Chemical Physics & Analysis
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
Dr. Nikolay Petrik's main expertise is in field of radiation-induced processes at surfaces and interfaces induced by photons, electrons, gamma rays and other sources of radiation. These studies include primary events, migration of electronic excitation, and desorption of molecular and atomic products. Before joining Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1997, Dr. Petrik worked as a senior scientist at the All-Russian Research Institute of Complex Power Technology (VNIPIET) in St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Thermal and non-thermal (photo-, electron-) chemistry of various molecules (O2, H2O, CO, CO2, TMAA, Ar, Kr, Xe, and others) on the surface of oxides (TiO2, ZrO2, and others) and metals (Pt, Pd, Zr and others)
- Radiation-induced processes in water and organic nano-films induced by low energy electrons
- Structure and hydrogen bonding of small molecules on metal and oxide surfaces (e.g., TiO2(110), Pt(111), and others)
- Electron- and photon-simulated luminescence in condense matter and heterogeneous systems
- Photoionization of liquid nano-jets
Education and Credentials
- Doctor of Sciences in Chemistry, Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia
- M.S. (with distinction), Chemical Technology, Physical and Radiation Chemistry, Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations and Professional Service
- American Chemical Society
- American Vacuum Society
- Petrik NG, AB Alexandrov, and AI Vall. 2001. "Interfacial Energy Transfer during Gamma Radiolysis of Water on the Surface of ZrO2 and Some Other Oxides." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 105(25):5935-5944.
- Mccord TB, TM Orlando, GR Teeter, GB Hansen, MT Sieger, NG Petrik, and LM Van Keulen. 2001. "Thermal and Radiation Stability of the Hydrated Salt Minerals Epsomite, Mirabilite and Natron Under Europa Environmental Conditions." Journal of Geophysical Research. Planets 106(E2):3311-3319.
- Petrik NG, DP Taylor, and TM Orlando. 1999. "Laser-Stimulated Luminescence of Yttria-Stabilized Cubic Zirconia Crystals." Journal of Applied Physics 85(9):6770-6776.