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Chemistry Weekly Seminar - Sahan Neelakanni
Posted on 2017-09-20 in Events
Dec 1, 2017
Systematic Investigation of Intermolecular Interactions in Near Edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (NEXAFS)
Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy can be used to study molecular packing and order in organic materials, if the effect of intermolecular interactions on this spectroscopy is understood. This work aims to contribute towards a general understanding of intermolecular effects on NEXAFS spectroscopy by studying the variation in Rydberg-valence interactions for saturated molecules and π-π interactions for unsaturated molecules.
The effect of π-π interactions with the spacing between co-facial benzene rings is significant and could provide a mechanism to study molecular packing and order in unsaturated materials. Orthorhombic and monoclinic n-alkane single crystals were used to study Rydberg-valence mixing in saturated molecules. In the NEXAFS spectra of crystalline n-alkanes, different crystalline environments are found to not have a significant effect on the NEXAFS spectra. However, a contribution from nuclear motion to broadening of the NEXAFS features was observed; this broadening varies with the n-alkane chain length. Nuclear motion refers to the energetically accessible molecular conformations present at the experimental temperature. Intermolecular interactions and different nuclear motions of a molecule modify the NEXAFS spectroscopy.
Chemistry Special Seminar - Dr. Travis Dudding
Posted on 2018-05-25
Dr. Travis Dudding of Brock University will present a special seminar.
Chemistry Seminar - Theerawat Prasertanan
Posted on 2018-05-10
Theerawat Prasertanan, PhD candidate, will present a seminar.
Chemistry Special Seminar
Posted on 2018-03-29
Prof. Dr. Ingo Krossing of the University of Freiburg, Germany will present a special seminar.
Chemistry Special Seminar - Dr. Raymond J. Andersen
Posted on 2018-03-14
Dr. Raymond J. Andersen, University of British Columbia, will present a special seminar.
Chemistry Weekly Seminar - Dr. Martin St. Maurice
Posted on 2018-02-14
Martin St. Maurice of Marquette University will present a seminar.
Chemistry Weekly Seminar - Dr. Geoff Horsman
Posted on 2018-01-30
Dr. Geoff Horsman of Wilfrid Laurier University, will present a seminar.