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Title: Applications of eScience to interfacial chemistry
Author: Robinson, Jamie
ISNI:       0000 0004 2726 6036
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2009
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The UK eScience initiative has undertaken the unenviable task of providing the scientist with computational tools to enhance the way in which science is performed. In this work, the experimental measurement of polarisation dependent reflectance second harmonic generation at the air/liquid interface was examined and tools produced to aid the process. All stages of the process are considered, the experimental stage, the data workup and publication of results. Specifically covered were tools for remote monitoring and control of the experiment, automated archival and retrieval of raw data, and automated processing of data and handling of these derived results. The tools were then used to investigate the behaviour of the laser dye Rhodamine 6G at the air/water interface. The ease and reliability of recall of data afforded by the tools caused concerns to be raised about the repeatability of the experiment, and hence the surface of pure water samples was also examined. The water data confirmed the acceptable bounds of the experimental results showing the Rhodamine 6G behaviour did not follow the accepted model for bulk concentration of around 1 � 10−5 mol dm−3 but did conform to the model at other concentrations.
Supervisor: Frey, Jeremy Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry