The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

John Larese

John Larese

Neutron Scattering, Materials & Physical Chemistry

PhD, Physics
Wesleyan University

Research Bio

Research Interests

  • Surface structure and dynamics
  • Adsorption, structure and dynamics
  • Synthesis of novel metal oxides

Selected Publications

Neutron Investigations of Rotational Motions in Monolayer and Multilayer Films at the Interface of MgO and Graphite Surfaces. J.Z. Larese, T. Arnold, A. Barbour and L.R. Frazier, Langmuir 25, 4078-4083 (2009).

Direct Observation of H2 Binding to a Metal Oxide Surface. J. Larese, T. Arnold, L. Frazier, R. Hinde and A. Ramirez-Cuesta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 165302 (2008).

Electronic Structure Investigation of Surface−Adsorbate and Adsorbate−Adsorbate Interactions in Multilayers of CH4 on MgO(100). M.L. Drummond, B.G. Sumpter, W.A. Shelton and J.Z. Larese, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111, 966-976 (2007).

Neutron Scattering. J.Z. Larese in Applications of Physical Methods to Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, R.A. Scott and C.M. Lukehart, eds. (Wiley, 2007).

Structure of an n -butane monolayer adsorbed on magnesium oxide (100). T. Arnold, S. Chanaa, S.M. Clarke, R.E. Cook and J.Z. Larese, Phys. Rev. B 74, 085421 (2006).

Novel method for the generation of high density (pure and doped) magnesium vapors which bypass the liquidus phase. W. Kunnmann and J.Z. Larese, U.S. Patent No. 6,179,897 (granted January 30, 2001).

Contact Information

John Larese
2641 Osprey Vista Way
Suite 309
Knoxville, TN 37920




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