Materials Science Division
University of Virginia
Virginia Military Institute
Dr. Donald's research interests are in the surface chemistry of lanthanides and actinides. His focus is on the application of both experimental and theoretical methods to gain a molecular level understanding of fundamental and applied processes occurring at surfaces and interfaces.
Scott B. Donald, M. Lee Davisson, Art J. Nelson, XPS Investigation on Changes in UO2 Speciation following Exposure to Humidity, MRS Advances, pp. 1–5, doi: 10.1557/adv.2016.286 (2016)
Scott B. Donald, Wigbert J. Siekhaus, Art J. Nelson, XPS and SIMS study of the surface and interface of aged C+ implanted uranium, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A34, 061401 (2016)
S. B. Donald, I. Harrison, "Dynamically Biased RRKM Model of Activated Gas-Surface Reactivity: Vibrational Efficacy and Rotation as a Spectator in the Dissociative Chemisorption of CH4 on Pt(111)."
S. B. Donald, J.K. Navin, I. Harrison, "Methane Dissociative Chemisorption and Detailed Balance on Pt(111): Dynamical Constraints and the Modest Influence of Tunneling."
S. B. Donald, "Precursor Mediated Microcanonical Trapping Model of Activated Dissociative Chemisorption at Surfaces: Assessment of Dynamical Effects",
S. B. Donald, I. Harrison, "RRKM Simulation of Hydrogen Dissociation on Cu(111): Addressing Dynamical Biases, Surface Temperature, and Tunneling."
J. K. Navin, S. B. Donald, I. Harrison, "Angle-Resolved Thermal Dissociative Sticking of Light Alkanes on Pt(111): Transitioning from Dynamical to Statistical Behavior"