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Our Papers

A full list of publications can be found below, including the Google Scholar citation link. If you want to discuss any of our groups papers, feel free to reach out to Vas Stavros.

Submitted papers

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In press or published papers

147. A multipronged bioengineering, spectroscopic and theoretical approach in unravelling the excited state dynamics of the archetype mycosporine amino acid

M. Hymas, S. Wongwas, S. Roshan, A.L. Whittock, C. Corre, R. Omidyan and V.G. Stavros

J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2024, in press

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146. Ultrafast spectroelectrochemistry of the catechol/o-quinone redox couple in aqueous solution

S. Goia, G.W. Richings, M.A.P. Turner, J.M. Woolley, J.J. Tully, S.J. Cobb, A. Burriss, B.R. Robinson, J.V. Macpherson and V.G. Stavros

ChemPhotoChem, 2024, in press

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145. The elusive 3237 cm-1 diamond defect: ultrafast vibrational dynamics, concentration, and relationship to the N3VH defect.

T.J. Keat, D.J.L. Coxon, S. Liggins, V.G. Stavros, M.E. Newton and J. Lloyd-Hughes

Diamond & related materials, 2024, 141, 110661

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144. Ring buckling and C=N isomerisation pathways for efficient photoprotection in two nature-inspired UVA sunscreens, revealed through ultrafast dynamics and high-level calculations

A.M. Cowden, R. Losantos, A.L. Whittock, B. Penin, D. Sampedro and V.G. Stavros

Photochem. Photobiol., 2024, 100, 298

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143. An Expeditive and Green Chemo-Enzymatic Route To Diester Sinapoyl-L-Malate Analogues: Sustainable Bioinspired And Biosourced UV Filters
B. Rioux, L.M.M. Mouterde, J. Alarcan, T.T. Abiola, M.J.A. Vink, J.M. Woolley, A.A.M. Peru, M.M. Mention, F. Brunissen, G. Berden, J. Oomens, A. Braeuning, V.G. Stavros and F. Allais
Chem. Sci., 2023, 14, 13962

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142. Understanding the Impact of Symmetrical Substitution on the Photodynamics of Sinapate Esters Using Gas-Phase Ultrafast Spectroscopy
J. Dalton, J.M. Toldo, F. Allais, M. Barbatti and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2023, 14, 8771

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141. Characteristic photoprotective molecules from the sphagnum world: a solution-phase ultrafast study of sphagnic acid
M. Hymas, I. Casademont-Reig, S. Poigny and V.G. Stavros
Molecules, 2023, 28, 6153

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140. The value of different experimental observables: A transient absorption study of the ultraviolet excitation dynamics operating in nitrobenzene
S. Crane, M. Garrow, P. Lane, K. Robertson, A. Waugh, J. Woolley, V.G. Stavros, M. Paterson, S. Greaves and D. Townsend
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2023, 31, 6425

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139. Synthesis and characterisation of novel compositie sunscreens containing both avobenzone and octocrylene motifs
A.M. Cowden, A.L. Whittock, E.L. Holt, V.G. Stavros and M. Wills
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 17017

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138. Spectroscopic insight on impact of environment on natural photoprotectants
A.L. Whittock, X. Ding, X.E. Ramirez Barker, N. Auckloo, R.A. Sellers, J.M. Woolley, K. Tamareselvy, M. Vincendet, C. Corre, E. Pickwell-MacPherson and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Sci., 2023, 14, 6763

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137. Mechanistic insights into polymerisation-induced self-assembly using maleimide-based fluorophores

A.K. Pearce, S.J. Parkinson, I. Akar, M.J. Derry, P.D. Topham, R.T. Mathers, V.G. Stavros and R.K. O'Reilly

Macromolecules, 2023, 56, 9443

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136. Theoretical insights on the ultrafast deactivation mechanism and photostability of a natural sunscreen system: mycosporine glycine
R. Omidyan, L, Shahrokh, A.L. Whittock and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2023, 127, 4880

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135. N-heteroacenes as an organic gain medium for room temperature masers
M. Attwood, X. Xu, M. Newns, Z. Meng, R.A. Ingle, H. Wu, X. Chen, W. Xu, W. Ng, T.T. Abiola, V.G. Stavros and M. Oxborrow
Chem. Mat., 2023, 35, 4498

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134. Synergic photoprotection of phenolic compounds present in tomato fruit cuticle: a spectroscopic investigation in solution
A.G. Moreno, J.M. Woolley, E. Domínguez, A. de Cózar, A. Heredia and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2023, 25, 12791

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133. Concerted redox- and light-activated agent for controlled multimodal therapy against hypoxic cancer cells
J. Liu, A.W. Prentice, G.J. Clarkson, J.M. Woolley, V.G. Stavros, M.J. Paterson and P.J. Sadler
Adv. Mat., 2023, 35, 2210363

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132. Examining the substituent effect on mycosporine-inspired ultraviolet filters
A.L. Whittock, A.M. Cowden, M. Wills and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2023, 25, 7401

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131. Dephasing dynamics across local vibrational modes and crystalline environments
T.J. Keat, D.J.L. Coxon, M. Staniforth, V.G. Stavros, M.E. Newton and J. Lloyd-Hughes
Phys. Rev. Lett., 2022, 129, 237401

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130. Insight into the photodynamics of photostabilizer molecules
T.T. Abiola, B. Rioux, S. Johal, M.M. Mention, F. Brunissen, J. Woolley, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2022, 126
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129. Direct structural observation of ultrafast photoisomerisation dynamics in sinapate esters
T.T. Abiola, J.M. Toldo, M.T. do Casal, A.L. Flourat, B. Rioux, J. Woolley, D. Murdock, F. Allais, M. Barbatti and V.G. Stavros
Comm. Chem., 2022, 5, 141

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128. From biomass-derived p-hydroxycinnamic acids to novel sustainable and non-toxic phenolics-based UV filters: a multidisciplinary journey
B Rioux, J. Combes, J.M. Woolley, N.R. Lopes, M.M. Mention, V.G. Stavros and F. Allais
Front. Chem., 2022, 10, 886367

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127. Investigating the ultrafast dynamics and long-term photostability of an isomer pair, usujirene and palythene, from the mycosporine-like amino acid family
A.L. Whittock, J.M. Woolley, N. Auckloo, C. Corre and V.G. Stavros
Molecules, 2022, 27, 2272

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126. A perspective on femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy in the development of future sunscreens
A.L. Whittock, T.T. Abiola and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2022, 126, 2299

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125. Effect of electron donating/withdrawing groups on molecular photoswitching of functionalized hemithioindigo derivatives: a computational multireference study
M. Lea, V.G. Stavros and R. Maurer
ChemPhotoChem, 2022, 6, e20210029

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124. Intramolecular thiomaleimide [2+2] photocycloadditions: stereoselective control for disulfide stapling and observation of excited state intermediates by transient absorption spectroscopy
R. Malde, M.A. Parkes, M. Staniforth, J.M. Woolley, V.G. Stavros, V. Chudasama, H.H. Fielding and J.R. Baker
Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 2909

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123. Sustainable synthesis, in silico evaluation of potential toxicity and environmental fate, antioxidant and UV/filtering/photostability/activity, and of phenolic-based thiobarbituric derivatives
B. Rioux, M.M. Mention, J. Alarcan, T.T. Abiola, C. Peyrot, F. Brunissen, A. Braeuning, V.G. Stavros and F. Allais
Green Chem. Lett. Rev., 2022, 15, 114

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122. Ultrafast transient absorption spectroelectrochemistry: femtosecond to nanosecond excited-state relaxation dynamics of the individual components of an anthraquinone redox couple
S. Goia, M.A.P. Turner, J.M. Woolley, M.D. Horbury, A.J. Borrill, J.J. Tully, S.J. Cobb, M. Staniforth, N.D.M. Hine, A. Burriss, J.V. Macpherson, B.R. Robinson and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 486

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121. Unravelling the photoprotection properties of Garden Cress Sprout extract
T.T. Abiola, N. Auckloo, J.M. Woolley, C. Corre, S. Poigny and V.G. Stavros
Molecules, 2021, 26, 7631

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120. Experimental and computational analysis of para-hydroxy methylcinnamate following photoexcitation
J. Dalton, G.W. Ritchings, J.M. Woolley, T.T. Abiola, S. Habershon and V.G. Stavros
Molecules, 2021, 26, 7621

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119. Bio-based photo-reversible self-healing polymer designed from lignin
P.S. Roy, M.M. Mention, M.A.P. Turner, F. Brunissen, V.G. Stavros, G. Garnier, F. Allais and K. Saito
Green Chem., 2021, 23, 10050

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118. Determining the photostability of avobenzone in sunscreen formulation models using ultrafast spectroscopy
E.L. Holt, N.d.N. Rodrigues, J. Cebrian and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 24439

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117. Towards developing novel and sustainable molecular light-to-heat converters
T.T. Abiola, B. Rioux, J.M. Toldo, J. Alarcan, J.M. Woolley, M.A.P. Turner, D.J.L. Coxon, M.T. Do Casal, C. Peyrot, M.M. Mention, W.J. Buma, M.N.R. Ashfold, A. Braeuning, M. Barbatti, V.G. Stavros and F. Allais
Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 15239

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116. Effects of substituent position on aminobenzoate relaxation pathways in solution
N.d.N. Rodrigues, J.M. Woolley, K.M. Krokidi, M.A. Tesa-Serrate, M.A.P. Turner, N.D.M. Hine and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 23242

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115. Communication breakdown: dissecting the COM interfaces between the subunits of nonribosomal peptide synthetases
C.D. Fage, S. Kosol, M. Jenner, C. Oster, A. Gallo, M. Kaniusaite, R. Steinback, M. Staniforth, V.G. Stavros, M.A. Marahiel, M.J. Cryle and J.R. Lewandowski
ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 10802

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114. Rigidochromism by imide functionalisation of an aminomaleimide fluorophore
J.T. Husband, Y. Xie, T.R. Wilks, L. Male, M. Torrent-Sucarrat, V.G. Stavros and R.K. O'Reilly
Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 10550

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113. Ultrafast spectroscopic investigation of discreet co-assemblies of a Zn-porphyrin-polymer conjugate with a hexapyridyl template
W.D. Quan, L.A. Baker, R. Napier, R.K.O'Reilly, V.G. Stavros, M. Staniforth and T. Wilks
Chem. Phys. Lett., 2021, 777, 138736

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112. Exploring the blueprint of photoprotection in mycosporine-like amino acids
A.L. Whittock, N. Auckloo, A.M. Cowden, M.A.P. Turner, J.M. Woolley, M. Wills, C. Corre and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2021, 12, 3641

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111. An efficient artificial light-harvesting system based on supramolecular peptide nanotubes in water
Q. Song, S. Goia, J. Yang, S.C.L. Hall, M. Staniforth, V.G. Stavros and S. Perrier
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, 382

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110. New generation UV-A filters: understanding their photodynamics on a human skin mimic
T.T. Abiola, N.d.N. Rodrigues, C. Ho, D. Coxon, M. Horbury, J. Toldo, M. Casal, B. Rioux, C. Peyrot, M. Mention, P. Balaguer, M. Barbatti, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2021, 12, 337

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109. A systematic approach to methyl cinnamate photodynamics
K.M. Krokidi, M.A.P. Turner, P. Pearcy and V.G. Stavros
Mol. Phys., 2021, 119, e1811910

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108. Computational and experimental characterisation of novel ultraviolet filters
J. M. Woolley, R. Losantos, D. Sampedro and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 25390

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107. Unravelling the photoprotective mechanisms of nature-inspired ultraviolet filters using ultrafast spectroscopy
T.T. Abiola, A.L. Whittock and V.G. Stavros
Molecules, 2020, 25, 3945

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106. Reinvestigating the photoprotection properties of a mycosporine amino acid motif
A.L. Whittock, M.A.P. Turner, D.J.L. Coxon, J.M. Woolley, M.D. Horbury and V.G. Stavros
Front. Chem., 2020, 8, 574038

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105. An Ultrafast Shakedown Reveals the Energy Landscape, Relaxation Dynamics and Concentration of the N3VH Defect in Diamond
D.J.L. Coxon, M. Staniforth, B.G. Breeze, S.E. Greenough, J.P. Goss, M. Monti, J.L. Hughes, V.G. Stavros and M.E. Newton
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2020, 11, 6677

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104. Conservation of ultrafast photoprotective mechanisms with increasing molecular complexity in sinapoyl malate derivatives
L.A. Baker, M. Staniforth, A.L. Flourat, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
ChemPhysChem., 2020, 21, 1

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103. Exploring the photochemistry of an ethyl sinapate dimer: An attempt towards a better ultraviolet filter
M.D. Horbury, M.A.P. Turner, J.S. Peters, M. Mention, A.L. Flourat, N.D.M. Hine, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
Front. Chem., 2020, 8, 633

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102. Insights into the photoprotection mechanism of the UV filter homosalate
E.L. Holt, K.M. Krokidi, M.A.P. Turner, P. Mishra, T.S. Zwier, N.d.N. Rodrigues and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 15509

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101. UV irradiation of Cu-based complexes with aliphatic amine ligands as used in living radical polymerization
E. Liarou, M. Staniforth, J.S. Town, A. Marathianos, M. Grypioti, Y. Li, Y. Chang, S. Efstathiou, E. Hancox, A.M. Wemyss, P. Wilson, B.A. Jones, M. Aljuaid, V.G. Stavros and D.M. Haddleton
Eur. Polym. J., 2020, 123, 109388

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100. Towards symmetry driven and nature inspired UV filter design
M.D. Horbury, E.L Holt, L.M.M. Mouterde, P. Balaguer, J. Cebrian, L. Blasco, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
Nature Commun., 2019, 10, 4748

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99. Applications of ultrafast spectroscopy to sunscreen development, from first principles to complex mixtures
E.L Holt and V.G. Stavros
Int. Rev. Phys. Chem., 2019, 38, 243

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98. Unravelling photoprotection in microbial natural products
J.M. Woolley and V.G. Stavros
Science Progress, 2019, 102, 1

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97. Targeted photoredox catalysis in cancer cells
H. Huang, S. Banerjee, K. Qiu, P. Zhang, O. Blacque, T. Malcomson, M.J. Paterson, G.J. Clarkson, M. Staniforth, V.G. Stavros, G. Gasser, H. Chao and P.J. Sadler.
Nature Chem., 2019, 11, 1041

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96. Examining solvent effects on the ultrafast dynamics of catechol
M.A.P. Turner, R. Turner, M.D. Horbury, N.D.M. Hine and V.G. Stavros
J. Chem. Phys., 2019, 151, 084305

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95. Highlights from Faraday Discussion on ultrafast photoinduced energy and charge transfer
J.M. Woolley, K.M. Krokidi, M.A.P. Turner, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros and N.d.N. Rodrigues
Chem. Comm., 2019, 55, 9232

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94. Ultrafast photodissociation dynamics of pyrazole, imidazole and their deuterated derivatives using ab initio multiple cloning
C. Symonds, D. Makhov, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, J.A. Green, V.G. Stavros and D. Shalashilin
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 9987

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93. New insights into the dissociation dynamics of methylated anilines
N.C. Cole-Filipiak and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 14394

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92. Determination of secondary species in solution through pump-selective transient absorption spectroscopy and explicit-solvent TDDFT
M.A.P. Turner, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros and N.D.M. Hine
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123, 873

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91. The role of symmetric functionalisation on photoisomerisation of a UV commercial filter
J.M. Woolley, J.S. Peters, M.A.P. Turner, G.J. Clarkson, M.D. Horbury and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 14350

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90. Ultrafast photodissociation dynamics of 2-ethylpyrrole: adding insight to experiment with ab initio multiple cloning
J.A. Green, D.V. Makhov, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, C. Symonds, V.G. Stavros and D.V. Shalashilin
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 3832

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89. Wavepacket insights into the photoprotection mechanism of the UV filter methyl anthranilate
N.d.N. Rodrigues, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, K.N. Blodgett, C. Abeysekera, T.S. Zwier and V.G. Stavros
Nature Commun., 2018, 9, 5188

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88. Substituent position effects on sunscreen photodynamics: A closer look at methyl anthranilate
N.d.N. Rodrigues, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, M.A.P. Turner, K. Krokidi, G.L. Thornton, G.W. Richings, N.D.M. Hine and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Phys., 2018, 515, 596

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87. Unravelling the photoprotection properties of mycosporine amino acid motifs
J. Woolley, M. Staniforth, M.D. Horbury, G.W. Richings, M. Wills and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 3043

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86. Gas-solution phase transient absorption study of the plant sunscreen derivative methyl sinapate
L.A. Baker, M. Staniforth, A.L. Flourat, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
ChemPhotoChem, 2018, 2 , 743

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85. Entrapment and rigidification of adenine by a photo-cross-linked thymine network leads to fluorescent polymer nanoparticles
Z. Hua, T.R. Wilks, R. Keogh, G. Herwig, V.G. Stavros and R.K. O'Reilly
Chem. Mater., 2018, 30, 1408

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84. From fundamental science to product: a bottom-up approach to sunscreen development
N.D.N. Rodrigues and V.G. Stavros
Science Progress, 2018, 101, 8

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83. Investigating isomer specific photoprotection in a model plant sunscreen
M. D. Horbury, A.L. Flourat, S.E. Greenough, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Comm., 2018, 54, 936

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82. Spectroscopic Studies on Photoinduced Reactions of the Anticancer Prodrug, trans,trans,trans-[Pt(N3)2(OH)2(py)2]
R.R. Vernooij, T. Joshi, M.D. Horbury, B. Graham, E.I. Izgorodina, V.G. Stavros, P.J. Sadler, L. Spiccia and B.R. Wood
Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 5790

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81. Photophysics of the sunscreen ingredient menthyl anthranilate and its precursor methyl anthranilate: a bottom-up approach to photoprotection
N.D.N. Rodrigues, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, M.D. Horbury, M. Staniforth, T.N.V. Karsili, Y. Peperstraete and V.G. Stavros
J. Photochem. Photobiol. A, 2018, 353, 376

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80. Controlled fabrication of osmium nanocrystals by electron, laser and microwave irradiation and characterisation by microfocus X-ray absorption spectroscopy
A. Pitto-Barry, T. Geraki, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros, J.F.W. Mosselmans, R.I. Walton, P.J. Sadler and N.P.E. Barry
Chem. Comm., 2017, 53, 12898

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79. First step towards a universal fluorescent probe: unravelling the photodynamics of an amino-maleimide fluorophore
M. Staniforth, W.D. Quan, T.N.V. Karsili, L.A. Baker, R.K.O'Reilly and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121, 6357

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78. Elucidating nuclear motions in a plant sunscreen during photoisomerization, through solvent viscosity effects
M.D. Horbury, W.D. Quan, A.L. Flourat, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 21127

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77. Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy of the sunscreen constituent ethylhexyl triazone
L.A. Baker, S. Clark, S. Habershon and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8, 2113

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76. Photoprotection: extending lessons learned from studying natural sunscreens to the design of artificial sunscreen constituents
L.A. Baker, B. Marchetti, T.N.V. Karsili, V.G. Stavros and M.N.R. Ashfold
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 3770

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75. Photoisomerization of ethyl ferulate: a solution phase transient absorption study
M.D. Horbury, L.A. Baker, N.D.N. Rodrigues, W.D. Quan and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Phys. Lett., 2017, 673
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74. Ultrafast dissociation dynamics of 2-ethylpyrrole
N.C. Cole-Filipiak, M. Staniforth, N. das Neves Rodrigues, Y. Peperstraete and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A., 2017, 121, 969

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73. Combatting AMR: photoactivatable ruthenium(II)-isoniazid complex exhibits rapid selective antimycobacterial activity
N.A. Smith, P. Zhang, S.E. Greenough, M.D. Horbury, G.J. Clarkson, D. McFeely, A. Habtemariam, L. Salassa, V.G. Stavros, C.G. Dawson and P.J. Sadler
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 395

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72. Photophysics of sunscreen molecules in the gas-phase: a stepwise approach towards understanding and developing next generation sunscreens
N.D.N. Rodrigues, M. Staniforth and V.G. Stavros
Proc. R. Soc. A, 2016, 472, 1

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71. A perspective on the ultrafast photochemistry of solution-phase sunscreen molecules
L.A. Baker, S.E. Greenough and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7, 4655

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70. Ultrafast photophysical studies of a multicomponent sunscreen: oxybenzone-titanium dioxide mixtures
L.A. Baker, L.C. Grosvenor, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Phys. Lett., 2016, 664, 39

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69. Bottom-up excited state dynamics of two cinnamate-based sunscreen filter molecules
Y. Peperstraete, M. Staniforth, L.A. Baker, N. das Neves Rodrigues, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, W.D. Quan and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 28140

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68. Observing and understanding the ultrafast photochemistry in small molecules: applications to sunscreens
L.A. Baker and V.G. Stavros
Science Progress, 2016, 99, 282

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67. Towards elucidating the photochemistry of the sunscreen filter ethyl ferulate using time-resolved gas-phase spectroscopy
N. das Neves Rodrigues, M. Staniforth, J.D. Young, Y. Peperstraete, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, J.R. Gord, P.S. Walsh, D.M. Hewett, T.S. Zwier and V.G. Stavros
Faraday Discuss., 2016, 194, 709

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66. Photodynamics of potent antioxidants: ferulic and caffeic acids
M.D. Horbury, L.A. Baker, W.D. Quan, S.E. Greenough and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 17691

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65. Extreme population inversion in the fragments formed by UV photoinduced S–H bond fission in 2-thiophenethiol
R.A. Ingle, T.N.V. Karsili, G.J. Dennis, M. Staniforth, V.G. Stavros and M.N.R. Ashfold
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 11401

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64. Ultrafast photoprotective properties of the sunscreening agent octocrylene
L.A. Baker, M.D. Horbury and V.G. Stavros
Opt. Express, 2016, 24, 10700

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63. Ultrafast photoprotecting sunscreens in natural plants
L.A. Baker, M.D. Horbury, S.E. Greenough, F. Allais, P.S. Walsh, S. Habershon and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7, 56

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62. Excited-state dynamics of a two-photon-activatable ruthenium prodrug
S.E. Greenough, M.D. Horbury, N.A. Smith, P.J. Sadler, M.J. Paterson and V.G. Stavros
ChemPhysChem., 2016, 17, 221

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61. Retaining individualities: the photodynamics of self-ordering porphyrin assemblies
W.D. Quan, A. Pitto-Barry, L.A. Baker, E. Stulz, R. Napier, R.K. O’Reilly and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Comm., 2016, 52, 1938

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60. Gas-phase femtosecond particle spectroscopy: a bottom-up approach to nucleotide dynamics
V.G. Stavros and J. R. R. Verlet
Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem., 2016, 67, 211

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59. Probing rotational motion in 4-tert-butylcatechol through H-atom photofragmentation: Deviations from axial recoil
M. Staniforth, J.D. Young and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119, 12131

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58. Broadband ultrafast photoprotection by oxybenzone across the UVB and UVC spectral regions
L.A. Baker, M.D. Horbury, S.E. Greenough, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2015, 14, 1814

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57. Bridging the gap between the gas phase and solution phase: solvent specific photochemistry in 4-tert-Butylcatechol
M.D. Horbury, L.A. Baker, W.D. Quan, J.D. Young, M. Staniforth, S.E. Greenough and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119, 11989

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56. Torsional motion of the chromophore catechol following the absorption of ultraviolet light
J.D. Young, M. Staniforth, M.J. Paterson and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Rev. Lett., 2015, 114, 233001(1-5)

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55. Aminomaleimide fluorophores: A simple functional group with bright, solvent dependent emission
A.B. Mabire, M.P. Robin, W.D. Quan, H. Wilcock, V.G. Stavros and R.K. O’Reilly
Chem. Comm., 2015, 51, 9733

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54. Probing the ultrafast energy dissipation mechanism of the sunscreen oxybenzone after UVA irradiation
L.A. Baker, M.D. Horbury, S.E. Greenough, P.M. Coulter, T.N.V. Karsili, G.M. Roberts, A.J. Orr-Ewing, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6, 1363

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53. A multipronged comparative study of the ultraviolet photochemistry of 2-, 3- and 4-chlorophenol in the gas phase
S.J. Harris, T.N.V. Karsili, D. Murdoch, T.A.A. Oliver, A.M. Wenge, D.K. Zaouris, M.N.R. Ashfold, J.N. Harvey, J.D. Few, S. Gowrie, G. Hancock, D.J. Hadden, G.M. Roberts, V.G. Stavros, G. Spighi, L. Poisson and B. Soep
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119, 6045

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52. Ultrafast excited state dynamics in 2,4-dimethylpyrrole
M. Staniforth, J.D. Young, D.R. Cole, T.N.V. Karsili, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2014, 118, 10909

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51. Tunneling dynamics of the NH3 (A) state observed by time-resolved photoelectron and H atom kinetic energy spectroscopies
H. Yu, N.L. Evans, A.S. Chatterley, G.M. Roberts, V.G. Stavros and S. Ullrich
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2014, 118, 9438

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50. Time resolved photoelectron imaging of the isolated deprotonated nucleotides
A.S. Chatterley, C.W. West, V.G. Stavros and J.R.R. Verlet
Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 3963

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49. Ultrafast photo-induced ligand solvolysis of cis-[Ru(bipyridine)2(nicotinamide)2]2+: experimental and theoretical insight into its photoactivation mechanism
S.E. Greenough, G.M. Roberts, N.A. Smith, M.D. Horbury, R.G. Mckinlay, J.M. Żurek, M.J. Paterson, P.J. Sadler and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 19141

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48. Solvent induced conformer specific photochemistry of guaiacol
S.E. Greenough, M.D. Horbury, J.O.F. Thompson, G.M. Roberts, T.N.V. Karsili, B. Marchetti, D. Townsend and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 16187

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47. Towards understanding photodegradation pathways in lignins: The role of intramolecular hydrogen bonding in excited states
J.D. Young, M. Staniforth, J.C. Dean, G.M. Roberts, F. Mazzoni, T.N.V. Karsili, M.N.R. Ashfold, T.S. Zwier and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5, 2138

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46. Relaxation dynamics of photoexcited dihydroxybenzene: A comparative study
M. Staniforth, A.S. Chatterley, J.D. Young, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, 2014, 3, 271

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45. Mapping the ultrafast dynamics of adenine onto its nucleotide and oligonucleotides by time-resolved photoelectron imaging
A.S. Chatterley, C.W. West, G.M. Roberts, V.G. Stavros and J.R.R. Verlet
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5, 843

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44. Relaxation dynamics of photoexcited resorcinol: internal conversion versus H-atom tunnelling
J.D. Young, M. Staniforth, A.S. Chatterley, M.J. Paterson, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 550

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43. PHOTOCHEMISTRY A bright future for sunscreens
V.G. Stavros
Nature Chem., 2014, 6, 955

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42. The role of πσ* states in the photochemistry of heteroaromatic biomolecules and their subunits: insights from gas-phase femtosecond spectroscopy
G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 1698

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41. Timescales for adiabatic photodissociation dynamics from the A state of ammonia
A.S. Chatterley, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
J. Chem. Phys., 2013, 139,  034318(1-10)

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40. Base-specific ionization of deprotonated nucleotides by resonance enhanced two-photon detachment
A.S. Chatterley, A.S. Johns, V.G. Stavros and J.R.R. Verlet
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117, 5299

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39. Manipulating dynamics with chemical structure: probing vibrationally-enhanced tunnelling in photoexcited catechol
A.S. Chatterley, J.D. Young, D. Townsend, J.M. Zurek, M.J. Paterson, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 6879

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38. Probing ultrafast dynamics in photoexcited pyrrole: timescales for 1πσ* mediated H-atom elimination
G.M. Roberts, C.A. Williams, H. Yu, A.S. Chatterley, J.D. Young, S. Ullrich and V.G. Stavros
Faraday Discuss., 2013, 163, 95

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37. Exploring quantum phenomena and vibrational control in σ* mediated photochemistry
G.M. Roberts, D.J. Hadden, L.T. Bergendahl, A.M. Wenge, S.J. Harris, T.N.V. Karsili, M.N.R. Ashfold, M.J. Paterson and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 993

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36. Recent advances in experimental techniques to probe fast excited-state dynamics in biological molecules in the gas phase: dynamics in nucleotides, amino acids and beyond
M. Staniforth and V.G. Stavros
Proc. R. Soc. A, 2013, 469, 1

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35. Two-photon-activated ligand exchange in platinum (II) complexes
Y. Zhao, G. M. Roberts, S.E. Greenough, N.J. Farrer, M.J. Paterson, W.H. Powell, V. G. Stavros and P.J. Sadler
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 11263

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34. Competing 1πσ* mediated dynamics in mequinol: O-H versus O-CH3 photodissociation pathways
D.J. Hadden, G.M. Roberts, T.N.V. Karsili, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 13415

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33. Unravelling ultrafast dynamics in photoexcited aniline
G. M. Roberts, C. A. Williams, J.D. Young, S. Ullrich, M. J. Paterson and V. G. Stavros
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 12578

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32. Observation of ultrafast NH3 (A) state relaxation dynamics using a combination of time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and photoproduct detection
N.L. Evans, H. Yu, G.M. Roberts, V.G. Stavros and S. Ullrich
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 10401

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31. Investigation of multiple electronic excited state relaxation pathways following 200 nm photolysis of gas-phase imidazole
H. Yu, N.L. Evans, V.G. Stavros and S. Ullrich
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 6266

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30. Direct observation of hydrogen tunneling dynamics in photoexcited phenol
G.M. Roberts, A.S. Chatterley, J.D. Young and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2012, 3, 348

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29. Comparing the ultraviolet photostability of azole chromophores
G.M. Roberts, C.A. Williams, M.J. Paterson, S. Ullrich and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 1192

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28. Exploring ultrafast H-atom elimination versus photofragmentation pathways in pyrazole following 200 nm excitation
C.A. Williams, G.M. Roberts, H. Yu, N.L. Evans, S. Ullrich and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2012, 116, 2600

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27. Time resolved velocity map imaging of H-atom elimination from photoexcited imidazole and its methyl substituted derivatives
D.J. Hadden, K.L. Wells, G.M. Roberts, L.T. Bergendahl, M.J. Paterson and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 10342

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26. Time resolved velocity map imaging of methyl elimination from photoexcited anisole
D.J. Hadden, C.A. Williams, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 4494

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25. Active participation of 1πσ* states in the photodissociation of tyrosine and its sub-units
A. Iqbal and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2010, 1, 2274

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24. Probing redox reactions of immobilized cytochrome c using evanescent wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy in a thin-layer electrochemical cell
H.V. Powells, M. Schnippering, M. Cheung, J.V. Macpherson, S.R. Mackenzie, V.G. Stavros and P.R. Unwin
ChemPhysChem, 2010, 11, 2985

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23. Competing πσ* states in the photodissociation of adenine
K.L. Wells, D.J. Hadden, M.G.D. Nix and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2010, 1, 993

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22. Exploring the timescales of H-atom elimination from photoexcited indole
A. Iqbal and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2010, 114, 68

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21. Exploring the time-scales of H-atom detachment from photoexcited phenol-h6 and phenol-d5: statistical vs. non-statistical decay
A. Iqbal, M.S.Y. Cheung, M.G.D. Nix and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2009, 113, 8157

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20. Time-resolved velocity map ion imaging study of NH3 photodissociation
K.L. Wells, G. Perriam and V.G. Stavros
J. Chem. Phys., 2009, 130, 074308(1-5)

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19. Direct vs. indirect H atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules
A. Iqbal, L.J. Pegg and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2008, 112, 9531

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18. The influence of ion gratings on rotational wavepacket dynamics in H2
V.G. Stavros and S.R. Leone
Chem. Phys. Lett., 2008, 452, 33

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17. Dynamics of H-loss in adenine via the 1πσ* state using a combination of ns and fs laser spectroscopy
K.L. Wells, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Phys. Lett., 2007, 446, 20

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16. Coherent ultrafast photoelectron spectroscopy in Br2: an alternative method for measuring Δv≠0 transitions in Rydberg-to-Rydberg excitations
V.G. Stavros, L. Lau, D. Strasser and S.R. Leone
J. Chem. Phys., 2006, 124, 174307(1-8)

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15. The influence of intense control laser pulses on homodyne-detected rotational wave packet dynamics in O2 by degenerate four-wave mixing
V.G. Stavros, E. Harel and S.R. Leone
J. Chem. Phys., 2005, 122, 064301(1-9)

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14. Controlling the radial dynamics of Rydberg wavepackets in Xe using phase-locked optical pulse sequences
J.R.R. Verlet, V.G. Stavros, R.S. Minns and H.H. Fielding
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 2003, 36, 3683

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13. The role of phase in molecular Rydberg wavepacket dynamics
R.A.L. Smith, V.G. Stavros, J.R.R. Verlet, H.H. Fielding, D. Townsend and T.P. Softley
J. Chem. Phys., 2003, 119, 3085

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12. Controlling the angular momentum composition of a Rydberg electron wavepacket
J.R.R. Verlet, V.G. Stavros, R.S. Minns and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. Lett., 2002, 89, 263004(1-4)

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11. Wavepacket isotope separation using phase-locked pulses
J.R.R. Verlet, V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. A, 2002, 65, 032504(1-4)

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10. The dynamics of Rydberg electron wavepackets in NO
R.A.L. Smith, J.R.R. Verlet, E.D. Boleat, V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
Faraday Discuss., 2000, 115, 63

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9. Product state resolved stereodynamics: rotational polarization of OH(2Π; ν’, N’, Ω, f) scattered from the reaction, H + CO2 → OH + CO
M. Brouard, I. Burak, D.W. Hughes, K.S. Kalogerakis, J.P. Simons and V.G. Stavros
J. Chem. Phys., 2000, 113, 3173

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8. Calculations of the dynamics of phase-locked vibrational wave packets in Na2+: Young's double slit experiment in a molecule
V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
J. Chem. Phys., 2000, 112, 9343

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7. Vibrationally autoionizing Rydberg wavepackets in NO
V.G. Stavros, J.A. Ramswell, R.A.L. Smith, J.R.R. Verlet, J. Lei and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. Lett., 2000, 84, 1847(1)

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6. Vibrationally autoionizing Rydberg wavepackets in a combined Coulombic and electric field
V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. A, 1999, 60, 4774

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5. Vibrationally autoionizing Rydberg wavepackets in NO
V.G. Stavros, J.A. Ramswell, R.A.L. Smith, J.R.R. Verlet, J. Lei and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. Lett., 1999, 83, 2552

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4. Observation of autoionizing Rydberg-wavepackets in Xe
J.A. Ramswell, V.G. Stavros, J. Lei, Q. Hong and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. A, 1999, 59, 2186

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3. A nano-stabilization technique for low repetition rate phase-sensitive optical experiments
Q. Hong, J.A. Ramswell, V.G. Stavros, C.J. Barnett and H.H. Fielding
Meas. Sci. Tech., 1998, 9, 378

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2. Influence of weak electric fields on Rydberg electron wavepacket dynamics in the radial coordinate
V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
Chem. Phys. Lett., 1998, 284, 93

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1. Rydberg electron wavepacket dynamics in atoms and molecules
J.A. Ramswell, V.G. Stavros, Q. Hong and H.H. Fielding
Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lon., 1998, 356, 363

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Springer Series in Chemical Physics, 2014, 107, 119

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K. L. Knappenberger, Jr., S. Gilb, V. G. Stavros, E. W. Lerch, E. A. Torres, D. Strasser, L. Lau, and S. R. Leone
Femtochemistry VII: Fundamental ultrafast processes in chemistry, physics, and biology; Castleman, A. W., Jr., Kimble, M. L., Eds. 
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