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Sylvia Ellen McLain

SNS Clifford G. Shull Research Fellow,

Group Leader (2006 - 2008)


Biography:

Publications:

1.S. E. McLAIN, A. K. SOPER and A. LUZAR. Investigations on the structure of DMSO and acetone in aqueous solution. Journal of Chemical Physics in press

 

2.S. E. PAGNOTTA, M. A. RICCI, F. BRUNI, S. E. McLAIN and S. MAGAZÚ. Water structure around trehalose. Chemical Physics in press

 

3.R. TROITZSCH, G. MARTYNA, S.E. McLAIN, A.K. SOPER and J. CRAIN. The structure of aqueous proline via parallel tempering molecular dynamics and neutron diffraction. J. Phys. Chem. B 111, 8210-8222 (2007).

 

4.T. LANCASTER, S. J. BLUNDELL, P. J. BAKER, W. HAYES, S. E. McLAIN, S. R. GIBLIN, F. L. PRATT, Z. SALMAN, E. A. JACOBS, J. F. C. TURNER and T. BARNES. Intrinsic magnetic order in Cs2AgF4 detected by muon-spin relaxation. Phys. Rev. B 75, 220408(R) (2007).

 

5.F. FERNANDEZ-ALONSO, S. E. McLAIN, J. W. TAYLOR, F. J. BERMEJO, I. BUSTINDUY, M. D. RUIZ-MARTIN and J. F. C. TURNER. Correlated atomic motions in liquid deuterium fluoride studied by coherent quasielastic neutron scattering. J. Chem. Phys., 126, 234509 (2007).

 

6.S. E. McLAIN, A. K. SOPER, A. E. TERRY and A. WATTS. Structure and hydration of L-proline in aqueous solutions. J. Phys. Chem. B, 111, 4568-4580 (2007).

 

7.F. FERNANDEZ-ALONSO, F. J. BERMEJO, S. E. McLAIN, J. F. C. TURNER, J. J. MOLAISON and K.W. HERWIG. Observation of fractional Stokes-Einstein behaviour in the simplest hydrogen-bonded liquid. Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 077801 (2007).

 

8.S. E. McLAIN, A. K. SOPER, J. J. MOLAISON, M. R. DOLGOS, C. J. BENMORE, J. W. YARGER and J. F. C. TURNER. On the structure of antimony pentafluoride in the liquid phase. J. Mol. Liq. Special Issue: 29th International Conference on Solution Chemistry (invited paper), 131-132, 239-245 (2007).

 

9.S. E. McLAIN, A. K. SOPER and A. WATTS. Structural studies on the hydration of L-glutamic acid in solution. J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 24275 (2006).

 

10.S. E. McLAIN, A. K. SOPER and A. WATTS. Erratum for Structural studies on the hydration of L-Glutamic acid in solution (vol 110, pg 21251, 2006) J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 21251-21258 (2006).

 

11.E. C. HULME, A. K. SOPER, S. E. McLAIN and J. L. FINNEY. The hydration of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in aqueous solution. Biophys. J., 91, 2371-2380 (2006).

 

12.S. E. McLAIN, S. IMBERTI, A. K. SOPER, M. A. RICCI, F. BRUNI and A.BOTTI. Structure of 2 molar NaOH in aqueous solution from neutron diffraction and empirical potential structure refinement. Phys. Rev. B, 74, 094201 (2006).

 

13.S. E. McLAIN, M. R. DOLGOS, D. A. TENNANT, J. F. C. TURNER, T. BARNES, Th. PROFFEN, B. C. SALES and R. I. BEWLEY. Magnetic behaviour of layered AgII fluorides. Nature Materials 5, 561-565 (2006).

 

14.F. J. BERMEJO, J. W. TAYLOR, S. E. McLAIN, I. BUSTINDUY, J. F. C. TURNER., M. D. RUIZ-MARTIN., C. CABRILLO and R. FERNANDEZ-PEREA. Direct experimental evidence of the presence of optic-like collective modes in a liquid. Phys. Rev. Lett., 96, 235501 (2006).

 

15.S. E. McLAIN, A. K. SOPER and A. LUZAR. Orientational correlations in liquid acetone and DMSO: a comparative study. J. Chem. Phys. 124, 074502 (2006).

 

16.K. L. PAGE, Th. PROFFEN, S. E. McLAIN, B. CLAUSEN, T. W. DARLING, J. A. TENCATE, S-Y LEE, E. USTUNDAG. Atomic pair distribution analysis of materials containing crystalline and amorphous phases. Z. Kristallogr. 220 1002-1008 (2005).

 

17.K. L. PAGE, Th. PROFFEN, S. E. McLAIN, T. W. DARLING and J. A. TENCATE. Local strutural evidence of Fontainebleau sandstone: Evidence for an amorphous phase? Geophys. Res. Letts. 31, L24606 (2004).

 

18.J. URQUIDI, C. J. BENMORE, P. A. EGELSTAFF, M. GUTHRIE, S. E. McLAIN, C. A. TULK, D. D. KLUG and J. F. C. TURNER. A structural comparison of supercooled water and amorphous ices. Mol. Phys., Jack Powles Special Issue, 102, 2007-2013 (2004).

 

19.S. E. McLAIN, C. J. BENMORE, J. E. SIEWENIE and J. F. C. TURNER. The temperature dependent structure of liquid deuterium fluoride. J. Chem. Phys., 121, 6448-6455 (2004).

 

20.S. E. McLAIN, C. J. BENMORE, J. E. SIEWENIE, J. URQUIDI and J. F. C. TURNER. On the structure of liquid hydrogen fluoride. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 43, 1952-1955 (2004).

 

21.J. F. C. TURNER., S. E. McLAIN, T. H. FREE, K. W. HERWIG, C. J. BENMORE and J. E. SIEWENIE. Sample containment for neutron and high-energy x-ray scattering studies of hydrogen fluoride and related molecular species. Rev. Sci. Intrum., 74, 4410-4417 (2003).

 

22.S. E. McLAIN, C. J. BENMORE, J. E. SIEWENIE and J. F. C. TURNER. On the structure of boron trifluoride in liquid and supercritical phase investigated with neutron diffraction. J. Chem. Phys., 119, 6671-6679 (2003).

 

23.S. E. McLAIN, C. J. BENMORE and J. F. C. TURNER. The structure of liquid fluorosulfuric acid determined by neutron diffraction. J. Chem. Phys., 117, 3816-3821 (2002).

 

24.P.M. SMITH, G. K. SCHWEITZER and S. E. McLAIN. Removal of phosphorus-based extractant contamination from lutetium oxalate produced by precipitation stripping. Metal. Mater. Trans. B., 33B, 145-147 (2002).

 

25.T. W. J. GARNER, P. J. GREGORY, G. F. McCRACKEN, G. F. BURGHARDT, B. F. KOOP, S. E. McLAIN and J. R. NELSON. Geographic variation of multiple paternity in the common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). Copeia, 1 15-23 (2002).

 

26.G. F. McCRACKEN, G. F. BURGHARDT and S. E. HOUTS (neé McLAIN). Microsatellite markers and multiple paternity in the common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). Molecular Ecology 8, 1475-1479 (1999).