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Research Output 1985 2018

2018

A Fibre-Coupled UHV-Compatible Variable Angle Reflection-Absorption UV/Visible Spectrometer

Stubbing, J. W., Salter, T. L., Brown, W. A., Taj, S. & McCoustra, M. R. S., May 2018, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 89, 5, 054102

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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ultrahigh vacuum
ice
cryogenic cooling
spectrometers
refractivity

Assigning a Structural Motif using Spontaneous Molecular Dipole Orientation in Thin Films

Roman, M., Dunn, A., Taj, S., Keolopile, Z. G., Rosu-Finsen, A., Gutowski, M., McCoustra, M. R. S., Cassidy, A. M. & Field, D., 14 Dec 2018, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 20, 46, p. 29038-29044 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

formates
dimers
dipoles
thin films
predictions

Efficient defluoridation of water by Monetite nanorods

Shen, J., Evangelista, M. F., Mkongo, G., Wen, H., Langford, R., Rosair, G. M., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Arrighi, V., Feb 2018, In : Adsorption. 24, 2, p. 135-145 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Nanorods
Fluorides
Water
Adsorption
Adsorbents

Impact of Oxygen Chemistry on Model Interstellar Grain Surfaces

Rosu-Finsen, A. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 28 Feb 2018, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 20, 8, p. 5368-5376 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oxygen
Enthalpy
Silicon Dioxide
Water
Desorption

Laboratory Studies of Thermal and Non-thermal Processes in and on Growing Icy Grain Mantles: Peeling an Icy Onion...

Marchione, D., Rosu-Finsen, A., Abdulgalil, A. G. M., Thrower, J., Frankland, V., Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 25 Jun 2018, p. 11 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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mantle
desorption
ice
agglomeration
ionization

Non-linear and Non-local Behaviour in Spontaneously Electrical Solids

Roman, M., Taj, S., Gutowski, M., McCoustra, M. R. S., Dunn, A., Keolopile, Z. G., Rosu-Finsen, A., Cassidy, A. M. & Field, D., 14 Feb 2018, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 20, 7, p. 5112-5116 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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dipoles
temperature
discontinuity
formates
bears
2017

A Review of recent Progress in understanding the spontelectric State of Matter

Plekan, O., Rosu-Finsen, A., Cassidy, A. M., Lasne, J., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Field, D., 20 Jun 2017, In : European Physical Journal D. 71, 6, 8 p., 162

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

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electron beams
electric fields
nitrous oxides
shift
formates

Bright Lights: Big Experiments! A Public Engagement Activity for International Year of Light

Downie, J. D., Morton, J. A. S. & McCoustra, M. R. S., Jan 2017, In : Physics Education. 52, 1, 9 p., 015005

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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experiment
pupil
video
school
science

Cosmic Rays, Electrons and Photons… A Common Foundation

McCoustra, M. R. S., 20 Jan 2017, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

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Open Access
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Hydrogen production
Ether
Methanol
Desorption
Electrons

Electron-Promoted Desorption from Water Ice Surfaces: Neutral Gas-Phase Products

Abdulgalil, A. G. M., Rosu-Finsen, A., Marchione, D., Thrower, J., Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 15 Jun 2017, In : ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. 1, 4, p. 209-215 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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neutral gases
ice
desorption
vapor phases
products

Gas – Grain Interactions: A Surface Science Tutorial

McCoustra, M. R. S., 26 Sep 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Molecular Hydrogen Production from Amorphous Solid Water during Low Energy Electron Irradiation

Gadallah, K., Marchione, D., Koehler, S. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 28 Jan 2017, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 19, 4, p. 3349-3357 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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hydrogen production
electron irradiation
escape
water
products

Peeling an Icy Onion... What Recent Experiments May Tell Us About the Structure and Evolution of Icy Dust Grains

McCoustra, M. R. S., Rosu-Finsen, A., Marchione, D., Abdulgalil, A. G. M., Frankland, V., Thrower, J., Collings, M. P. & Gadallah, K., 14 Sep 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Peeling an Icy Onion... What Recent Experiments May Tell Us About the Structure and Evolution of Icy Dust Grains

McCoustra, M. R. S., Rosu-Finsen, A., Marchione, D., Abdulgalil, A. G. M., Frankland, V., Thrower, J., Collings, M. P. & Gadallah, K., 22 Sep 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Surface heterogeneity and inhomogeneous broadening of vibrational line profiles

Taj, S., Baird, D., Rosu-Finsen, A. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 21 Mar 2017, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 19, 11, p. 7990-7995 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Carbon Monoxide
Silicon Dioxide
Molecules
Temperature programmed desorption
Absorption spectroscopy

Surface Heterogeneity and Inhomogeneous Broadening of Vibrational Line Profiles

Baird, D., Taj, S., Frankland, V., Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 13 Apr 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Surface Heterogeneity and Inhomogeneous Broadening of Vibrational Line Profiles

Taj, S., Baird, D., Rosu-Finsen, A. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 3 Nov 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Carbon Monoxide
Temperature programmed desorption
Absorption spectroscopy
Silicon Dioxide
Methanol

Wannier-Mott Excitons in Nanoscale Molecular Ices

Chen, Y-J., Muñoz Caro, G., Aparicio, S., Jiménez-Escobar, A., Lasne, J., Rosu-Finsen, A., McCoustra, M. R. S., Cassidy, A. M. & Field, D., 13 Oct 2017, In : Physical Review Letters. 119, 15, 157703

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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carbon monoxide
ice
excitons
permittivity
temperature
2016

Characterisation of Silica and Silicate Nanoparticulate Films using Surface Science Methodologies

Baird, D., Taj, S., Rosu-Finsen, A., Frankland, V., Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 21 Aug 2016, Abstracts of the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition. American Chemical Society, COLL75

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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silicates
methodology
silicon dioxide
nanoparticles
desorption

Dipole-Oriented Molecular Solids Can Undergo a Phase Change and Still Maintain Electrical Polarization

Cassidy, A., Jørgensen, M. R. V., Rosu-Finsen, A., Lasne, J., Jørgensen, J. H., Glavic, A., Lauter, V., Iversen, B. B., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Field, D., 27 Oct 2016, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 120, 42, p. 24130-24136 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Nitrous Oxide
Polarization
dipoles
nitrous oxides
polarization

Effect of Humic Substances Aggregation on the Determination of Fluoride in Water Using An Ion Selective Electrode

Shen, J., Gagliardi, S., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Arrighi, V., Sep 2016, In : Chemosphere. 159, p. 66–71 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ion selective electrodes
Humic Substances
Fluorides
Agglomeration
Water

Efficient Electron-promoted Desorption of Benzene from Water Ice Surfaces

Marchione, D., Thrower, J. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 7 Feb 2016, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 18, 5, p. 4026-4034 9 p., CP-ART-10-2015-006537.R1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Ice
Benzene
Desorption
Electrons
Water

Electrons, Excitons and Hydrogen Bonding: Electron-promoted Desorption from Molecular Ice Surfaces

Marchione, D. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 21 Nov 2016, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 18, 43, p. 29747-29755 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Ice
Desorption
Hydrogen bonds
Electrons
Atoms

Enabling Star Formation via Spontaneous Molecular Dipole Orientation in Icy Solids

Rosu-Finsen, A., Lasne, J., Cassidy, A., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Field, D., 20 Nov 2016, In : Astrophysical Journal. 832, 1, 6 p., 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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stellar cores
star formation
dipoles
gravitational collapse
life (durability)

Non-covalent Interaction of Benzene with Methanol and Diethyl Ether Solid Surfaces

Marchione, D. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 14 Aug 2016, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 18, 30, p. 20790-20801 12 p., CP-ART-03-2016-001787

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Benzene
Ether
Methanol
Ice
Temperature programmed desorption

Peeling the Astronomical Onion

Rosu-Finsen, A., Marchione, D., Salter, T. L., Stubbing, J. W., Brown, W. A. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 14 Dec 2016, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 18, 46, p. 31930-31935 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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peeling
ice
water
astrophysics
silicon dioxide

Photoactive and metal-free polyamide-based polymers for water and wastewater treatment under visible light irradiation

Shen, J., Steinbach, R., Tobin, J., Nakata, M. M., Bower, M., McCoustra, M. R. S., Bridle, H., Arrighi, V. & Vilela, F., 15 Sep 2016, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 193, p. 226-233 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Nylons
Water treatment
Wastewater treatment
Polymers
Metals

Photodesorption and Physical Properties of CO Ice as a Function of Temperature

Muñoz Caro, G., Chen, A., Aparicio, S., Jiménez-Escobar, A., Rosu-Finsen, A., Lasne, J. & McCoustra, M. R. S., May 2016, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 589, 7 p., A19

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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physical property
ice
temperature
desorption
spectroscopy

Plasma Modification of Technical Textiles

McCoustra, M. R. S. & Mather, R. R., 14 Apr 2016

Research output: Other contribution

Spontaneous Polarization of Solid CO on Water Ices and Some Astrophysical Implications

Rosu-Finsen, A., Lasne, J., Cassidy, A., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Field, D., 21 Feb 2016, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 18, 7, p. 5159-5171 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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astrophysics
ice
polarization
water
star formation

Surface Science Investigations of Physics and Chemistry at Icy Interfaces

Rosu-Finsen, A., Marchione, D., Abdulgalil, A. G. M., Thrower, J., Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 24 Aug 2016, Abstracts of the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition. American Chemical Society, PHYS 273

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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chemistry
physics
water
ice
desorption
2015

Dipole Aligned Solids - A Metastable Phase of Molecular Materials

Rosu-Finsen, A., Lasne, J., Cassidy, A., Field, D. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 19 Oct 2015, 62nd International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society. TF+AS+SS-MoM2

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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dipoles
electric fields
water
thin films
carbon monoxide

Electronic Excitation Transport in Ices: A Key Role for Hydrogen Bonding

Marchione, D., Abdulgalil, A. G. M., Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 21 Oct 2015, 62nd International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society. SS+AS-WeA2

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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ice
hydrogen
electronics
excitation
desorption

Laboratory surface astrochemistry experiments

Frankland, V., Rosu-Finsen, A., Lasne, J., Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M. R. S., May 2015, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 86, 5, 055103

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Dust
Atomic beams
Molecules
dust
vacuum apparatus

Probing model interstellar grain surfaces with small molecules

Collings, M. P., Frankland, V., Lasne, J., Marchione, D., Rosu-Finsen, A. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 2015, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 449, 2, p. 1826-1833 8 p., MN-14-3520-MJ.R1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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molecules
silicon dioxide
desorption
kinetics
carbon monoxide

Spontaneous electric fields in solid carbon monoxide

Lasne, J., Rosu-Finsen, A., Cassidy, A., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Field, D., Oct 2015, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 17, 44, p. 30177-30187 11 p., C5CP04536C

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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carbon monoxide
electric fields
polarization
Stark effect
astrophysics

Spontaneously electrical solids in a new light

Lasne, J., Rosu-Finsen, A., Cassidy, A., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Field, D., 28 Aug 2015, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 17, 32, p. 20971-20980

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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nitrous oxides
Stark effect
absorption spectroscopy
infrared spectroscopy
electrical properties
2014

General Discussion: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas

Dulieu, F. , van Dishoeck, E. , Meuwly, M. , Kaiser, R. , Kamp, I. , Semenov, D. , Pontoppidan, K. , Millar, T. , van der Tak, F. , Bergin, E. , Herbst, E. , Jones, A. , Kama, M. , Garrod, R. , Linnartz, H. , Walsh, C. , Heays, A. , Hornekaer, L. , Heard, D. , Schram, D. & 13 others Fukushima, K., McCoustra, M. R. S., Price, S., Hickson, K., Ligterink, N., Guzman Veloso, V., Oberg, K., Guzman-Ramirez, L., Ellinger, Y., Cuppen, H., Fayolle, E., Fillion, J-H. & Rawlings, J., 2014, In : Faraday Discussions. 168, p. 129-149

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

General Discussion: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas

Kuppen, H. , Oba, Y. , Congiu, E. , Dulieu, F. , Kaiser, R. , Price, S. , Meuwly, M. , Hama, T. , Minissale, M. , Loppolo, S. , McCoustra, M. R. S. , Zins, E-L. , Garrod, R. , Watanabe, N. , Herbst, E. , Heard, D. , Schram, D. , Zacharias, H. , Vidali, G. , McGregor, J. & 18 others Linnartz, H., Lamberts, T., Rawlings, J., Arumainayagam, C., Woods, P., Kamp, I., Mason, N., Meijer, A., Hornekaer, L., Jones, A., Mate, B., Rimola, A., Fukushima, K., Ellinger, Y., Drozdovskaya, M., Jager, C., Fillion, J-H. & Heays, A., 2014, In : Faraday Discussions. 168, p. 571-615

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

General Discussion: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas

Kamp, I. , Jager, C. , Rab, C. , Plane, J. , Jones, A. , van der Tak, F. , Loppolo, S. , Pontoppidan, K. , Zacharias, H. , van Dishoeck, E. , Linnartz, H. , Arumainayagam, C. , Kaiser, R. , Dulieu, F. , McGregor, J. , Rawlings, J. , Mason, N. , McCoustra, M. R. S. , Oba, Y. , Vidali, G. & 6 others Doronin, M., Congiu, E., Fillion, J-H., Herbst, E., Watanabe, N. & Hornekaer, L., 2014, In : Faraday Discussions. 168, p. 423-448

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

General Discussion: Nanoscale and Bio-imaging

Chapman, H., Chergui, M., McCoustra, M., van Thor, J., Underwood, J., Woerner, M., Bressler, C., Smolentsev, G., Kuepper, J. & Jacobsen, C., 2014, In : Faraday Discussions. 171, p. 419-427 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Investigations into the nature of spontelectrics: nitrous oxide diluted in xenon

Cassidy, A., Plekan, O., Dunger, J., Balog, R., Jones, N., Lasne, J., Rosu-Finsen, A., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Field, D., 15 Oct 2014, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16, 43, p. 23843-23853 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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nitrous oxides
xenon
dipoles
dilution
solid state physics

Non-thermal desorption from icy grain mantles: Is hydrogen bonding important?

Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 16 Mar 2014, In : Abstracts of Papers: American Chemical Society Meetings. 247, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

The interaction of carbon monoxide with model astrophysical surfaces

Collings, M. P., Dever, J. W. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 2014, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16, 8, p. 3479-3492 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Monoxide
Infrared spectroscopy
Gases
Cathode ray oscilloscopes
Atoms
2013

Laboratory studies of desorption in model astrophysical ice systems

McCoustra, M. & Collings, M., 2013, First International Conference on Chemical Evolution of Star Forming Region and Origin of Life : Astrochem2012 : S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, 10-13 July 2012. Chakrabarti, S. K., Acharyya, K. & Das, A. (eds.). Melville, New York: American Institute of Physics, Vol. 1543, p. 289-306 18 p. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1543)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

desorption
ice
astrophysics
astronomy
methodology

Laboratory studies of electron and ion irradiation of solid acetonitrile (CH3CN)

Abdulgalil, A. G. M., Marchione, D., Thrower, J., Collings, M., McCoustra, M., Islam, F., Palumbo, M. E., Congiu, E. & Dulieu, F., 13 Jul 2013, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 371, 1994, 20 p., 20110586

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electron irradiation
ion irradiation
acetonitrile
desorption
methylidyne
2012

Laboratory investigations of irradiated acetonitrile-containing ices on an interstellar dust analog

Abdulgalil, A., Marchione, D., Rosu-Finsen, A., Collings, M. & McCoustra, M., Jul 2012, In : Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 30, 4, 041505

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

acetonitrile
ice
dust
analogs
cross sections

Laboratory studies of desorption from model interstellar ices using surface science methodologies

Collings, M. & McCoustra, M., 2012, Proceedings of the European Conference on Laboratory Astrophysics. Stehle, C., Joblin, C. & d'Hendecourt, L. (eds.). Vol. 58, p. 315 - 326 12 p. (European Astronomical Society Publications Series; vol. 58)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution