• 816 Citations
  • 17 h-Index

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Research Biography

I received my PhD from Flinders University in 2000, during which one of the projects was to construct an instrument to measure energy releases following photodissociation of van der Waals molecules (these are species containing two or more molecules/atoms held together by weak intermolecular forces).   From 2000-2003 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California USA where we investigated the photodissociation dynamics of radicals, and multi-fragment dissociation events.   Following this I moved to Adelaide University and worked there until 2008 building an apparatus to explore the molecular-level dynamics of evaporation at the liquid-vacuum interface.   In 2008, I returned to Flinders University when I took up my current position as lecturer and research fellow.

Research Interests

My research interests lay in the fields of laser chemistry and reaction dynamics, and include the following themes:

Reaction Dynamics:
  • Energy partitioning during photodissociation of van der Waals molecules.
  • Evaporation dynamics at the liquid-vacuum interface.
Electronic Spectroscopy:
  • Structure of van der Waals clusters.
  • 2-Dimensional Laser Induced Fluorescence (2D-LIF) spectroscopy.
  • Rovibronic analysis of large polyatomic molecules.
  • Nanoparticle formation using laser based methods.

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Research Output

  • 816 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 61 Article
  • 1 Paper

Reactive Compression Molding Post-Inverse Vulcanization: A Method to Assemble, Recycle, and Repurpose Sulfur Polymers and Composites

Lundquist, N. A., Tikoalu, A. D., Worthington, D. M. J. H., Shapter, R., Tonkin, S. J., Stojcevski, D. F., Mann, M., Gibson, D. C. T., Gascooke, D. J. R., Karton, D. A., Henderson, P. D. L. C., Esdaile, D. L. J. & Chalker, D. J. M., 6 Aug 2020, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 26, 44, p. 10035-10044 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The Case for Methyl Group Precession Accompanying Torsional Motion

    Gascooke, J. R. & Lawrance, W. D., Aug 2020, In : Australian Journal of Chemistry. 73, 8, p. 775-786 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Xylitol pentanitrate – Its characterization and analysis

    Stark, K. A. S., Gascooke, J. R., Gibson, C. T., Lenehan, C. E., Bonnar, C., Fitzgerald, M. & Kirkbride, K. P., Nov 2020, In : Forensic Science International. 316, 10 p., 110472.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Review of the Classification of Opal with Reference to Recent New Localities

    Curtis, N., Gascooke, J., Johnston, M. & Pring, A., May 2019, In : Minerals. 9, 5, p. 1-20 20 p., 299.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A strong interaction between torsion and vibration in S0 and S1 m-fluorotoluene

    Stewart, L. D., Gascooke, J. R. & Lawrance, W. D., 7 May 2019, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 150, 17, 16 p., 174303.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)