353 Spedding Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020Phone 515-294-3086
- Exploratory solid state synthesis
- Polar intermetallics and Zintl phases, structure and bonding
- Relationships of approximants and quasicrystals
- Metal-metal bonding
(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
- 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
- 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
2010Corbett J D . 2010. Exploratory Synthesis: The Fascinating and Diverse Chemistry of Polar Intermetallic Phases. Inorganic Chemistry. 49:13-28.
Leon-Escamilla E A; Dervenagas P; Stassis C; Corbett J D . 2010. Hydrogen in polar intermetallics: Syntheses and structures of the ternary Ca5Bi3D0.93, Yb5Bi3Hx, and Sm5Bi3H similar to 1 by powder neutron or single crystal X-ray diffraction. Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 183:114-119.
Kim S J; Miller G J; Corbett J D . 2010. Zigzag Chains of Alternating Atoms in A(2)AuBi (A = Na, K) and K2AuSb. Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding. Zeitschrift Fur Anorganische Und Allgemeine Chemie. 636:67-73.
2009Li B; Kim S J; Miller G J; Corbett J D . 2009. Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding in K12Au21Sn4. A Polar Intermetallic Compound with Dense Au-20 and Open AuSn4 Layers. Inorganic Chemistry. 48:11108-11113.
Li B; Kim S J; Miller G J; Corbett J D . 2009. Gold Tetrahedra as Building Blocks in K3Au5Tr (Tr = In, Tl) and Rb2Au3Tl and in Other Compounds: A Broad Group of Electron-Poor Intermetallic Phases. Inorganic Chemistry. 48:6573-6583.
Dai J C; Gupta S; Gourdon O; Kim H J; Corbett J D . 2009. BaHg2Tl2. An Unusual Polar Intermetallic Phase with Strong Differentiation between the Neighboring Elements Mercury and Thallium. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 131:8677-8682.
Lin Q S; Corbett J D . 2009. Centric and Non-centric Ca3Au similar to 7.5Ge similar to 3.5: Electron-Poor Derivatives of La3Al11. Syntheses, Structures, and Bonding Analyses. Inorganic Chemistry. 48:5403-5411.
Gupta S; Leon-Escamilla E A; Wang F; Miller G J; Corbett J D . 2009. R(5)Pn(3)-type Phases of the Heavier Trivalent Rare-Earth-Metal Pnictides (Pn = Sb, Bi): New Phase Transitions for Er5Sb3 and Tm5Sb3. Inorganic Chemistry. 48:4362-4371.
Gupta S; Sordelet D J; Corbett J D . 2009. Structural and compositional investigations of Zr4Pt2O: A filled-cubic Ti2Ni-type phase. Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 182:1708-1712.
Lin Q S; Corbett J D . 2009. A Chemical Approach to the Discovery of Quasicrystals and Their Approximant Crystals. Controlled Assembly and Modification of Inorganic Systems. 133:1-39.