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James S. Keller

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department Chair

210 Tomsich Hall
Department of Chemistry
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio 43022

phone: (740) 427-5357
kellerj@kenyon.edu

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B.A., Williams College
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Area of Research: Laser Spectroscopy and Nonlinear Optics

Nonlinear optics is arguably the most interesting field of research made possible by the introduction of high-powered lasers. My primary research areas include:
  1. Atmospheric photochemistry -- the influence of parent vibration on decomposition
  2. Second harmonic generation in thin semiconductor films -- characterizing new materials
  3. Quantum entanglement -- the production and application of correlated photon pair states

Currently teaching:

  • CHEM 121 -- Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 335 -- Kinetics & Thermodynamics
  • CHEM 336 -- Quantum Chemistry
  • CHEM 374 -- Advanced Lab in Spectroscopy

Courses Taught:

  • CHEM 110 -- Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 112 -- Introductory Chemistry II
  • CHEM 118 -- Honors Introductory Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 122 -- Honors Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 336 -- Quantum Chemistry
  • CHEM 341 -- Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 374 -- Advanced Lab in Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 375 -- Chemical Research I
  • CHEM 497/498 -- Senior Honors Research
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Updated 9-06-2011
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