Glenn A. Crosby



PhD Chemistry
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Postdoctoral Study
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


Professor Crosby received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Washington under the late Paul C. Cross. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Michael Kasha at Florida State University and a member of the faculty at the University of New Mexico for ten years before moving to WSU in 1967. He has been a Fulbright Fellow and Humboldt Senior Scientist in West Germany, a visiting professor of physics in New Zealand, and a Yamada Foundation research speaker in Japan. He has also received numerous awards for his efforts in education.

Professor Crosby was nominated for the Presidency of the American Chemical Society.

The immediate goal of our research is to determine the structural and electronic factors controlling the optical, magnetic, and photophysical properties of metal complexes in solution, glasses, and crystalline solids. The ultimate goal is to arrive at a level of understanding such that new substances can be designed at the molecular level that will exhibit properties suitable for applications in device technology and solar energy storage systems.

The principal methods employed are chemical synthesis, X-ray, IR and Raman structural characterization, and electronic spectroscopy. Special techniques include luminescence measurements, both transient and steady-state, at low temperature (1.5-300K), time-resolved spectroscopy, and the application of intense magnetic fields to luminescent materials.

Students will gain experience in vacuum technology, cryogenic techniques, and a variety of spectroscopic methods, including the use of computers for data acquisition, data reduction, and molecular calculations. Experience with various types of lasers (Ar+, N2, Dye), photon counting techniques, boxcar methods, and optical fiber technology will be obtained.

A typical student project will involve synthesis of ligands and complexes, chemical and structural characterization, and the measurement of luminescence under various conditions of aggregation and temperature. Optical studies could include the measurement of the decay of emission after pulsed laser excitation, decay times as a function of magnetic field strength, and the monitoring of luminescence changes under the influence of transient heat pulses. Synthesis and analysis of potentially more useful compounds would be the ultimate goal.

Brozik, J. A. and Crosby, G. A., “Thermal Redistribution of Energy from an Excited 3pi-pi* Term to a Chemically Active 3 dd Level in [Rh(III)(NN)3](PF6)3 Complexes”, Chemical Physics Letters (in press)

Striplin, D. R. and Crosby, G. A., “Assignment of the Luminescing States of [Au(I)Rh(I)-(tBuNC)2(mu-dppm)2][PF6]2”, J. of Phys.Chem. (1995) 99 11041-11045

Striplin, D. R. and Crosby, G. A., “Excited State of Homo- and Heteronuclear-Bridged Bimetallic Complexes of Rhodium(I), Iridium(I), Platinum(II) and Gold(I). Triplet Manifold Splitting, State Assignments and Symmetry Correlations”, J. of Phys. Chem. (1995) 99 7977-7984

Halvorson, K., Crosby, G. A. and Wacholtz, W. F., ” Synthesis and Structural Determinations of Zinc(II) Complexes Containing Dithiol and N,N-Heterocyclic Ligands”, Inorganica Chimica Acta (1995) 228 81-88

Striplin, D. R., Brozik, J. A. and Crosby, G. A., “Assignment of the Luminescing States of [Au(I)Ir(I)(CO)Cl(mu-dppm)2][PF6]”, Chem. Phys. Lett. (1994) 231 159

Crosby, Glenn; Deartment of Chemistry, Washington State University. 2011. Recuperado el 14 de septiembre de 2011.

Publicaciones del Autor:
Amadeo Avogadro y el concepto de mol