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March 2017


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Dr. N. Hendrik Nahler

Chemical Dynamics Group
Institute of Chemical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Phone: +44 (0)131 451 4462

E-mail: n.nahler@hw.ac.uk

Research Overview

We are interested in the photodissociation of small molecules on water-ice surfaces relevant in atmospheric processes. In the lab we use lasers which produce light of different colour to destroy the molecules on the ice surface and to characterise the reaction products. When molecules absorb light, a form of energy, this energy can take many pathways from making the molecule change its shape, to falling apart or to transfer the energy to its surroundings. Our lab studies shed light into these fundamental energy transfer processes and help us to understand photochemistry on a molecular level. Transferring these findings to atmospheric processes will support models and to gain insights into the origin of atmospheric pollutants.

Further details about my research can be found here


Selected Publications

  1. Absolute density measurement of SD radicals in a supersonic jet at the quantum-noise-limit

    Mizouri, L. Deng, J. S. Eardley, N. H. Nahler, E. Wrede, D Carty

    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 19575 (2013)

    doi: 10.1039/C3CP53394H

  2. Electron Kinetic Energies from Vibrationally Promoted Surface Exoemission: Evidence for a Vibrational Autodetachment Mechanism

    LaRue, Jerry L. Schaefer, Tim Matsiev, Daniel Velarde, Luis Nahler, N. Hendrik Auerbach, Daniel J. Wodtke, Alec M.

    J. Phys. Chem. A, 115 50, 14306–14314 (2011)

    doi: 10.1021/jp205868g

  3. Imaging Studies of the Photodissociation of NH3+ and ND3+ Cations

    Webb, Alexander D. Nahler, N. Hendrik Ashfold, Michael N. R.

    J. Phys. Chem. A, 113 16, 3773–3778 (2009)

    doi: 10.1021/jp808854d

  4. Inverse velocity dependence of vibrationally promoted electron emission from a metal surface

    Nahler, N. H. White, J. D. LaRue, J. Auerbach, D. J. Wodtke, A. M.

    Science, 321 5893, 1191–1194 (2008)

    doi: 10.1126/Science.1160040

A full list of publications can be found here


About me

I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Institute of Chemical Sciences (ICS) within the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) at Heriot-Watt University. I previously worked at Durham University, University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Bristol. My profile on LinkedIn.