# Research

A final draft of my Ph.D. thesis can be downloaded here: (11 Mb PDF):

*Understanding the Dielectric Properties of Water*

For publications, see also Google Scholar

## Publications

B. C. Barnes, **D. C. Elton**, Z. Boukouvalas, D. E. Taylor, W. D. Mattson, M. D. Fuge, and P.W. Chung, “Machine Learning of Energetic Material Properties”, Proceedings of the 16th International Detonation Symposium, Cambridge MD, USA, July 2018 (abstract accepted, in prep)

F. G. VanGessel, **D. C. Elton**, and P. W. Chung, “A Phonon Boltzmann Study of Microscale Thermal Transport in α-RDX Cook-Off”, Proceedings of the 16th International Detonation Symposium, Cambridge MD, USA, July 2018. (abstract accepted, in prep)

**D. C. Elton**, Z. Boukouvalas, M. S. Butrico, M. D. Fuge, and P. W. Chung, “Applying machine learning techniques to predict the properties of energetic materials”, *Scientific Reports* **8**, 9059 (2018).

**D. C. Elton**, M. Fritz, and M.-V Fernández-Serra. “Using a monomer potential energy surface to perform approximate path integral molecular dynamics simulation of ab-initio water at near-zero added cost”, (arXiv:1803.05740), 2018

**D.C. Elton** “The microscopic origin of the Debye relaxation in liquid water and fitting the high frequency excess response”, *Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.*, **19**, 18739 (2017) [arXiv]

**D.C. Elton** and M.-V Fernández-Serra. “The hydrogen bond network of water supports propagating optical phonon-like modes”, *Nat. Comm.* **7**, 10913 (2016)

**D.C. Elton** and M.-V Fernández-Serra. “Polar nanoregions in water – a study of the dielectric properties of TIP4P/2005,TIP4P/2005f and TTM3F”, *J. Chem. Phys.*, **140**, 124504 (2014) [arXiv]

M. A. Forman, C. W. Smith, B. J. Vasquez, B. T. MacBride, J. E. Stawarz, J. J. Podesta, **D. C. Elton**, U. Y. Malecot, and Y. Gagne. “Using Third‐Order Moments of Fluctuations in V and B to Determine Turbulent Heating Rates in the Solar Wind”, *AIP Conference Proceedings* **1216**, 12th International Solar Wind Conference, 176 (2010)

J. J. Podesta, M. A. Forman, C. W. Smith, **D. C. Elton**, and Y. Malecot, “Accurate Estimation of Third-Order Moments from Turbulence Measurements“, *Nonlin. Proc. Geophys.,* **16,** 99 (2009) [arXiv]

## Science notes

feedback on these is always appreciated.

- Relation of crystal shape & structure to LO-TO splitting (2015)
- Elementary theory of solvation (2015)
- Energy Barriers and Rates – Transition State Theory for Physicists (2013)
- Stretched Exponential Relaxation (2013)
- Foundations of Quantum Mechanics & Quantum Computing (2012)
- Hydrogen bond network analysis for TIP4P water (2012)
- Maxwell’s equations in different conventions (2011)
- Some errata for
*Geometry, Topology, & Physics*by M. Nakahara (2011) - Equations for the Physics GRE (2010)