# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Chemistry by Contributor "McDonald, J. Douglas"

• (2001)
Organosiloxane derivatized glass was prepared and used as a surface to support nanolithography by site-selective chemical catalysis. Palladium-coated atomic force microscopy tips (AFM), scanned over the organosiloxane ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is observed on the nano-structured noble metallic surface, where Raman scattering is enhanced by a factor G which is frequently about one million, but underlying the factor G is a ...

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• (2010-05-19)
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) has brought great advances to diagnostic medicine, especially with the use of contrast agent (CA’s) for comparison of images with and without contrast. Since the first use of Gd III CA’s ...

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• (2004)
Symplectic integrators are well known for preserving the phase space volume in Hamiltonian dynamics and are particularly suited for problems that require long integration times. There is a general operator splitting method ...

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• (1990)
High resolution spectroscopic studies of rovibrational state mixing in the ground electronic state of the molecules methyl glyoxal and methyl formate are presented. The technique of Stimulated Emission Pumping (SEP) ...

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• (2012-02-06)
The combustion of nano-aluminum in Teflon was studied using time-resolved laser spectroscopy. This reactive material has a stored energy of ~21 kJ cm-3, nearly twice the energy content of the best molecular explosives. ...

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• (1991)
Intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution (IVR) is studied by picosecond time resolved fluorescence depletion (TRFD), a technique which directly measures the ultrafast relaxation processes of the initially prepared ...

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• (1994)
Chemical systems containing heavy halogen atoms are explored by Resonantly-Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization (REMPI) with Time-of-Flight mass spectrometric (TOFMS) detection.

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• (2010-01-06)
Polyatomic molecules at dissociative energies are generally believed to behave more statistically with increasing molecular size. We show that the size-invariance of the mean vibrational frequency and the molecular ...

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• (1988)
This thesis presents the results of the time resolved study of intramolecular vibrational relaxation in the molecule fluorene. The results represent the first extensive study of a molecule using the technique which we have ...

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• (2005)
The focus of this research was to monitor the folding of a single protein molecule using sp-FRET. In order to accomplish this task, surface modification of a glass coverslip was necessary to prevent non-specific binding. ...

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• (2010-08-31)
The folding energy landscapes of RNA and proteins have been studied using experiments and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Firstly, the folding of an RNA hairpin has been looked at with the fluorescent probe 2-aminopurine. ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Biomolecular dynamics and stability are predominantly investigated in vitro, and extrapolated to explain function in the living cell. In this thesis, we attempt to bridge this divide by performing studies of protein folding ...

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• (1988)
Rovibrational state mixing in ground electronic state polyatomic molecules has been studied using infrared laser induced fluorescence and stimulated emission pumping (SEP) spectroscopy. Molecules are cooled and isolated ...

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• (2011-05-25)
The combination of the high spatial resolution of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and the spectral resolution of a laser provides a powerful tool for probing the local optical and electronic properties of materials. ...

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• (1995)
The low collision energy interaction of Br($\rm\sp 2P\sb {3/2}$) (Br) or Br($\rm\sp 2P\sb {1/2}$)(Br$\sp {*}$) and I$\sb 2$ is studied in real time. The method of detection, Resonance Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization ...

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