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

Li B; Corbett J D . 2007. AeMg(5)In(3) (Ae = Ba, Sr): New intermetallic compounds with well-differentiated roles for the normal cation types. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:2237-2242. abstract
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Li B; Corbett J D . 2007. Different cation arrangements in au-in networks. Syntheses and structures of six intermetallic compounds in alkali-metal-Au-In systems. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:6022-6028. abstract
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Ge M H; Corbett J D . 2007. Synthesis, structure, and bonding of EU3Bi(Sn,Bi)(4). A rare inverse-Cr5B3-type structure with a new Tin/Bismuth network. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:6864-6870. abstract
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Palasyuk A; Corbett J D . 2007. Synthesis and structure of BaPtIn3 and BaTl0.63In3.33. Two contrasting examples of preferential site occupation in BaAl4-Type structures. Zeitschrift Fur Anorganische Und Allgemeine Chemie. 633:2563-2567. abstract
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