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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Oxygen
Enthalpy
Silicon Dioxide
Water
Desorption

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.

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dipoles
temperature
discontinuity
formates
bears
2017

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

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experiment
pupil
video
school
science
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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.

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neutral gases
ice
desorption
vapor phases
products

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.

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hydrogen production
electron irradiation
escape
water
products

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.

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Carbon Monoxide
Silicon Dioxide
Molecules
Temperature programmed desorption
Absorption spectroscopy

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

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carbon monoxide
ice
excitons
permittivity
temperature
2016

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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physical property
ice
temperature
desorption
spectroscopy

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.

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astrophysics
ice
polarization
water
star formation
2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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nitrous oxides
Stark effect
absorption spectroscopy
infrared spectroscopy
electrical properties
2014

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.

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nitrous oxides
xenon
dipoles
dilution
solid state physics

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.

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Carbon Monoxide
Infrared spectroscopy
Gases
Cathode ray oscilloscopes
Atoms
2013

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

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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

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acetonitrile
ice
dust
analogs
cross sections
2011

Formation of H-2(+) by ultra-low-energy collisions of protons with water ice surfaces

Bag, S., McCoustra, M. & Pradeep, T., 21 Jul 2011, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 115, 28, p. 13813-13819

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Ice
Protons
Water
Ions
Plasma etching

Highly efficient electron-stimulated desorption of benzene from amorphous solid water ice

Thrower, J. D., Collings, M. P., Rutten, F. J. M. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 30 Mar 2011, In : Chemical Physics Letters. 505, 4-6, p. 106-111 6 p.

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Ice
Benzene
Desorption
Electrons
Water
2010

Photon- and electron-stimulated desorption from laboratory models of interstellar ice grains

Thrower, J. D., Abdulgalil, A. G. M., Collings, M. P., McCoustra, M. R. S., Burke, D. J., Brown, W. A., Dawes, A., Holtom, P. J., Kendall, P., Mason, N. J., Jamme, F., Fraser, H. J. & Rutten, F. J. M., Jul 2010, In : Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films. 28, 4, p. 799-806 8 p.

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ice
desorption
photons
electrons
electron irradiation
2009

Applying laboratory thermal desorption data in an interstellar context: Sublimation of methanol thin films

Green, S. D., Bolina, A. S., Chen, R., Collings, M. P., Brown, W. A. & McCoustra, M. R. S., Sep 2009, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 398, 1, p. 357-367 11 p.

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sublimation
methyl alcohol
desorption
thin films
kinetics

Laboratory investigations of the interaction between benzene and bare silicate grain surfaces

Thrower, J. D., Collings, M. P., Rutten, F. J. M. & McCoustra, M. R. S., Apr 2009, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 394, 3, p. 1510-1518 9 p.

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silicates
desorption
benzene
interactions
kinetics

Thermal desorption of C6 H6 from surfaces of astrophysical relevance

Thrower, J. D., Collings, M. P., Rutten, F. J. M. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 2009, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 131, 24, 244711

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astrophysics
desorption
adsorption
kinetics
leading edges
2008

Desorption of hot molecules from photon irradiated interstellar ices

Thrower, J. D., Burke, D. J., Collings, M. P., Dawes, A., Holtom, P. D., Jamme, F., Kendall, P., Brown, W. A., Clark, I. P., Fraser, H. J., McCoustra, M. R. S., Mason, N. J. & Parker, A. W., 1 Feb 2008, In : Astrophysical Journal. 673, 2, p. 1233-1239 7 p.

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ice
desorption
photons
benzene
molecules

Surface science investigations of photoprocesses in model interstellar ices

Thrower, J. D., Collings, M. P., McCoustra, M. R. S., Burke, D. J., Brown, W. A., Dawes, A., Holtom, P. D., Kendall, P., Mason, N. J., Jamme, F., Fraser, H. J., Clark, I. P. & Parker, A. W., 2008, In : Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films. 26, 4, p. 919-924 6 p.

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benzene
ice
desorption
sapphire
substrate
2007

Surface analysis under ambient conditions using plasma-assisted desorption/ionization mass spectrometry

Ratcliffe, L. V., Rutten, F. J. M., Barrett, D. A., Whitmore, T., Seymour, D., Greenwood, C., Aranda-Gonzalvo, Y., Robinson, S. & McCoustra, M., 15 Aug 2007, In : Analytical Chemistry. 79, 16, p. 6094-6101 8 p.

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Surface analysis
Ionization
Mass spectrometry
Desorption
Plasmas
2006

Dynamical Studies of the Dissociation of Some Primary Alkanes on Pt(111)

Cooper, I. E., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Chesters, M. A., 2006, In : Ciencia (Maracaibo). 14, p. 96-103

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Meteorite nanoparticles as models for interstellar grains: synthesis and preliminary characterisation

Mautner, M. N., Abdelsayed, V., El-Shall, M. S., Thrower, J. D., Green, S. D., Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 2006, In : Faraday Discussions. 133, p. 103-112 10 p.

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The profile of the 2140 cm-1 solid CO band on different substrates

Palumbo, M. E., Baratta, G. A., Collings, M. P. & McCoustra, M., 2006, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 8, 2, p. 279-284 6 p.

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Towards a fully optimised organic LED device: analysis of surface synthesis using coupling reactions by ToF-SIMS

Pinna, R., Jamme, F., Rutten, F. J. M., Smith, E. F., Willis, M. R., Briggs, D. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 30 Jul 2006, In : Applied Surface Science. 252, 19, p. 6672-6675 4 p.

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2005

Sub-monolayer coverages of CO on water ice

Collings, M. P., Dever, J. W. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 24 Oct 2005, In : Chemical Physics Letters. 415, 1-3, p. 40-45 6 p.

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To infinity and beyond...

McCoustra, M. R. S., Brown, W. A. & Viti, S., 2005, In : Education in Chemistry. 42, p. 153-155

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2004

A laboratory survey of the thermal desorption of astrophysically relevant molecules

Collings, M. P., Anderson, M. A., Chen, R., Dever, J. W., Viti, S., Williams, D. A. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 11 Nov 2004, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 354, 4, p. 1133-1140 8 p.

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A strategy for the measurement of the vibrations of a muoniated radical centre: experimental evidence

Jayasooriya, U. A., Pratt, F. L., Aston, G. M., Hall, S., Hubbard, P. L. & McCoustra, M., 20 Feb 2004, In : ChemPhysChem. 5, 2, p. 257-261 5 p.

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Evaporation of ices near massive stars: models based on laboratory temperature programmed desorption data

Viti, S., Collings, M. P., Dever, J. W., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Williams, D. A., 11 Nov 2004, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 354, 4, p. 1141-1145 5 p.

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Interaction of nitric oxide with molecular adlayers adsorbed on Rh(111)

Fiorin, V., McCoustra, M. R. S. & Chesters, M. A., 29 Jul 2004, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 108, 30, p. 10981-10990 10 p.

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The making of Stars 'R' Us!

Viti, S., Brown, W., McCoustra, M. R. S., Fraser, H. J., Mason, N. & Massey, R., Dec 2004, In : Astronomy and Geophysics. 45, 6, p. 22-24 3 p.

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Using laboratory studies of CO-H2O ices to understand the non-detection of a 2152 cm-1 (4.647 μm) band in the spectra of interstellar ices

Fraser, H. J., Collings, M. P., Dever, J. W. & McCoustra, M. R. S., 1 Sep 2004, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 353, 1, p. 59-68 10 p.

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