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Dr. Ellen Backus
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Selected News

How does ice melt? Layer by layer!Alejandra Sánchez, Marc-Jan van Zadel, Jenée Cyran, Yuki Nagata, Mischa Bonn and Ellen Backus have a paper Experimental and theoretical evidence for bilayer-by-bilayer surface melting of crystalline ice published in PNAS. It is a collaborative paper with University of Toyama, Tufts University, University of Mainz, FOM Institute AMOLF, Tohoku University, Kyoto University and University of California.

December 2016

How does ice melt? Layer by layer!
Alejandra Sánchez, Marc-Jan van Zadel, Jenée Cyran, Yuki Nagata, Mischa Bonn and Ellen Backus have a paper Experimental and theoretical evidence for bilayer-by-bilayer surface melting of crystalline ice published in PNAS. It is a collaborative paper with University of Toyama, Tufts University, University of Mainz, FOM Institute AMOLF, Tohoku University, Kyoto University and University of California. [more]
Chunyan Ma joins the group as a visiting postdoctoral researcher to study the catalytic mechanism of small molecule gas oxidation.

November 2016

Chunyan Ma joins the group as a visiting postdoctoral researcher to study the catalytic mechanism of small molecule gas oxidation.
Prerna Sudera joins the group as a PhD student to study ice interfaces.

September 2016

Prerna Sudera joins the group as a PhD student to study ice interfaces.
Jenée Cyran has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers on Shedding Light on the Mechanism of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Reactions on Ice Surfaces.

August 2016

Jenée Cyran has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers on Shedding Light on the Mechanism of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Reactions on Ice Surfaces.

Latest Publications

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MA Sánchez, T Kling, T Ishiyama, MJ van Zadel, PJ Bisson, M Mezger, MN Jochum, JD Cyran, WJ Smit , HJ Bakker, MJ Shultz, A Morita, D Donadio, Y Nagata, M Bonn and EHG Backus
Experimental and Theoretical Evidence for Bilayer-by-Bilayer Surface Melting of Crystalline Ice
DOI
2.
J Schäfer, EHG Backus, Y Nagata, M Bonn
Both Inter- and Intramolecular Coupling of O-H Groups Determine the Vibrational Response of the Water/Air Interface
DOI
3.
F Wang, Z Jin, YJ Jiang, EHG Backus, M Bonn, SN Lou, D Turchinovich, and R Amal
Probing the Charge Separation Process on In2S3/Pt-TiO2 Nanocomposites for Boosted Visible-Light Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production
DOI
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RA Livingstone, Z Zhang, L Piatkowski, HJ Bakker, J Hunger, M Bonn, and EHG Backus
Water in Contact with a Cationic Lipid Exhibits Bulklike Vibrational Dynamics
DOI
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R Khatib, T Hasegawa, M Sulpizi, EHG Backus, M Bonn, and  Y Nagata
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of SFG Librational Modes Spectra of Water at the Water −Air Interface
DOI

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