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George ReiterGeorge Reiter

Department of Physics

Office: Science & Research 1, 619B
Contact: - (713) 743-3527

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University, 1967

Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering

Measurement of momentum distributions and Born-Oppenheimer potentials in solids and liquids
Quantum mechanics of nano-confined water

Complex Systems

Pre dna evolution

Dynamics of Economic Systems

Agent based models of the real economy

Producer and co-host of Thresholds on KPFT, 90.1 FM, Houston

Thresholds mission is to put people and organizations on the air that are opening up possibilities for a viable future. You can find the shows archived at The show of Jan 3, 2008, an interview with Texans for Sound Science and the Texas Freedom Network on the subject of the movement to chalenge evolution and teach creationism can be found at the URL below.

Thresholds interview with Texans for Sound Science and the Texas Freedom Network

  • Anomalous Ground State of the Electrons in Nanoconfined Water, G. F. Reiter, A. Deb, Y. Sakurai, M. Itou, V. G. Krishnan and S. J. Paddison, PRL 111, 036803 (2013)
  • The VESUVIO electron volt neutron spectrometer, J Mayers and G Reiter, Meas. Sci. Technol. 23, 045902 (2012)
  • Evidence for an anomalous quantum state of protons in nanoconfined water, Reiter G. F.; Kolesnikov A. I.; Paddison S. J.; et al. Phys. Rev. B Volume: 85, 045403 (2012)
  • The proton momentum distribution in strongly H-bonded phases of water: A critical test of electrostatic models, Burnham C. J.; Hayashi T.; Napoleon R. L.; et al, J. Chem. Phys 135 , 144502 (2011)
  • Comment on "High-energy neutron scattering from hydrogen using a direct geometry spectrum Mayers J.; Gidopoulos N. I.; Adams M. A.; et al., Phys. Rev. B 84, 056301 (2011)
  • Changes in the Zero-Point Energy of the Protons as the Source of the Binding Energy of Water to A-Phase DNA, G. Reiter, R. Senesi, J. Mayers, Phys. Rev. Letts. 105, 148101 (2010)
  • Depth-dependent critical behavior in V(2) H Del Genio Charo I.; Trenkler Johann; Bassler Kevin E.; et al. Phys. Rev. B, 79, 184113 (2009)
  • Deuteron momentum distribution in KD2PO4, G. Reiter, A. Shukla, P.M.Platzman and J. Mayers, New J. Phys. 10 013016, (2008)
  • Proton momentum distribution of liquid water from room temperature to the supercritical phase C. Pantalei A. Pietropaolo, R. Senesi, S. Imberti, C. Andreani, J. Mayers, C. Burnham, and G. Reiter, in Phys. Rev. Letts. 100, 177801 (2008)
  • The vibrational proton potential in bulk liquid water and ice, C. J. Burnham, D. J. Anick, P. K. Mankoo,and G. F. Reiter1 J. Chem. Phys. 128, 15419 (2008)
  • D. Homouz, G. Reiter, J. Eckert and R. Blinc, Measurement of the 3-D Born-Oppenheimer Potential of a Proton in a Hydrogen Bonded System using Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering: The Superprotonic Conductor Rb3H(SO4)2 Phys. Rev. Letts. 98, 15502 (2007)
  • V. Garbuio, C. Andreani, S. Imberti, A. Pietropaolo and G. F. Reiter, Proton quantum coherence observed in Water confined in silica nanopores J. Chem. Phys 127, 154501, (2007)
  • C. J. Burnham, G. F. Reiter, J. Mayers, T. Abdul-Redah, H. Reichert and H. Dosch, On the origin of the redshift of the OH stretch in Ice Ih: evidence from the momentum distribution of the protons and the infrared spectral density Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2006, 8, 3966
  • G. Reiter, C. Burnham, P.M.Platzman, J. Mayers, T. Abdul-Redah, J.C. Li, C.K.Loong, A. I. Kolesnikov, Anomalous Zero Point Motion of Water in Carbon Nanotubes, Phys.Rev. Letts. 97} 247801,(2006)
  • G. Reiter, J. Mayers and T. Abdul-Redah, Coherence in the Momentum Distribution of Protons in Dilute Acids and Bases, Physica B, 385-386, 234, (2006)
  • Y. Feng, C. Ancona-Torres, T.F. Rosenbaum, G. F.Reiter, D. L. Price, S. R.Nagel, E. Courtens, Quantum Relaxation in the Proton Glass Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 145501 (2006)
  • G. Reiter, P.M. Platzman, Origin of the Intensity Deficit in Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering, Phys. Rev. B. {\bf 71}, 054107, (2005)
  • C. Andreani, D. Colognesi, J. Mayers, G. F. Reiter, R. Senesi, Measurement of the Momentum Distribution of Light Ions and Molecules Using Inelastic Neutron Scattering, Adv. Phys. {\bf 54}, 3777, (2005)
  • G. Reiter, J. C. Li, J. Mayers, T. Abdul-Redah, P. Platzman ,The Proton Momentum Distribution in Water and Ice, Braz. J. Phys., {\bf 34}, 142, (2004)
  • G. Reiter, J. Mayers and J. Noreland, Momentum Distribution Spectroscopy Using Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering, Phys. Rev. B, {\bf 65}, 104305, (2002)
  • J. Mayers, G.F.Reiter ,P. Platzman Measurement of proton momentum distributions by eV neutron scattering ,J. Mol. Struct. {\bf 6`15}, 275, (2002)
  • G. Reiter, J. Mayers and P. Platzman, Direct Observation of Tunneling in KDP using Neutron Compton Scattering, Ferroelectrics {\bf 267-273}, 703, (2002)
  • G. Reiter, J. Mayers and P. Platzman, Neutron Compton Scattering as a Probe of Hydrogen Bonds: Direct Observation of Tunneling, Phys. Rev. Letts. {\bf 89}, 135505, (2002)