Conference and Invited Presentations

group at UW
The 6th Annual Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Jasper, Canada, 2012

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, Workshop on "Spectroscopic Studies on Molecular Chirality", Kyoto, Japan, Dec 20-21, 2013.

(KEYNOTE SPEAKER) Y. Xu, The 20th International Conference on "Horizons in Hydrogen Bond Research", Antwerp, Belgium, Sep 15-20, 2013.

C. Merten, Y. Xu*, "Matrix-isolation vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy of flexible chiral molecules and their complexes", Chemistry and Physics at Low Temperatures 2013, Jyväskylä, Finland, July 14-19, 2013.

J. Thomas, O. Sukhorukov, W. Jäger, Y. Xu*, "Towards solvation of a chiral alpha-hydroxy ester: broadband chirp and narrow band cavity Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy of methyl lactate-water clusters", The 68th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 17-21, 2013.

J. Thomas, Y. Xu*, "Rotational spectra of the trifluoro ethanol (TFE)-water clusters and the TFE dimers", The 68th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 17-21, 2013.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, The 14th International Conference on Chiroptical Spectroscopy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, June 9-13, 2013.

Z. Dezhahang, M. R. Poopari, Y. Xu*, "Conformational analysis of two nitrogen donor ligands by Electronic CD and ORD", The 14th International Conference on Chiroptical Spectroscopy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, June 9-13, 2013.

M. R. Poopari, Z. Dezhahang, O.-M. Soueidan, S. N. Hosseini, N. Jabari, F. G. West, Y. Xu*, "Vibrational Circular Dichroism and Density Functional Theory Studies of Highly Functionalized Tetrahydrofuran Derivatives via Aziridine Ring-Opening Reactions", The 14th International Conference on Chiroptical Spectroscopy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, June 9-13, 2013.

C. Merten, Y. Xu*, "Vibrational circular dichroism of matrix isolated chiral molecules: conformational equilibria and chirality transfer", The 14th International Conference on Chiroptical Spectroscopy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, June 9-13, 2013.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, Cecam workshop on Vibrational Optical Activity: Interplay Theory and Experiment and Third International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity-VOA3 , Pisa, Italy, Sep 23-27, 2012.

F. X. Sunahori, G. Yang, E. N. Kitova1, J. S. Klassen, Y. Xu*. "Chirality Recognition Study of Protonated Serine Dimer and Octamer by IRMPD Spectroscopy and DFT calculations", The 22nd International Symposium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, PRAHA2012, Prague, Czech Republic, Sep. 4-8, 2012.

Z. Dezhahang, M. R. Poopari, Y. Xu*. "Structural analysis of nitrogen donor ligands by optical spectroscopies and density functional theory", The 6th Annual Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, July 6-8, 2012.

M. R. Poopari, P. Zhu, Y. Xu*, "Leucine in aqueous solution: A combined chiroptical spectroscopy and density functional theory method", The 6th Annual Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, July 6-8, 2012.

X. Liu, Y. Xu*, "High Resolution Infrared Spectrum of HCCH-NH_3and OCS-NH_3", The 6th Annual Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, July 6-8, 2012.

J. Thomas, O. Sukhorukov, W. Jäger, Y. Xu*, "Sequential solvation of a chiral alpha-hydroxy ester: chirped-pulse and cavity based Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy of methyl lactate-water clusters", The 6th Annual Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, July 6-8, 2012.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, "Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Chiral Structures and their Assemblies", Telluride Intermediate School, 725 West Colorado Ave, Telluride CO, USA, June 26-30, 2012.

X. Liu and Y. Xu*, "High resolution infrared spectra of Ar-water and Ne-water at 6 µm", The 67th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 18-22, 2012.

F. X. Sunahori and Y. Xu*, "High resolution infrared spectra of jet-cooled formamide and formamide dimer in the C=O stretch region", The 67th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 18-22, 2012.

J. Thomas, O. Sukhorukov, W. Jäger and Y. Xu*, "Chirped-pulse and cavity based Fourier microwave spectroscopy of the methyl-ammonia adduct", The 67th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 18-22, 2012.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, "Spectroscopy of Chirality and Chirality Recognition: From the Gas Phase to Solution", The 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 26-30, 2012.

C. Merten, M. H. Hyun and Y. Xu*, "Absolute Configuration and Predominant Conformations of a Chiral Crown Ether-based Colormetric Sensor: A Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy and DFT Study of Chiral Recognition", The 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 26-30, 2012.

M. R. Poopari and Y. Xu*, "Solute-Solvent Interactions by Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy: Methyl Mandelate in DMSO and CDCl3", The 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 26-30, 2012.

Z. Dezhahang, C. Merten, M. R. Poopari and Y. Xu*, "Chiral Diphosphine Compounds in Solution: Vibrational Circular Dichroism and Density Functional Theory", The 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 26-30, 2012.

J. Thomas, O. Sukhorukov, W. Jäger and Y. Xu*, "Chirped-pulse and Cavity Based Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy of the Methyl Lactate-ammonia Adduct", The 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 26-30, 2012.

J. Thomas, O. Sukhorukov, W. Jäger and Y. Xu*, "Sequential Solvation of a Chiral Alpha-Hydroxy Ester: Chirped-pulse and Cavity Based Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy of Methyl Lactate-Water Clusters", The 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 26-30, 2012.

X. Liu and Y. Xu*, "Very Large Amplitude Motions in the Argon-Water and Argon-Ammonia Complexes: High Resolution Infrared Spectra Measured with a Quantum Cascade Laser At 6 µm", The 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 26-30, 2012.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of solid Surfaces and Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, Jan 4, 2012.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, Dec 29, 2011.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, Department of Chemistry, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Dec 27, 2011.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Dec 26, 2011.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, Department of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin, China, Dec 23, 2011.

(INVITED SPEAKER) Y. Xu, State Key Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China, Dec 22, 2011.

Z. Dezhahang, C. Mertan and Y. Xu*, "Conformational Analysis of two Diphosphine Ligands and their corresponding Palladium complexes by Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy", The 27th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Nov. 4-6, 2011.

M. R. Poopari, Z. Dezhahang, G. Yang, P. Zhu, Z. Bie and Y. Xu*, "A comparative study of N-acetyl-L-Cysteine and Serine Molecules using Vibrational Circular Dichroism spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory simulations", The 27th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Nov. 4-6, 2011.

C. Mertan and Y. Xu*, "Vibrational Circular Dichroism of Matrix Isolated Molecules", The 27th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Nov. 4-6, 2011.

F. X. Sunahori, G. Yang, E. Kitova, J. S. Klassen, and Y. Xu*, "Chiral Recognition Study of Protonated Serine Dimer and Octamer by Infrared Multiphoton Dissociation Spectroscopy and DFT calculations", The 27th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Nov. 4-6, 2011.

(INVITED PLENARY PRESENTATION) Y. Xu, XIX. International Conference on "Horizons in Hydrogen Bond Research" , Gottingen, Germany, Sep. 11-17, 2011.

F. X. Sunahori, N. Borho, X. Liu, and Y. Xu*, "Internal rotation of the methyl groups in the high resolution C=O stretching spectra of jet-cooled methyl acetate and methyl lactate", The 22nd Colloquium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Dijon, France, August 29-September 2, 2011.

X. Liu and Y. Xu*, "The quantum cascade laser based high resolution spectroscopy of water and ammonia containing complexes at 6 um", The 22nd Colloquium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Dijon, France, August 29-September 2, 2011.

J. Thomas, O. Sukhorukov, H. Matthews, W. Jäger, and Y. Xu*, "Chirped-pulse and cavity based FTMW spectroscopy of the methyl lactate-water, ammonia, and methanol complexes", The 22nd Colloquium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Dijon, France, August 29-September 2, 2011.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay (ISMO), Bât. 210 Université Paris XI, Orsay Cédex, France, August 29, 2011.

C. Merten, Y. Liu, and Y. Xu*, "Vibrational circular dichroism of matrix isolated molecules: propylene oxide and 3-butyn-2-ol", MATRIX 2011, UBC, Vancouver, Canada, July 10-15, 2011.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Chemistry Department, Calgary University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 29, 2011.

X. Liu and Y. Xu*, "Infrared spectra of water bending bands of propylene oxide-water complexes: sequential solvation of a chiral molecule in water", 66th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 20-24, 2011.

X. Liu and Y. Xu*, "High resolution infrared and microwave spectra of NH3-HCCH and NH3-OCS complexes: studies of weak C-H...N hydrogen bond and electric multipole interactions", 66th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 20-24, 2011.

J. Thomas, O. Sukhorukov, W. Jäger, and Y. Xu*, "The chirped-pulse and cavity based FTMW specttroscopy of the methyl lactate-water and methyl lactate-deuterium oxide dimers", 66th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 20-24, 2011.

F. X. Sunahori, N. Borho, X. Liu, and Y. Xu*, "The high resolution spectrum of jet-cooled methyl acetate in the C=O Stretch region", 66th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 20-24, 2011.

F. X. Sunahori, G. Yang, E. N. Kitova, J. S. Klassen and Y. Xu*, "Application of infrared multiphoton dissociation spectroscopy for the study of chiral recognition in the protonated serine clusters: part II", 66th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 20-24, 2011.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Coherent Imaging Division, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Hamburg, Germany, June 10, 2011.

X. Liu, F. X. Sunahori, N. Borho, and Y. Xu*, "Infared laser spectroscopy of organic molecules and molecular complexes", The 11th Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan, May 20-21, 2011.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Chemistry Department, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan, May 18, 2011.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Department of Photo-Molecular Science, Institute of Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan, May 12, 2011.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Chemistry Department, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan, May 11, 2011.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Molecular Physics Department, Fritz-Haber Institute, Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany, May 6, 2011.

J. Thomas, X. Liu, F. X. Sunahori, N. Borho, Z. Su, and Y. Xu*, "Chirality recognition: High resolution spectroscopy of chiral molecular contact pairs", Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Dec. 15-20, 2010.

G. Yang, Y. Liu, M. Losada, Z. Su, H. Tran, P. Nguyen, and Y. Xu*, "Spectroscopy of chiral solute-water interactions: From the gas phase to solution", Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Dec. 15-20, 2010.

F. X. Sunahori, G. Yang, E. N. Kitova, J. S. Klassen and Y. Xu*, "Application of infrared multiphoton dissociation spectroscopy for the study of chirality recognition in the protonated serine clusters", Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Dec. 15-20, 2010.

X. Liu and Y. Xu*, "Infrared spectra of Ar-H2O and high order complex with a mode-hop-free external cavity quantum cascade laser", The 5th Annual Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 26-28, 2010.

F. X. Sunahori, N. Borho, X. Liu, and Y. Xu* "The High Resolution Spectrum of Jet-Cooled Methyl Acetate in the C=O Stretching Region", The 5th Annual Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 26-28, 2010.

P. Y. Zhu, G. Yang and Y. Xu*, "Leucine in solution: a vibrational circular dichroism and density functional theory study", The 5th Annual Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 26-28, 2010.

M. R. Poopari, Z. Dezhahang, G. Yang, and Y. Xu*, "Probing Hydrogen bonding interaction of N-acetyl-L-Cysteine using Vibrational circular Dichroism and Density Functional Theory", The 5th Annual Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 26-28, 2010.

X. Liu and Y. Xu*, "Infrared spectra of Ar-H2O and Higher-Order complexes with a CW Mode-Hope-Free External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser",The 26th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Nov. 5-7, 2010.

P. Y. Zhu, G. Yang and Y. Xu*, "Leucine in Solution: A Vibrational Circular Dichroism and Density Functional Theory Study",The 26th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Nov. 5-7, 2010.

M. R. Poopari, Z. Dezhahang, G. Yang and Y. Xu*, "Probing Hydrogen Bonding Interaction of N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine in Solution using Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics Calculations", The 26th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Nov. 5-7, 2010.

J. Thomas, F. X. Sunahori, N. Borho and Y. Xu*, "A Microscopic Induced Fit example: Chirality Recognition in the Glycidol...Propylene Oxide Complex", The 26th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Nov. 5-7, 2010.

F. X. Sunahori, N. Borho, and Y. Xu*, "The High Resolution Spectrum of Jet-cooled methyl Acetate in the C=O stretch Region", The 21st International Symposium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Poznan, Poland, Sep. 7-11, 2010.

F. X. Sunahori, G. Yang, E. N. Kitova, J. S. Klassen and Y. Xu*, "Study of Chiral Recognition in the Protonated Serine Dimer and Octamer using Infrared Multiphoton Dissociation Spectroscopy and ab initio Method", The 21st International Symposium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Poznan, Poland, Sep. 7-11, 2010.

J. Thomas, F. X. Sunahori, N. Borho and Y. Xu*, "FTMW Study of the Chirality Recognition Between Two Different Chiral Molecules: the Glycidol-Propylene Oxide Complex",The 21st International Symposium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Poznan, Poland, Sep. 7-11, 2010.

Y. Liu, G. Yang, M. Losada, Z. Su, H. Tran, P. Nguyen, and Y. xu*, "Spectroscopy of chiral solute-water interactions: from the gas phase to solution", The 21st International Symposium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Poznan, Poland, Sep. 7-11, 2010.

F. X. Sunahori, G. Yang, E. N. Kitova, J. S. Klassen and Y. Xu*, "Application of infrared Multiphoton Dissociation Spectroscopy for the Study of Chiral Recognition in Protonated Serine Clusters", 65th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 21-25, 2010.

J. Thomas, F. X. Sunahori, N. Borho and Y. Xu*, "FTMW Study of the Chirality Recognition Between Two Different Chiral Molecules: the Glycidol-Propylene Oxide Complex", 65th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 21-25, 2010.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, June 24, 2010.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Isolated biomolecules and biomolecular interactions, IBBI 2010, Berlin, June 12 - 17, 2010.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Molecular Physics Department, Fritz-Haber Institute, Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany, June 4, 2010.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, U. of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, June 3, 2010.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, U. of Hannover, Hannover, Germany, June 2, 2010.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Göttingen U., Göttingen, Germany, May 5, 2010.

C. Kerpal, D. Harding, Y. Xu, A. Fielicke, and G. Meijer, "Structural investigation of platinum and ruthenium cluster cations", Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society, Hannover, Germany, March 8-12, 2010.

F. X. Sunahori, G. Yang, E. N. Kitova, J. S. Klassen and Y. Xu*, "FTICR-IRMPD Spectroscopy of Serine Clusters", The 25th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, November 6-8, 2009.

X. Liu, Y. Xu*, W.-S. Tam, and I. Leonov, "Application of a Room Temperature Quantum Cascade Laser with Rapid Scan and Wavelength-Modulation Techniques",The 25th Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, November 6-8, 2009.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford U., Oxford, England, October 29, 2009.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, England, October 23, 2009.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Department of Chemistry, University of Calagry, Calgary, Alberta, October 16, 2009.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Department of Chemistry, The University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, October 15, 2009.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 14, 2009.

X. Liu and Y. Xu*, "An Off-Axis Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectrometer and a Rapid Scan Spectrometer with a Room-temperature External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser", The 21ST Colloquium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, Aug 31 – Sept 4, 2009.

X. Liu, C. Kang, and Y. Xu*, "An Off-Axis Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectrometer and a Rapid Scan Spectrometer with a Room-temperature External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser", 64th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 22-26, 2009.

C. Kang, Z. Su, Y. Xu*, "Infrared Diode Laser Spectrosocpic Investigation of Four C-H Stretching Vibrational Modes of Propylene Oxide", 4th Annual Banff Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental S pectroscopy and Dynamics, Banff, Alberta, Mar 27-29, 2009.

G. Yang, H. Tran, E. Fan, W. Shi, T. L. Lowary, and Y. Xu*, "Determination of the Absolute Configurations of Synthetic Daunorubicin Analogues Using Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory", 4th Annual Banff Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental S pectroscopy and Dynamics, Banff, Alberta, Mar 27-29, 2009.

X. Liu, C. Kang, and Y. Xu*, "An Off-Axis Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectrometer and a Rapid Scan Spectrometer with a Room-temperature External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser", 4th Annual Banff Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental S pectroscopy and Dynamics, Banff, Alberta, Mar 27-29, 2009.

Y. Liu, M. Losada, G. Yang, and Y. Xu*, "Vibrational Absorption, Vibrational Circular Dichrosim, and Optical Rotation Dispersion Spectroscopy of Methyl Lactate in Methanol" 4th Annual Banff Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental S pectroscopy and Dynamics, Banff, Alberta, Mar 27-29, 2009.

(INVITED) Y. Xu, Photonics West Conference and Fair, San Jose, USA, Jan. 24-29, 2009.

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