Investigation of Molecular Structures and Ordering at Solid Liquid Interfaces Using Novel Emersion Vibrational Spectroscopy

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Title:
Investigation of Molecular Structures and Ordering at Solid Liquid Interfaces Using Novel Emersion Vibrational Spectroscopy
Author:
Heier, Shinobu Tsuruta
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Molecular level understanding of solid-liquid interfaces in ambient condition is still a challenging, but exciting area. The work presented here demonstrates the effectiveness of emersion IRRAS as a new tool in our arsenal to expand our understanding of solid-liquid interfaces through the investigation of model solvent/organically modified interfaces and electrochemically relevant interfaces using novel emersion spectroscopy. The emersion approach effectively isolates the molecularly-thin emersed liquid layer under ambient conditions by physically removing bulk liquid from the interface. Without the interferences from bulk liquid, the emersed layer is accessible with conventional spectroscopic methods.In this work, development and implementation of emersion IRRAS is first described. Emersion IRRAS was used to investigate the model solvents water and methanol at three w-terminated-SAM-modified Ag surfaces (11-MUA, 11-MUD, and UDT-modified Ag) possessing a range of surface energies. These surfaces had been previously characterized with emersion Raman spectroscopy and/or ellipsometry. Furthermore, solvation of CO on Pt by three solvents (methanol, acetonitrile, and water) was investigated in an effort to attain molecular-level insight into electrochemically-relevant interfaces.Experimental results presented show successful implementation of emersion IRRAS. For each of the systems studied, interfacial solvent spectra clearly differed from those of bulk solvents indicating unique molecular structures of emersed liquids.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Chemistry
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Chemistry; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Pemberton, Jeanne E.
Committee Chair:
Pemberton, Jeanne E.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of Molecular Structures and Ordering at Solid Liquid Interfaces Using Novel Emersion Vibrational Spectroscopyen_US
dc.creatorHeier, Shinobu Tsurutaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeier, Shinobu Tsurutaen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMolecular level understanding of solid-liquid interfaces in ambient condition is still a challenging, but exciting area. The work presented here demonstrates the effectiveness of emersion IRRAS as a new tool in our arsenal to expand our understanding of solid-liquid interfaces through the investigation of model solvent/organically modified interfaces and electrochemically relevant interfaces using novel emersion spectroscopy. The emersion approach effectively isolates the molecularly-thin emersed liquid layer under ambient conditions by physically removing bulk liquid from the interface. Without the interferences from bulk liquid, the emersed layer is accessible with conventional spectroscopic methods.In this work, development and implementation of emersion IRRAS is first described. Emersion IRRAS was used to investigate the model solvents water and methanol at three w-terminated-SAM-modified Ag surfaces (11-MUA, 11-MUD, and UDT-modified Ag) possessing a range of surface energies. These surfaces had been previously characterized with emersion Raman spectroscopy and/or ellipsometry. Furthermore, solvation of CO on Pt by three solvents (methanol, acetonitrile, and water) was investigated in an effort to attain molecular-level insight into electrochemically-relevant interfaces.Experimental results presented show successful implementation of emersion IRRAS. For each of the systems studied, interfacial solvent spectra clearly differed from those of bulk solvents indicating unique molecular structures of emersed liquids.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectChemistryen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPemberton, Jeanne E.en_US
dc.contributor.chairPemberton, Jeanne E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArmstrong, Neal R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGhosh, Indraneelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSaavedra, S. Scotten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWalker, F. Annen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2872en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749932en_US
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