Heriot-Watt University crest

Publications

MLC Home
MLC Research
MLC Publications
Pre-2008
Pre-2001


Chemical Dynamics Home
Research Themes
People
Jobs
Links

Last updated
March 2017

Selected Publications

  1. Nanosegregation and Structuring in the Bulk and at the Surface of Ionic-Liquid Mixtures

    Duncan W. Bruce, Christopher P. Cabry, Jose. N. Canongia Lopes, Matthew L. Costen, Lucia D'Andrea, Isabelle Grillo, Brooks C. Marshall, Kenneth G. McKendrick, Timothy K. Minton, Simon M. Purcell, Sarah Rogers, John M. Slattery, Karina Shimizu, Eric J. Smoll Jr., and Maria A. Tesa-Serrate

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2017) 121, 6002

    doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b01654

  2. Pair-correlated stereodynamics for diatom-diatom rotational energy transfer: NO(A2Σ+) + N2

    Thomas F. M. Luxford, Thomas R. Sharples, Kenneth G. McKendrick and Matthew L. Costen

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2017) 147, 013912

    doi: 10.1063/1.4979487

  3. Hiding the Headgroup? Remarkable Similarity in Alkyl Coverage of the Surfaces of Pyrrolidinium- and Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids

    Maria A. Tesa-Serrate, Eric J. Smoll, Jr., Lucía D’Andrea, Simon M. Purcell, Matthew L. Costen, Duncan W. Bruce, John M. Slattery, Timothy K. Minton and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2016) 120, 27369

    doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b09315

  4. Experimental testing of ab initio potential energy surfaces: Stereodynamics of NO(A2Σ+) + Ne inelastic scattering at multiple collision energies

    Thomas F. M. Luxford, Thomas R. Sharples, Kenneth G. McKendrick and Matthew L. Costen

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2016) 145, 174304

    doi: 10.1063/1.4966688

  5. Reactive-Atom Scattering from Liquid Crystals at the Liquid-Vacuum Interface: [C12mim][BF4] and 4-Cyano-4'-Octylbiphenyl (8CB)

    Simon M. Purcell, Maria A. Tesa-Serrate, Brooks C. Marshall, Duncan W. Bruce, Lucía D’Andrea, Matthew L. Costen, John M. Slattery, Eric J. Smoll Jr., Timothy K. Minton, and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Langmuir (2016) 32, 9938

    doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02440

  6. Comparative stereodynamics in molecule-atom and molecule-molecule rotational energy transfer: NO(A2Σ+) + He and D2

    Thomas F. M. Luxford, Thomas R. Sharples, Dave Townsend, Kenneth G. McKendrick and Matthew L. Costen

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2016) 145, 084312

    doi: 10.1063/1.4961258

  7. Scattering Dynamics of Oxygen Atoms on Imidazolium Tetrafluoroborate Ionic Liquid Surfaces: Dependence on Alkyl Chain Length

    Brooks C. Marshall, Smoll, Eric J. Smoll Jr., Simon M. Purcell Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick,Timothy K. Minton

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2016) 120, 12472

    doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b02288

  8. Rotationally Inelastic Scattering of NO(A2Σ+) + Ar:Differential Cross Sections and Rotational Angular Momentum Polarization

    Thomas R. Sharples, Thomas F. M. Luxford, Dave Townsend, Kenneth G. McKendrick and Matthew L. Costen

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2015) 143, 204301

    doi: 10.1021/1.4935962

  9. Ionic Liquid-Vacuum Interfaces Probed by Reactive Atom Scattering:Influence of Alkyl Chain Length and Anion Volume

    Maria A. Tesa-Serrate, Brooks C. Marshall, Eric J. Smoll, Simon M. Purcell, Matthew L. Costen, John M. Slattery, Timothy K. Minton and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2015) 119, 5491

    doi: 10.1021/jp512638

  10. Parity-Dependent Rotational Energy Transfer in CN(A2Π, v = 4, j F1e) + N2, O2, and CO2 Collisions

    Stephen J. McGurk, Joshua B. Halpern, Kenneth G. McKendrick and Matthew L. Costen

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2014) 118, 2007

    doi: 10.1021/jp4123503

  11. Site and bond-specific dynamics of reactions at the gas-liquid interface

    Maria A. Tesa-Serrate, Kerry L. King, Grant Paterson, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2014) 16, 173

    doi: 10.1039/c3cp54107j

  12. Parity-Dependent Oscillations in Collisional Polarization Transfer: CN(A2Π, v = 4) + Ar

    Stephen J. McGurk, Kenneth G. McKendrick, Matthew L. Costen, Millard H. Alexander and Paul J. Dagdigian

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2013), 139, 124304

    doi: 10.1063/1.4821602

  13. Rotational Alignment of NO (A2Σ+) from Collisions with Ne

    Jeffery K. Steill, Jeffery J. Kay, Grant Paterson, Thomas R. Sharples, Jacek Kłos, Matthew L. Costen, Kevin E. Strecker, Kenneth G. McKendrick, Millard H. Alexander and David W. Chandler

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2013), 117, 8163

    doi: 10.1021/jp402019s

  14. Inelastic scattering of OH radicals from organic liquids: isolating the thermal desorption channel

    Kerry L. King, Grant Paterson, Giovanni Rossi, Maria Iljina, Robin E. Westacott, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2013), 15, 12852

    doi: 10.1039/c3cp51708j

  15. Collisions of Electronically Excited Molecules: differential cross-sections for rotationally inelastic scattering of NO(A2Σ+) with Ar and He

    Jeffery J. Kay, Jeffery K. Steill, Jacek Kłos, Grant Paterson, Matthew L. Costen, Kevin E. Strecker, Kenneth G. McKendrick, Millard H. Alexander and David W. Chandler

    Molecular Physics (2012), 110, 1693

    doi: 10.1080/00268976.2012.670283

  16. Depolarisation of Rotational Angular Momentum in CN(A2Π, v = 4) + Ar Collisions

    Stephen J. McGurk, Kenneth G. McKendrick, Matthew L. Costen, Bennet D. I. G., Jacek Kłos, Millard H. Alexander and Paul J. Dagdigian

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2012), 136, 164306

    doi: 10.1063/1.4705118

  17. Collisional Depolarisation of Rotational Angular Momentum: Influence of the potential energy surface on the collision dynamics?

    Grant Paterson, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    International Reviews of Physical Chemistry (2012), 31, 69

    doi: 10.1080/0144235X2012.659046

  18. Rotationally elastic and inelastic dynamics of NO(X2Π, v = 0) in collisions with Ar

    Grant Paterson, Andrew Relf, Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick, Millard Alexander and Paul J. Dagdigian

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2011), 135, 234304

    doi: 10.1063/1.3665135

  19. Collisional Depolarisation of Rotational Angular Momentum: What are the observables and how can they be measured?

    Grant Paterson, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Molecular Physics (2011), 109, 2565

    doi: 10.1080/00268976.2011.621901

  20. Dynamics of the Gas-Liquid Interfacial Reaction of O(1D) with a Liquid Hydrocarbon

    Kenneth G. McKendrick, Carla Waring, Kerry L. King and Matthew L. Costen

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2011), 115, 7210

    doi: 10.1021/jp200292n

  21. Collision Dynamics and reactive uptake of OH radicals at liquid surfaces of atmospheric interest

    Carla Waring, Kerry L. King, Paul A. J. Bagot, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2011), 13, 8457

    doi: 10.1039/c0cp02734k

    See our perspectives video here

  22. Direct angle-resolved measurements of collision dynamics with electronically excited molecules: NO(A2Σ+) + Ar

    Jeffery J. Kay, Grant Paterson, Matthew L. Costen, Kevin E. Strecker, Kenneth G. McKendrick and David W. Chandler

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2011), 134, 091101

    doi: 10.1063/1.3563016

  23. Reactive Scattering as a Chemically Specific Analytical Probe of Liquid Surfaces

    Carla Waring, Paul A. J. Bagot, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2011), 2, 12

    doi: 10.1021/jz1013032

  24. How Penetrable Are Alkylthiol Self-Assembled Monolayers?

    Carla Waring, Paul A. J. Bagot, Magnus W.P. Bebbington, Minna T. Räisänen, Manfred Buck, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2010), 1, 1917

    doi: 10.1021/jz100587g

  25. Elastic depolarization and polarization transfer in CN(A2Π, v=4)+Ar collisions

    Iain Ballingall, Michael F. Rutherford, Kenneth G. McKendrick and Matthew L. Costen

    Molecular Physics (2010), 108, 847

    doi: 10.1080/00268970903476670

  26. Frequency modulated circular dichroism spectroscopy: application to ICN photolysis

    Gus Hancock, Graham Richmond, Grant A.D. Ritchie, Sarah Taylor, Matthew L. Costen and Gregory E. Hall

    Molecular Physics (2010), 108, 1083

    doi: 10.1080/00268971003649323

  27. O(3P) Atoms as a Chemical Probe of Surface Ordering in Ionic Liquids

    Carla Waring, Paul A. J. Bagot, John M. Slattery, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2010), 114, 4896

    doi: 10.1021/jp912045j

  28. O(3P) Atoms as a Probe of Surface Ordering in 1-Alkyl-3-methylimidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids

    Carla Waring, Paul A. J. Bagot, John M. Slattery, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2010), 1, 429

    doi: 10.1021/jz900247y

  29. Elastic Depolarization of OH(A) by He and Ar: A Comparative Study

    Matthew L. Costen, Ruth Livingstone, Kenneth G. McKendrick, Grant Paterson, Mark Brouard, Helen Chadwick, Yuan-Pin Chang, Chris J. Eyles, Francisco J. Aoiz and Jacek Kłos

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2009), 113, 15156

    doi: 10.1021/jp905348c9

  30. Erratum: "Orientation and alignment depolarization in OH(X 2Π) + Ar/He collisions" [J. Chem. Phys. 129, 074304 (2008)]

    Grant Paterson, Sarantos Marinakis, Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick, Jacek Kłos and Robert Toboła

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2009), 131, 159901

    doi: 10.1063/1.3243457

  31. Nanosecond pulse width dependence of nonphotochemical laser-induced nucleation of potassium chloride

    Martin R. Ward, Iain Ballingall, Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick and Andrew J. Alexander

    Chemical Physics Letters (2009), 481, 25

    doi: 10.1016/j.cplett.2009.09.049

  32. Depolarization of rotational angular momentum in open-shell collisions: OH+rare gases

    Grant Paterson, Sarantos Marinakis, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Physica Scripta (2009), 80, 048111

    doi: 10.1088/0031-8949/80/04/048111

  33. Depolarisation of rotational orientation and alignment of OH(X 2Π) in collisions with molecular partners: N2 and O2

    Grant Paterson, Sarantos Marinakis, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2009), 11, 8813

    doi: 10.1039/b909051g

  34. Depolarisation of rotational orientation and alignment in OH(X 2Π) + Xe collisions

    Grant Paterson, Sarantos Marinakis, Jacek Kłos, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2009), 11, 8804

    doi: 10.1039/b909050a

  35. Dynamics of the Reaction of O(3P) Atoms with Alkylthiol Self-assembled Monolayers

    Carla Waring, Paul A. J. Bagot, Minna T. Räisänen, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2009), 113, 4320

    doi: 10.1021/jp8109868

  36. Dynamics of Inelastic Scattering of OH Radicals from Reactive and Inert Liquid Surfaces

    Paul A. J. Bagot, Carla Waring, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2008), 112, 10868

    doi: 10.1021/jp8024683

  37. Orientation and alignment depolarization in OH(X 2Π) + Ar/He collisions

    Grant Paterson, Sarantos Marinakis, Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick, Jacek Kłos and Robert Toboła

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2008), 129, 074304

    doi: 10.1063/1.2967861

  38. Do Vectors point the way to understanding energy transfer in molecular collisions?

    Matthew L. Costen, Sarantos Marinakis and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Chemical Society Reviews (2008), 37, 732

    doi: 10.1039/b618070c

  39. Influence of Molecular and Supramolecular Structure on the Gas-Liquid Interfacial Reactivity of Hydrocarbon Liquids with O(3P) Atoms

    Mhairi Allan, Paul A. J. Bagot, Robin E Westacott, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2008), 112, 1524

    DOI: 10.1021/jp076441n

  40. Rotational angular momentum polarization: The influence of stray magnetic fields

    Sarantos Marinakis, Grant Paterson, Graham Richmond, Michael Rockingham, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2008), 128, 021101

    doi: 10.1063/1.2829111



Pre-2008

Return to topPre-2001
  1. Dynamics of interfacial reactions between O(3P) atoms and long-chain liquid hydrocarbons

    Mhairi Allan, Paul A. J. Bagot, Sven P. K. Köhler, Stewart K. Reed and Robin E. Westacott, Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick,

    Physica Scripta 76, C42 (2007)

    doi: 10.1088/0031-8949/76/3/N06

  2. Temperature dependence of OH Yield, Translational Energy and Vibrational Branching in the Reaction of O(3P)(g) with Liquid Squalane

    Mhairi Allan, Paul A. J. Bagot, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2007), 111, 14833

    doi: 10.1021/jp074147p

  3. Inelastic Scattering of OH(X2Π) with Ar and He: a combined polarization spectroscopy and quantum scattering study

    Sarantos Marinakis, Grant Paterson, Jacek Kłos, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2007), 9, 4414

    doi: 10.1039/b703909c

  4. Differential scattering cross-sections for CN A2Π + Ar

    Azhagammai Alagappan, Iain Ballingall, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2007), 126, 041103

    doi: 10.1063/1.2437164

  5. The effects of energy-level resonance on collision-induced electronic energy transfer: CD (A2Δ ↔B2Σ-) coupling

    Graham Richmond, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2007), 9, 1568

    doi: 10.1039/b617749b

  6. Efficiencies of state and velocity-changing collisions of superthermal CN A2Π with He, Ar, N2 and O2

    Azhagammai Alagappan, Iain Ballingall, Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick and Grant Paterson

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2007), 9, 747

    doi: 10.1039/b614965k

  7. Coherent and incoherent orientation and alignment of ICN photoproducts

    Matthew L. Costen and Gregory E. Hall

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2007), 9, 272

  8. Frequency modulated spectroscopy as a probe of molecular collision dynamics

    Azhagammai Alagappan, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 63, 910 (2006)

    doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2005.10.050

  9. Direct Gas-Liquid Interfacial Dynamics: The Reaction between O(3P) and a Liquid Hydrocarbon

    Sven P. K. Köhler, Mhairi Allan, Matthew L. Costen and Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2006), 110, 2771

    doi: 10.1021/jp056128q

  10. Orientation and alignment moments in two-color polarization spectroscopy

    Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2005), 122, 164309

    doi: 10.1063/1.1883646

  11. Collision-Partner Dependence of Energy Transfer between the CH A2Δ and B2Σ- States

    Graham Richmond, Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2005), 109, 542

    doi: 10.1021/jp045444m

  12. Hyperfine quantum beats from photolytic orientation and alignment

    Matthew L. Costen and Gregory E. Hall

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2005), 7, 1408

    doi: 10.1021/jp045444m

  13. Measurement of orientation and alignment moment relaxation by polarization spectroscopy: Theory and experiment

    Matthew L. Costen, Hilary J. Crichton, Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2004), 120, 7910

    doi: 10.1063/1.1691019

  14. Effect of collisions on one-color polarization spectroscopy of OH A2Σ+-X2Π

    Hilary J. Crichton, Matthew L. Costen, Kenneth G. McKendrick

    Journal of Chemical Physics (2003), 119, 9461

    doi: 10.1063/1.1615515



Pre-2001

Return to topPre-2008
  1. Transient frequency modulation absorption spectroscopy of molecules produced in a laser ablation supersonic expansion source

    T. C. Steimle, M. L. Costen, G. E. Hall and T. J. Sears

    Chemical Physics Letters 319, 363–367 (2000)

    doi: 0.1016/S0009-2614(00)00133-0

  2. State correlations in the unimolecular dissociation of ketene

    M. L. Costen, H. Katayanagi and G. E. Hall

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A 104, 10247–10258 (2000)

    doi: 10.1021/jp001389f

  3. Near-infrared spectroscopy of bromomethylene in a slit-jet expansion

    B. C. Chang, M. L. Costen, A. J. Marr, G. Ritchie, G. E. Hall and T. J. Sears

    Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 202, 131–143 (2000)

    doi: 10.1006/jmsp.2000.8116

  4. Vector correlations in the 355 nm photolysis of thermal NO2

    R. P. Baker, M. L. Costen, G. Hancock, G. A. D. Ritchie and D. Summerfield

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2, 661–664 (2000)

    doi: 10.1039/a907955f

  5. Relationship between bipolar moments and molecule-frame polarization parameters in Doppler photofragment spectroscopy

    T. P. Rakitzis, G. E. Hall, M. L. Costen and R. N. Zare

    Journal of Chemical Physics 111, 8751–8754 (1999)

    doi: 10.1063/1.480223

  6. Vector signatures of adiabatic and diabatic dynamics in the photodissociation of ICN

    M. L. Costen, S. W. North and G. E. Hall

    Journal of Chemical Physics 111, 6735–6749 (1999)

    doi: 10.1063/1.480041

  7. Dynamics of the reaction O(3P)+H2S → OH+SH. 2. State-resolved differential cross sections and angular momentum correlations

    M. L. Costen, G. Hancock and G. A. D. Ritchie

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A 103, 10651–10663 (1999)

    doi: 10.1021/jp991990h

  8. Dynamics of the reaction O(3P)+H2S → OH+SH. 1. Rotational, Lambda doublet, and fine structure distributions in the OH(v" = 1) product

    M. L. Costen, G. Hancock and G. A. D. Ritchie

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A 103, 10644–10650 (1999)

    doi: 10.1021/jp991989i

  9. The sequential two photon dissociation of NO as a source of aligned N(2D), N(4S) and O(3P) atoms

    B. L. G. Bakker, A. T. J. B. Eppink, D. H. Parker, M. L. Costen, G. Hancock and G. A. D. Ritchie

    Chemical Physics Letters 283, 319–325 (1998)

    doi: 10.1016/S0009-2614(97)01414-0

  10. The effect of reagent translational energy on the dynamics of the reaction O(3P)+CS(X1Σ+)→CO(X1Σ+)+S(3P)

    D. Summerfield, M. L. Costen, G. A. D. Ritchie, G. Hancock, T. W. R. Hancock and A. J. Orr-Ewing

    Journal of Chemical Physics 106, 1391–1401 (1997)

    doi: 10.1063/1.474097

  11. Vector Correlations in the Reaction O(3P)+CS(X1Σ+)→CO(X1Σ+)+S(3P)

    M. L. Costen, G. Hancock, A. J. Orr-Ewing and D. Summerfield

    Journal of Chemical Physics 100, 2754–2764 (1994)

    doi: 10.1063/1.466470