Petersen Group

Physical Chemistry II: Nonlinear Infrared Spectroscopy
Research Affiliations RESOLV


52. Chen W., Sanders S.E., Ozdamar B., Louaas D, Brigiano F.S., Pezzotti S.
On the trail of molecular hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity at aqueous interfaces

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2023 14 (5), 1301-1309

51. Stingel, A.M.; Leemans, J.; Hens, Z.; Geiregat, P.; Petersen, P.B.
Narrow homogeneous linewidths and slow cooling dynamics across infrared intra-band transitions in n-doped HgSe colloidal quantum dots

The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2023, 158 (11), 114202

50. Piontek, S.M.; Naujoks, D.; Tabassum, T.; DelloStritto, M.J.; Jaugstetter, M.

Probing the Gold/Water Interface with Surface-Specific Spectroscopy

ACS Physical Chemistry Au, 2023

49. Sanders, S.E.; Petersen, P.B.
Wedge-Based Design for Phase Stable and Phase Accurate Heterodyne-Detected Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2022, 13 (9), 2072-2077

48. Stingel, A.M.; Petersen, P.B.

Full spectrum 2D IR spectroscopy reveals below-gap absorption and phonon dynamics in the mid-IR bandgap semiconductor InAs

The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2021, 155 (10), 104202

47. Sanders, S.E.; Petersen, P.B.

Heterodyne-detected sum frequency generation of water at surfaces with varying hydrophobicity

The Journal of chemical physics, 2019, 150 (20), 204708

46.  Vanselous, H.; Videla, P.E.; Batista, V.S.; Petersen, P. B. 

Distinct Binding of Rhenium Catalysts on Nanostructured and Single-Crystalline TiO2 Surfaces Revealed by Two-Dimensional Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy. 

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 112 (45), 26018-26031.

45. Van Hoozen, B. L.; Petersen, P. B. 

Vibrational Tug-of-War: The pKA Dependence of the Broad Vibrational Features of Strongly Hydrogen-Bonded Carboxylic Acids. 

J. Chem. Phys 2018 148(13), 134309

44. Kocsis, I.; Sorci, M.; Vanselous, H.; Murail, S.; Sanders, S.; Licsandru, E.; Legrand, Y-M.; van der Lee, A.; Baaden, M.; Petersen, P. B.; Belfort, G.; Barboiu, M. 

Oriented chiral water wires in artificial transmembrane channels. 

Sci. Adv. 2018 4(3), eaao5603

Press releases:
Cornell Chronicle : “First proof of hydrogen-bonded water wires could lead to better desalination” : “Artificial bio-inspired membranes for water filtration” 
French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) : “Des membranes artificielles bio-inspirées pour filtrer l’eau”

43. Stingel, A.M.; Petersen, P. B. 

Interpreting Quasi-thermal Effects in Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Hydrogen-Bonded Systems. 

J. Phys. Chem. A 2018 122(10), 2670-2676

42. Sanders, S.E.; Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. 

Water at Surfaces with Tunable Surface Chemistries. 

J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2018, 30(11), 113001 (Invited Topical Review)

41. Van Hoozen, B. L.; Petersen, P. B. 

Combined Electronic Structure and Molecular Dynamics Approach to Computing the OH Vibrational Feature of Strongly Hydrogen-Bonded Carboxylic Acids. 

J. Chem. Phys. 2017, 147(22), 224304.

40. Daly, C. A.; Streacker, L. M.; Sun, Y.; Pattenaude, S. R.; Hassanali, A.; Petersen, P. B.; Corcelli, S. A.; Ben-Amotz, D. 

Decomposition of the Experimental Raman and Infrared Spectra of Acidic Water into Proton, Special Pair, and Counter-Ion Contributions. 

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8(21), 5246–5252.

39. McDermott, M. L.; Vanselous, H.; Corcelli, S. A.; Petersen, P. B. 

DNA’s Chiral Spine of Hydration. 

ACS Cent. Sci. 2017, 3(7), 708-714.

Press releases:
Cornell Chronicle :”Water forms ‘spine of hydration’ around DNA, group finds” 
Chemistry World :”DNA helix has chiral water ‘spine’” 
EurekAlert!, AAAS :”Water forms ‘spine of hydration’ around DNA, group finds” :”Water forms ‘spine of hydration’ around DNA, group finds” 
UPI :”Water forms superstructure around DNA, new study shows”

38. Stingel, A. M. ; Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. 

Covering the vibrational spectrum with microjoule mid-infrared supercontinuum pulses in nonlinear optical applications. 

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2017, 34(6), 1163-1169.

37. Vanselous, H.; Stingel, A. M.; Petersen, P. B. 

Interferometric 2D Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy Reveals Structural Heterogeneity of Catalytic Monolayers on Transparent Materials. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8(4), 825-830.

36. Sun, Y.; Petersen, P. B. 

Solvation Shell Structure of Small Molecules and Proteins by IR-MCR Spectroscopy. 

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8(3), 611-614.

35. Stingel, A. M.; Petersen, P. B. 

Couplings across the Vibrational Spectrum Caused by Strong Hydrogen Bonds: A Continuum 2D IR Study of the 7-Azaindole-Acetic Acid Heterodimer. 

J. Phys. Chem. B 2016, 120(41), 10768-10779.

34. Barrett, A.; Imbrogno, J.; Belfort, G.; Petersen, P. B. 

Phosphate Ions Affect the Water Structure at Functionalized Membrane Surfaces. 

Langmuir 2016, 32(35),9074-9082.

33. Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. 

Surface spectroscopy: Between a rock and a soft place.

Nat. Chem. 2016, 8, 527-528.

32. Chen, Y.; Okur, H. I.; Gomopoulos, N.; Macias-Romero, C.; Cremer, P.S.; Petersen, P. B.; Tocci, G.; Wilkins, D. M.; Liang, C.; Ceriotti, M.; Roke, S. 

Electrolytes induce long-range orientational order and free energy changes in the H-bond network of bulk water. 

Sci. Adv. 2016, 2 (4), e1501891.

31. Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. 

Extending the Capabilities of Heterodyne-Detected Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy: Probing Any Interface in Any Polarization Combination. 

J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120 (15), 8175–8184.

30. Calabrese, C.; Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. 

Deconstructing the Heterogeneity of Surface-bound Catalysts: Rutile Surface Structure Affects Molecular Properties. 

J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120 (3), 1515–1522.

29. Van Hoozen, B. L.; Petersen, P. B. 

Origin of the Hadži ABC Structure: An Ab InitioStudy. 

J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 143(18), 184305.

28. Barrett, A. R.; Petersen, P. B. 

Order of Dry and Wet Mixed-Length Self-Assembled Monolayers. 

J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119 (42), 23943-23950.

27. McDermott, M. L.; Petersen, P. B. 

Robust Self-Referencing Method for Chiral Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy. 

J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119 (38), 12417–12423.

26. Van Hoozen, B. L.; Petersen, P. B. 

Origin of the 900 cm-1 broad double-hump OH vibrational feature of strongly hydrogen-bonded carboxylic acids.

J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 142(10), 104308.

25. Silverberg, J. L.; Barrett, A. R.; Das, M.; Petersen, P. B.; Bonassar, L. J.; Cohen, I. 

Structure-Function Relations and Rigidity Percolation in the Shear Properties of Articular Cartilage. 

Biophys. J. 2014, 107 (7), 1721-1730.

24. Stingel, A. M.; Calabrese, C.; Petersen, P. B. 

Strong Intermolecular Vibrational Coupling through Cyclic Hydrogen-Bonded Structures Revealed by Ultrafast Continuum Mid-IR Spectroscopy. 

J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117 (29), 15714–15719.

23. Calabrese, C.; Stingel, A. M.; Shen, L.; Petersen, P. B. 

Ultrafast continuum mid-infrared spectroscopy: probing the entire vibrational spectrum in a single laser shot with femtosecond time resolution. 

Opt. Lett. 2012, 37 (12), 2265-2267.

Postdoctoral Publications

22. Roberts, S. T.; Ramasesha, K.; Petersen, P. B.; Mandal, A.; Tokmakoff, A. 

Proton Transfer in Concentrated Aqueous Hydroxide Visualized Using Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy. 

J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115(16), 3597-3972.

21. Petersen, P. B.; Tokmakoff, A. 

Source for Ultrafast Continuum Infrared and Terahertz Radiation. 

Opt. Lett. 2010, 35 (12), 1962-1964.

20. Roberts, S. T.; Petersen, P. B.; Ramasesha, K.; Tokmakoff, A.; Ufimtsev, I. S.; Martinez, T. J. 

Observation of a Zundel-like transition state during proton transfer in aqueous hydroxide solutions. 

PNAS 2009, 106 (36), 15154-15159.

19. Petersen, P. B.; Roberts, S. T.; Ramasesha, K.; Nocera, D. G.; Tokmakoff, A. 

Ultrafast N-H vibrational dynamics of cyclic doubly hydrogen-bonded homo- and heterodimers. 

J. Phys. Chem. B 2008, 112, 13167-13171.

Graduate Publications

18. Miller, A. E.; Petersen, P. B.; Hollars, C. W.; Saykally, R. J.; Heyda, J.; Jungwirth, P. 

Behavior of β-Amyloid 1-16 at the Air-Water Interface at Varying pH by Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. 

J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115(23), 5873-5880.

17. Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

Is the Liquid Water Surface Basic or Acidic? Macroscopic vs. Molecular-Scale Investigations. 

Chem. Phys. Lett. 2008, 458(4-6), 255-261.

16. Otten, D. E.; Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

Observation of nitrate ions at the air/water interface by UV-second harmonic generation. 

Chem. Phys. Lett. 2007, 449(4-6), 261-265.

15. Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

Comment on “Interfacial pH at an Isolated Silica–Water Surface. 

J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110(30), 15037-15038.

14. Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

Probing the Interfacial Structure of Aqueous Electrolytes with Femtosecond Second Harmonic Generation Spectroscopy. 

J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110(29), 14060-14073.

13. Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

On the Nature of Ions at the Liquid Water Surface. 

Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 2006, 57, 333-364.

12. Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

Adsorption of Ions to the Surface of Dilute Electrolyte Solutions: The Jones-Ray Effect Revisited. 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127(44), 15446-15452.

11. Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J.; Mucha, M.; Jungwirth, P. 

Enhanced Concentration of Polarizable Anions at the Liquid Water Surface: SHG Spectroscopy and MD Simulations of Sodium Thiocyanide. 

J. Phys. Chem. B. 2005, 109(21), 10915-10921.

10. Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

Evidence for an Enhanced Hydronium Concentration at the Liquid Water Surface. 

J. Phys. Chem. B. 2005, 109(16), 7976-7980.

9. Knutsen, K. P.; Johnson, J. C.; Miller, A. E.; Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

High spectral resolution multiplex CARS spectroscopy using chirped pulses. 

Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IV:SPIE, 20045323, 230-239.

8. Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

Confirmation of enhanced anion concentration at the liquid water surface. 

Chem. Phys. Lett. 2004, 397(1-3), 51-55.

7. Petersen, P. B.; Johnson, J. C.; Knutsen, K. P.; Saykally, R. J. 

Direct experimental validation of the Jones-Ray effect. 

Chem. Phys. Lett. 2004, 397(1-3), 46-50.

6. Knutsen, K. P.; Johnson, J. C.; Miller, A. E.; Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

High spectral resolution multiplex CARS spectroscopy using chirped pulses. 

Chem. Phys. Lett. 2004, 387(4-6), 436-441.

5. Johnson, J. C.; Yan, H.; Choi, H. -J.; Knutsen, K. P.; Petersen, P. B.; Law, M.; Yang, P.; Saykally, R. J. 

Single nanowire waveguides and lasers. 

Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials II:SPIE, 20035223, 187-196.

4. Keutsch, F. N.; Braly, L. B.; Brown, M. G.; Harker, H. A.; Petersen, P. B.; Leforestier, C.; Saykally, R. J. 

Water dimer hydrogen bond stretch, donor torsion overtone, and “in-plane bend” vibrations.

J. Chem. Phys. 2003, 119(17), 8927-8937.

3. Johnson, J. C.; Yan, H.; Schaller, R. D.; Petersen, P. B.; Yang, P.; Saykally, R. J.

Near-Field Imaging of Nonlinear Optical Mixing in Single Zinc Oxide Nanowires. 

Nano Lett. 2002, 2(4), 279-283.

2. Keutsch, F. N.; Fellers, R. S.; Brown, M. G.; Viant, M. R.; Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. 

Hydrogen Bond Breaking Dynamics of the Water Trimer in the Translational and Librational Band Region of Liquid Water.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123(25), 5938-5941.

1. Keutsch, F. N.; Brown, M. G.; Petersen, P. B.; Geleijns, M.; van der Avoird, A.; Saykally, R. J. 

Terahertz VRT Spectroscopy of Water Clusters in the Translational Band Region of Liquid Water. 

J. Chem. Phys. 2001, 114(9), 3994-4004.

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