Papers

JACS paper!

Under leadership of Akihiro Uehara a combined electrochemical/X-ray absorption spectroscopy study deconstructing the famous Brust-Schiffrin synthesis of gold nanoparticles has been carried out. The results elucidates some of the transformations taking place during this two-phase synthesis. The results show that the reaction at the oil-water interface includes a time dependent evolution of the Au(I) species …

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Sweet X-ray spectroscopy

We recently realised that Near-edge X-ray absorption fine-structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy at the C K-edge can distinguish between different saccharides because minute variations in average C-O bond lengths manifest as detectable shifts of the shape resonances associated with these bonds. This opens up the possibility for novel analytical approaches, for example to identify different types of …

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Paper comparing peptide surface functionalisation methods for poly-caprolactone

We have published an XPS study comparing two methods for poly-caprolactone surface functionalisation with cell-binding RGD peptides. Immobilisation of Cell-Binding Peptides on Poly-ε-Caprolactone (PCL) Films: A Comparative XPS Study of Two Chemical Surface Functionalisation Methods J.S. Stevens, A.C. de Luca, S. Downes, G. Terenghi, S.L.M. Schroeder Surface and Interface Analysis (2014) early view. DOI:10.1002/sia.5396 Last …

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Publications…

Two papers from our group have been accepted recently: Conservation of Artists’ Acrylic Emulsion Paints: XPS, NEXAFS and ATR FTIR Studies of Wet Cleaning Methods E.A. Willneff, B.A. Ormsby, J.S. Stevens, C. Jaye, D.A. Fischer, S.L.M. Schroeder Surface and Interface Analysis (2014), early view. DOI:10.1002/sia.5376 Proton Transfer and Hydrogen Bonding in the Organic Solid State: …

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Paper on Novel Spectroelectrochemical Technique

A windowless electrochemical cell for the spectroscopic investigation of the liquid-liquid interface, using a dual droplet configuration, has been designed. The setup permits in situ probing of the bulk solutions and the interfacial region by fibre-optic UV-vis spectroscopy, microfocus X-ray fluorescence (XRF) elemental mapping, and microfocus X-ray absorption near-edge structure (micro-XANES) spectroscopy. The electrodeposition of …

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Review in Angewandte Chemie: Nucleation of Organic Crystals

Roger and Sven, together with Joop ter Horst (University of Delft), have published a review in Angewandte Chemie: Nucleation of Organic Crystals – A Molecular Perspective R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder & J.H. ter Horst Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 52 (2013) 2166–2179. DOI:10.1002/anie.201204824 German version: Keimbildung organischer Kristalle aus molekularer Sichtweise R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder …

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Paper on Uranium/Plutonium Dioxide Dissolution in Nitric Acid

A joint paper with NNL on uranium/plutonium dioxide dissolution in nitric acid has been published. The Chemistry of (U,Pu)O2 Dissolution in Nitric Acid M.J. Carrott, P.M.A. Cook, O.D. Fox, C.J. Maher & S.L.M. Schroeder Procedia Chemistry 7 (2012) 92-97. DOI:10.1016/j.proche.2012.10.017 Last updated: 11th November, 2012