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The lab research efforts are directed towards addressing basic scientific questions as well as developing novel techniques and instruments that aid in the experiments. In the following pages, you will find brief description of the research efforts underway in this lab along these two directions.




Publications (MSU)

Publications (Pre-MSU)

  • C.-Y. Ruan, S.-S. Yang, A.H. Zewail, Structures and dynamics of self-assembled surface monolayers observed by ultrafast electron crystallography", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 12797 (2004).
  • C.-Y. Ruan, V.A. Lobastov, V. Franco, S. Chen, A.H. Zewail, Ultrafast electron crystallography of Interfacial Water, Science (304), 974 (2004).
  • V. Franco, S. Chen, C.-Y. Ruan, V.A. Lobastov, A.H. Zewail, Ultrafast electron crystallography of surface structural dynamics with atomic-scale resolution, Angewandte Chemie Intl. (43), 2705 (2004).
  • C.-Y. Ruan, V. Franco, V.A. Lobastov, S. Chen, A.H. Zewail, Ultrafast electron crystallography : transient structures of molecules, surfaces and phase transitions, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.  101, 1123 (2004).
  • B.M. Goodson, C.-Y. Ruan, V.A. Lobastov, R. Srinivasan, A.H. Zewail, Ultrafast electron diffraction: complex landscapes of molecular structures in thermal and light-mediated reactions, Chem. Phys. Lett. (374), 417 (2003).
  • R. Srinivasan, V.A. Lobastov, C.-Y. Ruan, A.H. Zewail, Ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) - A new development for the 4D determination of transient molecular structures, HELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA (86) 1763 (2003).
  • V.A. Lobastov, R. Srinivasan, F. Vigliotti, C.-Y. Ruan, J. Feenstra, S. Chen, S.T. Park, S. Xu, and A. H. Zewail, Ultrafast electron diffraction - From the gas phase to the condensed phase with picosecond and femtosecond resolution, Springer Series in Ultrafast Optics IV, Eds. F. Krausz, G. Korn, P. Corkum, and I. Walmsley, 413 (2003).
  • V.A. Lobastov, R. Srinivasan, B.M. Goodson, C.-Y. Ruan, J.S. Feenstra, A.H. Zewail, Ultrafast diffraction of transient molecular structures in radiationless transitions, J. Phys. Chem. A  105, 11159 (2001).
  • H. Ihee, V. A. Lobastov, U. Gomez, B. M. Goodson, R. Srinivasan, C.-Y. Ruan, A. H. Zewail, Direct Imaging of Transient Molecular Structures with Ultrafast Diffraction, Science (291), 458 (2001).
  • C.-Y. Ruan, V.A. Lobastov, R. Srinivasan, B.M. Goodson, H. Ihee, A.H. Zewail, Ultrafast diffraction and structural dynamics: The nature of complex molecules far from equilibrium, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (98), 7117 (2001).
  • C.-Y. Ruan and M. Fink, Plasma-modulated fast electron pulsing and bunching, J. App. Phys. (89), 654 (2001).
  • V. Mastryukov, C.-Y. Ruan, and M. Fink, Zhiqiang Wang, and Ruth Pachter, Electron diffraction studies of metal phthalocyanines, MPc, where M = Ni and Cu, J. Mol. Struct. Sp. Iss. (556), 225 (2000).
  • C.-Y. Ruan, V. Mastryukov and M. Fink, Electron diffraction studies of metal Phthalocyanines, MPc, where M = Sn, Mg and Zn (reinvestigation), J. Chem. Phys. (11), 3035(1999).
  • C.-Y. Ruan, and M. Fink, Emission optics of the Steigerwald type electron gun, Rev. Sci. Instr. (70), 4207(1999).
  • C.-Y. Ruan, S. Nguyen, and M. Fink, Optimization of spherical analyzer with finite size effects, Rev. Sci. Instr. (70), 4213(1999).


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