About Lowell Morgan, Physicist

Lowell Morgan, PhysicistDr. W. Lowell Morgan received B.S.E.s in physics and chemical engineering (with a minor in English) at the University of Michigan in 1969 and the Ph.D. in physics (laser physics & quantum electrodynamics) from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1976.

He performed post-doctoral research on metal vapor-excimer plasmas in the University of Colorado’s Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) and then returned in 1987 – 1989 as a visiting fellow and acting director of the atomic & molecular data center.  He was a staff physicist in the Theoretical Atomic  & Molecular Physics Group in the laser & weapons programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a lecturer at the University of California, Davis between 1979 and 1987.  He founded Kinema Research & Software, LLC in 1987. He has been a visiting scientist/scholar at AT&T Bell Labs;  Philips Research Labs, the Netherlands;  the University of Bari, Italy;  Universite’ Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France; Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland;  the Australian National University;  the Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University;  and the Flinders University of South Australia.  He has published some 80 research articles in the fields of plasma chemistry, laser physics, laser produced plasmas, plasma processing chemistry, plasma spectroscopy, atomic & molecular physics, quantum chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, artificial neural networks, and astrophysics.Lowell Morgan

   Dr. Morgan is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, IEEE, the American Vacuum Society, AAAS, and IANDS.

   Current applied experimental R&D includes experimental studies of H2 plasmas, plasma processing of hydro-frac water, and plasma mitigation of radioactive Cs137 from the Fukushima nuclear accident.  Other research projects include the astrochemistry of prebiotic molecules & dust in the early Universe and quantum transport phenomena in neurons & axons.

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CURRICULUM VITAE
DR. W. LOWELL MORGAN

PRESENT POSITION (since 1987):

Principal Physicist & Professional Consultant in Applied Physics

Kinema Research & Software LLC
P.O. Box 1147
Monument, Colorado 80132
Tel: (719) 481-1305; Fax: (719) 481-1398

EDUCATION:
Ph.D. (Physics) The University of Windsor 1976
M.A. (Physics) Wayne State University 1972
B.S.E. (Physics) The University of Michigan 1969
B.S.E. (Chemical & Electrical Engineering) The University of Michigan 1969  (minor in English)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Visiting Scholar, Flinders University of South Australia, 2007

NSF Sr. Visiting Scholar, ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 1996

CNRS Visiting Scientist, Univ. Paul Sabatier & CNRS, Toulouse, France, 1991-1992

NATO Sr. Research Fellow, Dept. of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Queen’s Univ. of Belfast, UK, 1992

NATO Sr. Guest Researcher & Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Bari, Italy (1991)

Visiting Scientist, Australian National University (1991)

Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of Denver, 1988-1991

Acting Director, Atomic Collisions Data Center, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), 1988-1989

Visiting Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), University of Colorado, 1987-1988

Physicist, Laser & Nuclear Weapons Programs, Physics Department, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1978-1987

Visiting Scientist, AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1986

Lecturer, University of California at Davis-Livermore, 1984-1987

Research Associate, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), University of Colorado, 1976-1978

Assistant Research Physicist, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, 1968-1974

 

CONSULTING:

Aurtas, Inc. (Canada)

HE Laboratory, Ltd. (Japan)

Produced Water Solutions, Inc.

Auxsol Inc.

Program on Counter-Terrorism Preparedness and Training, Institute for Security Technology Studies, Dartmouth College

U.S. Air Force High Energy Laser Directorate (AFRL)

Synopsis, Inc. (Switzerland)

Peak Materials, Inc.

Plasmatronics, Inc.

Nanohmics, Inc.

Draka, Inc. (Netherlands)

Dow Chemical

Air Products and Chemicals

Fluent, Inc. (Tokyo)

Toshiba (Tokyo)

Tokyo Electron (Tokyo & Austin)

Sandia National Labs

Sematech International

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1973-2008)

McDonnell Douglas Aerospace

3M Corp.

Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (EG&G, Idaho)

 

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SOCIETIES:

American Physical Society

American Chemical Society

AAAS

IEEE

American Vacuum Society

Executive committee of Gaseous Electronics Conference, 1982-84 and 1990-1992; Treasurer, 1990-1992; Webmaster 1995-present

 

AWARDS:

NSF Visiting Scholar, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University (1996)

NATO Sr. Guest Researcher & Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Bari, Italy (1991)

NATO Sr. Research Fellow, Dept. of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Queen’s Univ. of Belfast, UK, 1991-1995

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS & EXPERIENCE:

Applied Physics & Scientific Computation

Plasma Processing, Gas Discharge, & Plasma Chemistry modeling, simulation, & experiments

Transport processes in Gases, Plasmas, and Liquids

Simulation of Gas-Surface interaction processes

Atomic and Molecular collision processes

Use of Artificial Neural Networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, and other unusual computational methods in physics

Monte Carlo & molecular dynamics methods in molecular & plasma physics

Biophysical quantum molecular & ionic processes in brain neurons, axons, and synapses

 

PUBLICATIONS ARRANGED BY TOPIC:

 

PLASMAS, PLASMA CHEMISTRY, & TRANSPORT PROCESSES

“Water Treatment and Power Co-Generation Using Hydrothermal, Supercritical Water Produced by Pulsed Electric Discharges,” W.L. Morgan and L.A. Rosocha, IJPEST, 2013.

“The Physics and Chemistry of an RF Needle in a Salt Water Aerosol”, W.L Morgan and L.A. Rosocha, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, December 2012.

“Ion Chemistry in Hydrothermal, Supercritical Aqueous Sodium Chloride Fluid Ablated from a Liquid Surface”, W.L. Morgan, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, December 2012.

“Surface Electrical Discharges and Plasma Formation On Electrolyte Solutions”, W.L. Morgan and L.A. Rosocha, Chemical Physics (July, 2011).

 “FLYCHK: The population modeling capability – past, present, & future,” H-K Chung, MH Chen, WL Morgan, Y Ralchenko, and RW Lee, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (2007).

“FLYCHK: Generalized population kinetics and spectral model for rapid spectroscopic analysis for all elements,” H-K Chung, MH Chen, WL Morgan, Y Ralchenko, and RW Lee, High Energy Density Physics 1, 3 (2005).

“FLYCHK: An extension to the K-shell spectroscopy kinetics model FLY,” H.-K. Chung, W.L. Morgan, and R.W. Lee, Journal of Quantitative Spectrscopy and Radiative Transfer 81, 107. (2003).

 “Cross section set and chemistry model for the simulation of c-C4F8 plasma discharges,” G.I. Font, W.L. Morgan, and G. Mennenga, Journal of Applied Physics 91, 3530 (2002).

“Electron collision data for plasma chemistry modeling,” W.L. Morgan, Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 43 (2000).

“Plasma chemistry of low pressure processing discharges in Cl2,” W.L. Morgan, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, (2000).

“Modeling the plasma chemistry of a pulsed corona discharge in dry and humid air,” W.L. Morgan, M. Jacob, and E.R. Fisher, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, (1996).

“Comparison of collision rates in PIC-MCC, Monte Carlo, and Boltzmann codes,” J.P. Verboncoeur, G.J. Parker, B.M. Penetrante, and W.L. Morgan, Journal of Applied Physics 80, 1299 (1996).

“Analysis of spectra from laser produced plasmas using a neural network,” A.L. Osterheld, W.L. Morgan, J.T. Larsen, B.K.F. Young, and W.H. Goldstein, Phys. Rev. Letters 73, 1505 (1994).

“The use of artificial neural networks in plasma spectroscopy,” W.L. Morgan, J.T. Larsen, and W.H. Goldstein, J. Plasma. Spectros. and Radiat. Transfer 51, 247 (1994).

“Artificial neural networks for plasma x-ray spectroscopic analysis,” J.T. Larsen, W.L. Morgan, and W.H. Goldstein, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 63, 4775 (1992).

“Artificial neural networks for computing in plasma physics,” W.L. Morgan, in Modeling and Engineering of Plasmas, ed. E. Marode (1992).

“An air breakdown kinetic model,” A.E. Rodriguez, W.L. Morgan, et al., Journal of Applied Physics 70, 2015 (1991).

“‘ELENDIF77’: a time-dependent Boltzmann solver for partially ionized plasmas,” W.L. Morgan and B. Penetrante, Computer Physics Communications 58, 127 (1990).

“A bibliography of electron swarm data: 1979-1989,” W.L. Morgan, JILA Atomic Collision Data Center Report No. 33, Univ. of Colorado (March, 1990).

“Non-Thermal Effects on Hydrogen Line Profiles,” R. W. Lee and W. L. Morgan, Phys. Rev. A 32, 448 (1985).

“Non-Maxwellian Electrons in a Laser Produced Sodium Plasma,” W. L. Morgan, Appl. Phys. Letts. 42, 790 (1983).

“Electron Energy Distributions in Photolytically Pumped Lasers,” W. L. Morgan, R. D. Franklin, and R. A. Haas, Appl. Phys. Letts. 38, 1 (1981).

“Kinetic Processes in Ar/Kr/F2 Laser Mixtures,” W. L. Morgan and A. Szoke, Physical Review A 23, 1256 (1981).

“Two-Electron-Group Model and Boltzmann Calculations for Low-Pressure Gas Discharges,” W. L. Morgan and L. Vriens, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 5300 (1980).

“‘ELENDIF’: A Computer Program that Solves the Boltzmann Equation for a Partially Ionized Gas,” JILA Information Center Report No. 19 (June 1979).

“Effects of O2 on Low Pressure CO-Laser Discharges,” W. Lowell Morgan and Edward R. Fisher, Physical Review A 16, 1186 (1977).

 

ATOMIC & MOLECULAR PHYSICS

“Comparisons of sets of electron-neutral scattering cross sections and swarm parameters in noble gases: I. Argon”, Pitchford, et al., Journal of Physics D 46, 334001 (2013).

“Comparisons of sets of electron-neutral scattering cross sections and swarm parameters in noble gases: II. Helium & Neon”, Alves, et al., Journal of Physics D 46, 334002 (2013).

“Comparisons of sets of electron-neutral scattering cross sections and swarm parameters in noble gases: III. Krypton & Xenon”, Bordage, et al., Journal of Physics D 46, 334003 (2013).

“The LXCat project: Electron scattering cross sections and swarm parameters for low temperature plasma modeling,” Pancheshnyi, Biagi, Bordage, Hagelaar, Morgan, Phelps, and Pitchford, Chemical Physics 398, 148 (2012).

“Electron collision cross sections in Tetraethoxysilane (TEOS),” W.L. Morgan, C. Winstead, and V. McKoy, Journal of Applied Physics 92, 1663 (2002).

“Electron transport properties and collision cross sections in C2F4,” K. Yoshida, S. Goto, H. Tagashira, C. Winstead, B.V. McKoy, and W.L. Morgan, Journal of Applied Physics 91, 2637 (2002).

“Electron cross section set for CHF3,” W.L. Morgan, C. Winstead, and V. McKoy, Journal of Applied Physics 90, 2009 (2001).

“Stratospheric heavy ozone: the symmetric isomer,” W.L. Morgan and D.R. Bates, Planetary & Space Science 40, 1573 (1992).

“Tidal termolecular ionic recombination,” W.L. Morgan and D.R. Bates, J. Phys. B 25, 5421 (1992).

“Test of a numerical optimization algorithm for obtaining cross sections for multiple collision processes from electron swarm data,” W.L. Morgan, J. Phys. D 26, 209 (1993).

“A critical evaluation of low energy electron cross sections for plasma processing: I. Cl2, F2, and HCl; II. SiH4, CF4, and CH4”, W.L. Morgan, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing 12, 449 (1992); also JILA Atomic Collisions Data Center Report No. 34 (1991).

“The use of numerical optimization algorithms to obtain cross sections from electron swarm data,” W.L. Morgan, Phys. Rev. A 44, 1677 (1991).

“The feasibility of using neural networks to obtain cross sections from electron swarm data,” W.L. Morgan, IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science 19, 250 (1991).

“New recombination mechanism: tidal termolecular ionic recombination,” D.R. Bates and W. L. Morgan, Physical Review Letters 64, 2258 (1990).

“Ion-Dipolar Molecule Rate Coefficients,” W. L. Morgan and D. R. Bates, The Astrophysical Journal 314, 817 (1987).

“Adiabatic Invariance Treatment of Hitting Collisions between Ions and Symmetrical Top Dipolar Molecules,” D. R. Bates and W. L. Morgan, J. Chem. Phys. 87, 2611 (1987).

“Computer Experiments on Electron-Ion Recombination in an Ambient Medium; Gases, Plasmas, and Liquids,” W. L. Morgan, in Recent Studies in Atomic and Molecular Processes, ed. A. E. Kingston (1987).

“Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Geminate Recombination by Electrons in Liquid Methane,” W. L. Morgan, J. Chem. Phys. 84, 2298 (1986).

“Electron-Ion Recombination in High Pressure Gases,” W.L. Morgan, in Swarm Studies and Inelastic Electron-Molecule Collisions, ed. L. C. Pitchford, et al. (1986).

“Electron Recombination in Water Vapor,” W. L. Morgan, J. Chem. Phys. 80, 4564 (1984).

“Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Electron-Ion Recombination in a Nonequilibrium, Weakly Ionized Plasma,” W. L. Morgan, Phys. Rev. A 80, 979 (1984).

“Vibrational Relaxation and Laser Extraction in KrF,” W. L. Morgan, N. W. Winter, and K. C. Kulander, J. Appl. Phys. 54, 4275 (1983).

“Mutual Neutralization in Rare Gas Halides,” B. L. Whitten, W. L. Morgan, and J. N. Bardsley, J. Chem. Phys. 78, 1339 (1983).

“Monte Carlo Simulation of Electron-ion Recombination at High Pressure,” W. L. Morgan and J. N. Bardsley, Chem. Phys. Letts. 96, 93 (1983).              

“Enhancement of Rate of Mutual Neutralization by an Ambient Gas,” David R. Bates and Wm. Lowell Morgan, Chem. Phys. Letts. 101, 18 (1983).

“Monte Carlo Calculations of Two and Three Body Ionic Recombination,” B. L. Whitten, W. L. Morgan, and J. N. Bardsley, J. Physics B 15, 319 (1982).

“Theory of Ion-Ion Recombination in Plasmas,” W. L. Morgan, J. N. Bardsley, J. Lin, and B. L. Whitten, Physical Review A 26, 1696 (1982).

“Plasma Shielding Effects on Ionic Recombination,” Wm. Lowell Morgan, Barbara L. Whitten, and J. Norman Bardsley, Physical Review Letters 45, 2021 (1980).

 

SURFACE PHYSICS & CHEMISTRY

“The physics of ion impact cathode heating,” W.L. Morgan, L.C. Pitchford, and S. Boisseau, Journal of Applied Physics 74, 6534 (1993).

“Simulating growth of Mo/Si multilayers,” W.L. Morgan and D.B. Boercker, Applied Physics Letters 59, 1176 (1991).

“Computer simulation of the dynamics of physical and chemical processes on surfaces,” W.L. Morgan, in The Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG-90), ed. D. Veza (Nova Science Publishers).

“Universal resputtering curve,” W.L. Morgan, Applied Physics Letters 55, 106 (1989).

“Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Physics of Thin Film Growth on Si: Effects of the Properties of Interatomic Potential Models,” W.L. Morgan, in Atomistic Modeling of Materials: Beyond Pair Potentials, V. Vitek and D.J. Srolovitz, eds., (Plenum Press, New York, 1989).

“Dynamical Simulation of Liquid and Solid Metal Self-Sputtering,” W. L. Morgan, Journal of Applied Physics 65, 1265 (1989).                                      

“Enhanced Diffusion and Collisional Desorption on the Substrate Surface During Sputter Deposition,” W.L. Morgan, H.F. Rizzo, and K.C. Kulander, LLNL UCRL-100181 (1988).