Dr. Thomas G. Winter

- Professor of Physics, College of Science
- Chairman of PSU Wilkes-Barre Math and Science Faculty

mailing address:
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Old Route 115
Lehman, PA 18627

office: Science Center Room 111
phone: (570) 675-9278
fax: (570) 674-9072
email: txw2@psu.edu


Degrees

Ph.D., Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972

B.A. magna cum laude, Mathematics, Queens College of the City University of New York, 1967

 

Experience

1967-70 Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin
1970-72 Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin
1972-73 University Fellow, Queen’s University of Belfast
1973-76 Research Associate, Rice University
1976-81 Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus
1981-87 Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus
1987- Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus
1994-97 Acting CEO, Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus

Sabbaticals and Summer Appointments

1983-84 Visiting Associate Professor, Kansas State University and
        Senior Research Associate, Rice University (6 months each)
1990-91 Visiting Scientist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and
Visiting Professor, Rice University (1 semester each)
Summers 1977-78 Robert A. Welch Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University
Summer 1979 Senior Research Associate, Rice University
Summers 1980-81 Visiting Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
Summer 1985 Senior Research Associate, Rice University


Memberships

Fellow of the American Physical Society (2002-)
Phi Beta Kappa (1966-)
Editorial Board, Physical Review A (1995-97)


Research

Atomic Scattering (Theory) - Electron transfer, ionization, and excitation in ion-atom and atom-atom collisions. Research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences ($689,000, 1986-98).


Invited Seminars, Colloquia

At Queen's University of Belfast, Rice University, Kansas State University, Wesleyan University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Northern Arizona University, Pennsylvania State University, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, University of Delaware, University of Oklahoma, Florida A&M University, Rowan University


Reviewer

Physical Review A, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Physics B

Publications

1. T. G. Winter and C. C. Lin. Electron Capture by Protons in Helium and Hydrogen Atoms at Intermediate Energies. Phys. Rev. A 10, 2141 (1974).

2. T. G. Winter and C. C. Lin. Electron Capture into Excited States of Helium by Helium-Ion Impact on Helium. Phys. Rev. A 12, 434 (1975).

3. K. L. Bell, A. E. Kingston, and T. G. Winter. Inelastic Collisions between Hydrogen and Helium Atoms. J. Phys. B 7, 1339 (1974).

4. K. L. Bell, A. E. Kingston, and T. G. Winter. Excitation of H(2p) in H + He Collisions. J. Phys. B 9, L279 (1976).

5. T. G. Winter and N. F. Lane. The Fredholm Method in Low Energy Electron-Molecule Scattering: Static Exchange. Chem. Phys. Lett. 30, 363 (1975).

6. T. G. Winter, M. D. Duncan, and N. F. Lane. Exact Eigenvalues, Electronic Wavefunctions, and their Derivatives with Respect to the Internuclear Separation for the Lowest 20 States of the HeH++ Molecule. J. Phys. B 10, 285 (1977).

7. T. G. Winter and N. F. Lane. Electron Transfer in Collisions of He++ Ions with H Atoms at 4He++ Impact Energies of 0.1 - 20.0 keV. Phys. Rev. A 17, 66 (1978)

8. G. J. Hatton, N. F. Lane, and T. G. Winter. Charge Transfer for He2+ on H Using Plane-Wave Translation Factors. J. Phys. B 12, L571 (1979).

9. T. G. Winter and G. J. Hatton. Plane-Wave-Factor, Molecular-State Treatment of Electron Transfer in Collisions of He2+ Ions with H Atoms. Phys. Rev. A 21, 793 (1980).

10. T. G. Winter, G. J. Hatton, and N. F. Lane. Molecular-State Treatment of Collisions between Protons and He+ Ions. Phys. Rev. A 22, 930 (1980).

11. T. G. Winter. Electron Transfer in p-He+ and He2+-H Collisions Using a Sturmian Basis. Phys. Rev. A 25, 697 (1982).

12. C. D. Lin, T. G. Winter, and W. Fritsch. Three-Center Atomic Expansion Method for Ion-Atom Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 25, 2395 (1982).

13. T. G. Winter and C. D. Lin. Triple-Center Treatment of Electron Transfer and Excitation in p-H Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 29, 567 (1984).

14. T. G. Winter and C. D. Lin. Triple-Center Treatment of Ionization in p-H Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 29, 3071 (1984).

15. T. G. Winter and N. F. Lane. "R-Matrix" Approach to Electron Transfer in α-H Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 31, 2698 (1985).

16. T. G. Winter, C. M. Dutta, and N. F. Lane. Evolution of Electronic Probability Density in α-H Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 31, 2702 (1985).

17. T. G. Winter. Electron Transfer and Ionization in Collisions between Protons and the Ions Li2+ and He+ Studied with the Use of a Sturmian Basis. Phys. Rev. A 33, 3842 (1986).

18. T. G. Winter. Electron Transfer and Ionization in Collisions between Protons and the Ions He+, Li2+, Be3+, B4+, and C5+ Studied Using a Sturmian Basis. Phys. Rev. A 35, 3799 (1987).

19. T. G. Winter, G. J. Hatton, A. R. Day, and N. F. Lane. Differential Cross Sections for Electron Transfer and Elastic Scattering in Collisions between α Particles and Hydrogen Atoms. Phys. Rev. A 36, 625 (1987).

20. T. G. Winter. Triple-Center Treatment of Electron Transfer and Ionization in He2+-H and p-He+ Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 37, 4656 (1988).

21. T. G. Winter. Triple-Center Determination of Differential Cross Sections for Electron Transfer and Elastic Scattering in α-H Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 38, 1612 (1988).

22. C. D. Stodden, H. J. Monkhorst, K. Szalewicz, and T. G. Winter. Muon Reactivation in Muon-Catalyzed d-t Fusion from Accurate p-He+ Stripping and Excitation Cross Sections. Phys. Rev. A 41, 1281 (1990).

23. T. G. Winter. Sturmian Treatment of Excitation and Ionization in High-Energy Proton-Helium Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 43, 4727 (1991).

24. T. G. Winter. Electron Transfer and Ionization in Proton-Helium Collisions Studied Using a Sturmian Basis. Phys. Rev. A 44, 4353 (1991).

25. T. G. Winter and S. G. Alston. Coupled-Sturmian and Perturbative Treatments of Electron Transfer and Ionization in High-Energy p-He+ Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 45, 1562 (1992).

26. T. G. Winter. Coupled-Sturmian Treatment of Electron Transfer and Ionization in Proton-Carbon Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 47, 264 (1993).

27. T. G. Winter. Coupled-Sturmian Treatment of Electron Transfer and Ionization in Proton-Neon Collisions. Phys. Rev. A 48, 3706 (1993).

28. T. G. Winter. Coupled-State Differential Cross Sections for Electron Transfer and Elastic Scattering in Collisions between Protons and He+ Ions. Phys. Rev. A 49, 1767 (1994).

29. A. Jain and T. G. Winter. Electron Transfer, Target Excitation, and Ionization in H+ +
Na(3s) and H+ + Na(3p) Collisions in the Coupled-Sturmian-Pseudostate Approach.
Phys. Rev. A 51, 2963 (1995).

30. A. Jain and T. G. Winter. Single Electron Transfer and Target Excitation in He2+ + Na(3s) Collisions at 2-50 keV amu-1 in the Coupled-Sturmian-Pseudostate Approach. J. Phys. B 29, 4675 (1996).

31. B. M. McLaughlin, T. G. Winter, and J. F. McCann. Balmer-α Emission in Proton-Hydrogen Collisions. J. Phys. B 30, 1043 (1997).

32. T. G. Winter. Electron Transfer and Ionization in Collisions between H+, He2+, Li3+, Be4+, B5+, C6+, N7+ Ions and Target C5+(1s) Ions Studied Using a Sturmian Basis. Phys. Rev. A 56, 2903 (1997).

33. T. G. Winter and J. R. Winter. Ionization in Collisions between (200-2000)-keV Protons and
He+(1s, 2s, or 3s) Ions Studied Using a Sturmian Basis.
Phys. Rev. A 61, 052709 (2000).

34. T. G. Winter. Ionization and Electron Transfer in Ion-Atom Collisions Studied Using Sturmian Bases, pp. 559-566 in Photonic, Electronic & Atomic Collisions: XXII International Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 18-24, 2001 (Rinton Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2002).

35. T. G. Winter. The Evaporation of a Drop of Mercury. Am. J. Phys. 71, 783 (2003).

36. T. G. Winter. Ionization, Excitation, and Electron Transfer in MeV-Energy Collisions between Light Nuclei and C5+(1s) Ions Studied with a Sturmian Basis. Phys. Rev. A 69, 042711 (2004).

37. T. G. Winter.  Coupled-State Treatment of Charge Transfer, in “Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics” (Elsevier-Academic Press, Oxford, 2005), pp. 391-423.

38. T. G. Winter.  University Physics.  Volume 1: Classical Mechanics (self-published and copyrighted 2004, printed by Offset Paperback Mfrs.), 106 pages.

39. T. G. Winter.  University Physics.  Volume 2: Electricity and Magnetism (self-published and copyrighted 2005, printed by Offset Paperback Mfrs.), 106 pages.

40. T. G. Winter.  University Physics.  Volume 3: Fluids, Heat, and Waves (self-published and copyrighted 2005, printed by Offset Paperback Mfrs.), 126 pages.

41. T. G. Winter.  Electron Transfer, Excitation, and Ionization in α-H Collisions Studied Using a Sturmian Basis, Phys. Rev. A 76, 062702 (2007).

42. T.G. Winter. Electron Transfer, Excitation, and Ionization in p-H(1s) Collisions Studied with Sturmian Bases. Phys. Rev. A 80, 032701 (2009).

43. T.G. Winter. Ionization and Excitation in Collisions between Antiprotons and H(1s) Atoms Studied with Sturmian Bases. Phys. Rev. A 83, 022709 (2011).

44. T.G. Winter. Electron Transfer, Excitation, and Ionization in Collisions between Protons and the Ions He+, Li2+, Be3+, B4+, and C5+.  Phys. Rev. A 87, 032704 (2013).


Notes: Phys. Rev. A = Physical Review A
J. Phys. B = Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Chem. Phys. Lett. = Chemical Physics Letters