Professor Michael N R Ashfold

B.Sc., Ph.D.(Birm.), C.Chem., F.R.S.C., F.Inst.P., FRS

  • BS8 1TS

1977 …2020

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Research Output

Contrasting ring-opening propensities in UV-excited α-pyrone and coumarin

Murdock, D., Ingle, R. A., Sazanovich, I. V., Clark, I. P., Harabuchi, Y., Taketsugu, T., Maeda, S., Orr-Ewing, A. J. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 28 Jan 2016, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 18, 4, p. 2629-2638 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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22 Citations (Scopus)
378 Downloads (Pure)

Contrasting the excited state reaction pathways of phenol and para-methylthiophenol in the gas and liquid phases

Zhang, Y., Oliver, T. A. A., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Bradforth, S. E., 23 Mar 2012, In : Faraday Discussions. 157, p. 141-63; discussion 243-84 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

63 Citations (Scopus)

Controlling electronic product branching at conical intersections in the UV photolysis of para-substituted thiophenols

Oliver, T. A. A., King, G. A., Tew, D. P., Dixon, R. N. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 14 Nov 2012, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 116, 51, p. 12444-12459 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

33 Citations (Scopus)

Controlling the hydrothermal growth and the properties of ZnO nanorod arrays by pre-treating the seed layer

Yin, Y., Sun, Y., Yu, M., Liu, X., Yang, B., Liu, D., Liu, S., Cao, W. & Ashfold, M. N. R., Sep 2014, In : RSC Advances. 4, 84, p. 44452-44456 5 p.

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14 Citations (Scopus)
232 Downloads (Pure)

Controlling the size and alignment of ZnO microrods using ZnO thin film templates deposited by pulsed laser ablation

Henley, S. J., Ashfold, M. N. R., Nicholls, D. P., Wheatley, P. & Cherns, D., Sep 2004, In : Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing. 79, 4-6, p. 1169-1173 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

66 Citations (Scopus)

Crystal growth of zinc oxide and the rôle of polar surfaces - theory and experiment

Claeyssens, F., Freeman, CL., Allan, NL., Fuge, GM., Henley, SJ., Sun, Y., Ashfold, MNR. & Harding, JH., 2004, Proc. 3rd. Int. Conf. 'Computational Modelling and Simulation of Materials'. Techna Press, Faenza, Italy, Vol. B. p. 143 - 150

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

CVD diamond coated fibres

May, PW., Rego, CA., Ashfold, MNR., Rosser, KN., Lu, GH., Walsh, TD., Holt, L., Everitt, NM. & Partridge, PG., 1995, In : Diamond Rel Mater. 4, p. 794 - 797

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

32 Citations (Scopus)

CVD diamond films produced in a parallel-plate RF reactor

May, PW., Ashfold, MNR., Rosser, KN. & Everitt, NM., 1993, Proc. 3rd Int. Symp. Diamond Mater. (eds. J.P. Dismukes and K.V. Ravi) . Electrochemical Society, Vol. 93-17. p. 448 - 454 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

CVD diamond growth on germanium for infra-red window applications

Rego, CA., May, PW., Williamson, EC., Ashfold, MNR., Chia, QS., Rosser, KN. & Everitt, NM., 1994, In : Diamond and Related Materials. 3, p. 939 - 941 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

CVD Diamond wires and tubes

May, PW., Rego, CA., Ashfold, MNR., Rosser, KN. & Everitt, NM., 1994, In : Diamond and Related Materials. 3, p. 810 - 813 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

51 Citations (Scopus)

Deposition of diamond films on sapphire: studies of interfacial properties and patterning techniques

May, PW., Rego, CA., Trevor, CG., Williamson, EC., Ashfold, MNR., Rosser, KN. & Everitt, NM., 1994, In : Diamond Rel.Mater. 3, p. 1375 - 1380 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

9 Citations (Scopus)

Determination of Stark parameters by cross-calibration in a multi-element laser-induced plasma

Liu, H., Truscott, B. S. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 12 May 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 25609.

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9 Citations (Scopus)
268 Downloads (Pure)

Diamond chemical vapor deposition using a zero-total gas flow environment

Croot, A., Mahoney, E. J. D., Dominguez Andrade, H., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Fox, N. A., 22 Jul 2020, In : Diamond and Related Materials. 109, 7 p., 108011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Diamond chemical vapour deposition

Ashfold, MNR. & May, PW., 1997, In : Chemistry and Industry. 13, p. 505 - 508

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)

Diamond deposition in a DC-arc jet CVD system; investigations of the effects of nitrogen addition

Smith, JA., Rosser, KN., Yagi, H., Wallace, MI., May, PW. & Ashfold, MNR., 2001, In : Diamond Rel. Mat. 10, p. 370 - 375

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

26 Citations (Scopus)

Diamond deposition in a hot filament reactor using different hydrocarbon precursor gases

May, PW., Everitt, NM., Trevor, CG., Ashfold, MNR. & Rosser, KN., 1993, In : Applied Surface Science. 68, p. 299 - 305 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

15 Citations (Scopus)

Diamond growth on WC-Co substrates by hot filament chemical vapor deposition: Effect of filament-substrate separation

Wei, Q., Ashfold, M. N. R., Mankelevich, Y. A., Yu, Z. M., Liu, P. Z. & Ma, L., 2011, In : Diamond and Related Materials. 20, 5-6, p. 641-650 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

48 Citations (Scopus)

DIRECT MEASUREMENTS OF a1A1 CH2 REMOVAL RATES

Ashfold, M. N. R., HANCOCK, G., KETLEY, GW. & MINSHULL-BEECH, JP., 1980, In : Journal of photochemistry. 12, 1, p. 75-83 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Dissociation dynamics of H2O (D2O) following photoexcitation at the Lyman-α wavelength (121.6 nm)

Mordaunt, DH., Ashfold, MNR. & Dixon, RN., 1994, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 100, p. 7360 - 7375 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Dissociation dynamics of HCN(DCN) following photo-excitation at 121.6 nm

Morley, GP., Lambert, IR., Ashfold, MNR., Rosser, KN. & Western, CM., 1992, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 97, p. 3157 - 3165 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Dissociation dynamics of NH3(Ã1A2). Experiment and theory

Ashfold, M. N. R., BENNETT, CL. & DIXON, RN., 1986, In : Faraday Discussions of the Chemical Society. 82, p. 163-175 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

DOUBLE-RESONANCE MULTIPHOTON IONIZATION STUDIES OF FRANCK-CONDON DISFAVORED VIBRONIC LEVELS OF THE B AND C' RYDBERG STATES OF AMMONIA

ALLEN, JM., Ashfold, M. N. R., BENNETT, CL. & WESTERN, CM., 5 Aug 1988, In : Chemical Physics Letters. 149, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Dynamical insights into 1πσ* state mediated photodissociation of aniline

King, G. A., Oliver, T. A. A. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 7 Jun 2010, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 132, 21, p. - 12 p., 214307.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

59 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamics of confined plumes during short and ultrashort pulsed laser ablation of graphite

Henley, S. J., Carey, J. D., Silva, S. R. P., Fuge, G. M., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Anglos, D., Nov 2005, In : Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 72, 20, p. - 13 p., 205413.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

52 Citations (Scopus)

DYNAMICS OF PHOTODISSOCIATION OF HCN AND DCN - THEORETICAL PREDICTIONS AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSERVATIONS

Ashfold, M. N. R., MACPHERSON, MT. & SIMONS, JP., 1978, In : Chemical Physics Letters. 55, 1, p. 84-87 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

22 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamics of the A-band ultraviolet photodissociation of methyl iodide and ethyl iodide via velocity-map imaging with 'universal' detection

Gardiner, S. H., Lipciuc, M. L., Karsili, T. N. V., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Vallance, C., 14 Feb 2015, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 17, 6, p. 4096-106 11 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)
408 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of incident fluence on the growth of ZnO nanorods by pulsed excimer laser deposition

Sun, Y., Doherty, RP., Warren, JL. & Ashfold, MNR., Oct 2007, In : Chemical Physics Letters. 447 (4-6), p. 257 - 262 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

23 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of NH3 and N2 additions to hot filament activated CH4/H2 gas mixtures

Smith, J. A., Wills, J. B., Moores, H. S., Orr-Ewing, A. J., Ashfold, M. N. R., Mankelevich, Y. A. & Suetin, N. V., 15 Jul 2002, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 92, 2, p. 672-681 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

47 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of ring-strain on the ultrafast photochemistry of cyclic ketones

Kao, M-H., Venkatraman, R. K., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Orr-Ewing, A. J., 13 Jan 2020, In : Chemical Science. 11, p. 1991-2000 10 p.

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Effects of thickness and cycle parameters on fretting wear behavior of CVD diamond coatings on steel substrates

Wei, Q., Yu, Z. M., Ashfold, M. N. R., Chen, Z., Wang, L. & Ma, L., 25 Sep 2010, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 205, 1, p. 158-167 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

32 Citations (Scopus)

Electronic Spectroscopy: Multiphoton Spectroscopy, Applications

Ashfold, MNR. & Western, CM., 1999, Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry. Lindon, JC., Tranter, GE. & Holmes, JL. (eds.). Academic Press, p. 1424 - 1433

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

ENERGY DISPOSAL IN PHOTODISSOCIATION - ELECTRONIC BRANCHING AND VIBRATIONAL DISTRIBUTIONS IN PHOTODISSOCIATION OF BrCN

Ashfold, M. N. R. & SIMONS, JP., 1977, In : Chemical Physics Letters. 47, 1, p. 65-69 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

ENERGY DISPOSAL IN THE VACUUM ULTRAVIOLET PHOTO-DISSOCIATION OF CS2 AND CSe2

Ashfold, M. N. R., QUINTON, AM. & SIMONS, JP., 1980, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics. 76, p. 905-914 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

ENERGY PARTITIONING IN PHOTODISSOCIATION - STATE SELECTIVE STUDIES OF THE CYANOGEN HALIDES

Ashfold, M. N. R., GEORGIOU, AS., QUINTON, AM. & SIMONS, JP., 1981, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics. 77, p. 259-271 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

19 Citations (Scopus)

ENERGY TRANSFER FROM STATE-SELECTED PHOTOFRAGMENTS - ELECTRONIC QUENCHING OF CS(A1Π)v'=0-5

Ashfold, M. N. R., QUINTON, AM. & SIMONS, JP., 1980, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics. 76, p. 915-922 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Enhanced ethanol sensing properties of ultrathin ZnO nanosheets decorated with CuO nanoparticles

Liu, X., Sun, Y., Yu, M., Yin, Y., Du, B., Tang, W., Jiang, T., Yang, B., Cao, W. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 1 Feb 2018, In : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 255, p. 3384-3390 7 p.

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34 Citations (Scopus)
268 Downloads (Pure)

Examination of the effects of nitrogen on the CVD diamond growth mechanism using in-situ molecular beam mass spectrometry

Tsang, RS., Rego, CA., May, PW., Ashfold, MNR. & Rosser, KN., 1997, In : Diamond Rel.Mater. 6, p. 247 - 254

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Excited state non-adiabatic dynamics of N-methylpyrrole: A time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum dynamics study

Wu, G., Neville, S. P., Schalk, O., Sekikawa, T., Ashfold, M. N. R., Worth, G. A. & Stolow, A., Jan 2016, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 144, 1, 12 p., 014309.

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17 Citations (Scopus)
254 Downloads (Pure)

Excited state non-adiabatic dynamics of pyrrole: A time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum dynamics study

Wu, G., Neville, S. P., Schalk, O., Sekikawa, T., Ashfold, M. N. R., Worth, G. A. & Stolow, A., 21 Feb 2015, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 142, 7, 12 p., 074302.

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53 Citations (Scopus)
342 Downloads (Pure)

Experimental and modeling studies of B atom number density distributions in hot filament activated B2H6/H2 and B2H6/CH4/H2 gas mixtures

Comerford, DW., Cheesman, A., Carpenter, TPF., Davies, DME., Fox, NA., Sage, RS., Smith, JA., Ashfold, MNR. & Mankelevich, YA., Mar 2006, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 110 (9), p. 2868 - 2875 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

34 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental data vs 3-D model calculations of HFCVD processes: Correlations and discrepancies

Mankelevich, YA., Suetin, NV., Ashfold, MNR., Smith, JA. & Cameron, E., 2001, In : Diamond Rel. Mater. 10, p. 364 - 369

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

30 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring autoionization and photo-induced proton-coupled electron transfer pathways of phenol in aqueous solution

Oliver, T. A. A., Zhang, Y., Roy, A., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Bradforth, S. E., 15 Oct 2015, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 6, 20, p. 4159-4164 6 p.

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26 Citations (Scopus)
379 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring Norrish type I and type II reactions: an ab initio mechanistic study highlighting singlet-state mediated chemistry

Marchetti, B., Karsili, T. N. V. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 5 Jul 2019, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 21, p. 14418-14428 11 p.

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Exploring Nuclear Motion Through Conical Intersections in the UV Photodissociation of Azoles, Phenols and Related Systems

Oliver, T. A. A., King, G., Sage, A. & Ashfold, M., 1 Nov 2011, Conical Intersections: Theory, Computation and Experiment (Advances in Physical Chemistry). p. 603-633

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Exploring nuclear motion through conical intersections in the UV photodissociation of phenols and thiophenol

Ashfold, M. N. R., Devine, A. L., Dixon, R. N., King, G. A., Nix, M. G. D. & Oliver, T. A. A., 2 Sep 2008, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105, 35, p. 12701-12706 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

132 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring quantum phenomena and vibrational control in σ* mediated photochemistry

Roberts, G. M., Hadden, D. J., Bergendahl, L. T., Wenge, A. M., Harris, S. J., Karsili, T. N. V., Ashfold, M. N. R., Paterson, M. J. & Stavros, V. G., 2013, In : Chemical Science. 4, 3, p. 993-1001 9 p.

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49 Citations (Scopus)
285 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring the dynamics of the photoinduced ring-opening of heterocyclic molecules

Ashfold, M. N. R., Bain, M., Hansen, C. S., Ingle, R. A., Karsili, T. N. V., Marchetti, B. & Murdock, D., 29 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 8, 14, p. 3440-3451 12 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)
354 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring the energy disposal immediately after bond-breaking in solution: the wavelength-dependent excited state dissociation pathways of para-methylthiophenol

Zhang, Y., Oliver, T. A. A., Das, S., Roy, A., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Bradforth, S. E., 3 Oct 2013, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 117, 46, p. 12125-12137 13 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)
268 Downloads (Pure)