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Study of Wet-Chemically-Prepared Hydrogen-Terminated Silicon (111) Surfaces and a Novel Implementation of a High-Resolution Interferometer
This thesis summarizes my graduate study under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Atom-Based Dimensional Metrology Project, in which we are developing methods for measuring sub-micrometer dimensions ...
Molecular Structure and Surface Organization: A Study of Liquid/Vapor Interfaces Using Newly Developed Sum Frequency Methods
Vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy (VSFS) is a surface specific nonlinear technique that provides vibrational spectra of molecules at interfaces. Studies presented in this thesis use VSFS to examine surface structure ...
Investigations of Solvent Polarity at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces by SHG Spectroscopy Using Molecular Rulers
Homologous series of solvatochromic surfactants have been synthesized to study polarity at liquid/liquid interfaces. Each surfactant series consists of hydrophobic, para-nitroanisole-based chromophores attached to ionic ...
The role of the F spin-orbit excited state in the F+H2 and F+HD reactions
In this dissertation we study the role of the F spin-orbit excited state (F*) in the F+H2 and F+HD reactions using quantum mechanical calculations. The calculations involve multiple potential energy surfaces (the ...