Research in our lab involves development of new FT-MS and IR spectroscopic techniques and their application to problems in physical geochemistry. Our most recent interests include the use of tunable laser sources for infrared multiphoton dissociation (IRMPD) measurements of water solvated ion clusters. The experimental set-up includes a 7 Tesla FT-MS facility used in tandem with a pulsed Nd:YAG pumped OPO/OPA laser system that delivers tunable IR radiation in the 2800-4300 cm-1 range. This set up is used to carry out FT-MS and photofragmentation experiments on small ion clusters and related materials with a major focus on the configuration of the solvation shell. We also utilize a wide range of quantum chemical techniques to explore the structure and properties of clusters and their solvation shell and address questions of relevance to geochemistry and ore fluid processes in particular.
Vordiplom TU Berlin, 1995, M.Sc. University of Bristol, 1998, Ph.D. Stanford University, 2003; Postdoctoral study in Physical Geochemistry, ETH-Zürich, 2004-2008
EASC2401 Fluid/solid interactions in earth processes
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