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Dr. Barbara Hale



  • 205 Physics Bldg, 1315 N Pine St, Rolla, MO 65401


Statistical Physics and Molecular Modeling of Nucleation Phenomena

Research Interests:

Scaled Models for Nucleation, Small Cluster Monte Carlo Simulations, Atmospheric Microphysics of Water and Ice Nucleation.



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  • 1967: PhD in Physics: Purdue University, IN


  • 2014: Chi Omega Fraternity Lifetime Service Award, Missouri S&T
  • 2014: Greek Advisor Award, Missouri S&T
  • 2013: Woman of the year award, Missouri S&T
  • 2002 : Alumni Association Faculty Advisor Award, Missouri S&T
  • 2000: Chi Omega National Advisor Award, Missouri S&T

Selected Publications

  • B. N. Hale and M. Thomason, “Scaled vapor-to-liquid nucleation in a Lennard-Jones system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 046101 (2010);
  • B. N. Hale “Temperature dependence of homogeneous nucleation rates for water: Near equivalence of the empirical fit of Wolk and Strey, and the scaled nucleation model,” J. Chem. Phys. 122, 204509 (2005);
  • S. M. Kathmann and B. N. Hale, “Monte Carlo simulations of small sulfuric acid-water clusters,” J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 11719 (2001);
  • B. N. Hale and G. Wilemski, “A Scaled Nucleation Model for Ideal Binary Systems,” Chem. Phys. Letters 305, 263 (1999);
  • J. H. Taylor and B. N. Hale, “Monte Carlo simulations of water-ice layers on a model silver iodide substrate: A comparison with bulk ice systems,” Phys. Rev. B 47, 9732 (1993);