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

2011

Highly conductive nanoclustered carbon:nickel films grown by pulsed laser deposition

Jayawardena, K. D. G. I., Tan, Y. Y., Fryar, J., Shiozawa, H., Silva, S. R. P., Henley, S. J., Fuge, G. M., Truscott, B. S. & Ashfold, M. N. R., Oct 2011, In : Carbon. 49, 12, p. 3781-3788 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

13 Citations (Scopus)

High resolution photofragment translational spectroscopy using Rydberg tagging methods

Ashfold, M. N. R., King, G. A., Nix, M. G. D. & Oliver, T. A. A., 11 Sep 2011, Handbook of High Resolution Spectroscopy. Quack, M. & Merkt, F. (eds.).

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

Lasers in Chemistry

Harrison, T. G., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Orr-Ewing, A. J., 2011, Chemistry Review, 21, 1, p. 2-6 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle (Specialist Publication)

Linking photochemistry in the gas and solution phase: S-H bond fission in p-methylthiophenol following UV photoexcitation

Oliver, T. A. A., Zhang, Y., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Bradforth, S. E., 25 May 2011, In : Faraday Discussions. 150, p. 439-58; discussion 505-32

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

34 Citations (Scopus)

Linking photochemistry in the gas and solution phase: S-H bond fission following UV excitation of thiophenols

Ashfold, M. N. R., Oliver, T. A. A., Zhang, Y. & Bradforth, S. E., 28 Aug 2011, Abstracts of American Chemical Society Meeting. Vol. 242. p. - 1 p.

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

nσ* and πσ* excited states in aryl halide photochemistry: a comprehensive study of the UV photodissociation dynamics of iodobenzene

Sage, A. G., Oliver, T. A. A., Murdock, D., Crow, M. B., Ritchie, G. A. D., Harvey, J. N. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 14 May 2011, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 13, 18, p. 8075-8093 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

39 Citations (Scopus)

PHOTOCHEMISTRY: Scrambled by the Sun?

Ashfold, M. N. R. & Glowacki, D. R., Jun 2011, In : Nature Chemistry. 3, 6, p. 423-424 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)

Position matters: competing O-H and N-H photodissociation pathways in hydroxy- and methoxy-substituted indoles

Oliver, T. A. A., King, G. A. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 28 Aug 2011, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 13, 32, p. 14646-14662 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

33 Citations (Scopus)

Tunnelling under a conical intersection: application to the product vibrational state distributions in the UV photodissociation of phenols

Dixon, R. N., Oliver, T. A. A. & Ashfold, M. N. R., May 2011, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 134, 19, p. 1943031-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

106 Citations (Scopus)

Vibrationally quantum-state-specific reaction dynamics of H atom abstraction by CN radical in solution

Greaves, S. J., Rose, R. A., Oliver, T. A. A., Glowacki, D. R., Ashfold, M. N. R., Harvey, J. N., Clarke, I. P., Greetham, G. M., Parker, A. W., Towrie, M. & Orr-Ewing, A. J., 18 Mar 2011, In : Science. 331, 6023, p. 1423 - 1426 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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66 Citations (Scopus)
386 Downloads (Pure)
2012

Boron Incorporation at a Diamond Surface: A QM/MM Study of Insertion and Migration Pathways during Chemical Vapor Deposition

Richley, J. C., Harvey, J. N. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 30 Aug 2012, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116, 34, p. 18300-18307 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

10 Citations (Scopus)

CH2 Group Migration between H-Terminated 2 x 1 Reconstructed {100} and {111} Surfaces of Diamond

Richley, J. C., Harvey, J. N. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 12 Apr 2012, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116, 14, p. 7810-7816 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

11 Citations (Scopus)

Competing 1πσ* mediated dynamics in mequinol: O-H versus O-CH3 photodissociation pathways

Hadden, D. J., Roberts, G. M., Karsili, T. N. V., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Stavros, V. G., 2012, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 14, 38, p. 13415-13428 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

23 Citations (Scopus)

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)

Exploring the Plasma Chemistry in Microwave Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond from C/H/O Gas Mixtures

Kelly, M. W., Richley, J. C., Western, C. M., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Mankelevich, Y. A., 27 Sep 2012, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 116, 38, p. 9431-9446 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

8 Citations (Scopus)

Optical Emission from Microwave Activated C/H/O Gas Mixtures for Diamond Chemical Vapor Deposition

Richley, J. C., Kelly, M. W., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Mankelevich, Y. A., 27 Sep 2012, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 116, 38, p. 9447-9458 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

17 Citations (Scopus)

Photofragmentation Dynamics in Solution Probed by Transient IR Absorption Spectroscopy: πσ*-Mediated Bond Cleavage in p-Methylthiophenol and p-Methylthioanisole

Murdock, D., Harris, S. J., Karsili, T. N. V., Greetham, G. M., Clark, I. P., Towrie, M., Orr-Ewing, A. J. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 20 Dec 2012, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 3, 24, p. 3715-3720 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

20 Citations (Scopus)

Reaction dynamics of CN radicals with tetrahydrofuran in liquid solutions

Rose, R. A., Greaves, S. J., Abou-Chahine, F., Glowacki, D. R., Oliver, T. A. A., Ashfold, M. N. R., Clark, I. P., Greetham, G. M., Towrie, M. & Orr-Ewing, A. J., Mar 2012, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 14, 30, p. 10424-10437 14 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)
222 Downloads (Pure)

UV photodissociation dynamics of iodobenzene: Effects of fluorination

Murdock, D., Crow, M. B., Ritchie, G. A. D. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 28 Mar 2012, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 136, 12, p. - 14 p., 124313.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

15 Citations (Scopus)

Vibrational energy redistribution in catechol during ultraviolet photolysis

King, G. A., Oliver, T. A. A., Dixon, R. N. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 14 Mar 2012, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 14, 10, p. 3338-3345 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

29 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Airborne hydrogen cyanide measurements using a chemical ionisation mass spectrometer for the plume identification of biomass burning forest fires

Le Breton, M., Bacak, A., Muller, J. B. A., O'Shea, S. J., Xiao, P., Ashfold, M. N. R., Cooke, M. C., Batt, R., Shallcross, D. E., Oram, D. E., Forster, G., Bauguitte, S. J. -B. & Percival, C. J., 16 Sep 2013, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 13, 18, p. 9217-9232 16 p.

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35 Citations (Scopus)
396 Downloads (Pure)

Comparing molecular photofragmentation dynamics in the gas and liquid phases

Harris, S. J., Murdock, D., Zhang, Y., Oliver, T. A. A., Grubb, M. P., Orr-Ewing, A. J., Greetham, G. M., Clark, I. P., Towrie, M., Bradforth, S. E. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 14 May 2013, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 15, 18, p. 6567-6582 17 p.

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51 Citations (Scopus)
286 Downloads (Pure)

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 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)
269 Downloads (Pure)

O-H bond fission in 4-substituted phenols: S1 state predissociation viewed in a Hammett-like framework

Karsili, T. N. V., Wenge, A. M., Harris, S. J., Murdock, D., Harvey, J. N., Dixon, R. N. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 2013, In : Chemical Science. 4, 6, p. 2434-2446 13 p.

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38 Citations (Scopus)
153 Downloads (Pure)

Photoinitiated quantum molecular dynamics: Concluding Remarks

Ashfold, M. N. R., 18 Jul 2013, In : Faraday Discussions. 163, p. 545-551 7 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
218 Downloads (Pure)

Sustained Frictional Instabilities on Nanodomed Surfaces: Stick-Slip Amplitude Coefficient

Quignon, B., Pilkington, G. A., Thormann, E., Claesson, P., Ashfold, M. N. R., Mattia, D., Leese, H., Davis, S. A. & Briscoe, W. H., 23 Dec 2013, In : ACS Nano. 7, 12, p. 10850–10862 13 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)
378 Downloads (Pure)

UV Photodissociation of Pyrroles: Symmetry and Substituent Effects

Karsili, T. N. V., Marchetti, B., Moca, R. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 21 Nov 2013, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 117, 46, p. 12067-12074 8 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)
296 Downloads (Pure)

UV photolysis of 4-iodo-, 4-bromo-, and 4-chlorophenol: Competition between C-Y (Y = halogen) and O-H bond fission

Sage, A. G., Oliver, T. A. A., King, G. A., Murdock, D., Harvey, J. N. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 28 Apr 2013, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 138, 16, 12 p., 164318.

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13 Citations (Scopus)
323 Downloads (Pure)

Waveguide-enhanced 2D-IR spectroscopy in the gas phase

Greetham, G. M., Clark, I. P., Weidmann, D., Ashfold, M. N. R., Orr-Ewing, A. J. & Towrie, M., 15 Sep 2013, In : Optics Letters. 38, 18, p. 3596-3599 4 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
292 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Ab Initio Study of Potential Ultrafast Internal Conversion Routes in Oxybenzone, Caffeic Acid, and Ferulic Acid: Implications for Sunscreens

Karsili, T. N. V., Marchetti, B., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Domcke, W., 26 Dec 2014, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 118, 51, p. 11999-12010 12 p.

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57 Citations (Scopus)
452 Downloads (Pure)

Arrays of nanorods composed of ZnO nanodots exhibiting enhanced UV emission and stability

Yin, Y., Sun, Y., Yu, M., Liu, X., Yang, B., Liu, D., Liu, S., Cao, W. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 2014, In : Nanoscale. 6, 18, p. 10746-10751 6 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
310 Downloads (Pure)

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)

Fragmentation dynamics of the ethyl bromide and ethyl iodide cations: a velocity-map imaging study

Gardiner, S. H., Karsili, T. N. V., Lipciuc, M. L., Wilman, E., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Vallance, C., 2014, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16, 5, p. 2167-2178 12 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
285 Downloads (Pure)

Imaging molecular dynamics

Ashfold, M. N. R. & Parker, D. H., 14 Jan 2014, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16, 2, p. 381-382 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial (Academic Journal)

8 Citations (Scopus)

KOALA: A program for the processing and decomposition of transient spectra

Grubb, M. P., Orr-Ewing, A. J. & Ashfold, M. N. R., Jun 2014, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 85, 6, 7 p., 064104.

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30 Citations (Scopus)
377 Downloads (Pure)

Molecular dissociation and vibrational excitation on a metal hot filament surface

Mankelevich, Y. A., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Umemoto, H., 15 Jan 2014, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 47, 2, 12 p., 025503.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
246 Downloads (Pure)

On the Participation of Photoinduced N-H Bond Fission in Aqueous Adenine at 266 and 220 nm: A Combined Ultrafast Transient Electronic and Vibrational Absorption Spectroscopy Study

Roberts, G. M., Marroux, H. J. B., Grubb, M. P., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Orr-Ewing, A. J., 27 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 118, 47, p. 11211-11225 15 p.

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45 Citations (Scopus)
364 Downloads (Pure)

Symmetry matters: photodissociation dynamics of symmetrically versus asymmetrically substituted phenols

Karsili, T. N. V., Wenge, A. M., Marchetti, B. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 28 Oct 2014, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16, 2, p. 588-598 11 p.

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30 Citations (Scopus)
337 Downloads (Pure)

Towards Understanding Photodegradation Pathways in Lignins: The Role of Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding in Excited States

Young, J. D., Staniforth, M., Dean, J. C., Roberts, G. M., Mazzoni, F., Karsili, T. N. V., Ashfold, M. N. R., Zwier, T. S. & Stavros, V. G., 19 Jun 2014, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 5, 12, p. 2138-2143 6 p.

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17 Citations (Scopus)
409 Downloads (Pure)

Tracking a Paterno-Buchi Reaction in Real Time Using Transient Electronic and Vibrational Spectroscopies

Harris, S. J., Murdock, D., Grubb, M. P., Clark, I. P., Greetham, G. M., Towrie, M. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 6 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 118, 44, p. 10240-10245 6 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
252 Downloads (Pure)

Transient electronic and vibrational absorption studies of the photo-Claisen and photo-Fries rearrangements

Harris, S. J., Murdock, D., Grubb, M. P., Greetham, G. M., Clark, I. P., Towrie, M. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 1 Feb 2014, In : Chemical Science. 5, 2, p. 707-714 8 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
335 Downloads (Pure)
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33 Citations (Scopus)
139 Downloads (Pure)

Tungsten oxide nanorod growth by pulsed laser deposition: influence of substrate and process conditions

Huang, P., Kalyar, M. M. A., Webster, R. F., Cherns, D. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 21 Nov 2014, In : Nanoscale. 6, 22, p. 13586-13597 12 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
185 Downloads (Pure)

Ultrafast Excited-State Dynamics of 2,4-Dimethylpyrrole

Staniforth, M., Young, J. D., Cole, D. R., Karsili, T. N. V., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Stavros, V. G., 20 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 118, 46, p. 10909-10918 10 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)
138 Downloads (Pure)
2015

3-D patterning of silicon by laser-initiated, liquid-assisted colloidal (LILAC) lithography

Ulmeanu, M., Grubb, M. P., Jipa, F., Quignon, B. & Ashfold, M. N. R., 1 Jun 2015, In : Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 447, p. 258-262 5 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
280 Downloads (Pure)

A Multipronged Comparative Study of the Ultraviolet Photochemistry of 2-, 3-, and 4-Chlorophenol in the Gas Phase

Harris, S. J., Karsili, T. N. V., Murdock, D., Oliver, T. A. A., Wenge, A. M., Zaouris, D. K., Ashfold, M. N. R., Harvey, J. N., Few, J. D., Gowrie, S., Hancock, G., Hadden, D. J., Roberts, G. M., Stavros, V. G., Spighi, G., Poisson, L. & Soep, B., 11 Jun 2015, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 119, 23, p. 6045-56 12 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
369 Downloads (Pure)

Broadband ultrafast photoprotection by oxybenzone across the UVB and UVC spectral regions

Baker, L. A., Horbury, M. D., Greenough, S. E., Ashfold, M. N. R. & Stavros, V. G., 6 Aug 2015, In : Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences. 14, 10, p. 1814-1820 7 p.

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27 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)
410 Downloads (Pure)