Recent Publications

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 Confirming the ground state geometry of the triatomic MgOMg through rovibronic spectroscopy

Using laser induced fluorescence techniques to characterize perturbing states in CaO

or read other publications below:

Persinger, T.D., Frohman, D.J., Fawzy, W.M., Heaven, M.C. J. Chem. Phys. 153, 054308 (2020). “Spectroscopy and electronic structure of the hypermetallic oxide, MgOMg”

S. M. Bresler, J. R. Schmitz, M. C. Heaven, and R. W. Field, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 370, 111293 (2020). “Perturbations of the A’1Π and C1Σ+ states of CaO” 

M. L. Green, N. B. Jaffe, and M. C. Heaven, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11, 88-92 (2020). “Characterization of the Ground States of BeC2 and BeC2via Photoelectron Velocity Map Imaging Spectroscopy” 

S. R. Battey, D.H. Bross, K. A. Peterson, T. Persinger, R. A. VanGundy, and M. C. Heaven, J. Chem. Phys. 152, 094302/1-094302/10 (2020), recognized as an Editor’s Pick article “Spectroscopic and theoretical studies of UN and UN+

R. A. Van Gundy, T. D. Persinger, and M. C. Heaven, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 363, 111176 (2019). “Improved vibrational constants for BaCl+ X1Σ+

P. Sun, D. Zuo, P. A. Mikheyev, J. Han, and M. C. Heaven, Optics Express 27, 22289-22301 (2019). “Time-dependent simulations of a CW pumped, pulsed DC discharge Ar metastable laser system”

C. R. Sanderson, C. W. Ballmann, J. Han, A. B. Clark, B. H. Hokr, K. G. Xu, and M. C. Heaven, Optics Express 27, 36011-36021 (2019). “Demonstration of a quasi-CW diode-pumped metastable xenon laser”

J. R. Schmitz, L. A. Kaledin and M. C. Heaven, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 360, 39-43 (2019) “Laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy of jet-cooled ThO”

R. A. VanGundy, T. D. Persinger, and M. C. Heaven, “Low energy states of NdO+ probed by photoelectron spectroscopy,” J. Chem. Phys. 150, 114302/114301-114302/114307 (2019).

A. T. Le, S. G. Nakhate, D.-T. Nguyen, T. C. Steimle, and M. C. Heaven, “Characterization of gas-phase thorium nitride,” J. Chem. Phys. 150, 144304/144301-144304/144309 (2019)

A. Khvatov, M. V. Zagidullin, G. I. Tolstov, I. A. Medvedkov, A. M. Mebel, M. C. Heaven, and V. N. Azyazov, “Product channels of the reactions of O2(b1Σ+g),” Chem. Phys. 521, 85-91 (2019).

L. A. Kaledin, A. L. Kaledin, and M. C. Heaven, “The electronic structure of thorium monoxide: Ligand field assignment of states in the range 0-5 eV,” J.      Comput. Chem. 40, 430-446 (2019).235.      

A. Medvedev, V. V. Meshkov, A. V. Stolyarov, and M. C. Heaven, “Ab initio interatomic potentials and transport properties of alkali metal (M = Rb and Cs) – rare gas (Rg = He, Ne, Ar, Kr, and Xe) media.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.,  20, 25974-25982 (2018). 

A. V. Demyanovl, I. V. Kochetov, P. A. Mikheyev, V. N. Azyazov and M. C. Heaven, “Kinetic analysis of rare gas metastable production and optically pumped Xe lasers,” J. Phys. D: App. Phys. 51, 045201 (2018)

M. C. Heaven and K. A. Peterson in “Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Actinide Chemistry” (Invited book chapter).  Editors, J. K. Gibson and W. De Jong.  Pages 1-52, Wiley, 2018 “Chapter 1: Probing actinide bonds in the gas phase: theory and spectroscopy”

Green, M. L., Jean, P., & Heaven, M. C. J. Phys. Chem Lett.   9(8), 1999-2002. (2018). “Dative Bonding between Closed-Shell Atoms: The BeF–Anion“.

Torbin, A. P., et al. Chemical Physics Letters 691 (2018): 456-461. “Collisional relaxation of O 2 (a 1 Δ, υ= 1, 2, 3) by CO 2.

R. A. VanGundy, J. H. Bartlett, and M. C. Heaven, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 344, 17-20 (2018.) “Spectroscopy of the low-lying states of CaO+

M. V. Zagidullin, N. A. Khvatov, I. A. Medvedkov, G. I. Tolstov, A. M. Mebel, M. C. Heaven, and V. N. Azyazov, J. Phys. Chem. A121, 7343-7348 (2017). “O2(b1Σ+g) Quenching by O2, CO2, H2O, and N2 at Temperatures of 300-800 K.” 

P. A. Mikheyev, J. Han, A. Clark, C. R. Sanderson, and M. C. Heaven,Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50, 485203 (2017). “Production of Ar and Xe metastables in rare gas mixtures in a dielectric barrier discharge.” 

P. A. Mikheyev, J. Han, A. Clark, C. Sanderson, and M. C. Heaven,XXI International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications 10254, 102540X-102540X-102546 (2017). “Production of Ar metastables in a dielectric barrier discharge.” 

J. Han, M. C. Heaven, P. J. Moran, G. A. Pitz, E. M. Guild, C. R. Sanderson, and B. Hokr. Optics Letters (2017). “Demonstration of a CW diode-pumped Ar metastable laser operating at 4 W.

A.R. Dermer, M.L. Green, K.J. Mascaritolo, & M.C. Heaven, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2017). “Photoelectron Velocity Map Imaging Spectroscopy of the Beryllium Sulfide Anion, BeS−

J. Han, M.C. Heaven, P.J. Morgan, G.A. Pitz, E.M. Guild, C.R. Sanderson, B. Hokr, Journal of Directed Energy, 6, 2 (2017). “Pulsed Discharge-Diode Pumped Ar* Laser

K.J Mascaritolo, A.R. Dermer, M.L Green, A.M. Gardner, & M.C. Heaven, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 146(5), 054301.(2017). “Photodetachment spectroscopy of the beryllium oxide anion, BeO−”

R.A. VanGundy, J. H. Bartlett, M.C. Heaven,S. R. Battey, & K.A. Peterson, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 146(5), 054307 (2017). “Spectroscopic and theoretical studies of ThCl and ThCl+

V.N. Azyazov, S. M. Bresler, A. P. Torbin, A. M. Mebel, and M. C. Heaven,Optics Letters, 41, 669 (2016). “Removal of Rb(6P) by H2, CH4 and C2H6

J. Han, M. C. Heaven, D. Emmons, G. P. Perram, D. E. Weeks, W. F. Bailey, Proc. SPIE 9729, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IX, 97290D (2016); doi:10.1117/12.2218122 “Pulsed discharge production Ar* metastables”

P.A. Mikheyev, A. K. Churnyshov, N. I. Ufimtsev, A. R. Ghildina, V. N. Azyazov, M. C. Heaven, Proc. SPIE 9729, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IX, 97290E (2016); doi:10.1117/12.2218349 “Measurement of pressure broadening of the Kr 811.3 nm absorption line using a diode laser”

P.A. Mikheyev, A. V. Demyanov, N. I. Ufimtsev, I. V. Kochetov, V. N. Azyazov, A. P. Napartovich, M. C. Heaven, Proc. SPIE 9729, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IX, 97290H (2016); doi:10.1117/12.2218350 “Oxygen assisted iodine atom production in an RF discharge”

M.V. Zagidullin, M. S. Malyshev, V. N. Azyazov, M. C. Heaven, Proc. SPIE 9729, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IX, 97290G (2016); doi:10.1117/12.2218412 “Optical pumping of the oxygen-iodine laser medium”

V.N. Azyazov, A. P. Torbin, A. M. Mebel, S. Bresler, M. C. Heaven, Proc. SPIE 9729, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IX, 972909 (2016); doi:10.1117/12.2218119 “Deactivation and reaction of excited states of Rb in collisions with H2, CH4 and C2H6

M.C. Heaven and K. A. Peterson in “Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Actinide Chemistry” (Invited book chapter, in press). Editors, J. K. Gibson and W. De Jong. Wiley, 2016. “Chapter 1: Probing actinide bonds in the gas phase: theory and spectroscopy”

P. Lolur, R. Dawes, and M. C. Heaven, Mol. Phys. 114, 162-171 (2016). “Theoretical study of vibronic perturbations in magnesium carbide.”

J.T. Stewart, M. N. Sullivan, and M. C. Heaven, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 322, 18-21 (2016). “Near UV bands of jet-cooled CaO.”

V.N. Azyazov, A.P. Torbin, A.A. Pershin, P.A. Mikheyev, M.C. Heaven, Chem. Phys., 463 (2015) 65-69. “Kinetics of oxygen species in an electrically driven singlet oxygen generator”

J.H. Bartlett, R.A. Van Gundy, M.C. Heaven, 316, 119-121 (2015). “Characterization of the BaCl+(X1Σ+) cation by photoelectron spectroscopy”

J.H. Bartlett, R.A. Van Gundy, M.C. Heaven, J. Chem. Phys., 143 (2015) 044302/044301-044302/044307. ” Spectroscopic and theoretical studies of the low-lying states of BaO+

R.M. Cox, J.S. Kim, P.B. Armentrout, J. Bartlett, R.A. Van Gundy, M.C. Heaven, S.G. Ard, J.J. Melko, N.S. Shuman, A.A. Viggiano, J. Chem. Phys., 142 (2015) 134307/134301-134307/134311. “Evaluation of the exothermicity of the chemi-ionization reaction Sm + O → SmO+ + e”

J. Han, M.C. Heaven, Opt. Lett., 40 (2015) 1310-1313.“Kinetics of optically pumped Kr metastables”

M.C. Heaven, B.J. Barker, I.O. Antonov, J. Phys. Chem. A, 119 (2015) 10440. “Spectroscopy and Structure of the Simplest Actinide Bonds [Erratum to 211

K.J. Mascaritolo, A.M. Gardner, M.C. Heaven, J. Chem. Phys., 143 (2015) 139901/139901. “Autodetachment spectroscopy of the aluminum oxide anion dipole bound state [Erratum to document cited in CA163:497971]”

K.J. Mascaritolo, A.M. Gardner, M.C. Heaven, J. Chem. Phys., 142 (2015) 114311. “Autodetachment spectroscopy of the aluminum oxide anion dipole bound state”

T.C. Steimle, R. Zhang, M.C. Heaven, Chem. Phys. Lett., 639 (2015) 304-306.” The pure rotational spectrum of thorium monosulfide”

J. Han and M. C. Heaven, Opt. Lett. 40, 1310 (2015). “Kinetics of optically-pumped Kr metastables”

W.T. Rawlins, K. L. Galbally-Kinney, S. J. Davis, A. R. Hoskinson, J. A. Hopwood, and M. C. Heaven, Optics Express, 23, 4804 (2015). “Optically pumped microplasma rare gas laser”

V. N. Azyazov and M. C. Heaven, Int. J. Chem. Kin. 47, 93 (2014). “Kinetics of active oxygen species with implications for atmospheric ozone chemistry.”

J. Han and M. C. Heaven, Opt. Lett. 39, 6541 (2014). “Kinetics of optically-pumped Ar metastables”

M.C. Heaven, B. J. Barker and I. O. Antonov, J. Phys. Chem. A, 118, 10867, (2014): Invited Feature Article, Editors Choice. “Spectroscopy and Structure of the Simplest Actinide Bonds”

V.V. Meshkov, A. V. Stolyarov, M. C. Heaven, C. Haugen and R. J. LeRoy, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 064315/064311-064315/064318 (2014). “Direct-potential-fit Analyses yield Improved Empirical Potentials for the Ground X state of Be2

A. Le, M. C. Heaven, and T. C. Steimle, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 024307/024301-024307/024305 (2014). “The Permanent Electric Dipole Moment of Thorium Sulfide, ThS”

K.J. Mascaritolo, I. O. Antonov and M. C. Heaven, J. Mol. Spectrsosc. 297, 1-3 (2014). “Two-photon excitation of the 2P(4p)-X2P(3p) transition of AlAr”

J.Han, L. Glebov, G. Venus, and M. C. Heaven, Opt. Lett. 38, 5458 (2013). “Demonstration of a diode-pumped metastable Ar laser”

J.H. Bartlett and M. C. Heaven, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 12042-12048 (2013). “Spectroscopic and Theoretical Investigations of ThS and ThS+

K. J. Mascaritolo, J. M. Merritt, M. C. Heaven and P. Jensen, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 13654-13663 (2013). “Experimental and Theoretical Characterization of the 22A′–12A′ Transition of BeOH/D”

S.Y. Pichugin and M. C. Heaven, Chem. Phys. 425, 80-90 (2013). “A pared-down gas-phase kinetics for the chemical oxygen-iodine laser medium”

M.C. Heaven, Science (Perspective), 342, 46 (2013). “Turn the molecule this way for a faster reaction”

K.A. Freel, M. N. Sullivan, J. Park, M. C. Lin and M. C. Heaven, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 7484 (2013). “Structure in the Visible Absorption Bands of Jet-Cooled Phenyl Peroxy Radicals”

I.O. Antonov and M. C. Heaven, J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 9684 (2013). “Spectroscopic and Theoretical Investigations of UF and UF+

B.D. Barmashenko, S. Rosenwaks, and M.C. Heaven, Opt. Commun. 292, 123-5 (2013). “Static diode pumped alkali lasers: Model calculations of the effects of heating, ionization, high electronic excitation and chemical reactions