KU Publications

C. J. Otolski, A. Mohan Raj, V. Ramamurthy, and C. G. Elles, Ultrafast Dynamics of Encapsulated Molecules Reveals New Insight on the Photoisomerization Mechanism for Azobenzene, (submitted).

T. J. Quincy, M. S. Barclay, M. Caricato, and C. G. Elles, Probing Dynamics in Higher-Lying Electronic States with Resonance-Enhanced Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. A122, 8308 (2018).

M. S. Barclay, T. J. Quincy, D. B. Williams-Young, M. Caricato, and C. G. Elles, Accurate assignments of excited-state resonance Raman spectra: A benchmark study combining experiment and theory, J. Phys. Chem. A, 121, 7937 (2017). 

M. de Wergifosse, C. G. Elles, and A. I. Krylov, Two-photon absorption spectroscopy of stilbene and phenanthrene: Excited-state analysis and comparison with ethylene and tolueneJ. Chem. Phys., 146, 174102 (2017)

M. de Wergifosse, A. L. Houk, A. I. Krylov, and C. G. Elles, Two-photon absorption spectroscopy of trans-stilbene, cis-stilbene, and phenanthrene: Theory and experimentJ. Chem. Phys., 146, 144305 (2017)

G. Batignani, E. Pontecorvo, C. Ferrante, M. Aschi, C. G. Elles, and T. Scopigno, Visualizing excited-state dynamics of a diaryl thiophene: Femtosecond stimulated Raman scattering as a probe of conjugated moleculesJ. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 2981 (2016)

A. L. Houk, R. S. Givens, and C. G. Elles, Two-photon activation of p-hydroxyphenacyl phototriggers: Toward spatially controlled release of diethyl phosphate and ATPJ. Phys. Chem. B,  120, 3178 (2016)

A. L. Houk, I. L. Zheldakov, T. A. Tommey, and C. G. Elles, Two-photon excitation of trans-stilbene: Spectroscopy and dynamics of electronically excited states above S1J. Phys. Chem. B,  119, 9335 (2015)

C. L. Ward and C. G. Elles, Cycloreversion dynamics of a photochromic molecular switch via one-photon and sequential two-photon excitationJ. Phys. Chem. A, 118, 10011 (2014).

E. Pontecorvo, C. Ferrante, C. G. Elles, and T. Scopigno, Structural rearrangement accompanying the ultrafast electrocyclization reaction of a photochromic molecular switchJ. Phys. Chem. B118, 6915 (2014).

I. L. Zheldakov, O. Grinevich, A. Mejiritski, C. G. Elles, and D. C. Neckers, Transient spectroscopy of 5,7-diiodo-3-butoxy-6-fluorone (DIBF), Photochem. Photobiol.90, 335 (2014).

L. Sarkany, J. M. Wasylenko, S. Roy, D. A. Higgins, C. G. Elles, and V. Chikan, Investigation of fluorescence emission from CdSe nanorods in PMMA and P3HT/PMMA films, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 18818 (2013).

E. Pontecorvo, C. Ferrante, C. G. Elles, and T. Scopigno, Spectrally tailored narrowband pulses for femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy in the range 330-750 nm, Optics Express, 21, 6866 (2013).

C. L. Ward and C. G. Elles, Controlling the excited-state reaction dynamics of a photochromic molecular switch with sequential two-photonexcitation, J. Phys. Chem. Lett.3, 2995 (2012).

I. L. Zheldakov, J. M. Wasylenko, and C. G. Elles, Excited-state dynamics and efficient triplet formation in phenylthiophene compounds, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 6211 (2012).

Previous publications

O. Marsálek, C. G. Elles, P. A. Pieniazek, E. Pluharova, J. Vande Vondele, S. E. Bradforth, and P. Jungwirth, Chasing charge localization and chemical reactivity following photoionization in liquid water, J. Chem. Phys.135, 224510 (2011).

C. G. Elles, C. A. Rivera, Y. Zhang, P. A. Pieniazek, and S. E. Bradforth, Electronic structure of liquid water from polarization-dependent two-photon absorption spectroscopy,J. Chem. Phys., 130, 084501 (2009).

C. G. Elles, I. A. Shkrob, R. A. Crowell, D. A. Arms, and E. C. Landahl, Transient x-ray absorption spectroscopy of hydrated halogen atom, J. Chem. Phys., 128, 061102 (2008)

C. G. Elles, I. A. Shkrob, R. A. Crowell, and S. E. Bradforth, Excited state dynamics of liquid water: Insight from the dissociation reaction following two-photon excitation, J. Chem. Phys., 126, 164503 (2007).

C. G. Elles, A. E. Jailaubekov, R. A. Crowell, and S. E. Bradforth, Excitation-energy dependence of the mechanism for two-photon ionization of liquid H2O and D2O from 8.3 to 12.4 eV, J. Chem. Phys., 125, 044515 (2006).

C. G. Elles and F. F. Crim, Connecting chemical dynamics in gases and liquids, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem., 57, 273 (2006).

L. Sheps, A. C. Crowther, C. G. Elles, and F. F. Crim, Recombination dynamics and hydrogen abstraction reactions of chlorine radicals in solution, J. of Phys. Chem. A, 109, 4296 (2005).

C. G. Elles, M. J. Cox, G. L. Barnes, and F. F. Crim, Recombination and reaction dynamics following photodissociation of CH3OCl in solution, J. Phys. Chem. A, 108, 10973 (2004).

C. G. Elles, M. J. Cox, and F. F. Crim, Vibrational relaxation of CH3I in the gas phase and in solution, J. Chem. Phys., 120, 6973 (2004).

C. G. Elles, D. Bingemann, M. M. Heckscher, and F. F. Crim, Vibrational relaxation of CH2I2 in solution: Excitation level dependence, J. Chem. Phys., 118, 5587 (2003).

C. G. Elles and N. E. Levinger, Reverse micelles solubilizing DMSO and DMSO/water mixtures, Chem. Phys. Lett., 317, 624 (2000).

Elles Group Highlights
  • Group alum and local beer brewer Victoria Gunderson (B.S. 2016) is named a Hawk to Watch. Read her story here.
  • The group presents three posters at the annual Kansas Physical Chemistry Symposium.
  • Tim and Matt have their paper on resonance-enhanced excited-state Raman scattering accepted for publication in JPC.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Tim Quincy for his successful Ph.D. defense! Tim will be off to start a teaching postdoc at St. Ambrose University in the fall. Good luck, Tim!!
  • Former undergrad Nick Jackson starts a new teaching position at Olathe South High School. Good luck, Nick!
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