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Van Hoozen, B. L.; Petersen, P. B. Combined Electronic Structure and Molecular Dynamics Approach to Computing the OH Vibrational Feature of Strongly Hydrogen-Bonded Carboxylic Acids. Submitted to J. Chem. Phys.

Kocsis, I.; Sorci, M.; Vanselous, H.; Murail, S.; Sanders, S.; Licsandru, E.; Legrand, Y-M.; van der Lee, A.; Baaden, M.; Petersen, P. B.; Belfort, G.; Barboiu, M. Oriented chiral water wires in artificial transmembrane channels. Submitted to Sci. Adv.

Vanselous, H.; Videla, P. E.;Batista, V. S.; Petersen, P. B. Striking Difference Between CO2 Reduction Catalysts on Nanostructured and Single Crystalline TiO2 Surfaces. Submitted to J. Am. Chem. Soc.

Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. Fast Vibrational Relaxation of Water at the Solid Hydrophobic Surface. Submitted to Nat. Chem.

Van Hoozen, B. L.; Petersen, P. B. Vibrational Tug-of-War: The pKA Dependence of the Broad Vibrational Features of Strongly Hydrogen-Bonded Carboxylic Acids. Submitted to J. Phys. Chem. A

Daly, C. A.; Streacker, L. M.; Sun, Y.; Pattenaude, S. R.; Hassanali, A.; Petersen, P. B.; Corcelli, S. A.; Ben-Amotz, D. Decomposition of the Experimental Raman and Infrared Spectra of Acidic Water into Proton, Special Pair, and Counter-Ion Contributions. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 5246–5252.


McDermott, M. L.; Vanselous, H.; Corcelli, S. A.; Petersen, P. B. DNA's Chiral Spine of Hydration. ACS Cent. Sci. 2017, 3(7), 708-714.


Press releases:
Cornell Chronicle :"Water forms 'spine of hydration' around DNA, group finds"
Chemistry World :"DNA helix has chiral water ‘spine’"
EurekAlert!, AAAS :"Water forms 'spine of hydration' around DNA, group finds"
Phys.org :"Water forms 'spine of hydration' around DNA, group finds"
UPI :"Water forms superstructure around DNA, new study shows"


Stingel, A. M. ; Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. Covering the vibrational spectrum with microjoule mid-infrared supercontinuum pulses in nonlinear optical applications. J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2017, 34(6), 1163-1169.

Vanselous, H.; Stingel, A. M.; Petersen, P. B. Interferometric 2D Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy Reveals Structural Heterogeneity of Catalytic Monolayers on Transparent Materials. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8(4), 825-830.

Sun, Y.; Petersen, P. B. Solvation Shell Structure of Small Molecules and Proteins by IR-MCR Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8(3), 611-614.

Stingel, A. M.; Petersen, P. B. Couplings across the Vibrational Spectrum Caused by Strong Hydrogen Bonds: A Continuum 2D IR Study of the 7-Azaindole-Acetic Acid Heterodimer. J. Phys. Chem. B 2016, 120(41), 10768-10779.

Barrett, A.; Imbrogno, J.; Belfort, G.; Petersen, P. B. Phosphate Ions Affect the Water Structure at Functionalized Membrane Surfaces. Langmuir 2016, 32(35),9074-9082.

Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. Surface spectroscopy: Between a rock and a soft place. Nat. Chem. 2016, 8, 527-528.

Chen, Y.; Okur, H. I.; Gomopoulos, N.; Macias-Romero, C.; Cremer, P.S.; Petersen, P. B.; Tocci, G.; Wilkins, D. M.; Liang, C.; Ceriotti, M.; Roke, S. Electrolytes induce long-range orientational order and free energy changes in the H-bond network of bulk water. Sci. Adv. 2016, 2 (4).

Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. Extending the Capabilities of Heterodyne-Detected Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy: Probing Any Interface in Any Polarization Combination. J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120 (15), 8175–8184.

Calabrese, C.; Vanselous, H.; Petersen, P. B. Deconstructing the Heterogeneity of Surface-bound Catalysts: Rutile Surface Structure Affects Molecular Properties. J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120 (3), 1515–1522.

Van Hoozen, B. L.; Petersen, P. B. Origin of the Hadži ABC Structure: An Ab Initio Study. J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 143, 184305.

Barrett, A. R.; Petersen, P. B. Order of Dry and Wet Mixed-Length Self-Assembled Monolayers. J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119 (42), 23943-23950.

McDermott, M. L.; Petersen, P. B. Robust Self-Referencing Method for Chiral Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119 (38), 12417–12423.

Van Hoozen, B. L.; Petersen, P. B. Origin of the 900 cm-1 broad double-hump OH vibrational feature of strongly hydrogen-bonded carboxylic acids. J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 142, 104308.

Silverberg, J. L.; Barrett, A. R.; Das, M.; Petersen, P. B.; Bonassar, L. J.; Cohen, I. Structure-Function Relations and Rigidity Percolation in the Shear Properties of Articular Cartilage. Biophys. J. 2014, 107 (7), 1721-1730.

Stingel, A. M.; Calabrese, C.; Petersen, P. B. Strong Intermolecular Vibrational Coupling through Cyclic Hydrogen-Bonded Structures Revealed by Ultrafast Continuum Mid-IR Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117 (29), 15714–15719.

Calabrese, C.; Stingel, A. M.; Shen, L.; Petersen, P. B. Ultrafast continuum mid-infrared spectroscopy: probing the entire vibrational spectrum in a single laser shot with femtosecond time resolution. Opt. Lett. 2012, 37 (12), 2265-2267.

Postdoctoral

Roberts, S. T.; Ramasesha, K.; Petersen, P. B.; Mandal, A.; Tokmakoff, A. Proton Transfer in Concentrated Aqueous Hydroxide Visualized Using Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 3597-3972.

Petersen, P. B.; Tokmakoff, A. Source for Ultrafast Continuum Infrared and Terahertz Radiation. Opt. Lett. 2010, 35 (12), 1962-1964.

Roberts, S. T.; Petersen, P. B.; Ramasesha, K.; Tokmakoff, A.; Ufimtsev, I. S.; Martinez, T. J. Observation of a Zundel-like transition state during proton transfer in aqueous hydroxide solutions. PNAS 2009, 106 (36), 15154-15159.

Petersen, P. B.; Roberts, S. T.; Ramasesha, K.; Nocera, D. G.; Tokmakoff, A. Ultrafast N-H vibrational dynamics of cyclic doubly hydrogen-bonded homo- and heterodimers. J. Phys. Chem. B 2008, 112, 13167-13171.

Graduate

Miller, A. E.; Petersen, P. B.; Hollars, C. W.; Saykally, R. J.; Heyda, J.; Jungwirth, P. Behavior of β-Amyloid 1-16 at the Air-Water Interface at Varying pH by Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 5873-5880.

Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. Is the Liquid Water Surface Basic or Acidic? Macroscopic vs. Molecular-Scale Investigations. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2008, 458, 255-261.

Otten, D. E.; Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. Observation of nitrate ions at the air/water interface by UV-second harmonic generation. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2007, 449, 261-265.

Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. Comment on “Interfacial pH at an Isolated Silica–Water Surface. J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 15037-15038.

Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. Probing the Interfacial Structure of Aqueous Electrolytes with Femtosecond Second Harmonic Generation Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 14060-14073.

Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. On the Nature of Ions at the Liquid Water Surface. Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 2006, 57, 333-364.

Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. Adsorption of Ions to the Surface of Dilute Electrolyte Solutions: The Jones-Ray Effect Revisited. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 15446-15452.

Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J.; Mucha, M.; Jungwirth, P. Enhanced Concentration of Polarizable Anions at the Liquid Water Surface: SHG Spectroscopy and MD Simulations of Sodium Thiocyanide. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2005, 109, 10915-10921.

Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. Evidence for an Enhanced Hydronium Concentration at the Liquid Water Surface. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2005, 109, 7976-7980.

Knutsen, K. P.; Johnson, J. C.; Miller, A. E.; Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. High spectral resolution multiplex CARS spectroscopy using chirped pulses. In Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IV; Periasamy, A., So, P.T.C., Eds.; SPIE: 2004; Vol. 5323, pp 230-239.

Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. Confirmation of enhanced anion concentration at the liquid water surface. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2004, 397, 51-55.

Petersen, P. B.; Johnson, J. C.; Knutsen, K. P.; Saykally, R. J. Direct experimental validation of the Jones-Ray effect. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2004, 397, 46-50.

Knutsen, K. P.; Johnson, J. C.; Miller, A. E.; Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. High spectral resolution multiplex CARS spectroscopy using chirped pulses. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2004, 387, 436-441.

Johnson, J. C.; Yan, H.; Choi, H. -J.; Knutsen, K. P.; Petersen, P. B.; Law, M.; Yang, P.; Saykally, R. J. Single nanowire waveguides and lasers. In Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials II; Lian, T., Dai, H., Eds.; SPIE: 2003; Vol. 5223, pp 187-196.

Keutsch, F. N.; Braly, L. B.; Brown, M. G.; Harker, H. A.; Petersen, P. B.; Leforestier, C.; Saykally, R. J. Water dimer hydrogen bond stretch, donor torsion overtone, and “in-plane bend” vibrations. J. Chem. Phys. 2003, 119, 8927-8937.

Johnson, J. C.; Yan, H.; Schaller, R. D.; Petersen, P. B.; Yang, P.; Saykally, R. J. Near-Field Imaging of Nonlinear Optical Mixing in Single Zinc Oxide Nanowires. Nano Lett. 2002, 2, 279-283.

Keutsch, F. N.; Fellers, R. S.; Brown, M. G.; Viant, M. R.; Petersen, P. B.; Saykally, R. J. Hydrogen Bond Breaking Dynamics of the Water Trimer in the Translational and Librational Band Region of Liquid Water. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 5938-5941.

Keutsch, F. N.; Brown, M. G.; Petersen, P. B.; Geleijns, M.; van der Avoird, A.; Saykally, R. J. Terahertz VRT Spectroscopy of Water Clusters in the Translational Band Region of Liquid Water. J. Chem. Phys. 2001, 114, 3994-4004.