Benhui Yang, M. Nagao, S. Wasu, M. Kimura, and P. C. Stancil, ``Rotational quenching of rotationally-excited H2O in collisions with He,” Astrophys. J. 765, 77, (2013); arXiv: 1302.3916

Y. B. Shi, P. C. Stancil, and J. G. Wang, ``On the X 2Σ+ rovibrational spectrum of LiH.” Astron. Astrophys. 551, A140 (2013).

Stancil J. L. Nolte, P. C. Stancil, H.-P. Liebermann, R. J. Buenker, Y. Hui, and D. R. Schultz, ``Final-state-resolved charge exchange in C5+ collisions with H,” J. Phys. B 45, 245202 (2012).

Y. Wu, P. C. Stancil, D. R. Schultz, Y. Hui, H.-P. Liebermann, P. Funke, R. J. Buenker,  ``Theoretical investigation of total and state-dependent charge exchange in O6+ collisions  with atomic hydrogen,” J. Phys. B 45, 235201 (2012).

G. Shaw, S. K. Ghosh, G. J. Ferland, P. A. M. van Hoof, J. A. Baldwin, W. J. Henney, E.  W. Pellegrini, R. L. Porter, R. J. R. Williams, P. C. Stancil, and N. P. Abel, “Variation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon abundances across the Orion Bar,” Astrophys. J.,  submitted (Dec. 17, 2011), resubmitted (April 23, 2013).

J. L. Nolte, P. C. Stancil, T.-G. Lee, N. Balakrishnan, and R. C. Forrey, ``Rovibrational quenching rate coefficients of HD in collisions with He,” Astrophys. J. 744, 62 (2012).

W. el-Qadi, R. C. Forrey, B. Yang, P. C. Stancil, and N. Balakrishnan, “Cold collisions of  highly rotational-excited CO2 with He: the prospects for cold chemistry with super rotors,” Phys. Rev. A 84, 054701 (2011)

N. C. Sterling and P. C. Stancil, ``Atomic data for neutron-capture elements III. Charge transfer rate coefficients for low-charge ions of Ge, Se, Br, Kr, Rb, and Xe,” Astron. Astrophys. 535, 117 (2011). 

Y. Wu, P. C. Stancil, H.-P. Liebermann, P. Funke, S. N. Rai, R. J. Buenker, D. R. Schultz, Y. Hui, I., N. Draganic, and C. C. Havener, ``Theoretical investigation of charge transfer between N6+ and atomic hydrogen,” Phys. Rev. A 84, 022711 (2011).

C. D. Gay, N. P. Abel, R. L. Porter, P. C. Stancil, G. J. Ferland, G. Shaw, P. A. M. van Hoof, and R. J. R. Williams, ``Rovibrationally-Resolved Direct Photodissociation through the Lyman and Werner Transitions of H2 for FUV/X-ray Irradiated  Environments,'' Astrophys. J. 746, 78 (2012).

S. Fonseca dos Santos, B. Naduvalath, S. Lepp, G. Quemener, R. C. Forrey, R J. Hinde,  and P. C. Stancil, ``Quantum dynamics of rovibrational transitions in H2-H2 collisions:  Internal energy and rotational angular momentum conservation effects,'' J. Chem. Phys.134, 214303 (2011).

C. D. Gay, P. C. Stancil, S. Lepp, and A. Dalgarno, ``The Highly Deuterated Chemistry of the Early Universe," Astrophys. J. 735, 44 (2011).

S. Miyake, C. D. Gay, and P. C. Stancil, “Rovibrationally-resolved photodissociation of HeH+,” Astrophys. J. 735, 21 (2011).

Stancil N. Balakrishnan, G. Quemener, R. C. Forrey, R. J. Hinde, and P. C. Stancil,”Full-dimensional quantum dynamics calculations of H2-H2 collisions,'' J. Chem. Phys. 134, 014301 (2010).

B. Yang, R. C. Forrey, P. C. Stancil, and N. Balakrishnan, “Complex scattering lengths for ultracold He collisions with rotationally-excited linear and non-linear molecules,” Phys. Rev. A 82, 052711 (2010).

B. Yang, P. C. Stancil, N. Balakrishnan, and R. C. Forrey, “Rotational quenching of CO due to H2 collisions,” Astrophys. J. 718, 1062 (2010); astro-ph/1004.3923.

R. Ali, P. A. Neill, P. Beiersdorfer, C. L.Harris, D. R. Schultz, and P. C. Stancil, “Critical Test of Simulations of Charge-exchanged-induced X-ray Emission in the Solar System”, Astrophys. J. Letters 716, L95 (2010), astro-ph/1005.2599.

Y. Hui, D. R. Schultz, V. Kharchenko, A. Bhardwaj, G. Branduardi-Raymont, P. C. Stancil, T. E. Cravens, C. M. Lisse, and A. Dalgarno, “Comparative Analysis and Variability of the Jovian X-ray Spectra Detected by the Chandra and XMM-Newton Observatories,” J. Geophys. Res. A 115, 07102 (2010).

S. Miyake, P. C. Stancil, H. R. Sadeghpour, A. Dalgarno, B. M. McLaughlin, and R. C. Forrey, “Resonant H- Photodetachment: Enhanced Photodestruction and Consequences for Radiative Feedback,” Astrophys. J. Letters 709, L168 (2010).

J. L. Nolte, B. H. Yang, P. C. Stancil, T.-G. Lee, N. Balakrishnan, R. C. Forrey, and A. Dalgarno, “Isotope effects in complex scattering lengths for He collisions with molecular hydrogen,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 014701 (2010).

Y. Hui, D. R. Schultz, V. A. Kharchenko, P. C. Stancil, T. E. Cravens, C. M. Lisse, and A. Dalgarno, “The ion-induced charge-exchange X-ray emission of the Jovian Auroras: Magnetospheric or solar wind origin?,” Astrophys. J. Letters 702, L158 (2009).

Y. Wu, Y. Y. Qi, S. Y. Zou, J. G. Wang, Y. Li, R. J. Buenker, and P. C. Stancil, “Quantum-Mechanical Calculations of Charge Transfer in Collisions of O3+ with He,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 062711 (2009).

B. H. Yang and P. C. Stancil, “Rotational Quenching of CO2 by Collisions with He Atoms,” J. Chem. Phys. 130, 134319 (2009).

G. Shaw, G.J. Ferland, W.J. Henney, P.C. Stancil, N.P. Abel, E.W. Pellegrini, J.A. Baldwin, and P.A.M. van Hoof, "Rotational Warm Molecular Hydrogen in the Orion Bar," Astrophys. J. 701, 677 (2009).

B. H. Hosseini, P. F. Weck, H. R. Sadeghpour, K. Kirby, and P. C. Stancil, "Photodissociation dynamics of lithium chloride: Contribution of interferometric predissociation," J. Chem. Phys. 130, 054308 (2009).

C. Y. Lin, P. C. Stancil, H.-P. Liebermann, P. Funke, and R. J. Buenker, "Inelastic processes in collisions of Na(3s,3p) with He at thermal energies," Phys. Rev. A 78, 052706 (2008).

V. Kharchenko, A. Bhardwaj, A. Dalgarno, D. R. Schultz, and P. C. Stancil, "Modeling Spectra of the North and South Jovian X-ray Auroras, " J. Geophys. Res. 113, 8229 (2008).

N. P. Abel, S. R. Federman, and P. C. Stancil, "The Effects of Doubly Ionized Chemistry on SH+ and S2+ Abundances in X-ray Dominated Regions, " Astrophys. J. 675, L81 (2008).

G. Shaw, G.J. Ferland, N.P. Abel, P.C. Stancil, and P.A.M. van Hoof, "Molecular hydrogen in star-forming regions: implementation of its micro-physics in Cloudy," Astrophys. J. 624, 794 (2005).

D. W. Savin, P. S. Krstic, Z. Haiman, and P. C. Stancil, "Rate Coefficients for H+ + H2 -> H + H2+ Charge Transfer and some Cosmological Implications," Astrophys. J. 606, L167 (2004).

S. Lepp, P. C. Stancil, and A. Dalgarno, "Atomic and Molecular Processes in the Early Universe," J. Phys. B 35, R57 (2002).

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