Lonnie Lee Van Zandt

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Lonnie L. Van Zandt
Born(1937-09-29)September 29, 1937
DiedJuly 20, 1995(1995-07-20) (aged 57)
Alma materHarvard University
Scientific career
InstitutionsPurdue University
ThesisSome effects of static spin density waves on electrical transport (1964)
Doctoral advisorAlbert Overhauser

Lonnie Lee Van Zandt (1937–1995) was a professor of physics at Purdue University in Indiana, USA.

Van Zandt participated in the formation of the molecular biological physics group at Purdue and studied the dynamics of dissolved DNA polymers.[1][2] He also performed pioneering research on the effect of microwaves on DNA.[3] His PhD thesis in Physics at Harvard University focused on the "Effects of Static Spin Density Waves on Electron Transport".[4]


  1. ^ Saxena, V.K.; Van Zandt, L.L. (December 1994). "Local Modes in a DNA Polymer with Hydrogen Bond Defect". Biophysical Journal. The Biophysical Society. 67: 2448–2453. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  2. ^ Dorfman, Barry H.; Saxena, V.K.; VanZandt, Lonnie L. (May 1993). "Dynamics of dissolved DNA polymers with counterions". Proceedings of the SPIE. SPIE. 1890: 13–23. doi:10.1117/12.145255. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ M. E. Davis and L. L. Van Zandt (1988) Microwave response of DNA in solution Physical Review, Volume 37, Issue 3, pages 888–901 [1]
  4. ^ "Harvard Physics Thesis" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-05-17.


Selected publications[edit]

  • JMHRE Fancy, TBRLL VanZandt "Unusual Crystal-field Energy Levels and Efficient Laser Properties of YV04: Nd", Solid State Research Feb 1966
  • JM Honig, LL Van Zandt, RD Board, HE Weaver "Study of by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy" Physical Review B 1972
  • C. F. Eagan; N. C. Koon; L. L. VanZandt "Magnetization of single crystal (Ti,V)2O3" AIP Conference Proceedings 29, 590–591 (1976)
  • JE Keem, LL VanZandt, JM Honig "Influence of antiferromagnetic T‐domains on transport in pure NiO" - AIP Conference Proceedings, 1976

LL Van Zandt, VK Saxena "Vibrational local modes in DNA polymer" Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 1994

  • EW Prohofsky, KC Lu, LL Van Zandt, BF Putnam "Breathing modes and induced resonant melting of the double helix" Physics Letters A 1979
  • BF Putnam, LL Van Zandt, EW Prohofsky, WN Mei "Resonant and localized breathing modes in terminal regions of the DNA double helix" Biophysical Journal 1981
  • MA Wittenauer, LL Van Zandt "Surface conduction versus bulk conduction in pure stoichiometric NiO crystals" Philosophical Magazine B 1982
  • M. E. Davis and L. L. VanZandt "Microwave response of DNA in solution" Phys. Rev. A 1988
  • VV Prabhu, WK Schroll, LL Van Zandt "Helical lattice vibrational modes in DNA" Physical Review 1988
  • VV Prabhu, WK Schroll, LL Van Zandt… "Helical lattice vibrational modes in DNA" Physical Review 1988
  • VK Saxena, BH Dorfman, LL Van Zand "Identifying and interpreting spectral features of dissolved poly (dA)-poly (dT) DNA polymer in the high-microwave range" Physical Review A 1991
  • Barry H. Dorfman, V. K. Saxena, Lonnie L. VanZandt "Dynamics of dissolved DNA polymers with counterions" Proc. SPIE Biomolecular Spectroscopy III, (1 May 1993)

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