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Dr Roger M. Nix

BA PhD (Cantab) CChem MRSC

School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,  London  E1 4NS

 
Email: rogermnix@yahoo.com
 

Academic Positions

Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
(until 31/08/13).

Open-Access Teaching Notes

The links below provide access to a range of teaching material that may be of general use and is available for download by staff and students of other institutions (please note the associated conditions of use):

  • Quantitative Methods in Chemistry : a course manual covering aspects of mathematics required for the study of chemistry at degree level (aimed at students who have a limited background in Mathematics - i.e. UK GCSE-level or equivalent).
  • An Introduction to Molecular Orbital Theory : an introduction to the molecular orbital theory approach to bonding in molecules. The material includes consideration of the concepts and the approximations required in solving the Schrodinger equation for molecular systems, as well as a range of simple MO calculations.
  • An Introduction to Surface Chemistry : a comprehensive set of web-based tutorials appropriate for advanced undergraduate and M.Sc. courses in surface science/surface chemistry.

Websites & Software for Research

The following services are maintained at Queen Mary :

  • Surface Science Links : an extensive directory of links to other research groups in the field of surface science, relevant software, discussion groups and useful surface science web servers (note - this site is no longer maintained).
  • An Introduction to Surface Chemistry : a comprehensive set of web-based tutorials appropriate for advanced undergraduate and M.Sc. courses in surface science/surface chemistry.

The following software is available for download:

  • eXPFit : a peak-fitting template for use with Microsoft Excel (for the analysis of XPS and other spectral data).

Selected Research Publications

  • Adsorption of Hydrogen and Disilane on Si(100) and Si-Ge surfaces.
    Y.M. Wu and R.M. Nix.
    Surf. Sci. , 1994, 306 , 59-68.
  • Hydrogen Cyanide Synthesis on Polycrystalline Platinum and 90:10 Platinum-Rhodium Surfaces.
    A. Bockholt, I.S. Harding and R M Nix.
    JCS - Faraday Transactions , 1997, 93 , 3869-3878.
  • Molecular Adsorption Characteristics of Lanthanum Oxide Surfaces: the Interaction of Water with Oxide Overlayers grown on Cu(111).
    A.M. De Asha, J.T.S. Critchley and R.M.Nix.
    Surf. Sci. , 1998, 405 , 201-214.
  • Interaction of Methanol with Well-Defined Ceria Surfaces: Reflection/Absorption Infrared Spectroscopy, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, and Temperature-Programmed Desorption Study.
    A. Siokou and R.M.Nix.
    J. Phys. Chem. B , 1999, 103 , 6984-6997.
  • A Novel Approach to the Epitaxial Growth of CeO2 Films on Si(111).
    J. Zarraga-Colina, R.M. Nix and H. Weiss.
    Surf. Sci. , 2004, 563 , L251-255.
  • Model NSR Catalysts: Fabrication and Reactivity of Barium Oxide Layers on Cu(111).
    A. Tsami, F. Grillo, M. Bowker and R.M. Nix
    Surf. Sci.. 2006, 600, 3403-3418.
  • Fabrication of Model Pt-Ceria Catalysts and an Analysis of their Performance for CO Oxidation.
    J. Zarraga-Colina and R.M. Nix
    Surf. Sci.. 2006, 600, 3058-3071.

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