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Kristin D. Krantzman


Address: SSMB 116
Office Hours: MON 1-3 WED 1-2 THURS 11-12 4-5 FRI 11-1 and also by appointment
Phone: 843.953.3378
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Univerisity of California, Lost Angeles
Ph.D., 1990

Occidental College
B.S.,  1986

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Ab initio calculations and molecular dynamics simulations to model gas-surface reactions.

Courses Taught

CHEM 111
CHEM 112

CHEM 111 Lab

CHEM 112 Lab

CHEM 101

CHEM 441

CHEM 442

CHEM 441 Lab

CHEM 442 Lab

Semiclassical Mechanics
Research Methods
CHEM 481

CHEM 482

CHEM 399
CHEM 499


K. D. Krantzman, D. B. Kingbury* and B. J. Garrison, "Cluster induced chemistry at solid surfaces: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of keV C60 BOmbardment of Si", 2006 Nucl. Instrum. Methods B (in press) [pdf]

K. D. Krantzman, D. B. Kingsbury* and B. J. Garrison, “Bombardment induced Surface Chemistry on Si under keV C60 impact”,App. Surf. Sci. 2006, 231-232, 6463-6465. [pdf]

S. Harper* and K.D. Krantzman, “Molecular dynamics simulations to explore the role of mass matching in the keV bombardment or organic films with polyatomics projectiles”, App. Surf. Sci. 2004, 231-232, 44-47. [pdf]

F.J. Heldrich, C.R. Metz, H. Donato, K.D. Krantzman, S Harper*, J.S. Overby, G.A. GuirgisChapter 32, “Computational Chemistry”, CRC Handbook of Computer Science and Engineering, 2nd Ed., Allen B. Tucker, Jr., Editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2004 (ISBN: 1-58488-360-X). 

K.D. Krantzman, R. Fenno*, A. Delcorte and B.J. Garrison, “Theoretical Simulations of Atomic and Polyatomic Bombardment of an Organic Overlayer on a Metallic Substrate”, Nucl. Instrum. Methods B 2003203, 201-205. [pdf]

B.J. Garrison, A. Delcorte, L.V. Zhigilei, T.E. Itina, K.D. Krantzman, Y.G. Yingling, C.M. McQuaw, E.J. Smiley and N. Winograd, “Big Molecule Ejection - SIMS vs. MALDI”, Appl. Surf. Sci2003203-204, 67-71. [pdf]

B.J. Garrison, A. Delcorte and K.D. Krantzman, “Modeling sputtering with organic molecules”, Izvestiya Akademii Naukser-ser. Fizika 200266, 472-474.  [pdf]

(Invited paper) K.D. Krantzman, Z. Postawa, B.J. Garrison, N. Winograd, S.J. Stuart and J.A. Harrison, "Understanding Collision Cascades in Molecular Solids", Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B  2001180, 159-163.[pdf]

T.C. Nguyen*, D.W. Ward*, J.A. Townes*, A.K. White*, K.D. Krantzman and B.J. Garrison, "A Theoretical Investigation of the Yield-to-Damage Enhancement with Polyatomic Projectiles in Organic SIMS", J. Phys. Chem. B 20002000, pp.183-186. [pdf]

(Invited paper) B.J. Garrison, A. Delcorte and K.D. Krantzman, "Molecule Liftoff from Surfaces", Accts. Chem. Res200033, 69-77. The journal article was featured on the front cover.  [pdf]

J.A. Townes*, A.K. White*, E.N. Wiggins*, K.D. Krantzman, B.J. Garrison and N. Winograd, "Mechanism for Increased Yield with the SF5+ Projectile in Organic SIMS: The Substrate Effect", J. Phys. Chem. A 199924, 4587-4589. [pdf]

(Invited paper) J.A. Townes*, A.K. White*, K.D. Krantzman and B.J. Garrison, "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Organics SIMS with Cu(n=1-3) Clusters", in J. L. Duggan and I. L. Morgan (Eds.), Applications of Accelerators in Research and Technology, The American Institute of Physics, New York, 1999, pp. 401-404.  [pdf]

.Zaric*, B. Pearson*, K.D. Krantzman, and B.J. Garrison, "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Organic SIMS with Cluster Projectiles", in G. Gillen, R. Lareau, J. Bennett and F. Stevie (Eds.), Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, SIMS XI, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1998, pp. 601-604. [pdf]

.(Invited paper) R. Zaric*, B. Pearson*, K.D. Krantzman, and B.J. Garrison, "Molecular Dynamic Simulations to Explore the Effect of Projectile Size on the Ejection of Organic Targets from Metal Surfaces", Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Processes 1998, 174, 155-166. [pdf[

(Invited paper) A. Darcy*, A. Galijatovic*, R. Barth*, T. Kenny*, K.D. Krantzman and T.A. Schoolcraft, “Molecular Dynamics of Silicon-Fluorine Etching”. J. Mol. Graphics 199614, 260-271. 

A. Galijatoivic*, A. Darcy*, B. Acree*, G. Fullbright*, R. McCormac*, B. Green*, K.D. Krantzman and T.A. Schoolcraft, “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Reactions of Hyperthermal Fluorine Atoms with Fluorosilyl Adsorbates on the Si00}-(2x1) Surface”,  J. Phys. Chem. 1996100, 9471-9479. [pdf]

B. Acree*, R. McCormac*, G. Fullbright*, S. Weaver* and K.D. Krantzman,  “Creating Animations of Chemical Reactions”, J. Chem. Ed. 199572, 1077-1079.  The journal article was featured on the front cover.  

K.D. Krantzman, J.A. Milligan, and D. Farrelly, “Semiclassical mechanics of the quadratic Zeeman effect in hydrogen”, Phys. Rev. A. 199245 , 3093-3103.

K. D. Krantzman, D.C. Rees and D. Farrelly, “A theoretical study of atomic force microscope imaging of a molecular crystal”, J. Phys. Chem. 199185, 9039-9042.

D. Farrelly and K.D. Krantzman, “Dynamical symmetry of the quadratic Zeeman effect in hydrogen:  Semiclassical quantization”,Phys. Rev. A. 199143, 1666-1668.

K.D. Krantzman and D. Farrelly, “Evaluation of multi-dimensional Franck-Condon factors using the adiabatic and self-consistent field approximations”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 1988152, 196-202.