John Corbett

353 Spedding Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-3086
Fax 515-294-6789

Research Interests

  • Exploratory solid state synthesis
  • Polar intermetallics and Zintl phases, structure and bonding
  • Relationships of approximants and quasicrystals
  • Metal-metal bonding

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Washington, 1952
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Washington, 1948

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 1985 A. V. Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1985

DOE Awards:

  • 2007 Terrae Rarae Award
  • 2005 F. H. Spedding Award in Rare-Earth Research
  • 1995 Sustained Outstanding Research
  • 1992 National Academy of Sciences
  • 1987 Outstanding Scientific Accomplishments in Materials Chemistry

ACS Awards:

  • 2008 F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
  • 2000 Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry
  • 1988 John C. Bailar, Jr. Medal
  • 1986 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1986 Inorganic Chemistry
  • 1985 Midwest (ACS) Award
  • 1984 Iowa Medalist Award (ACS)

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Provino A; Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Smetana V; Manfrinetti P; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Corbett J D . 2012. Crystal structure of Tb5Ni2In4 and Y5Ni2In4, and magnetic properties of Dy5Ni2In4. Journal of Applied Physics. 111:07e122. abstract
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Gupta S; Corbett J D . 2012. BaAuxZn13-x: Electron-Poor Cubic NaZn13-Type Intermetallic and Its Ordered Tetragonal Variant. Inorganic Chemistry. 51:2247-2253. abstract
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Smetana V; Corbett J D; Miller G J . 2012. Four Polyanionic Compounds in the K-Au-Ga System: A Case Study in Exploratory Synthesis and of the Art of Structural Analysis. Inorganic Chemistry. 51:1695-1702. abstract
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Ge M H; Corbett J D . 2011. Crystal structure of triytterbium pentastannide, Sn5Yb3. Zeitschrift Fur Kristallographie-New Crystal Structures. 226:445-446. abstract
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Corbett J D . 2011. Intermetallic Studies and Bonding Concepts. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. :3821-3822. abstract
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Samal S L; Corbett J D . 2011. Relativistic Effects and Gold Site Distributions: Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding in a Polar Intermetallic Na(6)Cd(16)Au(7). Inorganic Chemistry. 50:7033-7039. abstract
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Dai J C; Gupta S; Corbett J D . 2011. Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding of BaTl4. Size Effects on Encapsulation of Cations in Electron-Poor Metal Networks. Inorganic Chemistry. 50:238-244. abstract
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Gupta S; Meyer G; Corbett J D . 2010. Contrasts in Structural and Bonding Representations among Polar Intermetallic Compounds. Strongly Differentiated Hamilton Populations for Three Related Condensed Cluster Halides of the Rare-Earth Elements. Inorganic Chemistry. 49:9949-9957. abstract
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Lin Q S; Corbett J D . 2010. Multiple Nonstoichiometric Phases with Discrete Composition Ranges in the CaAu5-CaAu4Bi-BiAu2 System. A Case Study of the Chemistry of Spinodal Decomposition. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 132:5662-5671. abstract
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Li B; Kim S J; Miller G J; Corbett J D . 2010. K23Au12Sn9-An Intermetallic Compound Containing a Large Gold-Tin Cluster: Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding. Inorganic Chemistry. 49:1503-1509. abstract
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