Princeton University, Giacinto Scoles has conducted experiments on the mechanisms of energy relaxation in polyatomic molecules, the structure and bonding of molecular clusters, superfluity in liquid helium droplets, and the structure and dynamics of organic monolayers self-assembled on gold-crystal surfaces. Professor Scoles's present research interests are in the properties and applications of self-organizing organic materials and in the high-resolution spectroscopy of isolated molecules and clusters.
Scoles is a pioneer of modern molecular beam techniques. Notable are his crossed molecular beam scattering studies of intermolecular forces and his pioneering work on the infrared laser spectroscopy of molecular and cluster beams, carried out using low temperature bolometric beam detection methods. More recently, in collaboration with Kevin Lehmann, he has carried out eigenstate-resolved spectroscopic studies of energy redistribution in polyatomics molecules and has pioneered the use of superfluid helium nanodroplets as an almost ideal matrix for molecular spectroscopy. Scoles has also applied molecular beams and grazing incidence X-ray scattering to the study of the structure and growth of ultrathin organic films and has recently started to use atomic force microscopy to characterize and manipulate organic monolayers and molecules of biological interest. Scoles is a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of The Netherlands, a Fellow of The Royal Society (UK), the OS
A and of the APS. He has received the 1995 Lippincott Award and the 2002 P. Debye Award in Physical Chemistry of the ACS.
Department of Chemistry
Princeton, NJ 08544
2002年美国化学会国家奖获得者 (ACS 2002 National Award Recipients)
Summary by 何莉 on 2003-10-23
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