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Michael A Henderson

Catalysis Science
Laboratory Fellow
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-87
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Nandasiri MI, V Shutthanandan, S Manandhar, AM Schwarz, LS Oxenford, JV Kennedy, S Thevuthasan, and MA Henderson. 2015. "Instability of Hydrogenated TiO2." Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 6(22):4627-4632.  doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b02219
  • Petrik NG, MA Henderson, and GA Kimmel. 2015. "Insights into Acetone Photochemistry on Rutile TiO2(110). 1. Off-Normal CH3 Ejection from Acetone Diolate." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119(22):12262-12272.  doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b02477
  • Petrik NG, MA Henderson, and GA Kimmel. 2015. "Insights into Acetone Photochemistry on Rutile TiO2(110). 2. New Photodesorption Channel with CH3 Ejection along the Surface Normal." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119(22):12273-12282.  doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b02478
  • Flynn BT, H Zhang, V Shutthanandan, T Varga, RJ Colby, RP Oleksak, S Manandhar, MH Engelhard, SA Chambers, MA Henderson, GS Herman, and S Thevuthasan. 2015. "Growth and Surface Modification of LaFeO3 Thin Films Induced By Reductive Annealing." Applied Surface Science 330:309-315.  doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.01.028
  • Wang Z, MA Henderson, and I Lyubinetsky. 2015. "Origin of Coverage Dependence in Photoreactivity of Carboxylate on TiO2(110): Hindering by Charged Coadsorbed Hydroxyls ." ACS Catalysis 5(11):6463-6467.  doi:10.1021/acscatal.5b01819
  • Yoon Y, Y Du, JC Garcia, Z Zhu, Z Wang, NG Petrik, GA Kimmel, Z Dohnalek, MA Henderson, RJ Rousseau, NA Deskins, and I Lyubinetsky. 2015. "Anticorrelation between Surface and Subsurface Point Defects and the Impact on the Redox Chemistry of TiO2(110)." Chemphyschem 16(2):313-321.  doi:10.1002/cphc.201402599


  • Henderson MA, and MH Engelhard. 2014. "Impact of a Mixed Oxide’s Surface Composition and Structure on Its Adsorptive Properties: Case of the (Fe,Cr)3O4(111) Termination of the a-(Fe,Cr)2O3(0001) Surface." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118(50):29058-29067.  doi:10.1021/jp5038975
  • Henderson MA. 2014. "Influence of Adsorption Site and Wavelength on the Photodesorption of NO from the (Fe,Cr)3O4(111) Mixed Oxide Surface." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118(36):21021-21030.  doi:10.1021/jp506602x
  • Henderson MA. 2014. "Roles of Fe2+, Fe3+, and Cr3+ Surface Sites in the Oxidation of NO on the (Fe,Cr)3O4(1 1 1) Surface Termination of an a-(Fe,Cr)2O3(0 0 0 1) Mixed Oxide." Journal of Catalysis 318:53-60.  doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2014.07.015
  • Lercher JA, AM Appel, T Autrey, RM Bullock, DM Camaioni, HM Cho, DA Dixon, Z Dohnalek, F Gao, VA Glezakou, MA Henderson, JZ Hu, E Iglesia, AJ Karkamkar, BD Kay, GA Kimmel, JC Linehan, J Liu, I Lyubinetsky, D Mei, CHF Peden, RJ Rousseau, GK Schenter, WJ Shaw, J Szanyi, H Wang, Y Wang, and RS Weber. 2014. "Multifunctional Catalysts to Synthesize and Utilize Energy Carriers." In Frontiers at the Interface between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis, II, pp. 207-219.  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Washington, DC. 


  • Henderson MA. 2013. "Comparison of the Photodesorption Activities of cis-Butene, trans-Butene and Isobutene on the Rutile TiO2(110) Surface." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(45):23840-23847.  doi:10.1021/jp408426y
  • Henderson MA. 2013. "Photooxidation and Photodesorption in the Photochemistry of Isobutene on TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(27):14113-14124.  doi:10.1021/jp404625c
  • Henderson MA, M Shen, Z Wang, and I Lyubinetsky. 2013. "Characterization of the Active Surface Species Responsible for UV-Induced Desorption of O2 from the Rutile TiO2(110) Surface." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(11):5774-5784.  doi:10.1021/jp312161y
  • Henderson MA, and I Lyubinetsky. 2013. "Molecular-Level Insights into Photocatalysis from Scanning Probe Microscopy Studies on TiO2(110)." Chemical Reviews 113(6):4428-4455.  doi:10.1021/cr300315m
  • Herman GS, RT Zehr, and MA Henderson. 2013. "Characterization of oxygen and titanium diffusion at the anatase TiO2(001) surface." Surface Science 612:L5-L8.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2013.02.006


  • Henderson MA. 2012. "Visible Light Induced Photodesorption of NO from the a-Cr2O3(0001) Surface." Surface Science 606(3-4):505-509.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2011.11.019
  • Shen M, and MA Henderson. 2012. "Role of Water in Methanol Photochemistry on Rutile TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116(35):1878818795.  doi:10.1021/jp3046774
  • Du Y, NG Petrik, NA Deskins, Z Wang, MA Henderson, GA Kimmel, and I Lyubinetsky. 2012. "Hydrogen Reactivity on Highly-hydroxylated TiO2(110) Surfaces Prepared via Carboxylic Acid Adsorption and Photolysis." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 14(9):3066-3074.  doi:10.1039/C1CP22515D
  • Shen M, DP Acharya, Z Dohnalek, and MA Henderson. 2012. "Importance of Diffusion in Methanol Photochemistry on TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116(48):25465-25469.  doi:10.1021/jp309768b
  • Wang Z, NA Deskins, MA Henderson, and I Lyubinetsky. 2012. "Inhibitive Influence of Oxygen Vacancies for Photoactivity on TiO2(110)." Physical Review Letters 109(26):Article No. 266103.  doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.266103


  • Henderson MA, and MD Robbins. 2011. "Methylene Bromide Chemistry and Photochemistry on Rutile TiO2(110)." Surface Science 605(19-20):1834-1841.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2011.06.020
  • Henderson MA. 2011. "A Surface Science Perspective on TiO2 Photocatalysis." Surface Science Reports 66(6-7):185-297.  doi:10.1016/j.surfrep.2011.01.001
  • Henderson MA. 2011. "Surface Chemistry of Trimethyl Phosphate on a-Fe2O3." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115(47):23527-23534. 
  • Shen M, and MA Henderson. 2011. "Identification of the Active Species in Photochemical Hole Scavenging Reactions of Methanol on TiO2." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2(21):2707-2710.  doi:10.1021/jz201242k
  • Shen M, and MA Henderson. 2011. "Impact of Solvent on Photocatalytic Mechanisms: Reactions of Photodesorption Products with Ice Overlayers on the TiO2(110) Surface." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115(13):5886-5893. 
  • Shen M, and MA Henderson. 2011. "Site Competition During Coadsorption of Acetone with Methanol and Water on TiO2(110)." Langmuir 27(15):9430-9438.  doi:10.1021/la2016726
  • Campbell CT, AK Datye, GA Henkelman, RF Lobo, WF Schneider, LD Spicer, WT Tysoe, JM Vohs, DR Baer, DW Hoyt, S Thevuthasan, KT Mueller, CM Wang, NM Washton, I Lyubinetsky, RG Teller, A Andersen, N Govind, K Kowalski, BC Kabius, H Wang, AA Campbell, WA Shelton, EJ Bylaska, CHF Peden, Y Wang, DL King, MA Henderson, RJ Rousseau, J Szanyi, Z Dohnalek, D Mei, BC Garrett, D Ray, JH Futrell, J Laskin, DL DuBois, LR Kuprat, and C Plata. 2011. EMSL and Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) Catalysis WorkshopPNNL-20426, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Henderson MA, NA Deskins, RT Zehr, and M Dupuis. 2011. "Generation of Organic Radicals During Photocatalytic Reactions on TiO2." Journal of Catalysis 279(1):205-212. 
  • Henderson MA, and KM Rosso. 2011. "Oxidation of H2S by coadsorbed oxygen on the a-Cr2O3(0001) surface." Surface Science 605(5-6):555-563.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2010.12.016
  • Mangham AN, N Govind, ME Bowden, V Shutthanandan, AG Joly, MA Henderson, and SA Chambers. 2011. "Photochemical Properties, Composition, and Structure in Molecular Beam Epitaxy Grown Fe “Doped” and (Fe,N) Codoped Rutile TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115(31):15416-15424.  doi:10.1021/jp203061n


  • Henderson MA. 2010. "Low Temperature Oxidation of Fe2+ Surface Sites on the (2x1) Reconstructed Surface of a-Fe2O3(01(1) over-bar2)." Surface Science 604(13-14):1197-1201. 
  • Henderson MA. 2010. "Oxygen Plasma Activation of Cr(CO)(6) on a-Fe2O3(0001)." Surface Science 604(17-18):1502-1508. 
  • Henderson MA. 2010. "Photochemistry of Methyl Bromide on the a-Cr2O3(0001) Surface." Surface Science 604(19-20):1800-1807. 
  • Ohsawa T, MA Henderson, and SA Chambers. 2010. "Epitaxial Growth and Orientational Dependence of Surface Photochemistry in CrystallineTiO2 Rutile Films Doped with Nitrogen." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114(14):6595-6601.  doi:10.1021/jp1002726
  • Zehr RT, and MA Henderson. 2010. "Thermal chemistry and photochemistry of hexafluoroacetone on rutile TiO2(110) ." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 12(28):8084-8091. 
  • Henderson MA, CHF Peden, JA Rodriguez, J Szanyi, JT Yates, JR, and F Zaera. 2010. "Preface to the Festschrift in Honor of Professor D. Wayne Goodman." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114(40):16861-16862.  doi:10.1021/jp105968e
  • Henderson MA, V Shutthanandan, T Ohsawa, and SA Chambers. 2010. "Structural Environment of Nitrogen in N-doped Rutile TiO2(110)." Chapter 777007 in Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology V, Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 7770, ed. H Idress and H Wang.  SPIE , Bellingham, WA.  doi:10.1117/12.862297
  • Wang TH, DA Dixon, and MA Henderson. 2010. "C-C and C-Heteroatom Bond Dissociation Energies in CH3R'C(OH)2: Energetics for Photocatalytic Processes of Organic Diolates on TiO2 Surfaces." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114(33):14083-14092.  doi:10.1021/jp1024697
  • Zehr RT, NA Deskins, and MA Henderson. 2010. "Photochemistry of 1,1,1-Trifluoroacetone on Rutile TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114(40):16900-16908. 


  • Ohsawa T, I Lyubinetsky, Y Du, MA Henderson, V Shutthanandan, and SA Chambers. 2009. "Crystallographic Dependence of Visible-light Photoactivity in Epitaxial TiO2-xNx Anatase and Rutile." Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 79(8):Article number: 085401.  doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.79.085401
  • Ohsawa T, I Lyubinetsky, Y Du, MA Henderson, V Shutthanandan, and SA Chambers. 2009. "Crystallographic Dependence of Visible-Light Photochemistry in Epitaxial TiO2-xNx Anatase and Rutile." Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 79(8):Art. No. 085401. 


  • Henderson MA. 2008. "Effect of Coadsorbed Water on the Photodecomposition of Acetone on TiO2(110)." Journal of Catalysis 256(2):287-292.  doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2008.03.020
  • Henderson MA. 2008. "Ethyl Radical Ejection During Photodecomposition of Butanone on TiO2(110)." Surface Science 602(20):3188-3193.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2007.06.079
  • Henderson MA. 2008. "Ethyl Radical Ejection During Photodecomposition of Butanone on TiO2(110)." Surface Science 602(20):3188-3193.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2007.06.079
  • Henderson MA. 2008. "Relationship of O2 Photodesorption in Photooxidation of Acetone on TiO2." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112(30):11433-11440.  doi:10.1021/jp802551x
  • Zehr RT, and MA Henderson. 2008. "Acetaldehyde Photochemistry on TiO2(110)." Surface Science 602(13):2238-2249. 
  • Ohsawa T, I Lyubinetsky, MA Henderson, and SA Chambers. 2008. "Hole-mediated Photodecomposition of Trimehtyl Acetate on a TiO2(001) Anatase Epitaxial Thin Film Surface." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112(50):20050-20056.  doi:10.1021/jp8077997
  • Zehr RT, and MA Henderson. 2008. "Acetaldehyde photochemistry on TiO2(110)." Surface Science 602(13):2238-2249.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2008.04.045
  • Zehr RT, and MA Henderson. 2008. "Influence of O2-induced surface roughening on the chemistry of water on TiO2(110)." Surface Science 602(8):1507-1516. 


  • Lyubinetsky I, Z Yu, and MA Henderson. 2007. "Direct Observation of Adsorption Evolution and Bonding Configuration of TMAA on TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111(11):4342-4346.  doi:10.1021/jp067264d


  • Henderson MA, JM White, H Uetsuka, and H Onishi. 2006. "Selectivity Changes During Organic Photooxidation on TiO2: Role of O2 pressure and Organic Coverage." Journal of Catalysis 238(1):153-164.  doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2005.12.004
  • Robbins MD, and MA Henderson. 2006. "The Partial Oxidation of Isobutene and Propene on TiO2(110)." Journal of Catalysis 238(1):111-121.  doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2005.11.041


  • Henderson MA. 2005. "Acetone and Water on TiO2 (110): Competition for Sites." Langmuir 21(8):3443-3450 . 
  • Henderson MA. 2005. "Acetone and Water on TiO2(110): H/D Exchange." Langmuir 21(8):3451-3458. 
  • Henderson MA. 2005. "Photooxidation of Acetone on TiO2(110): Conversion to Acetate via Methyl Radical Ejection." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(24):12062-12070. 
  • Chambers SA, JR Williams, MA Henderson, AG Joly, M Varela, and SJ Pennycook. 2005. "Structure, Band Offsets and Photochemistry at Epitaxial ?-Cr2O3/?-Fe2O3 Heterojunctions." Surface Science 587(3):L197-L207. 
  • White JM, and MA Henderson. 2005. "Thermal and Photochemistry of tert-Butyl Iodide on Rutile TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(31):14990-15000.  doi:10.1021/jp0517448
  • White JM, and MA Henderson. 2005. "Trimethyl Acetate on TiO2(110): Preparation and Anaerobic Photolysis." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(25):12417-12430. 


  • Henderson MA. 2004. "Acetone Chemistry on Oxidized and Reduced TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108(49):18932-18941. 
  • Peden CHF, J Szanyi, MA Henderson, SA Chambers, E Ozensoy, S Azad, JA Rodriguez, and GW Graham. 2004. "Fundamental Studies of Selectivity and Mechanisms of Oxide-Catalyzed Nitrogen Oxide Chemistry." In Frontiers in Catalysis Science: Proceedings of the 12th DOE/BES Heterogeneous Catalysis & Surface Science Meeting, pp. 393-396.  Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Washington, DC. 
  • Uetsuka H, MA Henderson, A Sasahara, and H Onishi. 2004. "Formate Adsorption on the (111) Surface of Rutile TiO2 ." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108(36):13706-13710. 
  • Uetsuka H, H Onishi, MA Henderson, and JM White. 2004. "Photoinduced Redox Reaction Coupled with Limited Electron Mobility at Metal Oxide Surface." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108(30):10621-10624. 
  • White JM, J Szanyi, and MA Henderson. 2004. "Thermal Chemistry of Trimethyl Acetic Acid on TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108(11):3592-3602. 


  • Henderson MA, CL Perkins, MH Engelhard, S Thevuthasan, and CHF Peden. 2003. "Redox Properties of Water on the Oxidized and Reduced Surfaces of CeO2 (111)." Surface Science 526(1-2):1-18. 
  • Henderson MA, JM White, H Uetsuka, and H Onishi. 2003. "Photochemical Charge Transfer and Trapping at the Interface Between an Organic Adlayer and an Oxide Semiconductor." Journal of the American Chemical Society 125(49):14974-14975. 
  • Henderson MA, WS Epling, CHF Peden, and CL Perkins. 2003. "Insights into Photoexcited Electron Scavenging Processes on TiO2 Obtained from Studies of the Reaction of O2 with OH Groups Adsorbed at Electronic Defects on TiO2 (110) Defects on TiO2(110)." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107(2):534-545. 
  • Henderson MA, J Szanyi, and CHF Peden. 2003. "Conversion of N2O to N?2 on TiO2 (110)." Catalysis Today 85 (2-4):251-266. 
  • White JM, J Szanyi, and MA Henderson. 2003. "The Photon-Driven Hydrophilicity of Titania: A Model Study Using TiO2(110) and Adsorbed Trimethyl acetate." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107(34):9029-9033. 


  • Henderson MA. 2002. "Insights into the (1x1)-to-(2x1) Phase Transition of the alpha-Fe2O3(012) Surface Using EELS, LEED and Water TPD." Surface Science 515(1):253-262. 
  • Henderson MA. 2002. "Surface stabilization of organics on hematite by conversion from terminal to bridging adsorption structures." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67(5):1055. 
  • Henderson MA. 2002. "The Interaction of Water with Solid Surfaces: Fundamental Aspects Revisited ." Surface Science Reports 46(1-8):5-308. 


  • Perkins CL, MA Henderson, DE McCready, and GS Herman. 2001. "Electron Source in Photoinduced Hydrogen Production on Pt-supported TiO2 Particles." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 105(2):595-596. 
  • Perkins CL, MA Henderson, GS Herman, and CHF Peden. 2001. "Self-Diffusion in Ceria." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A--Vacuum, Surfaces and Films 19(4 PT 2):1942-1946. 
  • Perkins CL, and MA Henderson. 2001. "Photodesorption and Trapping of Molecular Oxygen at the TiO2(110)-Water Ice Interface." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 105(18):3856-3863. 


  • Henderson MA, and SA Chambers. 2000. "HREELS, TPD and XPS Study of the Interaction of Water with the Alpha-Cr2O3(001) Surface." Surface Science 449(1-3):135-150. 
  • Gao Y, CL Perkins, MA Henderson, and JW Rogers, Jr. 2000. "Process Optimization and Interface Control in Chemical Vapor Deposition of High Dielectric Constant Thin Films." In Proceedings of ISSM2000: The Ninth International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing (P-50).  Ultra Clean Society , Tokyo, , JAPAN. 
  • Gao Y, CL Perkins, TT Tran, S Thevuthasan, and MA Henderson. 2000. "Mechanistic Study of Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition of (Ba,Sr)TiO3 Thin Films." Journal of Applied Physics 87(10) (May 15 2000):7430-7437. 
  • Li M, W Hebenstreit, U Diebold, AM Tyryshkin, MK Bowman, GC Dunham, and MA Henderson. 2000. "The Influence of the Bulk Reduction State on the Surface Structure and Morphology of Rutile TiO2(110) Single Crystals." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 104(20):4944-4950. 


  • Henderson MA, S Otero-Tapia, and ME Castro. 1999. "The Chemistry of Methanol on the Ti02(110) Surface: The Influence of Vacancies and Coadsorbed Species." Faraday Discussions 114:313-329. 
  • Henderson MA, WS Epling, CL Perkins, CHF Peden, and U Diebold. 1999. "Interaction of Molecular Oxygen with the Vacuum Annealed TiO2 (110) Surface: Molecular and Dissociative Channels." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 103(25):5328-5337. 
  • Henderson MA. 1999. "A Surface Perspective on Self-Diffusion in Rutile TiO2." Surface Science 419:174-187. 
  • Herman GS, MA Henderson, KA Starkweather, and EP Mcdaniel. 1999. "Mass Spectroscopy of Recoiled Ions, Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy, and Auger Electron Spectroscopy Investigation of Y2O3-Stabilized ZrO2(100* and (110*." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A--Vacuum, Surfaces and Films 17(3):939-944. 
  • Li M, W Hebenstreit, L Gross, U Diebold, MA Henderson, DR Jennison, PA Schultz, and MP Sears. 1999. "Oxygen-induced restructuring of the TiO 2 (110) surface:a comprehensive study ." Surface Science 437(1-2):173-190. 
  • Peden CHF, GS Herman, IZ Ismagilov, BD Kay, MA Henderson, YJ Kim, and SA Chambers. 1999. " Model Catalyst Studies with Single Crystals and Epitaxial Thin Oxide Films." Catalysis Today 51(3-4):513-519. 


  • Henderson MA, SA Joyce, and JR Rustad. 1998. "Interaction of Water with the (1x1) and (2x1) Surfaces of alpha-Fe2O3(012)." Surface Science 417(1):66-81. 
  • Alam M, MA Henderson, PD Kaviratna, GS Herman, and CHF Peden. 1998. "Chromyl Chloride Chemistry on the TiO2(110) Surface." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 102:111-122. 

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