Professor, Department of Chemistry
(but he does Physics and thinks he's a Physicist)
- Theory of impurity atom diffusion in solids
- Theory of the interaction of gases with solids
- Theory of shock waves and hypervelocity impact phenomena
- Theory of the nucleation, growth, and coarsening of crystals precipitating from solution
- Experimental and theoretical investigations of the application of the principle of critical point universality in chemistry
- Experimental and theoretical investigations of the mechanism of protein crystal growth
- B.S. in Chemistry (summa cum laude), Yale University, 1963
- A. M. in Physics, Harvard University, 1965
- Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, Harvard University, 1969
- 1982 - Present: Professor of Chemistry, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
- 1981-1982 Manager, Radiochemistry Unit, General Electric Company, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Schenectady, NY
- 1970-1981: Research Physicist, Health Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
- 1969-1970 Captain, U.S. Army, Sandia Base, Albuquerque, NM
Past Graduate Students in Physics
- Jeffrey D. Rowe, M.S., 2005. "Theory of the Size Dependence of the Solubility of Charged Crystals in Electrolyte Solutions."
Representative Presentations and Papers
- James K. Baird, Gary R. Hough, and Thomas R. King, Velocity Dependence of Impact Fluorescence, Intl. J. of Impact Engr. 19, 273-276 (1997)
- J. K. Baird, Low-Earth Orbit Atomic Oxygen Erosion of Polymer Surfaces, J. Spacecraft and Rockets 35 62-65 (1998)
- J. K. Baird and L. Guo, Free Convection and Surface Kinetics in Crystal Growth from Solution, J. Chem. Phys. 109 2503-2508 (1998)
- J. C. Clunie and J. K. Baird, Interdiffusion Coefficient and Dynamic Viscosity for the Mixture 2,6-Lutidine + Water Near the Consolute Point, Phys. Chem. Liquids 37 357-371 (1999).
- J. K. Baird and E. M. Schwartz, Isotope Effect in Hydrogen Diffusion in Metals, Z. Phys. Chem. 211, 47-68 (1999).
- J. K. Baird, T. R. King, and C. Stein, Oxygen Diffusion in Silver, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 60 891-894 (1999).
- J. K. Baird and T. R. King, A Wien Displacement Law for Impact Radiation,Int. J. Impact Engr. 23 39-49 (1999).
- H. M. Lee, Y. W. Kim, and J. K. Baird, Electrophoretic Mobility and Zeta-Potential for Lysozme Crystals in Some 1:1 Electrolytes,J. Crystal Growth 232 294-300 (2001).
- J. K. Baird and Y. W. Kim, Theory of the Nucleation of Protein Macromolecular Ions,Mol. Phys. 100, 1855-1866 (2002).
- J. P. Guelfucci, M. Terrissol, and J. K. Baird, Thermalization Range Distributions for Photoelectrons Injected into Dielectric Liquids,J. Chem. Phys 117, 4448-4461 (2002).
- Y. W.Kim, D. A. Barlow, K. G. Caraballo, and J. K. Baird, Kinetics of Supersaturation Decay in the Crystallization of Lysozyme,Mol. Phys. 101, 2677 ñ 2686 (2003).
- Y. W. Kim and J. K. Baird, Kinetics of S(N)1 Reactions in Binary Liquid Mixtures Near the Critical Point of Solution,J. Phys. Chem. A. 107, 8435 ñ 8443 (2003).
- J. K. Baird and Y. W. Kim, A Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem for Chemical Reactions Near a Critical Point, J. Phys. Chem. A. 107, 10241 ñ 10242 (2003).
- Douglas A. Barlow, James K. Baird, and Ching-Hua Su, A Theory of the von Weimarn Rules Governing the Average Size of Crystals Precipitated from a Supersaturated Solution,J. Crystal Growth 264, 417 ñ 423 (2004).
- Yeong Woo Kim and James K. Baird, Chemical Equilibrium and Critical Phenomena: The Solubilities of Manganese Dioxide and Aluminum Oxide in Isobutyric Acid + Water Near Its Consolute Point, J. Phys. Chem. B. 109 , 17262 ñ 17266 (2005)
- Katiuska G. Caraballo, James K. Baird, and Joseph D. Ng, Comparison of the Crystallization Kinetics of Canavalin and Lysozyme,Crystal Growth and Design 6, 874 -880 (2006).
- Jeffrey D. Rowe and James K. Baird, Reduced Capillary Length Scale in the Application of the Theory of Ostwald Ripening to the Coarsening of Charged Colloidal Crystals in Electrolyte Solutions, International J. of Thermophys. 28, 855 (2007).
- James K. Baird, Phonon Assisted Transport of a Reactive Atom in the Lattice of a Solid Metal Catalyst, Mol. Phys. 105 , 2783 (2007)
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