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Research Interests

Research in our laboratory focuses on neutral molecular clusters. Laser spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and cluster beam techniques are combined to study the properties and dynamics of cluster systems. Systems recently investigated include: neat and isotopically labeled benzene, benzene-argon; and benzene-cyclohexane. Recently, a new emphasis has been added to incorporate computational work.  Monte Carlo simulations and electronic structure calculations provide important new information that supplements and clarifies interpretation of experimental data.  In addition to cluster systems, computational strategies are currently being applied to biochemical and organic molecules of interest to other faculty members in the department.