Publications:

Research Publications (since 2007; out of 101 total)

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "Optimized Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, and Thermochemical Properties of Mixed Boron- and Nitrogen-Containing Three-Membered Rings"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2007, 806, 113 - 120.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Optimized Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, and Thermodynamic Properties of Azatriboretidine and Triazaboretidine"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2007, 806, 165 - 170.

Amy J. Tricamo, Karen J. Knaus, and David W. Ball.  "G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Thermodynamic Properties of Two Isomers of Diazadiboretidine, cyclo-B2N2H4"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2007, 807, 67 - 72.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "B3LYP, G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Thermodynamic Properties of Small Cyclic and Chain Hydroboranes"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2007, 814, 91 - 98.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball "G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Triazane"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2008, 14, 29 - 37.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Cis- and Trans-Triazene"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2008, 14, 21 - 7.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Thermodynamic Properties of Aminoborane, Diaminoborane, and Triaminoborane"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2007, 823, 6 - 15.

Jon Hillegass, Jr., David W. Ball.  "Optimized Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, and Thermochemical Properties of Mixed Boron- and Carbon-Containing Three-Membered Rings"  Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research  2007, 6(4), 178 - 85.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball "G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Triazane"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2008, 14, 29 - 37.  

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Cis- and Trans-Triazene"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2008, 14, 21 - 7.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "Ab Initio Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Azaspiropentanes"  Journal of Physical Chemistry A  2008, 112 (12), 2618 - 27.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "Ab Initio Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Spiropentane and its Boron-Containing Derivatives"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2008, 851, 284 - 93.

David W. Ball.  "Hexacyclo[7.1.0.01,3.03,5.05,7.07,9]decane, or Pentagramane:  High-Level Computational Studies on a Novel Hydrocarbon"  Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry  2008, 21, 387 - 92.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "Enthalpies of Formation of Nitrobuckminsterfullerenes:  Extrapolation to C60(NO2)60"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2008, 858, 85 - 7.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "Ab Initio Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Azaboraspiropentanes"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2008, 14 (9), 871 - 8.

Sara L. Brunswick, David W. Ball  "Organic Chlorate and Perchlorate Derivatives as High Energy Materials:  High-Level Computations on Methyl Chlorate and Methyl Perchlorate"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2008, 866, 1 - 4.

Kelly Y. Mathews, David W. Ball.  "New Potential High Energy Materials.  High-Level Calculations on the Properties of Aminonitromethanes"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2008, 868, 78 - 81.

Sara L. Brunswick, David W. Ball.  "Organic Chlorates and Perchlorates as Potential High Energy Materials.  High Level Calculations on the Properties of Dichloratomethane and Bis(perchlorato)methane"  Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research  2008, 7(4), 141 - 5.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "Density Functional Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of a Series of Nitrosocubanes Having the Formula C8H8-x(NO)x (x = 1 - 8)"  Journal of Hazardous Materials  2009, 164, 1552 - 5.

John P. Coyne, David W. Ball.  "Alpha Particle Chemistry.  On the Formation of Stable Complexes Between He2+ and Simple Molecules:  Implications for Atmospheric and Interstellar Chemistry"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2009, 15, 35 - 40.

Ryan M. Richard, David W. Ball.  "B3LYP Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of a Series of Nitroxycubanes Having the Formula C8H8-x(NO3)x (x = 1 - 8)"  Journal of Hazardous Materials  2009, 164, 1595 - 600.

Kelly Y. Mathews, David W. Ball.  "Computational Study of the Structures and Properties of Aminonitroethane Molecules"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2009, 902, 15 - 20.

Kelly Y. Mathews, David W. Ball.  "Calculated Thermochemistry of Aminonitroacetylene:  A New High Energy Material?"  Journal of Physical Chemistry A  2009, 113, 4855 - 7.

Jay D. Janning, David W. Ball.  "Nitroborazines as Potential High Energy Materials:  Density Functional Theoretical Calculations"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2010, 16, 857 - 62.

Aloysus K. Lawong, David W. Ball.  "Highly Nitrated Cyclopropanes as New High Energy Materials:  DFT Calculations on the Properties of C3H6-n(NO2)n (n = 3 - 6)"  Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM  2009, 916, 33 - 6.

John Abdelmalik, David W. Ball.  "DFT Calculations on Nitrodiborane Compounds as New Potential High Energy Materials"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2010, 16, 915 - 8.  

David W. Ball.  "Can PF2OF Exist?"  Journal of Fluorine Chemistry  2010, 131, 78 - 80.

Michael L. Stouffer, David W. Ball.  "High Level Calculations on Nitrosooxyalanes:  Possible New High Energy Materials?"  Journal of Energetic Materials  2010, 28, 219 - 28.

Sara L. Brunswick, David W. Ball.  "Working Towards Greener High Energy Materials.  DFT Calculations on Nitrated 3,6-Dihydro-1,2,4,5-Tetrazine"  Computational and Theoretical Chemistry  2011, 963, 154 - 60.

Rachelle R. Wagner, David W. Ball  "Towards New Green High Energy Materials.  Computational Chemistry on Nitro-Substituted Urea"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2011, 17, 2965 - 71.

David W. Ball.  "Carbonyl Diazide, OC(N3)2:  Calculated Thermodynamic Properties"  Computational and Theoretical Chemistry  2011, 963, 176 - 9.

Aloysus K. Lawong, David W. Ball  "BON-BONs:  Cyclic Molecules with a Boron-Oxygen-Nitrogen Backbone.  Computational Studies of Their Thermodynamic Properties"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2012, 18, 1661 - 6.

Aloysus K. Lawong, David W. Ball  "Introducing NOB-NOBs:  Nitrogen-Oxygen-Boron Cycles with Potential High Energy Properties"  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2012, 18, 1723-8.

Libby Yoerg, M. Ellen Matthews, Lakshmi Kaza, N. Indika Perera, David W. Ball, John Moran, Alan T. Riga.  "Thermally-Induced Dielectric Relaxation Spectra in Three Aldohexose Monosaccharides"  Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry  2012, 108, 19-4.

Shravan Singh Thakur, M. P. K. Maheswaram, D. R. Mantheni, Lakshmi Kaza, Indika Perara, David W. Ball, John Moran, Alan T. Riga. "Solid-State Mechanical Properties of Crystalline Drugs and Excipients" Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry  2012, 108, 283-87.

Joshua M. Halstead, Jessica N. Whittaker, David W. Ball.  "Aminonitrocyclopropanes as Possible High-Energy Materials.  Quantum Chemical Calculations"  Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics  2012, 37, 498-501.

David W. Ball.  "Structure and Thermodynamic Properties of Nitroformic Acid, Nitroformyl Nitrate, and Ammonium Nitroformate"  Structural Chemistry  2012, 23, 693-701.

Rachelle R. Wagner, David W. Ball  "Nitrospiropentanes as Potential High Energy Materials"  Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research  2011, 10 (4), 134-8.

Andrew J. Peloquin, Rebecca L. Stone, Sarah E. Avila, Erlyn R. Rudico, Kim A. Gardner, David W. Ball, Scott T. Iacono, Gary J. Balaich.  "Synthesis and Spectroscopic Properties of New 1,3,6-Trisubstituted Fulvenes:  A Modular Approach to Fulvenes Possessing Tunable Electronic Properties"  Journal of Organic Chemistry  2012, 77, 6371-6.

Vennela Mullangi, Xiang Zhou, David W. Ball, David J. Anderson, Masaru Miyagi.  "Quantitative Measurement of Solvent Accessibility of Histidine Imidazole Groups in Proteins"  Biochemistry  2012, 51 (36), 7202-8.

Hannah A. Miller, Bradley S. Kusel, Seth T. Danielson, James W. Neat, Eryn K. Avjian, Scott N. Pierson, Stephen M. Budy, David W. Ball, Scott T. Iacono and Sharon C. Kettwich.  "Metallized Fluorinated Epoxide Composites for Nanoenergetic Materials"  Journal of Materials Chemistry A  2013, 1, 7050-8.

Endrit Shurdha, Brianne K. Repasy, Hannah A. Miller, Kelsey Dees, Scott T. Iacono, David W. Ball, Gary J. Balaich.  "Symmetrical Bis(fulvene) Chromophores:  Model Compounds for an Acceptor-Donor-Acceptor Dye Architecture"  RSC Advances  2014, 4, 41989-92.

Aloysius F. Hepp, Michael J. Kulis, Peter C. Psarras, David W. Ball, Michael T. Timko, Hsi-Wu Wong, Jay Peck, Russell R. Chianelli.  "Novel Catalysts and Processing Technologies for Production of Aerospace Fuels From Non-Petroleum Raw Materials"  NASA Technical Memorandum 2014-218326, Septamber 2014, 30 pp.

Rebecca J. Murawski, David W. Ball.  "Aminonitronaphthalenes as Possible High Energy Density Materials"  Central European Journal of Energetic Materials  2015, 12 (1), 3 - 12.

Peter. C Psarras, David W. Ball  "DFT/QTAIM analysis of the effect of late transition metal doping on methane selectivity in Fischer-Tropsch catalysis"  Computational and Theoretical Chemistry  2015, 1063, 1 - 9.

Lisa M. Ina and David W. Ball.  "Nitrated Diborane as a Possible High Energy-Density Material.  Some Surprising Results"  Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research  2016, 15 (1), 12 - 5.

Nicholas P. Godman, Karl M. Hellwig, David W. Ball, Gary J. Balaich, Scott T. Iacono.  
"Electrochemical Characterization and Linear Free Energy Relationship of 1,3-Diphenyl-6-alkyl/arylfulvenes: Advances Towards New Light Harvesting Materials"  Journal of Organic Chemistry  2016, 82, 9630 - 8.

Lisa M. Ina, David W. Ball.  "Density Functional Theoretical Calculations on Nitrated Boroxines as Possible High Energy Materials"¿  Ohio Journal of Science  2017, 117(2), 27 - 34.

Peter C. Psarras, Jennifer Wilcox, David W. Ball.  "Effect of Ag and Pd Promotion on CH4 Selectivity in Fe(100) Fischer Tröpsch Catalysis"  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics  Accepted for publication.


Books, Book Chapters, Other Projects
David W. Ball, Leif Fredin, Zakya H. Kafafi, Robert H. Hauge, and John L. Margrave, eds. A Bibliography of Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy:  1952-1985  Rice University Press, Houston, TX, 1988.  (Out of print.)

David W. Ball.  Essential Math for Chemistry Students  West Publishing Co.:  St. Paul, MN, 1996. (Superseded by second edition.)

Darryl W. Ochsner, David W. Ball, Zakya H. Kafafi, eds.  A Bibliography of Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy:  1985 - 1997  NRL Publication NRL/PU/5610/98/357, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, July 1998.

David W. Ball.  The Basics of Spectroscopy  SPIE Optical Engineering Press:  Bellingham, WA, 2001, 150 pp.

David W. Ball.  Physical Chemistry  Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.:  Forest Lodge, CA, 2002, 837 pp.  Also:  Instructor Solutions Manual for Physical Chemistry.  2002; Student Solutions Manual for Physical Chemistry.  2002.  Spanish translation:  Fisicoquímica  Issued March 2005.  Japanese translation issued September 2005.

David W. Ball.  "Vibrational Spectroscopy"  In Comprehensive Desk Reference of Polymer Characterization and Analysis, Robert F. Brady, Jr., ed.  ACS Books:  Washington, DC.  2003, pp. 220 - 247.

David W. Ball.  Essential Algebra for Chemistry Students  2nd edition.  Thomson Publishing Co.:  Belmont, CA.  2005, 192 pp.  Also, to be bound as an appendix in Cracolice & Peters, Introductory Chemistry:  An Active Learning Approach, 3rd ed., Thomson Publishing Company, 2007.

David W. Ball.  Field Guide to Spectroscopy  SPIE Optical Engineering Press:  Bellingham, WA.  2006, 124 pp.

Daniel L. Reger, Scott Goode, David W. Ball.  Chemistry:  Principles and Practice 3rd ed.  Thomson Learning/Cengage Learning, Bedford, CA, 2010, 1120 pp.

David W. Ball, John W. Hill, Rhonda J. Scott.  The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry  Flat World Knowledge, Inc., New York, 2011.

David W. Ball.  Introductory Chemistry  Flat World Knowledge, Inc., New York, 2011.

David W. Ball.  Maxwell's Equations of Electrodynamics:  An Explanation  SPIE Optical Engineering Press:  Bellingham, WA.  2012, 94 pp.

David W. Ball.  The Nature of Matter  24-lecture DVD set.  The Teaching Company:  Chantilly, VA, 2015.


Other Publications (since 2001; out of 108 total)
David W. Ball.  "Rayleigh and Raman Scattering"  Spectroscopy  2001, 16 (2), 28-9.

David W. Ball.  "Theory of Raman Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy  2001, 16 (11), 32-4.

David W. Ball.  "Raman Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy  2002, 17 (2), 50-2.

David W. Ball.  "Letter to the Ohio Board of Education"  Reports of the National Center for Science Education  2002, 22 (1-2), 12.

David W. Ball.  "Mössbauer Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy  2003, 18 (2), 70-2.

David W. Ball.  "Magnetotherapy - For Better Wine?"  Skeptical Inquirer 2003, 27 (3), 9.

David W. Ball.  "Photoelectron Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy  2003, 18 (11), 36-7.

David W. Ball.  "How Radioactive is Your Banana?"  Journal of Chemical Education  2004, 81, 1440.

David W. Ball.  "Dichroism Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy  2004, 19 (11), 28-30.

David W. Ball.  "Telescope Optics"  Spectroscopy  2005, 20 (1), 52-4.

David W. Ball.  "Eyes:  The Body's Own Spectroscopes"  Spectroscopy  2005, 20 (4), 29-30.

David W. Ball.  "The Solar Spectrum"  Spectroscopy  2005, 20 (6), 30-1.

David W. Ball.  "Do the Series in the Hydrogen Atom Spectrum Ever Overlap?"  Journal of Chemical Education  2006, 83, 883-4.

David W. Ball.  "Concentration Scales for Sugar Solutions"  Journal of Chemical Education  2006, 83 (10), 1489-91.

David W. Ball.  "Modulators"  Spectroscopy  2006, 21(1), 40-2.

David W. Ball.  "Fiber Optics"  Spectroscopy  2006, 21 (3), 20-2.

David W. Ball.  "Light:  Particle or Wave?"  Spectroscopy  2006, 21(6), 30-3.

David W. Ball.  "Photoacoustic Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy  2006, 21 (9), 14-6.

David W. Ball.  "Atomic Clocks:  An Application of Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (1), 14-20.

David W. Ball.  "Periodic Table"  World Book Online Reference Center  March 2007.  http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar423320.

David W. Ball.  "The Electromagnetic Spectrum:  A History"  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (3), 14-20.

David W. Ball.  "The Chemical Composition of Honey"  Journal of Chemical Education  2007, 84, 1643-7.

David W. Ball.  "The Chemical Composition of Maple Syrup"  Journal of Chemical Education 2007, 84, 1647-50.

David W. Ball.  "Fire and Flames"  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (6), 16-18.

David W. Ball.  "Light Emitting Diodes"  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (9), 14-8.

David W. Ball.  "Spectroscopy is Applied Quantum Mechanics.  Part 1:  The need for quantum mechanics"  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (12), 91-4.

David W. Ball.  "Spectroscopy is Applied Quantum Mechanics.  Part 2:  The quantum revolution"  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (1), 18-22.

David W. Ball.  "Spectroscopy is Applied Quantum Mechanics.  Part 3:  Introduction to quantum mechanics"  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (4), 14-7.

David W. Ball.  "Spectroscopy is Applied Quantum Mechanics.  Part 4:  Ideal Systems"  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (6), 14 - 21.

David W. Ball.  "Prisms"  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (9), 16-21.

David W. Ball.  "Lenses"  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (12), 16-9.

David W. Ball.  "Actinide"  (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar003440), "Alkaline earth metal" (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar752876), "Lanthanide" (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar312740), "Metalloid" (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar752882), "Nonmetal" (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar393280), "Other metal" (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar752884), "Rare earth" (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar459860), "Transition metal" (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar752886).  World Book Online Reference Center  December 2008.  Available through http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/home.  (Subscription may be required.)

David W. Ball.  "The Seven Base Units, Part 1"  Spectroscopy  2009, 24 (1), 22-8.

David W. Ball.  "Units We May Never (Or Rarely) See"  Journal of Chemical Education  2009, 86, 1270 - 1.

David W. Ball.  "The Seven Base Units, Part 2"  Spectroscopy  2009, 24 (4), 14-9.

David W. Ball.  "Auger Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy  2009, 24 (6), 14-7.

David W. Ball.  "Color"  Spectroscopy  2009, 24(9), 16-8.

David W. Ball.  "Group Theory and Symmetry.  Part 1:  Symmetry Elements"  Spectroscopy  2009, 24 (12), 63-6.

David W. Ball.  "Group Theory and Symmetry.  Part 2:  Groups"  Spectroscopy  2010, 25 (1), 18-22.

David W. Ball.  "Group Theory and Symmetry.  Part 3:  Representations and Character Tables"  Spectroscopy  2010, 25 (4), 16-21.

David W. Ball.  "Happy Sesquicentennial, Spectroscopy!"  Spectroscopy  2010, 25 (6), 16-9.

David W. Ball.  "Group Theory and Symmetry.  Part 4:  Great or Grand, We've Got GOT"  Spectroscopy  2010, 25 (9), 18-21.

David W. Ball.  "Neutron Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy 2010, 25 (12), 12-4.

David W. Ball.  "Little Points of Light"  Spectroscopy  2011, 26 (1), 20-3.

David W. Ball.  "Maxwell's Equations, part 1"  Spectroscopy 2011, 26(4), 16-23.

David W. Ball.  "Maxwell's Equations, part 2"  Spectroscopy 2011, 24(6), 14-21.

David W. Ball.  "Maxwell's Equations, part 3"  Spectroscopy  2001, 24 (9), 18-27.

David W. Ball.  "Maxwell's Equations, Part 4"  Spectroscopy  2011, 26 (12), 10-3.

David W. Ball.  "A Better Ion Fraction for a Neutral Aqueous Solution"  Journal of Chemical Education  2012, 89 (5), 683-4.

David W. Ball.  "Maxwell's Equations, Part 5"  Spectroscopy  2012, 27 (1), 24-33.

David W. Ball.  "Maxwell's Equations, Part VI."  Spectroscopy  2012, 27 (4), 16-21.

David W. Ball.  "Maxwell's Equations, Part VII."  Spectroscopy  2012, 27 (6), 20-7.

David W. Ball.  "Quantities, Symbols, and Units in Spectroscopy"  Spectroscopy  2012, 27 (12), 10-3.

James A. Lock and David W. Ball.  "Why is the Sky Blue?"  Spectroscopy  2013, 28 (4), 12- 7.

David W. Ball.  "Logger Rhythm"  Spectroscopy  2013, 28 (6), 22-7.

David W. Ball.  "Wien's Displacement Law as a Function of Frequency"  Journal of Chemical Education  2013, 90, 1250-2.

David W. Ball.  "Spectroscopy and the Atomic Number"  Spectroscopy  2013, 28 (12), 9-14.

William R. Martin, Ada S. Davidson, David W. Ball.  "Measurement of Ring Strain Using Butanols:  A Physical Chemistry Lab Experiment"  Journal of Chemical Education  To be published, 2016.