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Dr Kate Nixon

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Professional biography

Dr Kate Nixon graduated from Flinders University (Australia) with a B.Tech (Forensic and Analytical Chemistry) and B.Sc (Honours) before undertaking her PhD in Electron Momentum Spectroscopy. She has been a researcher within the Photon Science Institute at the University of Manchester as a Royal Society Newton Fellow and Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow and at the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (Brazil). Dr Nixon spent 4 years at the University of Wolverhampton as a lecturer in physical chemistry beefore joining the Open University.

Research interests

Dr Nixon’s research focuses on electron collisions with atoms and molecules. Applications of this research include aiding understanding of cancer treatments by radiotherapy and optimising the yield of second generation biofuels.

Publications

Electron Impact Ionization and Fragmentation of Biofuels (2020)
Nixon, Kate
The European Physical Journal D ((In press))


Comparison of experiment and theory for superelastic electron-collision studies from laser-aligned magnesium (2018-08)
Pursehouse, James; Bostock, Chris; Nixon, Kate; Harvey, Matthew; Fursa, Dmitry V.; Bray, Igor and Murray, Andrew James
Physical Review A, 98, Article 22702(2)


Electron impact ionization of 1-butanol: I. Mass spectra and partial ionization cross sections (2018-07)
Pires, W. A. D.; Nixon, K. L.; Ghosh, S.; Amorim, R. A. A.; Neves, R. F. C.; Duque, H. V.; da Silva, D. G. M.; Jones, D. B.; Brunger, M. J. and Lopes, M. C. A.
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 430 (pp. 158-167)


Electron impact ionization of 1-butanol: II. Total ionization cross sections and appearance energies (2018-07)
Ghosh, S.; Nixon, K. L.; Pires, W. A. D.; Amorim, R. A. A.; Neves, R. F. C.; Duque, H. V.; da Silva, D. G. M.; Jones, D. B.; Blanco, F.; Garcia, G.; Brunger, M. J. and Lopes, M. C. A.
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 430 (pp. 44-51)


Electron impact ionization of 1-propanol (2017-11)
Pires, W.A.D.; Nixon, K.L.; Ghosh, S.; Neves, R.F.C.; Duque, H.V.; Amorim, R.A.A.; Jones, D.B.; Blanco, F.; Garcia, G.; Brunger, M.J. and Lopes, M.C.A.
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 422 (pp. 32-41)


Natural & unnatural-parity contributions in electron-impact ionization of laser-aligned atoms (2017-11)
Murray, Andrew James; Colgan, James; Madison, Don; Harvey, Matthew; Sakaamini, Ahmad; Pursehouse, James; Nixon, Kate and Stauffer, Al
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 875, Article 12002


Sulphur hexaflouride: low energy (e,2e) experiments and molecular three-body distorted wave theory (2016-10-14)
Nixon, Kate L.; Murray, Andrew J.; Chaluvadi, H.; Ning, C. G.; Colgan, James and Madison, Don H.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 49, Article 195203(19)


Electron impact ionisation and fragmentation of methanol and ethanol (2016-06)
Nixon, K. L.; Pires, W. A. D.; Neves, R. F. C.; Duque, H. V.; Jones, D. B.; Brunger, M. J. and Lopes, M. C. A.
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 404 (pp. 48-59)


Electron- and photon-impact ionization of furfural (2015-11-12)
Jones, D. B.; Ali, E.; Nixon, K. L.; Limão-Vieira, P.; Hubin-Franskin, M.-J.; Delwiche, J.; Ning, C. G.; Colgan, J.; Murray, A. J.; Madison, D. H. and Brunger, M. J.
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 143, Article 184310(18)


Comparison of experimental and theoretical electron-impact-ionization triple-differential cross sections for ethane (2015-10-30)
Ali, Esam; Nixon, Kate; Murray, Andrew; Ning, Chuangang; Colgan, James and Madison, Don
Physical Review A, 92, Article 42711(4)


Intermediate energy cross sections for electron-impact vibrational-excitation of pyrimidine (2015-09-04)
Jones, D. B.; Ellis-Gibbings, L.; García, G.; Nixon, K. L.; Lopes, M. C. A. and Brunger, M. J.
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 143, Article 94304(9)


Evidence for unnatural-parity contributions to electron-impact ionization of laser-aligned atoms (2015-09)
Armstrong, G. S. J.; Colgan, J.; Pindzola, M. S.; Amami, S.; Madison, D. H.; Pursehouse, J.; Nixon, K. L. and Murray, A. J.
Physical Review A, 92, Article 32706(3)


Intermediate energy electron impact excitation of composite vibrational modes in phenol (2015-05-15)
Neves, R. F. C.; Jones, D. B.; Lopes, M. C. A.; Nixon, K. L.; de Oliveira, E. M.; da Costa, R. F.; Varella, M. T. do N.; Bettega, M. H. F.; Lima, M. A. P.; da Silva, G. B. and Brunger, M. J.
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 142, Article 194302(19)


Differential cross sections for electron impact excitation of the electronic bands of phenol (2015-03-14)
Neves, R. F. C.; Jones, D. B.; Lopes, M. C. A.; Nixon, K. L.; da Silva, G. B.; Duque, H. V.; de Oliveira, E. M.; da Costa, R. F.; Varella, M. T. do N.; Bettega, M. H. F.; Lima, M. A. P.; Ratnavelu, K.; García, G. and Brunger, M. J.
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 142, Article 104305(10)


Theoretical and experimental(e,2e)study of electron-impact ionization of laser-aligned Mg atoms (2014-12)
Amami, Sadek; Murray, Andrew; Stauffer, Al; Nixon, Kate; Armstrong, Gregory; Colgan, James and Madison, Don
Physical Review A, 90, Article 62707(6)


Parametrization of Electron-Impact Ionization Cross Sections from Laser-Excited and Aligned Atoms (2014-01-15)
Nixon, Kate L. and Murray, Andrew James
Physical Review Letters, 112, Article 23202(2)


Triply differential (e,2e) studies of phenol (2014)
da Silva, G. B.; Neves, R. F. C.; Chiari, L.; Jones, D. B.; Ali, E.; Madison, D. H.; Ning, C. G.; Nixon, K. L.; Lopes, M. C. A. and Brunger, M. J.
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 141, Article 124307(12)