DAVID W. BALL

Professor of Chemistry

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 687-2456

d.ball@csuohio.edu

academic.csuohio.edu/ball

 

EDUCATION

1987  Ph.D., Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Thesis title:  “Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of Reactions of Iron Atoms With Cyclic Hydrocarbons in Cryogenic Argon Matrices,” J. L. Margrave, advisor (deceased).

1986  M.A., Chemistry, Rice University

1983  B.S., Chemistry, cum laude, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

 

EXPERIENCE

2002 – present.  Professor of Chemistry, Cleveland State University.

1996 – 2002.  Associate Professor of Chemistry, Cleveland State University.

1990 – 1996.  Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Cleveland State University.

1988 – 1990.  Post-doctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

1987 – 1988.  Post-doctoral Researcher, Rice University.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Infrared spectroscopic studies of matrix-isolated species, especially the interaction of transition metal atoms with small molecules; computational chemistry of metal atom – molecule interactions and other intermolecular interactions; chemistry of model lubricant compounds and their decomposition products; thermochemistry of new fuel materials; various topics in chemical education.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Chemical Society

            Chair, Cleveland Section, 2009.  (Includes service as Chair-Elect, 2008, and Past Chair,

                        2010.)

            Technical Program Co-Chair and Awards Chair, 40th Central Regional Meeting, American

                        Chemical Society, June 2008 – May 2009.

            Session Chair, Computational Chemistry Symposium, 40th Central Regional Meeting,

                        American Chemical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, May 21, 2009.

            Organizer and program chair, Cleveland Section ACS Meeting-In-Miniature, 2006.

            Councilor, Cleveland Section ACS, 2001 – present (currently in fourth term).

            Member, 2006 Second Term General Chemistry Examination Committee; 2010 Second

                        Term General Chemistry Examination Committee; ACS Exams Institute.

            Member, ACS National Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs, 2001 – 2009.

            Chairman, Cleveland Section, 1998.  (Includes service as Chair-Elect, 1997;

                        Past Chair, 1999.)

            Expositions Chair, 30th Central Regional ACS Meeting, 1997 – 8.

            Member, Irene Heller Award Jury, 1999 – 2001.

            Member, Central Regional Award for High School Teaching Jury, 2000.

            Organizer, American Chemical Society Cleveland Section Meeting-In-Miniature, 1997.

            Treasurer, Cleveland Section, 1995 – 6.

            Session Chair, American Chemical Society Cleveland Section Meeting-In-Miniature,

                        1994.

            Host to regional and national examinations for the International Chemistry

                        Olympiad, 1998 – 2001.

Cleveland Technical Societies Council

            President, July 2001 – June 2004.

            Treasurer, July 1999 – June 2001.

            Member, Scholarship Committee, February 2000 – present.  Co-chair, November

                        2000 – present.

            ACS Representative to the Board of Governors, 1998 – present.

Ohio Supercomputer Center

            Chairman, Statewide Users Group, September 1998 – September 2000.

            Vice-Chairman, Statewide Users Group, September 1997 – September 1998.

            CSU Representative to Statewide Users Group, 1996 – present.

            Organizer, OSC Graduate Student Workshop/Conference, August 2000; organizer,

2nd Annual Workshop/Conference, August 2001; organizer, 3rd Annual Workshop/Conference, August 2002; organizer, 4th Annual Workshop/Conference, August 2003; organizer, 5th Annual Workshop/Conference, August 2004.

Contributing Editor, Spectroscopy, 1994 – present.

CSU Chapter, American Association of University Professors

            Interim Grievance Officer, January 2004 – August 2004.

            Treasurer, 1998 – 2002.

            Alternate member, Bargaining Team, 2000 –1 (third contract negotiation)

            Contract Implementation Officer, 2002 – 2003.

            Chair, Bargaining Council, April 2003 – December 2003.

Reviewer for NSF, Ohio Supercomputer Center, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education, High Temperature and Materials Science, Chemical Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Molecular Structure, Journal of Molecular Modeling, Spectrochimica Acta, ACT, GRE, Praxis testing programs, various textbook companies.

 

HONORS, AWARDS, and NOMINATIONS

CSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Service, 2010.

CSU Merit Recognition Award, Spring 2009.

Visionary Award, Cleveland Technical Societies Council (awarded to someone who furthered the goals and missions of CTSC), May 2008.

CSU Merit Recognition Award, Spring 2007.

College of Science Jearl Walker Outstanding Teaching Award, 2007.

CSU Merit Recognition Award, Spring 2006.

CSU Merit Recognition Award, Spring 2004.

Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) citation for teaching excellence, October

            2003.

CSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, 2002.

CSU Chemistry Department Teaching Award, May 2002.

CSU Chemistry Department Service Award, May 2002.

Technical Achievement Award (awarded to an outstanding scientist or engineer under the age of 40), Cleveland Technical Societies Council, April 2002.

CSU Merit Recognition Award, Spring 2002.

‘Thank A Good Teacher’ Award, CSU Center for Teaching and Learning, January 2000.

Accepted 1998 Outstanding Performance by Local Section Award on behalf of Cleveland Section, American Chemical Society, August 1999.

CSU Chemistry Department Teaching Award, May 1999.

Director’s Award for ACS Member Involvement in Government Affairs, American Chemical

            Society, August 1998.

Granted Professional Leave of Absence, Winter and Spring Quarters, 1998.

Nominated for NSF Young Investigator Award, Winter 1993.

NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, 1992, 1993, 1994.

Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

 

UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs, Department of Chemistry, January 2009 – present.

Member, Jearl Walker Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, Fall 2007.

Deputy Director, CSU Honors Program, May 2007 – December 2008.

Chair, Distinguished Faculty Awards Committee, 2007.

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs, Department of Chemistry, August 2005 – August 2007.

Member, College of Science Peer Review Committee, Sept. 2005 – August 2008.

            Chair, Sept. 2007 – August 2008.

Member, College of Science Budget and Planning Committee, Sept. 2004 – May 2006.

            Chair, Sept. 2004 – May 2006.

Member, College of Science Steering Committee, Sept. 2004 – May 2006.

Member, University Curriculum Committee, Sept. 2004 – August 2008.

Co-chair, Ad Hoc Committee for Promotion and Tenure Standards, Department of Chemistry,

            January – May 2005.

Member, College of Education Teacher Education Advisory Committee, 2003 - present.

Member, A&S College Peer Review Committee, AY 2003 – 4.

Member, Faculty Senate, Fall 2001 – Spring 2004.

            A&S Representative to Steering Committee, AY 2002 – 3.

            Chair, A&S Caucus, AY 2003 – 4.

Representative, Graduate Admissions & Standards Committee, Fall 2001 – Spring 2003.

Member, A&S Dean’s Faculty Enrichment Advisory Committee, Sept. 1999 – 2004.

Coordinator of General Chemistry, October 1999 – September 2003.

Member, Computational Services Committee, Sept. 1999 – Sept. 2003.

            Chair, Sept. 2002 – Sept. 2003.

Member, Presidential Commission on the Future of Information Technology, January 2003 –

            September 2003.

Member, Arts & Science Budget & Planning Committee,

            Fall 1999 – Spring 2003.  Co-chair, AY 2002 – 03.

Member, University Planning Steering Committee, August 2002 – April 2003.

Member, Distinguished Faculty Awards Committee, 2003.

Representative, Graduate Council, 1996 – 8.

Representative, Graduate Faculty Academic Standards Committee, 1998 – 2000.

Service on various departmental committees, including Curriculum, General Chemistry,

            Physical Chemistry (chair), Personnel Review Committee for Promotion

            and Tenure (chair), Awards, Search (chemistry/chemistry chair, education, IS&T), Safety.

 

PRESENTATIONS (since 2000)

Youngstown State University Department of Chemistry Seminar, January 14, 2000.  (Invited)

 

South Shore Unitarian Church, February 19, 2000.  (Invited)

 

Cleveland Astronomical Society, Metroparks CanalWay Center, June 1, 2000.  (Invited)

 

Baylor University Department of Chemistry seminar, Waco, Texas, September 15, 2000.  (Invited)

 

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Department of Chemistry seminar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 16, 2000.  (Invited)

 

Akron Physics Club, Akron, Ohio, November 27, 2000.  (Invited)

 

College of Wooster Department of Chemistry seminar, October 25, 2001.  (Invited)

 

Division of Chemical Education Symposium:  “Undergraduate Physical Chemistry, What is Important and How Much is Too Much?” American Chemical Society, 228th National ACS Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 23, 2004.  (Invited)

 

“Introduction to the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair”  American Association of Gas Engineers, Central Chapter.  Broadview Heights, Ohio, October 25, 2004.  (Invited)

 

“Spectroscopy 101:  Discovering the Basic Concepts”  Web-based seminar hosted by GMP Training Systems, Inc., Los Angeles, AC.  Broadcast on January 12, 2006.  (Invited)

 

“Evaluating New High-Energy Materials Using Computational Chemistry”  American Chemical Society, 62nd Southwest Regional Meeting, Houston, Texas, October 20, 2006.  (Invited)

 

“Spectroscopy 101:  The Basic Concepts”  Web-based seminar hosted by Advanstar Communications, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.  Broadcast January 9, 2007.  (Invited)

 

Do you Measure Gas in a Lab or Industrial Setting?  LumaSense Technologies Presents:  The Latest Advancements in Photoacoustic Spectroscopy for Gas Monitoring and Detection”  Web-based seminar hosted by LumaSense Technologies, Incorporated, Santa Clara, California.  Broadcast April 17, 2007.  (Invited)

 

“Fundamentals of FTIR Spectroscopy”  Web-based seminar hosted by Advanstar Communications, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.  Broadcast November 13, 2007.  (Invited)

 

Ryan Richard, David W. Ball.  Thermodynamic Studies on Boron and Nitrogen Substituted Spiropentanes  Cleveland Section, American Chemical Society Meeting-In-Miniature, Oberlin College, March 19, 2008.  (Contributed)

 

David W Ball.   “Hexacyclo[7.1.0.01,3.03,5.05,7.07,9]decane, or pentagramane:  High-level calculations on a novel hydrocarbon.”  39th ACS Central Regional Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 10 – 14, 2008.  (Contributed)

 

David W Ball.   “Hexacyclo[7.1.0.01,3.03,5.05,7.07,9]decane, or pentagramane:  High-level calculations on a novel hydrocarbon.” 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 17 – 21, 2008.  (Contributed)

 

Kelly Y. Mathews, David W. Ball.  “New Potential High Energy Materials.  High-Level Calculations on the Properties of Aminonitromethanes”  Undergraduate Research Symposium, Cleveland State University, September 4, 2008.  (Contributed)

 

Sara L. Brunswick, David W. Ball.  “Organic Chlorate and Perchlorate Derivatives as High Energy Materials:  High-Level Computations on Methyl Chlorate and Methyl Perchlorate”  Undergraduate Research Symposium, Cleveland State University, September 4, 2008.  (Contributed)

 

David W. Ball.  “Spectroscopy – An Overview”  SPIE/Spectroscopy Technology + Applications conference, November 3, 2008, Boston, MA.  (Invited)

 

David W. Ball.  “Science, Skepticism, and the Benefits of Random Knowledge”  SUNY Fredonia Department of Chemistry seminar, Fredonia, NY, November 7, 2008.  (Invited)

 

Sara L. Brunswick and David W. Ball.  “Potential High Energy Materials:  High-Level Calculations on 3,6-Dihydro-1,2,4,5-Tetrazine and its Nitro- Substituted Derivatives”  Undergraduate Research Symposium, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, September 3, 2009.  (Contributed)

 

Jay D. Janning and David W. Ball.  “Nitroborazines as Potential High Energy Materials:  Density Theoretical Functional Calculations”  Undergraduate Research Symposium, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, September 3, 2009.  (Contributed)

 

David W. Ball.  “Science, Skepticism, and the Benefits of Random Knowledge”  St. Columbkille Elementary School Science Club presentation, Parma, Ohio, February 10, 2010.  (Invited)

 

David W. Ball.  “Science, Skepticism, and the Benefits of Random Knowledge”  North Eastern Ohio Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers monthly meeting, March 25, 2010.  (Invited)

 

David W. Ball.  “Science, Skepticism, and the Benefits of Random Knowledge”  Iota Sigma Pi, Fluorine Chapter, 2010 Initiation Ceremony.  John Carroll University, University Heights OH, April 15, 2010.  (Invited)

 

Multiple contributed talks at local, regional, and national meetings of the ACS, STLE, AVS, the OSC Workshop/Conference, 10th Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry; at local elementary, junior high, and high schools; testimony at US Senate field hearings; presentations to OH Board of Regents; web-based seminars.

 

GRANTS (since 2000)

“Continuing Studies of NO-Metal Atom Interactions”  Ohio Supercomputing Center.  100 resource units.  Granted, March 2000.

 

“Computational Chemistry on Unusual Chemical Systems:  I.  Interactions of NO with Metal Atoms;  II.  Thermochemistry of High-Energy Molecules”  Ohio Supercomputer Center.  1050 resource units.  Granted, May 2000.

 

“Optimization of Conditions for Aluminum Conversion Coatings”  NASA Glenn Research Center, $9,900.  March 1 – August 31, 2001.  Funded, February 2001.

 

“High-Level Quantum Chemical Calculations on Potential Jet Fuels”  NASA Glenn Research Center, $30,000.  January 16 – December 31, 2001.  Funded, June 2001.

 

“Calculations on the Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes”  NASA Glenn Research Center, June – September 2001.  $10,000.  Funded (attached to a grant to Jorge Gatica, Chemical Engineering Department; documentation can be provided).

 

“Organization of a Statewide Conference for Graduate Students Performing Computational Research”  Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus, Ohio, $6000, January 2001 – December 2001.  Funded, May 2001.

 

“High-Level Calculations on Nitrogen-Substituted JP-10 Compounds”  Ohio Supercomputer Center.  6000 resource units.  Granted November 2001.

 

“Complete basis set calculations on large potential fuel molecules”  National Center for Supercomputer Applications.  10,000 service units.  Granted, April 2001.

 

“High Performance Network Connections for Science and Engineering Research” (with Gogonea, Arndt, Sang, Phillips, Goodman, Karas, and Wang, co-PIs)  National Science Foundation, $150,000.  Funded, September 2001.

 

“Organization of the Third Statewide Conference for Graduate Students Performing Computational Research”  Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus, Ohio, $5000, January 2002 – December 2002.  Funded, May 2002.

 

“Theoretical investigation of the different configurations of silicon carbide tubes”  NASA Glenn Research Center, June – September 2002.  $12,000.  Funded, June 2002. (joint proposal; attached to a follow-up request by Jorge Gatica, Chemical Engineering Department; documentation can be provided).

 

“Quality Urban Educators”  Francine Peterman, director; David W. Ball, co-director.  US Department of Education, September 2002 – August 2005.  $1.34 million.  Funded, August 2002.

 

“High-Level Calculations on the Energy Content and Bond Energies of Greenhouse Gases”  National Center for Supercomputer Applications.  10,000 service units.  Granted, October 2002.

 

“Organization of the Fourth Statewide Conference for Graduate Students Performing Computational Research”  Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus, Ohio, $5000, January 2003 – December 2003.  Granted, February 2003.

 

“Organization of the Fifth Statewide Conference for Graduate Students Performing Computational Research”  Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus, Ohio, $5000, January 2004 – December 2004.  Funded, February 2004.

 

“Hydrogen Bonding Between Squaric Acid and Nucleic Acid Bases:  A Model for a New Type of DNA Intercalation”  Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus, OH.  10,000 resource units.  Granted, July 2005.

 

Northeast Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teacher Education”  Joanne E. Goodell, PI; David W. Ball, Carol Phillips-Bey, Jerry Reed-Mundell, Ieda Rodrigues, co-PIs.  September 2006 – August 2007.  $62,801, Ohio Board of Regents.  Granted, September 2005.

 

“Making the Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry Explicit Parts of the K-3 Classroom”  Scott Sowell, PI; David W. Ball, co-PI.  OBOR Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program, $85,760.  Granted, January 2007.

 

“Computational Chemical Research into New High Energy Materials:  A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience”  David W. Ball, PI.  Provost’s Office of Cleveland State University, $10,147.  Funded, Summer 2007.

 

“How We Know What We Know About Molecules and Living Things”  A Learning Community Proposal to Cleveland State University.  David W. Ball, director; F. Paul Doerder and A. Ralph Gibson, participants.  Supported, Fall 2007.

 

“Computational Chemical Research into New High-Energy Materials Based on Spiropentane”  David W. Ball, PI.  Provost’s Office of Cleveland State University, $9,841.  Funded, Summer 2008.

 

“Computational Chemical Research into New High-Energy Materials Based on Alkylazo Compounds”  David W. Ball, PI.  Provost’s Office of Cleveland State University, $10,302.  Funded, Summer 2009.

 

CSUTeach:  Preparing a New Generation of Noyce Scholars”  Joanne Goodell and Miron Kauffman, co-PIs; David W. Ball et al., contributors.  National Science Foundation, $800K, Funded, May 2009.

 

“A Chemical Demonstrations Library for the Chemistry Department”  David W. Ball and Jerry Mundell.  CSU Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Enhancement Awards Program, $5000.  Granted, December 2009.

 

“Computational Chemistry of Potential New High Energy Materials”  David W. Ball.  American Chemical Society Project SEED, $2800. Funded, April 2010.

 

“Computational Investigation of New Green High Energy Materials Based on Urea Derivatives”  David W. Ball.  Provost’s Office of Cleveland State University, $9,196.  Funded, April 2010.

 

TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS

Teaching responsibilities include full responsibility for lecture and lab courses of chemistry for non-majors, nursing and health professionals, and science and engineering majors; lecture and lab courses for first-term organic chemistry; lecture and lab courses for undergraduate physical chemistry; lectures for graduate-level physical chemistry (including statistical mechanics, spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, chemical teaching, computational chemistry); freshman orientation courses; honors seminar courses.  Have also worked to develop general chemistry and physical chemistry as a distributed-learning opportunity.

 

RESEARCH STUDENTS

Three Ph.D. students mentored.

Two M.S. student mentored.

Sixty-six undergraduate (major and non-major) students mentored; three high school students mentored.

 

PUBLICATIONS  (separated by type)

* = undergraduate/high school student under my direction  = graduate student under my direction

Research Publications

Thomas C. Franklin, David Ball, Ricardo Rodriguez, Maurice Iwunze.  “Catalysis of the Hydrolysis of Ethyl Benzoate on Surfactant-Coated Metal Surfaces” Surface Technology 1984, 21, 223 – 31.

Robert Montgomery, P.C. Sundareswaran, David W. Ball, John L. Margrave.  “Thermodynamic Properties by Levitation Calorimetry.  V. High Temperature Heat Content of Liquid Gallium” International Journal of Thermophysics 1984, 5, 161 – 75.

 

David W. Ball, Zakya H. Kafafi, Robert H. Hauge, John L. Margrave.  “Matrix-Isolation Studies of the Iron/Cyclopentadiene System:  Infrared Detection of Cyclopentadienyliron Hydride” Inorganic Chemistry 1985, 24, 3708 – 10.

 

David W. Ball, Zakya H. Kafafi, Robert H. Hauge, John L. Margrave.  “Reactions of Iron Atoms with Benzene and Cyclohexadiene in Argon Matrices:  Iron-Benzene Complexes and Photolytic Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexadiene” Journal of the American Chemical Society 1986, 108, 6621 – 6626.

 

David W. Ball, Robert H. Hauge, John L. Margrave.  “Reactions of Nickel Atoms with Ammonia in Cryogenic Matrices” High Temperature Science 1988, 25, 95 - 101.

 

David W. Ball, Robert H. Hauge, John L. Margrave.  “Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of the Reactions of Cu and NH3 in Cryogenic Argon Matrices” Inorganic Chemistry 1989, 28, 1599 – 1601.

 

David W. Ball.  “An Introduction to Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy:  General Theory and Applications” Spectroscopy 1991, 6(1), 18 – 24.

 

David W. Ball.  “A Matrix Isolation Vacuum Manifold With a Separable Furnace Chamber” High Temperature Science 1991, 30, 155 – 162.

 

Dean Worden,* David W. Ball.  “Reaction of NO2 with Cu Atoms in Ar Matrices” Journal of Physical Chemistry 1992, 96, 7197 – 9.

 

David W. Ball, Richard G.S. Pong, Zakya H. Kafafi.  “Reactions of Iron Atoms and Dimers with Allene in Cryogenic Argon Matrices” Journal of the American Chemical Society 1993, 115, 2864 – 70.

 

David W. Ball, Michael J. Zehe.  “Matrix Isolation Studies of the Interactions of BF3 with Substituted Diethyl Ethers.  Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometric Determination of the Proton Affinity of (CF3CH2)2O.”  NASA Technical Memorandum 106422, December 1993, 24 pp.

 

David W. Ball, Richard G.S. Pong, Zakya H. Kafafi.  “Reactions of Atomic and Diatomic Iron with Methyl acetylene in Solid Argon” Journal of Physical Chemistry 1994, 98, 10720 – 7.

 

Joseph A. Chiarelli,* David W. Ball.  “Reactions of Cu with NO in Cryogenic Matrices” Journal of Physical Chemistry 1994, 98, 12828 – 30.

 

David W. Ball.  “An Ab Initio Study of the BF3-H2O Complex” Journal of Molecular Structure THEOCHEM  1995, 331, 223 – 8.

 

David W. Ball.  Ab Initio Calculations of Various Protonation Sites in Perfluorodiethyl Ether: Models for High-Temperature Lubricant Decomposition?”  High Temperature and Materials Science 1995, 33, 171 – 190.

 

David W. Ball.  “Preliminary Calculations into the Potential Stability of BF3- and BF32-” Journal of Molecular Structure THEOCHEM  1995, 358, 95 – 8.

 

Joseph A. Chiarelli,* David W. Ball.  “Matrix Isolation IR Detection of Fex(NO)y (x,y=1,2) Complexes.  Density Functional Calculations on FeNO and CuNO.”  Journal of Molecular Structure  1995, 372, 113 – 25.

 

David W. Ball.  Ab Initio Studies of AlH3–H2O, AlF3–H2O, and AlCl3–H2O Complexes”  Journal of Physical Chemistry  1995, 99, 12786 – 9.

 

Kimberly A. Grencewicz,* David W. Ball.  “Ab Initio Studies of the GaH3-H2O, GaF3-H2O, and GaCl3-H2O Molecular Complexes” Journal of Physical Chemistry  1996, 100, 5672 – 5.

 

David W. Ball.  “On the DHf Values of Tetrahedrane and Cubane.  Density Functional Theory Studies” Journal of Molecular Structure THEOCHEM  1996, 364, 183 – 8.

 

Victoria B. Orgel, David W. Ball, and Michael J. Zehe.  “Optimized Structures and Proton Affinities of Fluorinated Dimethyl Ethers: An Ab Initio Study” NASA Technical Memo #107293, September 1996, 14 pp.

 

Gary K. Ruschel,* Thomas M. Nemetz,* David W. Ball.  “Matrix Isolation and Density Functional Studies of Novel Transition Metal Complexes.  NO + Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn”  Journal of Molecular Structure  1996, 384, 101 – 14.

 

John F. Canty, Earle G. Stone, Stephan B.H. Bach, David W. Ball.  “Assignment of a Combination Band due to ONNO in Rare Gas Matrices and Density Functional Calculations on Cis and Trans-ONNO”  Chemical Physics  1997, 216, 81 – 90.

 

David W. Ball.  “G2 Calculations of Weak Molecular Complexes:  H2O-NO”  Journal of Physical Chemistry 1997, 101, 4835 – 7.

 

David W. Ball.  “Density Functional Calculations on the Heats of Formations of Cyclic Hydrocarbons” Journal of Molecular Structure THEOCHEM  1997, 417, 107 – 116.

 

Victoria B. Orgel, David W. Ball, and Michael H. Zehe.  “Optimizes Structures and Proton Affinities of Fluorinated Dimethyl Ethers: An Ab Initio Study” Journal of Molecular Structure THEOCHEM  1997, 417, 195 – 202.

Gary K. Ruschel,* David W. Ball.  “Matrix Isolation and Density Functional Studies of Novel Metal Complexes.  Al + NO in Solid Argon” High Temperature and Materials Science  1997, 37, 63 – 70.

 

Deley L. Sutton,* Michael Boothe,* David W. Ball, Wilfredo Morales.  “Electron Affinity Calculations of Thioethers” NASA Tech. Memo 113178, October 1997, 14 pp.

Lester Andrews, Mingfei Zhou, David W. Ball.  “Reactions of Mn and Re Atoms with NO.  Infrared Spectra and Density Functional Calculations of h1 and h2 Addition and Insertion Reaction Products”  Journal of Physical Chemistry  1998, 102, 10041 – 10050.

 

David W. Ball.  “DFT and G2 Calculations on the NO2–H2O Molecular Complex”  Chemical Physics Letters  1999, 312, 306 – 10.

 

Ellen Vayner, David W. Ball  “Ab Initio and Density Functional Optimized Structures, Proton Affinities, and Heats of Formation for Aziridine, Azetidine, Pyrrolidine, and Piperidine”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2000, 496, 175 – 83.

 

Deley L. Sutton,* Michael Boothe,* David W. Ball, Wilfredo Morales.  “Electron Affinity Calculations of Thioethers” Tribology Transactions  2000, 43 (3), 465 – 8.

 

David W. Ball, Michael J. Zehe, Wilfredo Morales.  “Experimental and Calculational Studies of the Interactions of BF3 with Fluoroethers”  Tribology Transactions  2000, 43 (4), 767 – 73.

 

David W. Ball.  “On the Stability of Xenon Oxysulfides and Sulfides” Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2000, 532 (1-3), 239 – 244.

 

David W. Ball.  “Tetrazane.  Hartree-Fock, Gaussian-2 and -3, and Complete Basis Set Predictions of the Thermochemistry of N4H6  Journal of Physical Chemistry  2001, 105, 465 – 70.

 

Ellen Vayner, David W. Ball.  “The Energetics of Interaction of Nitric Oxide with Alkali Metal Atoms”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2001, 542, 149 – 65.

 

Kevin Maziarz,* David W. Ball.  “Basic Thermochemical Properties of NH2NHOH and NH2ONH2:  Potential New Fuels?”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2002, 577, 213 – 8.

 

David W. Ball.  “Formation and vibrational spectrum of trifluoromethyl sulfur pentafluoride, CF3SF5, a new greenhouse gas.  Gaussian-2 and Gaussian-3 calculations.”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2002, 578, 29 – 34.

 

David W. Ball.  “High-Level Ab Initio Calculations on Hydrogen-Nitrogen Compounds.  Thermochemistry of Tetrazetidine, N4H4.”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2002, 619, 37 – 43.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Structure and Spectra of Isotopomers of SnOH and OSnH”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2003, 626 (1-3), 217 – 21.

 

Greg Corkran,* David W. Ball.  “The Relative Energies of Cyclopropanone, Cyclopropanedione, and Cyclopropanetrione.  Hartree-Fock, Density-Functional, G2, and CBS Calculations”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2004, 668 (2 – 3), 203 – 12.

 

David W. Ball.  “Heats of formation and vibrational spectra of two isomers of S2F2.  G2, G3, and CBS-QB3 calculations.”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2004, 676 (1 – 3), 15 – 18.

 

Nina Kapur,* David W. Ball.  “New Potential High Energy Materials:  Diazocyclopropanes”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2005, 715 (1 – 3), 151 – 5.

 

David W. Ball.  “High-Level Calculations of the Enthalpy of Formation of Diazomethane”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2005, 722 (1 – 3), 213 – 5.

 

David W. Ball.  “New Potential High-Energy Materials:  Oxadiaziridine, N2H2O.  High-Level Calculations”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2005, 724 (1 – 3), 19 – 23.

 

Kevin J. Gessner,* David W. Ball.  “Cyclic Diamines as Potential High Energy Materials.  Thermochemical Properties of Diaziridine, 1,2-Diazetidine, and 1,3-Diazetidine”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2005, 730 (1 – 3), 95 – 103.

 

Anida Karahodza,* Karen J. Knaus, and David W. Ball.  “Cyclic Triamines as Potential High Energy Materials.  Thermochemical Properties of Triaziridine and Triazirine”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2005, 732 (1 – 3), 47 – 53.

 

Michael F. Breth,* Karen J. Knaus, David W. Ball, “New Potential High-Energy Materials:  1,3-Dioxa-2,4-diazetidine, N2H2O2.  High-Level Calculations”  Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research  2006, 5, 55 – 60.

 

Brendan T. Gombach,* Karen J. Knaus, David W. Ball.  “Structures and Enthalpies of Methyl- and Dimethyl-1,3-dioxa-2,4-diazetidine, CH3HN2O2 and (CH3)2N2O2.  High-Level Calculations.”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2006, 766 (2 – 3), 143 – 50.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2006.04.016.

 

David W. Ball.  “Calculations on the Structure, Vibrational Spectrum, and Enthalpy of Formation of Pentafluoronitrosulfane, SF5NO2  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2006, 767 (1 – 3) 155 – 8.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2006.06.007.

 

David W. Ball.  “Nitrohydrazines as Potential High Energy Materials:  High Level Calculations”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2006, 773 (1 – 3) 1 – 7.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2006.06.038.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  “G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Thermodynamic Properties of Boron-Containing Rings:  cyclo-CH2BHNH, 1,2-, and 1,3- cyclo-C2H4BHNH”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2006, 776, 89 – 96.  Digital object identifier:  http//dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.theochem.2006.08.036.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  “Optimized Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, and Thermochemical Properties of Mixed Boron- and Nitrogen-Containing Three-Membered Rings”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2007, 806, 113 – 120.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2006.11.018.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  “G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Optimized Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, and Thermodynamic Properties of Azatriboretidine and Triazaboretidine”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2007, 806, 165 – 170.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2006.11.022.

 

Amy J. Tricamo,* Karen J. Knaus, and David W. Ball.  “G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Thermodynamic Properties of Two Isomers of Diazadiboretidine, cyclo-B2N2H4  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2007, 807, 67 – 72.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2006.12.013.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  B3LYP, G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Thermodynamic Properties of Small Cyclic and Chain Hydroboranes”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2007, 814, 91 – 98.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2007.03.001.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  “G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Thermodynamic Properties of Small Beryllium Molecules”  Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research  2007, 6 (3), 129 – 38.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  “G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations of the Thermodynamic Properties of Aminoborane, Diaminoborane, and Triaminoborane”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2007, 823, 6 – 15.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2007.08.015.

 

Jon Hillegass, Jr.,* David W. Ball.  “Optimized Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, and Thermochemical Properties of Mixed Boron- and Carbon-Containing Three-Membered Rings”  Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research  2007, 6(4), 178 – 85.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball “G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Triazane”  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2008, 14, 29 – 37.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00894-007-0247-y.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  “G2, G3, and Complete Basis Set Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Cis- and Trans-Triazene”  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2008, 14, 21 – 7.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00894-007-0248-x.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  Ab Initio Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Azaspiropentanes”  Journal of Physical Chemistry A  2008, 112 (12), 2618 – 27.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  Ab Initio Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Spiropentane and its Boron-Containing Derivatives”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2008, 851, 284 – 93.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2007.11.33.

 

David W. Ball.  “Hexacyclo[7.1.0.01,3.03,5.05,7.07,9]decane, or Pentagramane:  High-Level Computational Studies on a Novel Hydrocarbon”  Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry  2008, 21, 387 – 92.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/poc.1360.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  Enthalpies of Formation of Nitrobuckminsterfullerenes:  Extrapolation to C60(NO2)60  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2008, 858, 85 – 7.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2008.02.030.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  Ab Initio Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of Azaboraspiropentanes”  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2008, 14 (9), 871 – 8.  Digital object identifier:  dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00894-008-0329-5.

 

Sara L. Brunswick*, David W. Ball  “Organic Chlorate and Perchlorate Derivatives as High Energy Materials:  High-Level Computations on Methyl Chlorate and Methyl Perchlorate”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2008, 866, 1 – 4.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2008.07.022.

 

Kelly Y. Mathews,* David W. Ball.  “New Potential High Energy Materials.  High-Level Calculations on the Properties of Aminonitromethanes”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2008, 868, 78 – 81.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2008.08.011.

 

Sara L. Brunswick,* David W. Ball.  “Organic Chlorates and Perchlorates as Potential High Energy Materials.  High Level Calculations on the Properties of Dichloratomethane and Bis(perchlorato)methane”  Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research  2008, 7(4), 141 - 5.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  “Density Functional Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of a Series of Nitrosocubanes Having the Formula C8H8-x(NO)x (x = 1 - 8)”  Journal of Hazardous Materials  2009, 164, 1552 – 5.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.08.057.

 

John P. Coyne,* David W. Ball.  “Alpha Particle Chemistry.  On the Formation of Stable Complexes Between He2+ and Simple Molecules:  Implications for Atmospheric and Interstellar Chemistry”  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2009, 15, 35 – 40.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00894-008-0371-3.

 

Ryan M. Richard,* David W. Ball.  “B3LYP Calculations on the Thermodynamic Properties of a Series of Nitroxycubanes Having the Formula C8H8-x(NO3)x (x = 1 - 8)”  Journal of Hazardous Materials  2009, 164, 1595 – 600.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.09.078.

 

Kelly Y. Mathews,* David W. Ball.  “Computational Study of the Structures and Properties of Aminonitroethane Molecules”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2009, 902, 15 – 20.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2009.02.004.

 

Kelly Y. Mathews,* David W. Ball.  “Calculated Thermochemistry of Aminonitroacetylene:  A New High Energy Material?”  Journal of Physical Chemistry A  2009, 113, 4855 – 7.

 

Jay D. Janning,* David W. Ball.  “Nitroborazines as Potential High Energy Materials:  Density Functional Theoretical Calculations”  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2010, 16, 857 – 62.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00894-009-0586-y.

 

Aloysus K. Lawong,* David W. Ball.  “Highly Nitrated Cyclopropanes as New High Energy Materials:  DFT Calculations on the Properties of C3H6-n(NO2)n (n = 3 – 6)”  Journal of Molecular Structure – THEOCHEM  2009, 916, 33 – 6.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theochem.2009.09.001.

 

John Abdelmalik,* David W. Ball.  “DFT Calculations on Nitrodiborane Compounds as New Potential High Energy Materials”  Journal of Molecular Modeling  2010, 16, 915 – 8.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00894-009-0597-8.

 

David W. Ball.  “Can PF2OF Exist?”  Journal of Fluorine Chemistry  2010, 131, 78 – 80.  Digital object identifier:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluchem.2009.10.008

 

Michael L. Stouffer,* David W. Ball.  “High Level Calculations on Nitrosooxyalanes:  Possible New High Energy Materials?”  Journal of Energetic Materials  2010, 28, 219 – 28.  DOI: 10.1080/07370650903520764

 

(n = 79)

 

David W. Ball.  “DFT Calculations on Aza-substituted Porphine Molecules as New High-Energy Materials”  Manuscript in preparation.

 

Books, Book Chapters

David W. Ball, Leif Fredin, Zakya H. Kafafi, Robert H. Hauge, and John L. Margrave, eds. A Bibliography of Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy:  1952 – 1985  Rice University Press, Houston, TX, 1988.  (Out of print.)

 

David W. Ball.  Essential Math for Chemistry Students  West Publishing Co.:  St. Paul, MN, 1996.  (Review:  R. Britten.  J. Chem. Ed.  1998, 75, 1098 – 9.)  (Superseded by second edition.)

 

Darryl W. Ochsner, David W. Ball, Zakya H. Kafafi, eds.  A Bibliography of Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy:  1985 – 1997  NRL Publication NRL/PU/5610/98/357, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, July 1998.

 

David W. Ball.  The Basics of Spectroscopy  SPIE Optical Engineering Press:  Bellingham, WA, 2001, 150 pp.

 

David W. Ball.  Physical Chemistry  Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.:  Forest Lodge, CA, 2002, 837 pp.  Also:  Instructor Solutions Manual for Physical Chemistry.  2002; Student Solutions Manual for Physical Chemistry.  2002.  Spanish translation:  Fisicoquímica  Issued March 2005.  Japanese translation:  物理的な化学  Issued September 2005.

 

David W. Ball.  “Vibrational Spectroscopy”  In Comprehensive Desk Reference of Polymer Characterization and Analysis, Robert F. Brady, Jr., ed.  ACS Books:  Washington, DC.  2003, pp. 220 – 247.

 

David W. Ball.  Essential Algebra for Chemistry Students  2nd edition.  Thomson Publishing Co.:  Belmont, CA.  2005, 192 pp.  Also bound as an appendix in Cracolice & Peters, Introductory Chemistry:  An Active Learning Approach, 3rd ed., Thomson Publishing Company, 2007.

 

David W. Ball.  Field Guide to Spectroscopy  SPIE Optical Engineering Press:  Bellingham, WA.  2006, 124 pp.

 

Daniel L. Reger, Scott Goode, David W. Ball.  Chemistry:  Principles and Practice 3rd ed.  Thomson Learning/Cengage Learning, Bedford, CA, 2010, 1120 pp.

 

(n = 9)

 

David W. Ball, John W. Hill, Rhonda J. Scott.  The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry  Flat World Knowledge, Inc.  Submitted for consideration.

 

David W. Ball.  Introductory Chemistry  Flat World Knowledge, Inc.  Manuscript in preparation.

 

Invited Book Reviews

David W. Ball.  Review of Basic Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy by J. Michael Hollas.  Clinical Chemistry  2003, 49(7), 1232.

 

David W. Ball.  Review of Modern Spectroscopy, 4/e, by J. Michael Hollas.  Clinical Chemistry  2004, 50(12), 2469 – 70.

 

Other Publications

David W. Ball.  “Elemental Etymology:  What’s In A Name?”  Journal of Chemical Education 1985, 62, 787.

 

Ben Ruekberg, David W. Ball.  “A Proposed Medical Information Form for Student Laboratories” Journal of Chemical Education  1986, 63, A247.

 

Gail Roberson, David W. Ball.  “Songs Scientists Sing”  Journal of Irreproducible Results  1986, 32 (1), 3.

 

David W. Ball.  “Naming After Names:  Good or Bad?”  Journal of Chemical Education 1986, 63, 1039.

 

David W. Ball.  “Another Auto Analogy: Rate-Determining Steps” Journal of Chemical Education 1987, 64, 486.

 

David W. Ball.  “Chemical Trivia” Industrial Chemist 1988, 9 (4), 45; 1988, 9 (6), 40; 1988, 9 (7), 40; 1988, 9 (8), 34; 1988, 9 (9), 26.

 

David W. Ball, Bryan Ortman, Robert H. Hauge, John L. Margrave.  “Matrix Isolation as a Tool for Studying Interstellar Chemical Reaction” Proceedings of the 135th IAU Symposium on Interstellar Dust 1988, 88.

 

Stephanie Tanski,* Janeen Petro,* David W. Ball.  “The Synthesis of Urea:  An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment” Journal of Chemical Education 1992, 69 (4), A1228.

 

Thomas M. Nemetz,* David W. Ball.  “Bleaching With Chlorine:  Another Tomato Juice Demonstration” Journal of Chemical Education 1993, 70, 154 – 5.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Most Common Red Wine Question” American Wine Society Journal 1993, 25 (3), 86–7. [Reprinted in The Wine Exchange [The Vinifera Wine Growers Newsletter] 1994, 3, 1 – 3.]

 

David W. Ball.  “Wine and Esters: A Tasteful Pair” American Wine Society Journal 1993, 25 (4), 120 – 1.

 

Thomas W. Flechtner, David W. Ball.  “Heat Transfer Block Conversion for Use of a Bimetal Coil Thermometer” Journal of Chemical Education 1994, 71, 79.

 

David W. Ball.  “Understanding Chemical Structures” In Farm Chemicals Handbook ‘94, C. Sine, editor.  Meister Publishing Co., Willoughby, OH, 1994, C-4, and subsequent issues.

 

David W. Ball, Gail R. Ball.  “A New, Necessary Journal” Journal of Irreproducible Results 1994, 39 (2), 11.

 

David W. Ball.  “Surgical Experiences of an Asian Leaf Turtle” Notes From NOAH [Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists] 1994, 21 (7), 9 – 11.

 

David W. Ball.  “Properties of Light Waves” Spectroscopy  1994, 9 (5), 24 – 5. [Reprinted in Diagnostic Engineering 1995, 80, 2022i – ii.]

 

David W. Ball.  “Electronic Absorptions of C60:  A Quantum-Mechanical Model” Journal of Chemical Education  1994, 71, 463.

 

David W. Ball.  “Gravidy, or The Day We Became ‘Parents-to-Be’” Notes From NOAH [Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists] 1994, 21 (9), 2 – 6.

 

David W. Ball.  “Interactions of Light with Matter” Spectroscopy  1994, 9 (6), 20 – 1.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Spectroscopist’s Tools I: Absorption and Emission Spectrometers” Spectroscopy  1994, 9(7), 18 – 20.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Spectroscopist’s Tools II: Fourier Transform Spectrometers” Spectroscopy  1994, 9(8), 24 – 5.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Spectroscopist’s Tools III: Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer” Spectroscopy  1994, 9(9), 34 – 5.

 

David W. Ball.  “Polarization Revisited” Spectroscopy  1995, 10 (1), 22 – 3.

 

David W. Ball.  “Defining Terms” Spectroscopy  1995, 10 (3), 16 – 8.

 

Thomas M. Nemetz,* David W. Ball.  “A Liquid-Phase Diffusion Experiment” Journal of Chemical Education  1995, 72 (3), 244 – 6.

 

David W. Ball.  “Fourier Transform + Nuclear Magnetic Resonance = FT - NMR, Of Course!”  Spectroscopy  1995, 10 (6), 24 – 6.

 

David W. Ball.  “Units! Units! Units!”  Spectroscopy  1995, 10 (8), 44 – 6.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Widths of Lines” Spectroscopy  1996, 11 (1), 29 – 30.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Heights of Lines” Spectroscopy  1996, 11 (2), 44 – 6.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Joys of Smaller Wineries” American Wine Society Journal  1996, 28 (1),

10 – 12.

 

David W. Ball.  “Is there an ‘iso-’ name for a DU = 0 process?”  American Journal of Physics 1996, 64, 840.

 

David W. Ball.  “Transparent Media for Different Spectral Regions” Spectroscopy  1996, 11 (6), 35 – 6.

 

David W. Ball.  “From Hydrogen to Tannins: A Brief Review of Chemistry” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Ohio Grape-Wine Short Course  Horticulture Department Series 647, R. Riesen, Ed.  Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, July 1996, pp. 5 – 18.

 

David W. Ball.  “‘Spectroscopy’ in the Sky?”  Spectroscopy  1997, 12 (2), 32 – 35.

 

David W. Ball.  “‘Dipole Moment’ Selection Rules” Spectroscopy  1997, 12 (6), 24 – 5.

 

David W. Ball.  “Resolution, Part 1:  Dispersive Spectrometers” Spectroscopy  1997, 12 (8), 13 – 4.

 

David W. Ball.  “Now – Urine Isotope Dating?”  Reports of the National Center for Science Education  1997, 17 (3), 37.

 

David W. Ball.  “Resolution, Part 2: Fourier Transform Spectrometers” Spectroscopy  1998, 13(1), 32 – 5.

 

David W. Ball.  “Snell’s Law and the Principle of Least Time” Spectroscopy  1998, 13 (2), 18 – 9.

 

Rhonda L. Scaccia,* David Coughlin,* David W. Ball.  “A Microscale Synthesis of Mauve” Journal of Chemical Education  1998, 75, 769 – 70.

 

David W. Ball.  “Why does He Have 92% of the Lifting Power of H2 if It Has Twice the Density?”  Journal of Chemical Education  1998, 75, 726.

 

David W. Ball.  “Kinetics of Consecutive Reactions: First Reaction First-Order, Second Reaction Zeroth-Order” Journal of Chemical Education  1998, 75, 917 – 9.  (Erratum  J. Chem. Educ.  1998, 75, 1387.)

 

David W. Ball.  “Noise, Part I” Spectroscopy  1998, 13 (7), 12 – 3.

 

David W. Ball.  “Noise, Part II” Spectroscopy  1998, 13 (9), 18 – 9.

 

David W. Ball.  “((Bougier)-Lambert)-Beer’s Law”  Spectroscopy  1999, 14 (5), 16 – 7.

 

David W. Ball.  “Term Symbols I.  Rationalizing”  Spectroscopy  1999, 14 (7), 24 – 5.

 

David W. Ball.  “Term Symbols II.  Atoms”  Spectroscopy  1999, 14 (9), 17 – 20.

 

David W. Ball.  “Term Symbols III.  Diatomic Molecules”  Spectroscopy  2000, 15 (7), 20 – 1.

 

David W. Ball.  “People of Spectroscopy”  Spectroscopy  2000, 15 (9), 20 – 1.

 

David W. Ball.  “Rayleigh and Raman Scattering”  Spectroscopy  2001, 16 (2), 28 – 9.

 

David W. Ball.  “Theory of Raman Spectroscopy”  Spectroscopy  2001, 16 (11), 32 – 4.

 

David W. Ball.  “Raman Spectroscopy”  Spectroscopy  2002, 17 (2), 50 – 2.

 

David W. Ball.  “Letter to the Ohio Board of Education”  Reports of the National Center for Science Education  2002, 22 (1-2), 12.

 

David W. Ball.  “Mössbauer Spectroscopy”  Spectroscopy  2003, 18 (2), 70 – 2.

 

David W. Ball.  “Magnetotherapy – For Better Wine?”  Skeptical Inquirer 2003, 27 (3), 9.

 

David W. Ball.  “Photoelectron Spectroscopy”  Spectroscopy  2003, 18 (11), 36 – 7.

 

David W. Ball.  “How Radioactive is Your Banana?”  Journal of Chemical Education  2004, 81, 1440.

 

David W. Ball.  “Dichroism Spectroscopy”  Spectroscopy  2004, 19 (11), 28 – 30.

 

David W. Ball.  “Telescope Optics”  Spectroscopy  2005, 20 (1), 52 – 4.

 

David W. Ball.  “Eyes:  The Body’s Own Spectroscopes”  Spectroscopy  2005, 20 (4), 29 – 30.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Solar Spectrum”  Spectroscopy  2005, 20 (6), 30 – 1 (cover article).

 

David W. Ball.  “Do the Series in the Hydrogen Atom Spectrum Ever Overlap?”  Journal of Chemical Education  2006, 83, 883 – 4.

 

David W. Ball.  “Concentration Scales for Sugar Solutions”  Journal of Chemical Education  2006, 83 (10), 1489 – 91.

 

David W. Ball.  “Modulators”  Spectroscopy  2006, 21(1), 40 – 2.

 

David W. Ball.  “Fiber Optics”  Spectroscopy  2006, 21 (3), 20 – 2.

 

David W. Ball.  “Light:  Particle or Wave?”  Spectroscopy  2006, 21(6), 30 – 3.

 

David W. Ball.  “Photoacoustic Spectroscopy”  Spectroscopy  2006, 21 (9), 14 – 6.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Original Scientific Instrument”  Spectroscopy  2006, 21 (12), 87 – 9.

 

David W. Ball.  “Atomic Clocks:  An Application of Spectroscopy”  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (1), 14 – 20.

 

David W. Ball.  “Periodic Table”  World Book Online Reference Center  March 2007.  http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar423320.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Electromagnetic Spectrum:  A History”  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (3), 14 – 20.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Chemical Composition of Honey”  Journal of Chemical Education  2007, 84, 1643 – 7.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Chemical Composition of Maple Syrup”  Journal of Chemical Education 2007, 84, 1647 – 50.

 

David W. Ball.  “Fire and Flames”  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (6), 16 – 18.

 

David W. Ball.  “Light Emitting Diodes”  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (9), 14 – 8.

 

David W. Ball.  “Spectroscopy is Applied Quantum Mechanics.  Part 1:  The need for quantum mechanics”  Spectroscopy  2007, 22 (12), 91 – 4.

 

David W. Ball.  “Spectroscopy is Applied Quantum Mechanics.  Part 2:  The quantum revolution”  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (1), 18 – 22.

 

David W. Ball.  “Spectroscopy is Applied Quantum Mechanics.  Part 3:  Introduction to quantum mechanics”  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (4), 14 – 7.

 

David W. Ball.  “Spectroscopy is Applied Quantum Mechanics.  Part 4:  Ideal Systems”  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (6), 14 – 21.

 

David W. Ball.  “Prisms”  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (9), 16 – 21.

 

David W. Ball.  “Lenses”  Spectroscopy  2008, 23 (12), 16 – 9.

 

David W. Ball.  “Actinide”  (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar003440), “Alkaline earth metal” (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar752876), “Lanthanide” (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar312740), “Metalloid” (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar752882), “Nonmetal” (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar393280), “Other metal” (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar752884), “Rare earth” (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar459860), “Transition metal” (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar752886).  World Book Online Reference Center  December 2008.  Available through http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/home.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Seven Base Units, Part 1”  Spectroscopy  2009, 24 (1), 22 – 8.

 

David W. Ball.  “Units We May Never (Or Rarely) See”  Journal of Chemical Education  2009, 86, 1270 – 1.

 

David W. Ball.  “The Seven Base Units, Part 2”  Spectroscopy  2009, 24 (4), 14 – 9.

 

David W. Ball.  “Auger Spectroscopy”  Spectroscopy  2009, 24 (6), 14 – 7.

 

David W. Ball.  “Color”  Spectroscopy  2009, 24(9), 16 – 8.

 

David W. Ball.  “Group Theory and Symmetry.  Part 1:  Symmetry Elements”  Spectroscopy  2009, 24 (12), 63 – 6.

 

David W. Ball.  “Group Theory and Symmetry.  Part 2:  Groups”  Spectroscopy  2010, 25 (1), 18 – 22.

 

David W. Ball.  “Group Theory and Symmetry.  Part 3:  Representations and Character Tables”  Spectroscopy  2010, 25 (4), 16 – 21.

 

David W. Ball.  “Happy Sesquicentennial, Spectroscopy!”  Spectroscopy  2010, 25 (6), 16 – 9.

 

David W. Ball.  Group Theory and Symmetry.  Part 4:  Great or Grand, We’ve Got GOT”  Spectroscopy  To be published, September 2010.

 

(n = 92)

 

August 6, 2010