The article "Vibrational Fano resonances in dipole-bound anions," a collaboration between the Tully Lab and the Johnson Lab, has been recognized as a seminal contribution to the Journal of Chemical Physics in its 80th Anniversary Collection.
We have implemented the Predator data acquisition suite developed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory on our 7T FTICR. This exciting breakthrough will enable a next generation ion source to couple to the powerful 7T magnet, where we will to access complexes at thousands of m/z with ease.
The group welcomes Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith to the laboratory as we collaborate on the study of ionic liquids and other exciting subjects!
We are delighted to have Prof. Dr. Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg from Kaiserslautern visiting us for over a month, so we can pick his brains about ICR and reactions of heavy metal-containing molecules! This collaboration has resulted in beautiful cold IR spectra of lathanide metal clusters and visible spectra of cryogenic electrosprayed ions!
Congratulations to Chris Leavitt for earning his Ph.D. and moving on to a postdoc with Gary Douberly on REALLY cold reactions in Helium nanodroplets!
We would like to welcome Olga Gorlova, our newest graduate student! We are also happy to have Gary and incoming grad student Patrick in the lab for the summer.
Andrew, Arron, and Joe give talks at the OSU Molecular Spectroscopy Symposium, the last one to be held at Ohio State.
Chris J. gives a talk at the 5th Electrostatic Storage Devices conference in Heidelberg, Germany.
Nathan Hammer (post doc 2004-2006) gets tenure as a physical chemistry professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ole Miss University!
"Vibrational predissociation spectroscopy of Ar-tagged, trisubstituted silyl cations" by Andrew F. DeBlase, et. al. is selected as an editors choice in Chem. Phys. Lett.
After a year of troubleshooting, our 7T Bruker ICR is functional once again, collecting high resolution spectra of electrosprayed organometallic catalysts and macromolecules.
Andrew DeBlase gives a hot topic talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Gaseous Ions in Galveston, TX: "A Bottom Up Approach to the Zundel Continuum: 3rd Order Anharmonic Treatment of Shared Proton Spectra"
Remarks by Professor Johnson featured in the February 25th edition of the C&E News article "Why SN2 Reactions Don't Work in Water"
Professor Johnson will be giving the plenary talk at the German Physical Society meeting in Hannover in March. We have recently added numerous experimental capabilities to the laboratory, including a new cryo-ESI source, two new Surelite EX pump lasers, and a visible laser for electronic spectroscopy interrogation. J. Robert Roscioli has taken a position at Aerodyne Research in Boston, MA.
Alexander Esser, a graduate student in Martina Havenith's laboratory at Ruhr-University Bochum, has begun a two month visit to our group to collaborate and further our characterization of cryogenic ions.
Arron Wolk is awarded the 2012 T. F. Cooke Teaching Award.