Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Christine Wu

Physicist
Physics Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D.
University of California at Los Angeles
1993
M.S.
Purdue University
1988
B.S.
Peking University
1985

Research Interests

Dr. Christine Wu joined the Condensed Matter Physics (H) Division at LLNL in 1993, after receiving her Ph.D in physical chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her graduate work with Prof. Emily Carter was on "Quantum Chemistry and Chemical Dynamics on Silicon Surfaces", for which she received the Products Research Corporation Prize for Excellence in Research in 1990. She holds a B.S. (1985) from Peking University, a M.S. (1988) from Purdue University, and was a recipient of the Johnson Wax Research Fellowship in 1987. Since joining LLNL, Christine has broadened her computational expertise to include density functional theory (DFT), tight binding, classical molecular dynamics, coarse grain modeling, hydrodynamics simulations, and dislocation dynamics with multi-directorate collaborations. Her recent work at LLNL focuses on equations of state and behavior of energetic materials and metals under high pressures, temperatures and shears.


Selected Papers

  1. C. J. Wu, P. Söderlind, J. N. Glosli and J. E. Klepeis, "Shear-Induced Anisotropic Plastic Flow From BCC Tantalum Prior to Melting," Nature Mater., 8, 223 (2009)
  2. C. J. Wu, L. E. Fried, L. H. Yang, Nir Goldman and Sorin Bastea "Novel Catalytic Behavior of Dense Water", Nature Chem., in press (2009).
  3. C. J. Wu, J. N. Glosli, G. Galli, and F. H. Ree, "Liquid-liquid phase transition in elemental carbon: A first-principles investigation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 135701 (2002).
  4. C. J. Wu and L. E. Fried, "Ring closure mediated by intramolecular hydrogen transfer in the decomposition of a push-pull nitroaromatic: TATB," J. Phys. Chem. 104, 6447 (2000).
  5. C. J. Wu and J. E. Klepeis, "Halogen adsorption on transition-metal surfaces: A case study of Cl on Ta(110)," Phys. Rev. B 55, 10848 (1996).
  6. P. C. Weakliem, C. J. Wu and E. A. Carter, "First principles-derived dynamics of a surface reaction: fluorine etching of Si(100)," Phys. Rev. Lett., 69, 200 (1992).
  7. C. J. Wu and E. A. Carter, "Mechanistic predictions for fluorine etching of Si(100)," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 113, 9061 (1991).
  8. C. J. Wu and E. A. Carter, "ab initio bond strengths in ethylene and acetylene," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 112, 5893 (1990).

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