Adam P. Hitchcock
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Materials Research - CLS/CCRS
B.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (British Columbia), F.C.I.C.
Hitchcock group web site
Dr A.P. Hitchcock
Department of Chemistry
Hamilton, Ont., Canada
Voice (905) 525-9140, ext. 24749
FAX (905) 521-2773
Chemical Analysis by Electron and X-ray Excited Inner-shell SpectroscopiesChemists usually think of valence-shell electronic excitation (i.e. UV-visible spectroscopy) when they wish to learn something about a substance through a study of its electronic structure. In fact, there are many advantages to the use of inner-shell spectroscopies for chemical and materials investigations. These include: a much less congested spectroscopy than UV-visible; atom-localised electronic states such that the electronic structure about specific elements can be investigated even in the presence of many other elements. My group is at the forefront of the field of inner-shell spectroscopy, both in terms of developing new techniques and new applications.
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WWW Sites of Interest
- X-ray WWW Server containing the hypertext database from the paper: A.P. Hitchcock and D.C. Mancini
- Bibliography and database of inner shell excitation spectra of gas phase atoms and molecules. J. Electron Spectrosc and Rel. Phen., 67, 1994.
- Canadian Institute for Synchrotron Radiation.
- Canadian Light Source/Centre canadien du rayonnement synchrotron
Hitchcock group's web Server
Department of Chemistry Welcome Page.
McMaster University Welcome Page