Bernstein Group

Colorado State University

 

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Research Interests

 

 

 

 

 

Heterogeneous Catalysis

Overview

Mass spectrometric investigation of catalytic reaction mechanisms for neutral metal and metal oxide clusters

 

Ionization Sources

Soft X-ray laser (extreme ultraviolet, EUV) laser (46.9 nm, 26.5 eV)

Deep ultraviolet (DUV) laser (193 nm, 6.4 eV)
Vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) laser (118nm, 10.5 eV)

 

 

 

 

 

Energetic Materials

Overview

Initial excited electronic state decomposition mechanism and dynamics of energetic materials and their model systems

 

Spectroscopic Techniques

Energy- and mass-resolved spectroscopy using nanosecond (ns) pulsed dye laser
Femtosecond spectroscopy

 

 

 

 

Biological & Hydrogen-bonded Systems

Overview

Investigation of conformations for amino acids, saccharides, alcohols, etc.

 

Spectroscopic Techniques
IR+VUV photoionization spectroscopy

IR+UV double resonance spectroscopy

VUV/EUV photofragmentation mass spectrometry