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Ashleigh Baber

Ashleigh Baber

Research Associate

Chemistry Division
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-4343
Lab Phone: (631) 344-4347
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

Catalysis: Reactivity and Structure


Ph.D. Chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, MA (Advisor: E. C. H. Sykes) -2011
B.S. Chemistry, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA - 2005

Research Experience

2011-present: Research Associate, Brookhaven National Lab, Chemistry Division
2005-2011: Research Assistant, Tufts University, Chemistry Division

Research Interests

Using surface science techniques to characterize model catalyst systems to better understand reaction mechanisms and catalytically active sites.

Low-temperature and variable-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy, soft x-ray photoemission spectroscopy, temperature programmed desorption.

Selected Publications

  1. A. E. Baber, T. J. Lawton, E. C. H. Sykes, Hydrogen-Bonded Networks in Surface-Bound Methanol, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 9157-9163.
  2. A. E. Baber, H. L. Tierney, T. J. Lawton, E. C. H. Sykes, An Atomic-scale View of Palladium Alloys and their Ability to Dissociate Molecular Hydrogen, ChemCatChem, 2011, 3, 607-614.
  3. H. L. Tierney, C. J. Murphy, A. D. Jewell, A. E. Baber, E. V. Iski, H. Y. Khodaverdian, A. F. McGuire, N. Klevanov, E. C. H. Sykes, Experimental Demonstration of a Single-molecule Electric Motor, Nat. Nanotech., 2011, 6, 625-629.
  4. A. E. Baber, H. L. Tierney, E. C. H. Sykes, Atomic-Scale Geometry and Electronic Structure of Catalytically Important Pd/Au Alloys, ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 1637-1645.
  5. H. L. Tierney, A. E. Baber, J. R. Kitchin, E. C. H. Sykes, Hydrogen Dissociation and Spillover on Individual Isolated Palladium Atoms, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2009, 103, 2461021-2461024.
  6. A. E. Baber, H. L. Tierney, E. C. H. Sykes, A Quantitative Single-Molecule Study of Thioether Molecular Rotors, ACS Nano, 2008, 11, 2385-2391.
  7. A. E. Baber, A. J. Gellman, D. S. Sholl, E. C. H. Sykes, The Real Structure of Naturally Chiral Cu{643}, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 11086-11089.
  8. A. E. Baber, S. C. Jensen, E. C. H. Sykes, Dipole-Driven Ferroelectric Assembly of Styrene on Au{111}, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129 (20), 6368-6369.
  9. A.E. Baber, S. C. Jensen, E. V. Iski, E. C. H. Sykes, Extraordinary Atomic Mobility of Au{111} at 80 Kelvin: Effect of Styrene Adsorption, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128 (48), 15384-15385.