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Kenneth Beck

Chemical Physics & Analysis
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PNNL Publications

2013

  • Peppernick SJ, AG Joly, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2013. "Plasmon-Induced Optical Field Enhancement studied by Correlated Scanning and Photoemission Electron Microscopy." Journal of Chemical Physics 138(15):Article No. 154701.  doi:10.1063/1.4799937
  • Peppernick SJ, AG Joly, KM Beck, WP Hess, J Wang, YC Wang, and W Wei. 2013. "Photoemission Electron Microscopy of a Plasmonic Silver Nanoparticle Trimer." Applied Physics A, Materials Science and Processing 112(1):35-39.  doi:10.1007/s00339-012-7316-5

2012

  • Peppernick SJ, AG Joly, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2012. "Near-Field Focused Photoemission from Polystyrene Microspheres Studied with Photoemission Electron Microscopy." Journal of Chemical Physics 137(1):124202-1/9.  doi:10.1063/1.4730598

2011

  • Peppernick SJ, AG Joly, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2011. "Plasmonic Field Enhancement of Individual Nanoparticles by Correlated Scanning and Photoemission Electron Microscopy." Journal of Chemical Physics 134(3):034507-1/7.  doi:10.1063/1.3543714
  • Sushko PV, AL Shluger, AG Joly, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2011. "Exciton-driven highly hyperthermal O-atom desorption from nanostructured CaO." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115(3):692-699.  doi:10.1021/jp1078423
  • Fredricksen CJ, DR Panjwani, JP Arnold, PN Figueiredo, FK Rezaie, JE Colwell, K Baillie, SJ Peppernick, AG Joly, KM Beck, WP Hess, and RE Peale. 2011. "Plasmonic enhancement of thin-film solar cells using gold-black coatings." In Next Generation (Nano) Photonic and Cell Tehcnologies for Solar Energy Conversion II, August 21, 2011, San Diego, California. Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 8111, ed. L Tsakalakos, p. Article No. 811106.  SPIE, Bellingham, WA.  doi:10.1117/12.893620

2010

  • Beck KM, AG Joly, and WP Hess. 2010. "Effect of Surface Charge on Laser-induced Neutral Atom Desorption." Applied Physics A, Materials Science and Processing 101(1):61-64.  doi:10.1007/s00339-010-5758-1
  • Joly AG, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2010. "Surface-Specific Laser Matter Interactions and Dynamics." In International Symposium on High Power Laser Ablation, April 18-22, 2010, Santa Fe, NM: AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1278, no. 1, ed. C Phipps, pp. 90-97.  American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY.  doi:10.1063/1.3507187
  • Peale RE, JW Cleary, M Ishimaru, CW Smith, K Baillie, JE Colwell, KM Beck, AG Joly, O Edwards, and CJ Fredricksen. 2010. "Gold-black as IR Absorber and Solar Cell Enhancer." In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 2009 Fall Meeting, November 30 - December 4, 2009, Boston MA, vol. 1208, pp. 1208-O21-04.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA.  doi:10.1557/PROC-1208-O21-04
  • Xiong G, R Shao, SJ Peppernick, AG Joly, KM Beck, WP Hess, M Cai, J Duchene, JY Wang, and W Wei. 2010. "Materials Applications of Photoelectron Emission Microscopy." JOM. The Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society 62(12):90-93.  doi:10.1007/s11837-010-0189-1

2009

  • Beck KM, WR Wiley, E Venkatasubramanian, and FS Ohuchi. 2009. "Vacancies Ordered in Screw Form (VOSF) and Layered Indium Selenide Thin Film Deposition by Laser Back Ablation." Applied Surface Science 255(24):9707-9711.  doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2009.04.054
  • Beck KM, AG Joly, and WP Hess. 2009. "Two-color Laser Desorption of Nanostructured MgO Thin Films." Applied Surface Science 255(24):9562-9565.  doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2009.04.089
  • Joly AG, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2009. "Photodesorption of excited iodine atoms from KI (100)." Journal of Chemical Physics 131(14):144509-1/6. 
  • Trevisanutto PE, PV Sushko, KM Beck, AG Joly, WP Hess, and AL Shluger. 2009. "Excitation, Ionization, and Desorption: How Sub-band gap Photons Modify the Structure of Oxide Nanoparticles." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113(4):1274-1279. 

2008

  • Beck KM, AG Joly, OE Diwald, S Stankic, PE Trevisanutto, PV Sushko, AL Shluger, and WP Hess. 2008. "Energy and Site Selectivity in O-Atom Photodesorption from Nanostructured MgO." Surface Science 602(11):1968-1973.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2008.03.046
  • Joly AG, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2008. "Electronic Energy Transfer on CaO Surfaces." Journal of Chemical Physics 129(12):124704.  doi:10.1063/1.2980049
  • Lu CY, PJ Shamberger, EN Yitamben, KM Beck, AG Joly, MA Olmstead, and FS Ohuchi. 2008. "Laser and Electrical Current Induced Phase Transformation of In2Se3 Semiconductor thin film on Si(111) ." Applied Physics A, Materials Science and Processing 93(1):93-98.  doi:10.1007/s00339-008-4776-8

2007

  • Beck KM. 2007. 2007 Annual Report Summer Research Institute Interfacial and Condensed Phase Chemical Physics PNNL-17069, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Cai M, SC Langford, JT Dickinson, G Xiong, T Droubay, AG Joly, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2007. "An In Situ Study of the Martensitic Transformation in Shape Memory Alloys Using Photoemission Electron Microscopy." Journal of Nuclear Materials 361(2-3):306-312.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2006.12.008
  • Joly AG, G Xiong, CM Wang, DE McCready, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2007. "Synthesis and Photoexcited Charge Carrier Dynamics of beta-FeOOH Nanorods." Applied Physics Letters 90(10):Art. No. 103504.  doi:10.1063/1.2711395
  • Wei W, G Xiong, Y Sun, AG Joly, KM Beck, JM White, and WP Hess. 2007. "Real Time Study of Cu Diffusion Through a Ru Thin Film by Photoemission Electron Microscopy (PEEM)." In Materials, technology and reliability of low-k dielectrics and copper interconnects. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings; 2006, vol. 914, ed. Ting Y Tsui, pp. 185-190 (Paper no. 0914-F05-07).  Material Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Wei W, SL Parker, Y Sun, JM White, G Xiong, AG Joly, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2007. "Study of Copper Diffusion Through Ruthenium Thin Film by Photoemission Electron Microscopy." Applied Physics Letters 90:111906.  doi:10.1063/1.2712832
  • Xiong G, R Shao, T Droubay, AG Joly, KM Beck, SA Chambers, and WP Hess. 2007. "Photoemission Electron Microscopy of TiO2 Anatase Films Embedded with Rutile Nanocrystals." Advanced Functional Materials 17(13):2133-2138.  doi:10.1002/adfm.200700146

2006

  • Xiong G, AG Joly, GR Holtom, CM Wang, DE McCready, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2006. "Excited Carrier Dynamics of a-Cr2O3/a-Fe2O3 Core-Shell Nanostructures." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(34):16937-16940.  doi:10.1021/jp062507n S1520-6106(06)02507-7
  • Xiong G, AG Joly, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2006. "Laser-Induced Oxygen Vacancy Formation and Diffusion on TiO2(110) Surfaces Probed by Photoemission Electron Microscopy." Physica Status Solidi C 3(10):3598-3602. 
  • Xiong G, AG Joly, KM Beck, WP Hess, M Cai, SC Langford, and JT Dickinson. 2006. "In Situ Photoelectron Emission Microscopy of a Thermally Induced Martensitic Transformation in a CuZnAI Shape Memory Alloy." Applied Physics Letters 88(9):Art. No. 091910. 
  • Beck KM, M Henyk, CM Wang, PE Trevisanutto, P Sushko, WP Hess, and AL Shluger. 2006. "Site-Specific Laser Modification of MgO nanoclusters: Towards Atomic-Scale Surface Structuring." Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter 74:045404 (5 pages). 
  • Joly AG, M Henyk, KM Beck, PE Trevisanutto, PV Sushko, WP Hess, and AL Shluger. 2006. "Probing Electron Transfer Dynamics at MgO Surfaces by Mg-Atom Desorption." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(37):18093-18096.  doi:10.1021/jp064092b

2005

  • Henyk M, KM Beck, MH Engelhard, AG Joly, WP Hess, and JT Dickinson. 2005. "Surface Electronic Properties and Site-Specific Laser Desorption Processes of Highly Structured Nanoporous MgO Thin Films." Surface Science 593(1-3):242-247. 
  • Hess WP, AG Joly, KM Beck, M Henyk, PV Sushko, PE Trevisanutto, and AL Shluger. 2005. "Laser Control of Desorption Through Selective Surface Excitation." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(42):19563-19578.  doi:10.1021/jp0523672
  • Stern E, D Brewe, KM Beck, SM Heald, and Y Feng. 2005. "SubNanosecondTime Resolved XAFS of Laser Excited Thin Ge Films." Physica Scripta T115:1044. 
  • Trevisanutto PE, PV Sushko, AL Shluger, KM Beck, M Henyk, AG Joly, and WP Hess. 2005. "A Mechanism of Photo-Induced Desorption of Oxygen Atoms From MgO Nano-Crystals." Surface Science 593(1-3):210-220. 

2004

  • Laskin J, KM Beck, JJ Hache, and JH Futrell. 2004. "Surface-Induced Dissociation of Ions Produced by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization in a Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer." Analytical Chemistry 76(2):351-356. 
  • Beck KM, AG Joly, NF Dupuis, P Perozzo, WP Hess, PV Sushko, and AL Shluger. 2004. "Laser Control of Product Electronic State: Desorption from Alkali Halides." Journal of Chemical Physics 120(5):2456-2463. 
  • Brewe D, SM Heald, E Stern, KM Beck, and Y Feng. 2004. "High Efficiency XAFS Data Collection With Sub-Nanosecond Time Resolution." In Proceedings of the Eigth Int. Conf. on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation held in San Francisco, June 2003, ed. T. Warwick , pp. 1399-1402.  American Institute of Phyisics, Melville, NY. 
  • Hess WP, AG Joly, KM Beck, PV Sushko, and AL Shluger. 2004. "Determination of Surface Exciton Energies by Velocity Resolved Atomic Desorption." Surface Science 564(1-3):62-70. 
  • Joly AG, WP Hess, and KM Beck. 2004. "Time-Resolved Femtosecond Laser Desorption from Alkali Halide Crystals." In High-Power Laser Ablation V. Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 5448, ed. Claude R. Phipps, pp. 532-537.  International Society Optical Engineering, Bellingham. 

2003

  • Henyk M, AG Joly, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2003. "Photon stimulated desorption from KI: Laser control of I-atom velocity distributions." Surface Science 528 (1-3):219-223. 
  • Joly AG, KM Beck, M Henyk, WP Hess, PV Sushko, and AL Shluger. 2003. "Surface Electronic Spectra Detected by Atomic Desorption." Surface Science 544(1):L683-L688. 
  • Stern E, D Brewe, SM Heald, and KM Beck. 2003. "The Pacific Northwest Consortium (PNC) CAT in Sector 20: High-Repetition-Rate Laser System for Performing Time-Resolved XAFS." Synchrotron Radiation News 16(4):30-31. 
  • Withers SH, RE Peale, A Schulte, G Braunstein, KM Beck, WP Hess, and RJ Reeder. 2003. "Broad Distribution of Crystal Field Environments for Nd3+ in Calcite." Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 30(7):440 - 448. 

2002

  • Elzinga EJ, R Reeder, SH Withers, RE Peale, RA Mason, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2002. ""EXAFS Study of Rare-Earth Element Coordination in Calcite"." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 66(16):2875-2885. 
  • Hess WP, AG Joly, DP Gerrity, KM Beck, PV Sushko, and AL Shluger. 2002. "Control of Laser Desorption Using Tunable Single Pulses and Pulse Pairs." Journal of Chemical Physics 116(18):8144-8151. 
  • Hess WP, AG Joly, KM Beck, DP Gerrity, PV Sushko, and AL Shluger. 2002. "Solid-State Halogen Atom Source for Chemical Dynamics and Etching." Applied Physics Letters 81(6):1140-1142. 
  • Joly AG, WP Hess, KM Beck, and JT Dickinson. 2002. "Femtosecond Time-Resolved Photo-Stimulated Desorption from Ionic Crystals." Applied Surface Science 186(1-4):339-344. 
  • Sasaki T, KM Beck, and N Koshizaki. 2002. "Preparation of Pt/TiO2 Nancomposite Films by 2-Beam Pulsed Laser Deposition." Applied Surface Science 197-198:619-623. 
  • Wunschel DS, KM Beck, and KL Wahl. 2002. "Enhanced Spore Biomarker Detection Following Laser Induced Lysis." In Proceedings of the 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics.  Elsevier, New York, NY. 

2001

  • Hess WP, AG Joly, DP Gerrity, KM Beck, P Sushko, and A Shluger. 2001. "Selective laser desorption of ionic surfaces: resonant surface excitation of KBr." Journal of Chemical Physics 115(20):9463 - 9472. 
  • Beck KM, AG Joly, and WP Hess. 2001. "Evidence for a Surface Exciton in KBr via Laser Desorption ." Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter 63(12):125423(6). 
  • Reeder RJ, M Nugent , CD Tait, DE Morris, SM Heald, KM Beck, WP Hess, and A Lanzirotti. 2001. "Coprecipitation of Uranium (VI) with Calcite: XAFS, Micro-XAS,and Luminescence Characterization ." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65(20):3491-3503. 
  • Sasaki T, N Koshizaki, JW Yoon, and KM Beck. 2001. ""Preparation of Pt/TiO2 Nanocomposite Thin Films by Pulsed Laser Deposition and Their Photoelectrochemical Behaviors"." Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. A, Chemistry 145(1-2):11-16. 
  • Sasaki T, N Koshizaki, JW Yoon, and KM Beck. 2001. "Preparation of Pt/TiO2 Nanocomposite Thin Films by Pulsed Laser Deposition and their Photoelectrochemical Behaviors." Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. A, Chemistry 145(1-2 ):11-16. 

2000

  • Beck KM, AG Joly, and WP Hess. 2000. "Time-resolved Femtosecond Laser Induced Desorption from Magnesium Oxide and Lithium Fluoride Single Crystals ." Surface Science 451:166-173. 
  • Beck KM, AG Joly, and WP Hess. 2000. "Time-Resolved Femtosecond Laser-Induced Desorption from Magnesium Oxide and Lithium Fluoride Single Crystals." Surface Science 451(1-3):166-173. 

1999

  • Beck KM, and T Sasaki. 1999. "Characterization of Nanocomposite Materials Prepared via Laser Ablation of Pt/TiO2 Bi-combinant Targets." Chemical Physics Letters 301(3-4):336-342. 
  • Hess WP, AG Joly, KM Beck, RM Williams, and JT Dickinson. 1999. "Femtosecond Time-Resolved Laser Induced Desorption of Positive Ions from MgO." Applied Physics A, Materials Science and Processing 69:S389-S393. 
  • Joly AG, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 1999. "Ultrafast and Nanosecond Laser Induced Desorption of Positive Ions from Lithium Fluoride Single Crystals." Applied Physics A, Materials Science and Processing 69:S153-S157. 
  • Saski T, N Koshizaki, and KM Beck. 1999. "Comparison of Pt/TiO2 nanocomposite films prepared by sputtering and pulsed laser deposition." Chemical Physics Letters 301(1999):336-342. 

1998

  • Beck KM, and WP Hess. 1998. "Quantum-State Resolved Products Via Vacuum Ultraviolet Photostimulated Desorption From Geologic Calcite." Applied Surface Science 127-129:21-25. 

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