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Roy McClean
Chemistry Department
United States Naval Academy
572M Holloway Road, Annapolis, MD 21402

Voice: 410-293-6617
Fax: 410-293-2218

Research Interests

Current work focuses on the gas phase reaction kinetics of transition metal atoms with small molecules such as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and carbon disulfide. Computational studies on these systems are performed to aid in the determination of the reaction mechanism.  Rate constants as a function of temperature and total pressure are determined in the experimental work. 

The Gaussian 09 suite of programs is used for the computational work.  The experimental work is carried out in the chemistry department’s laser lab, which is currently under construction.

Selected Publication:

R. E. McClean and L. Norris, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 7, 2489 (2005).

Typical raw kinetics dataTypical raw kinetics data. The inset is in semi-logarithmic form, showing pseudo-first order decay kinetics. See selected publication for details.


 SC111 - Foundations of Chemistry I

 SC112 - Foundations of Chemistry II

 SC345 - Physical Chemistry I

 SC346 - Physical Chemistry II

 SC364 - Integrated Laboratory IV


 SC476 - Capstone Project

 SC485B - Chemical Kinetics

 SC495 - Chem Special Lab Project

 SC496 - Chemistry Research Project


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