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

Herzmann N; Gupta S; Corbett J D . 2009. Reduced Ternary Rare-Earth-Transition Metal Tellurides for the Smaller Rare-Earth Elements. An Exploration and an Explanation of the Marked Stability Differentiation among the Rare-Earth Elements in These Phases. Zeitschrift Fur Anorganische Und Allgemeine Chemie. 635:848-854. abstract
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Liu Y; Wu L M; Li L H; Du S W; Corbett J D; Chen L . 2009. The Antimony-Based Type I Clathrate Compounds Cs8Cd18Sb28 and Cs8Zn18Sb28. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 48:5305-5308. abstract
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Li B; Corbett J D . 2008. Similar K@Au10Sn10 polyhedra in the markedly different structures of KAu4Sn6 and KAu3Sn3. Syntheses and characterization. Inorganic Chemistry. 47:3610-3616. abstract
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Ni N; Bud'ko S L; Kreyssig A; Nandi S; Rustan G E; Goldman A I; Gupta S; Corbett J D; Kracher A; Canfield P C . 2008. Anisotropic thermodynamic and transport properties of single-crystalline Ba1-xKxFe2As2 (x=0 and 0.45). Physical Review B. 78:014507. abstract
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Sefat A S; Palasyuk A M; Bud'ko S L; Corbett J D; Canfield P C . 2008. Crystal structures and magnetic properties of CeAu4Si2 and CeAu2Si2. Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 181:282-293. abstract
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Palasyuk A; Dai J C; Corbett J D . 2008. SrAu4In4 and Sr4Au9In13: Polar intermetallic structures with cations in augmented hexagonal prismatic environments. Inorganic Chemistry. 47:3128-3134. abstract
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Palasyuk A M; Corbett J D . 2008. BaIrIn4 and Ba2Ir4In13: Two In-Rich Polar Intermetallic Structures with Different Augmented Prismatic Environments about the Cations. Inorganic Chemistry. 47:9344-9350. abstract
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Li B; Corbett J D . 2007. Syntheses and structures of new phases AeM(x)In(4-x) (Ae = Sr, Ba; M = Mg, Zn): Size effects and site preferences in BaAl4-Type structures. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:8812-8818. abstract
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Ge M H; Corbett J D . 2007. M2Ba2Sn6 (M =Yb, Ca): Metallic zintl phases with a novel tin chain substructure. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:4138-4144. abstract
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Dai J C; Corbett J D . 2007. Transformation of AeIn(4) indides (Ae = Ba, Sr) into an AeAu(2)In(2) structure type through gold substitution. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:4592-4598. abstract
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