Peer-Reviewed Research Contributions

Articles submitted for publication

Localization vs Conduction : Anionic Excitations in Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers
E. Garand and P. Rowntree, Chem. Phys. Lett.


Published Contributions

42) Inhibition of carbon formation during steam reforming of methane using thiol-coated nickel catalysts
H. Oudghiri-Hassani, S. Rakass, N. Abatzoglou, and P. Rowntree, J. Power Sources 171 (2007) 850-855

41) Regeneration of an n-decanethiol-poisoned nickel catalyst
H. Oudghiri-Hassani, N. Abatzoglou, S. Rakass and P. Rowntree, J. Power Sources 171 (2007) 811-817

40) Gold Film Surface Preparation for Self-Assembled Monolayer Studies;
J. Kang and P.A. Rowntree, Langmuir 23 (2007) 509-516  

39) A Study of the Surface Properties and Steam Reforming Catalytic Activity of Nickel Powders Impregnated by n-Alkanethiols
S. Rakass, H. Oudghiri-Hassani, N. Abatzouglou and P. Rowntree, J. Power Sources 162 (2006) 579-588

38)   Modification of the surface adsorption properties of alumina-supported Pd catalysts for the electrocatalytic hydrogenation of phenol,
C.M. Cirtiu, H. Oudghiri-Hassani, N.-A. Bouchard, P. Rowntree, and H. Ménard; Langmuir 22 (2006) 6414-6421

37)   Steam Reforming of Methane over Unsupported Nickel Catalysts
S. Rakass, H. Oudghiri-Hassani, P. Rowntree* and N. Abatzoglou, J. Power Sources 158 (2006) 485-496

36)   Fe(CO)5 Thin Films Adsorbed on Au(111) and on Self-Assembled Organic Monolayers : I. Structure
C. Hauchard, C. Pépin and P. Rowntree, Langmuir, 21 (2005) 9154-9165

35)   Fe(CO)5 Thin Films Adsorbed on Au(111) and on Self-Assembled Organic Monolayers : II. Thermal Transformations
C. Hauchard, C. Pépin and P. Rowntree, Langmuir, 21 (2005) 9166-9175

34)   The Mechanism of Hydrogen Formation Induced by Low-Energy Electron Irradiation of Hexadecanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers
E. Garand and P. Rowntree, J. Phys. Chem.-B, 109 (2005) 12927-12934

33)   A Study of the Catalytic Activity of Unsupported Nickel Catalysts, for Use in Internal Reforming Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
S. Rakass, P. Rowntree and N. Abatzoglou, Proceedings of Science in Thermal and Biomass Conversion, Ed. A.V. Bridgwater and D.G.B. Boocock, CPL Press ISBN 1-872691-8 2006 pages 942-955

32)   Electrocrystallization of Rhodium Clusters on Thiolate-Covered Polycrystalline Gold
S. Langerock, H. Ménard, P. Rowntree and L. Heerman, Langmuir 21 (2005) 5124-5133

31)   Inter- and Intra-molecular Temperature Dependent Vibrational Perturbations of Alkanethiol Self-Assembled monolayers
E. Garand, J.-F. Picard and P. Rowntree, J. Phys. Chem.–B 108 (2004) 8182-8189,

30)   The Structure and evolution of self-assembled butanethiol films on gold substrates Part 1 : STM investigations of the c(4x2) and striped phases
E. Paradis and P. Rowntree, J. ElectroAnalytical Chem. 550-551 (2003) 175-185

29)   High-performance digital control system for scanning tunneling microscopy
A. Boudreau, B. Paillard and P. Rowntree, Meas. Sci. Tech. 13 (2002) 1599-1607

28)   Digital Linearization and Cancellation of Capacitive Coupling for a Scanning Tunneling Microscope
B. Paillard, R. Tang and P. Rowntree, Rev. Sci. Instr., 69 (1998) 1770-1780

27)   Bond-selective dissociation of alkanethiol based self-assembled monolayers adsorbed on gold substrates, using low-energy electron beams
C. Olsen and P. Rowntree, J. Chem. Phys. 108 (1998) 3750-3765

26)   Dynamics of Surface Reactions Induced by Low-Energy Electrons : Oxidation of Hydrogen Passivated Si by H2O
D.V. Klyachko, P. Rowntree and L. Sanche, Surf. Sci. 389 (1997) 29-47

25)   The use of highly organized molecular films as electron scattering targets : Spectroscopic and desorption measurements of selective bond rupture in organic films
P. Rowntree, Surf. Sci, 390 (1997) 70-78

24)   Two Dimensional Band-Gap Restricted Diffusion of Negatively Charged Excitons in Rare Gas Solids
M. A. Huels, L. Parenteau, L. Sanche and P. Rowntree, Surf. Sci. 390 (1997) 282-288

23)   Molecularly Resolved Surface Superstructures of Butanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold
J. Kang and P. Rowntree, Langmuir 12 (1996) 2813-2819

22)   The Formation of Self-Assembled Butanethiol Monolayers on Au substrates : Spectroscopic Evidence for Highly Ordered Island Formation in Sub-Monolayer Films
K.D. Truong and P. Rowntree, J. Phys. Chem. 100 (1996) 19917-19926

21)   Electron Stimulated Desorption of H2 from Chemisorbed Molecular Monolayers;
P. Rowntree, P.-C. Dugal, D. Hunting and L. Sanche, J. Phys. Chem.100 (1996) 4546-4550

20)   Oxidation of hydrogen terminated Si surfaces induced dissociative attachment of electrons to adsorbed H2O;
D. Klyachko, P. Rowntree and L. Sanche,  Surf. Sci. 346 (1996) L49-L54

19)   Kinetics of the Formation of Butanethiol Monolayers on Gold Substrates, as studied by Infrared Spectroscopy;
K. Truong and P. Rowntree*, Prog. Surf. Sci. 50 (1995) 207-216

18)   Energy-selective reaction of hydrogen-passivated Si surfaces with carbon tetrafluoride via dissociative electron attachment
W. Di, P. Rowntree and L. Sanche, Phys. Rev. B., 52 (1995) 16618-16622

17)   Dissociative electron attachment to condensed and adsorbed halomethanes;
P. Rowntree, L. Sanche, L. Parenteau,  M. Meinke, F. Weik and E. Illenberger.; J. Chem. Phys. 101 (1994) 4248-4259

16)   Electron stimulated desorption of anions from condensed CF4;
M. Meinke, L. Parenteau, P. Rowntree, L. Sanche and E. Illenberger; Chem. Phys. Lett. 205 (1993) 213-218.

15)   The formation of anionic excitations in the rare gas solids, and their coupling to dis­sociative states of adsorbed molecules;
P. Rowntree, H. Sambe, L. Parenteau and L. Sanche; Phys. Rev. B. 47 (1993) 4537-4554.

14)   Low energy helium diffraction studies of CH3Br overlayers physisorbed on C(0001), NaCl(001), and LiF(001) surfaces;
G.N. Robinson, N. Camillone III, P.A. Rowntree, G. Liu, J. Wang and G. Scoles*, J. Chem. Phys. 96 (1992) 9212-9220.

13)   STM study of single crystal graphite;
 Z. Wang, M. Moskovits* and P. Rowntree*; Ultramicroscopy 45 (1992) 337-343.

12)   Energy and Charge transfer at rare-gas surfaces via substrate excitation and core-excited resonances
P. Rowntree, L. Parenteau and L. Sanche, Chem. Phys. Lett. 182 (1991) 479-485

11)   Anion yields produced by low energy electron impact on condensed hydrocarbon films;
P. Rowntree, L. Parenteau and L. Sanche; J. Phys. Chem. 95 (1991) 4902-4909.

10)   Dielectric Polarization Invariance in Dissociative Electron Attachment from Condensed Saturated Hydrocarbons
P. Rowntree, L. Parentau and L. Sanche, J. Phys. Chem. 95 (1991) 523-524

9)   Electron stimulated desorption via dissociative electron attachment in amorphous H2O
P. Rowntree, L. Parentaeu and L. Sanche, J. Chem. Phys. 94 (1991) 8570-8576

8)   Low-Energy Helium Scattering from Ordered Physisorbed Layers of Polar Molecules
P.A. Rowntree, G. Scoles, and J.C. Ruiz-Suarez, J. Phys. Chem. 94 (1990) 8511-8522

7)   The Structure of ammonia overlayers physisorbed onto the surface of single crystal graphite, determined by means of atomic beam diffraction
P. Rowntree, G. Soles and J. Xu, J. Chem. Phys. 92 (1990) 3853

6)   Molecular order at the surface of an organic monolayer studied by low energy helium diffraction
C.E.D. Chidsey, G.Y. Liu, P. Rowntree and G. Scoles, J. Chem. Phys. 91 (1989) 4421-4423

5)    Low Energy Helium Atom Diffraction from HCl Monolayers Physisorbed on Graphite
G.Y. Liu, P. Rowntree, G. Scoles and J. Xu, Surf. Sci. 224 (1989) 43-59

4)    Structure of Physisorbed Overlayers of Dipolar Molecules : A Combined Study by Atom-Beam Scattering and Molecular Dynamics
J.C. Ruiz-Suarez, M.L. Klein, M.A. Moller, P.A. Rowntree, G. Scoles and J. Xu,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 61 (1988) 710-713

3)   Molecular Spectroscopy in and on noble gas clusters
T.E. Gough, M. Mengel, P. Rowntree and G. Scoles, SPIE 669 (1986) 129-132

2)   Molecular Beam Infrared Laser Photodissociation of van der Waals Molecules Containing SF6
T.E. Gough, D.G. Knight, P.A. Rowntree, and G. Scoles, J. Phys. Chem. 90 (1986) 4026-4032

1)   Infrared Spectroscopy at the surface of clusters: SF6 on Ar
T.E. Gough, M. Mengel, P.A. Rowntree and G. Scoles, J. Chem. Phys. 83 (1985) 4958-4961