Group Publications

Hewitt, J. T.; Concepcion, J. J.; Damrauer, N. H.  Inverse Kinetic Isotope Effect in the Excited-State Relaxation of a Ru(II)−Aquo Complex: Revealing the Impact of Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics on Nonradiative Decay. Journal of the American Chemical Society ASAP (2013). (link)

Vallet, P. J.; Damrauer, N. H. Experimental and Computational Exploration of Ground and Excited State Properties of Highly Strained Ruthenium Terpyridine Complexes.The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 117, 6489–6507 (2013). (link)

Tseng, H. W. Wilker, M. B., Damrauer, N. H., Dukovic, G. Charge Transfer Dynamics between Photoexcited CdS Nanorods and Mononuclear Ru Water-Oxidation Catalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, 3383–3386 (2013). (link)

McDaniel, A. M.; Tseng, H. W.; Hill, E. A.; Damrauer, N. H.; Rappé, A. K.; Shores, M. P. Syntheses and Photophysical Investigations of Cr(III) Hexadentate Iminopyridine Complexes and Their Tris(Bidentate) Analogues. Inorganic Chemistry 52, 1368-1378 (2013). (link)

 

Hewitt, J. T.; Vallet, P. J.; Damrauer, N. H. Dynamics of the 3MLCT in Ru(II) terpyridyl complexes probed by ultrafast spectroscopy: evidence of excited-state equilibration and interligand electron transfer. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 116, 11536-11547 (2012). (link)

Grumstrup, E.M.; Damrauer, N.H. Modeling and Correction of Distorted Two-Dimensional Fourier Transform Spectra from Pixelated Pulse Shaping Devices. Optics Express. 20, 20908 (2012) (link)

 

Vallet, P. J.; Damrauer, N. H. Computational Exploration of Heterolytic Halogen-Carbon Bond Scission Photoreactions in Ruthenium Polypyridyl Complexes The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 115, 3122-3132 (2011). (link)

 

Grumstrup, E. M.; Johnson, J. C.; Damrauer, N. H. Enhanced Triplet Formation in Polycrystalline Tetracene Films by Femtosecond Optical-Pulse Shaping. Physical Review Letters 105, 257403 (2010). (link)

 

Meylemans, H. A.; Hewitt, J. T.; Abdelhaq, M.; Vallett, P. J.; Damrauer, N. H. Exploiting Conformational Dynamics to Facilitate Formation and Trapping of Electron Transfer Photoproducts in Metal Complexes. Journal of the American Chemical Society 132, 11464–11466 (2010). (link)

 

Montgomery, M. A.; Grumstrup, E. M.; Damrauer, N. H. Fourier Transform Spectroscopies Derived from Amplitude or Phase Shaping of Broad-Band Laser Pulses with Applications to Adaptive Control. Journal of the Optical Society of America B. 27, 2518-2533 (2010). (link)

 

McDaniel, A. M.; Tseng, H. W.; Damrauer, N. H.; Shores, M. P. Synthesis and Solution Phase Characterization of Strongly Photooxidizing Heteroleptic Cr(III) Tris-Dipyridyl Complexes: Toward Efficient Hole Transfer Sensitizers. Inorganic Chemistry 49, 7981-7991 (2010). (link)

 

Meylemans, H. A.; Damrauer, N. H. Controlling Electron Transfer through the Manipulation of Structure and Ligand-Based Torsional Motions: A Computational Exploration of Ruthenium Donor-Acceptor Systems using Density Functional Theory. Inorganic Chemistry 48, 11161-11175 (2009). (link)

 

Montgomery, M. A.; Damrauer, N. H. A Convenient Method to Simulate and Visually Represent Two-Photon Power Spectra of Arbitrarily Shaped Broadband Laser Pulses. New Journal of Physics (Special Issue on Quantum Control Edited by H. Rabitz) 11, 105053 (2009). (link)

 

Meylemans, H. A.; Lei, C.F..; Damrauer, N. H. Ligand Structure, Conformational Dynamics, and Excited-State Electron Delocalization for Control of Photoinduced Electron Transfer Rates in Synthetic Donor–Bridge–Acceptor Systems. Inorganic Chemistry 47, 4060-4076 (2008). (link)

Grumstrup, E. M. ; Shim, S. H.; Montgomery, M. A.; Zanni, M. T.; Damrauer, N. H. Facile Collection of Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectra with Pulse Shaping Technology. Optics Express 15, 16681-16689 (2007). (link)

Montgomery, M. A.; Meglen, R. R.; Damrauer, N. H. General Method for Reducing Adaptive Laser Pulse Shaping Experiments to a Single Control Variable. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 111, 5126-5129 (2007). (link)

Montgomery, M. A.; Damrauer, N. H. Elucidation of Control Mechanisms Discovered During Adaptive Manipulation of [Ru(dpb)3](PF6)2 Emission in the Solution Phase. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 111, 1426-1433 (2007). (link)

Montgomery, M. A.; Meglen, R. R.; Damrauer, N. H. Robust Basis Functions for Control from Dimension Reduction of Adaptive Pulse-Shaping Experiments. Ultrafast Phenomena XV, R. J. D. Miller, A. M. Weiner, P. Corkum, and D. M. Jonas, eds., Springer Series in Chemical Physics, Springer, Berlin, (2006). (link)

Montgomery, M. A.; Meglen, R. R.; Damrauer, N.H. A General Method for the Dimension Reduction of Adaptive Control Experiments. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 110, 6391-6394 (2006). (link)

 

Other Publications

Hodgkiss, J.; Damrauer, N.H.; Pressé, S.; Rosenthal, J.; Nocera, D. G. Electron-Transfer Driven by Proton Fluctuations in a Hydrogen-Bonded Donor-Acceptor Assembly. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. R. J. Silbey Festschrift Article 110, 18853-18858 (2006).

Damrauer, N.H.; Hodgkiss, J.; Rosenthal, J.; Nocera, D. G. Observation of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer by Transient Absorption Spectroscopy in a Hydrogen-Bonded, Porphyrin Donor-Acceptor Assembly. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 108, 6315-6321 (2004).

Chang, M.C.; Chang, C.J.; Damrauer, N.H.; Nocera, D. G. Proton-coupled Electron Transfer. A Unifying Mechanism for Biological Charge Transport, Amino Acid Radical Initiation and Propogation, and Bond Making/breaking Reactions of Water and Oxygen. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1655, 13-28 (2004).

Brixner, T.; Damrauer, N.H.†; Krampert, G.; Niklaus, P.; Gerber, G. Adaptive Shaping of Femtosecond Polarization Profiles. Journal of the Optical Society of America B. 20, 878-892 (2003). †third author.

Brixner, T.; Damrauer, N.H.†; Krampert, G.; Niklaus, P.; Gerber, G. Femtosecond Learning Control of Quantum Dynamics in Gases and Liquids: Technology and Applications. Journal of Modern Optics. 50, 539-560 (2003). †fourth author.

Brixner, T.; Damrauer, N.H.†; Kiefer, B.; Gerber, G. Liquid-Phase Adaptive Femtosecond Quantum Control: Removing Intrinsic Intensity Dependencies. Journal of Chemical Physics. 118, 3692-3701 (2003). †lead author.

Brixner, T.; Damrauer, N.H.†; Niklaus, P; Gerber, G. Adaptive Femtosecond Quantum Control in the Liquid Phase.Ultrafast Phenomena XIII, M.M. Murnane, and N.F. Scherer, R. J. D. Miller, and A. M. Weiner, eds., Springer Series in Chemical Physics 72, Springer, Berlin, pp. 416-417 (2002). †second author.

Damrauer, N.H.†; Dietl, C.; Krampert, G.†; Lee, S.H.; Jung, K. H.; Gerber, G. Control of Bond-Selective Photochemistry in CH2BrCl using Adaptive Femtosecond Pulse Shaping.European Journal of Physics D. 20, 71-76 (2002) †lead authors.

Damrauer, N.H.; Gerber, G. Quantum Control by Adaptive Femtosecond Pulse Shaping: Application to CH2BrCl in the Gas-Phase and [Ru(dpb)3]2+ in the Solution Phase. Laser Control and Manipulation of Molecules., A. Bandrauk, ed., ACS Books, Washington D.C., pp. 190-206 (2002).

Brixner, T.; Damrauer, N.H.†; Niklaus, P; Gerber, G. Photoselective Adaptive Femtosecond Quantum Control in the Liquid Phase. Nature 414, 57-60 (2001). †lead author.

Brixner, T.†; Damrauer, N.H.†; Gerber, G. Femtosecond Quantum Control. Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, B. Bederson and H. Walther, eds., Volume 46, pp. 1-54, Academic Press, London (2001). †both authors contributed equally to this work.

Bergt, M.; Damrauer, N.H.†; Dietl, C.; Kiefer, B; Gerber, G. Ultrafast Fragmentation Dynamics of the Dicarbonyl(cyclopentadienyl)iron Halides. Ultrafast Phenomena XII, T. Elsaesser, S. Mukamel, M.M. Murnane, and N.F. Scherer, eds., Springer Series in Chemical Physics 66, Springer, Berlin, pp. 639-641 (2000). †fourth author.

Damrauer, N.H; McCusker, J.K. Ultrafast Dynamics in the Metal-to-Ligand Charge Transfer Excited-State Evolution of [Ru(4,4’-diphenyl-2,2’-bipyridine)3]2+. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 103, 8440-8446 (1999).

Damrauer, N.H; McCusker, J.K. Variable-Temperature Emission Studies of Solvation Dynamics: Evidence for Coupling of Solvation to Chromophore Structural Dynamics in the Evolution of Charge-Transfer Excited States. Inorganic Chemistry 38, 4268-4277 (1999).

Rusho, J.A.; Gordon, M.S.; Damrauer, N.H.; Damrauer, R. Computational Study of the Proton-Transfer Chemistry of the Silaacetylide Anion. Organometallics 17, 3401-3404 (1998).

Damrauer, N.H.; Weldon, B.T.; McCusker, J.K. Theoretical Studies of Steric Effects on Intraligand Electron Delocalization: Implications for the Temporal Evolution of MLCT Excited States. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 102, 3382-3397 (1998).

Rusho, J.A.; Gordon, M.S.; Damrauer, N.H.; Damrauer, R. A Computational Study of the Proton-Transfer Chemistry of the Silaformyl Anion. Journal of the American Chemical Society120, 2124-2130 (1998).

Damrauer, N.H.; Cerullo, G.; Yeh, A.; McCusker, J.K. Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in Transition Metal Complexes: Time Resolving Electron Delocalization.Ultrafast Phenomena XI, T. Elsaesser, J.G. Fujimoto, D.A. Wiersma, and W. Zinth, eds., Springer Series in Chemical Physics 63, Springer, Berlin, pp. 627-629 (1998).

Damrauer, N.H.; Boussie, T.R.; Devenney, M.; McCusker, J.K. Effects of Intraligand Electron Delocalization, Steric Tuning, and Excited-State Vibronic Coupling on the Photophysics of Aryl-Substituted Bipyridyl Complexes of Ruthenium (II).Journal of the American Chemical Society 119, 8253-8268 (1997).

Damrauer, N.H.; Cerullo, G.; Yeh, A.; Boussie, T.R.; Shank, C.V.; McCusker, J.K. Femtosecond Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in [Ru(bpy)3]2+. Science 275, 54-57 (1997).

Damrauer, R.; Hankin, J.A.; Howe, R.W.; Damrauer, N.H.; Peterson, K.A.; Bruner, S.J. Synthesis and Structure of Silicon-Containing Cages. Main Group Metal Chemistry(Special issue highlighting work done by BS and MS students) 17, 68-71 (1994).

Hong, P.; Damrauer, N.H.; Carroll, P.J.; Berry, D.H. Reaction Chemistry of a Tungsten Disilene Complex – Net One-Atom Insertion of Chalcogens into Cp2W(h2-Me2Si=SiMe2).Organometallics 12, 3698-3704 (1993).

Damrauer, R.; Krempp, M.; Damrauer, N.H.; Schmidt, M.W.; Gordon, M.S. Experimental and Computational Studies of Four-Coordinate Aluminum: The Reaction of Aluminates and Acids. Journal of the American Chemical Society 115, 5218-5226 (1993).