biophysical chemistry and spectroscopy group

past projects

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  1. C. Cai, M. Azam, D. Hore. "Temperature-Dependent Chemical Functional Group Reorientation at Silicone Surfaces" J. Phys. Chem. C, submitted (2021)


  2. Z. Wan, M. Azam, S. Wyatt, K. Ramsay, J. Korner, K. Elvira, R. Padmawar, D. Varela, D. Hore. "Algae Adhesion onto Silicone is Sensitive to Environment-Induced Surface Restructuring" Langmuir, submitted (2021)


  3. L. Gozdzialski, J. Aasen, A. Larnder, M. Ramsay, S. Borden, A. Saatchi, C. Gill, B. Wallace, D. Hore. "Portable Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry in Drug Checking: Detection of Carfentil and Etizolam in Expected Opioid Samples" Int. J. Drug Policy, submitted (2021)


  4. A. Larnder, L. Gozdzialski, M. Ramsay, B. Wallace, D. Hore. "A Multiple Model Strategy for Improved Fentanyl Quantification using Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy" Spectrochim. Acta A, submitted (2021)


  5. C. Cai, M. Azam, D. Hore. "Probing Either Side of Thin Films Using Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy in Multiple Beam Polarizations" J. Phys. Chem. C, 125, 12382 (2021)


  6. B. Busson, M. Farhat, P. Teunda, S. Roy, T. Jarisz, D. Hore. "All-experimental Analysis of Doubly-Resonant Sum Frequency Generation Spectra: Application to Aggregated Rhodamine Films" J. Chem. Phys., 154, 224704 (2021)


  7. L. Gozdzialski, M. Ramsay, A. Larnder, B. Wallace, D. Hore. "Fentanyl Detection and Quantification using Portable Raman Spectroscopy in Community Drug Checking" J. Raman. Spectrosc., in press (2021)


  8. B. Wallace, T. van Roode, F. Pagan, D. Hore, B. Pauly. "The Potential Impacts of Community Drug Checking within the Overdose Crisis: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Perspective of Prospective Service Users" BMC Public Health, in press (2021)


  9. Z. Wan, B. MacVicar, S. Wyatt, D. Varela, R. Padmawar, D. Hore. "An Automated Image Analysis Platform for the Study of Weakly-Adhered Cells" Biofouling, in press (2021)


  10. M. Ramsay, L. Gozdzialski, A. Larnder, B. Wallace, D. Hore. "Fentanyl Quanitification using Portable Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy. A Framework for Community Drug Checking" Vib. Spectrosc., 114, 103243 (2021)


  11. B. Wallace, R. Hills, J. Rothwell, D. Kumar, I. Garber, T. van Roode, A. Larnder, F. Pagan, J. Aasen, J. Weatherston, L. Gozdzialski, M. Ramsay, P. Burek, M. Azam, B. Pauly, M. Storey, D. Hore. "Design and Implementation of a Multi-Technology Platform for Drug Checking: Social, Scientific, and Technological Considerations" Drug. Test. Anal., 13, 734 (2021)


  12. F. Chen, L. Gozdzialski, K. Hung, U. Stege, D. Hore. "Assessing the Molecular Specificity and Orientation Sensitivity of Infrared, Raman, and Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectra" Symmetry, 13, 42 (2021)


  13. B. Wallace, T. van Roode, F. Pagan, P. Phillips, H. Wagner, S. Calder, J. Aasen, B. Pauly, D. Hore. "What is needed for implementing drug checking services in the context of the overdose crisis? A qualitative study to explore perspectives of potential service users" Harm Red. J., 17, 29 (2020)


  14. L. Gozdzialski, D. Hore. "Detection of Surface Structural Changes During Adsorption Events Using Two-Trace Two-Dimensional (2T2D) Correlation Spectroscopy" J. Mol. Struct., 1216, 128246 (2020)


  15. W. Yang, B. Busson, D. Hore. "Determining nonlinear optical coefficients of metals by multiple angle of incidence heterodyne-detected sum-frequency generation spectroscopy" J. Chem. Phys., 152, 084708 (2020)


  16. V. Sun, T. Jarisz, L. Wunsch, D. Hore. "Monitoring early stages of bacterial adhesion at silica surfaces through image analysis" Langmuir, 36, 2120 (2020)


  17. M. Azam, C. Cai, J. Gibbs, E. Tyrode, D. Hore. "Silica surface charge enhancement at elevated temperatures revealed by interfacial water signals" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 142, 669 (2020)


  18. H. Fletcher, A. Macdonald, C. Secord, M. Lenckowski, R. Padmawar, D. Hore. "Design and construction of an advanced tracking wheel for insulator materials testing" Can. J. Electr. Comput. Eng., 43, 342 (2020)


  19. M. Ramsay, C. Cai, D. Hore. "Determination of surface preference using heterospectral surface-bulk correlation spectroscopy" J. Phys. Chem. A, 124, 1841 (2020)


  20. Md. S. Azam, C. Cai, D. Hore. "Selective probing of thin film interfaces using internal reflection sum frequency spectroscopy" J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 23525 (2019)


  21. D. Hore, E. Tyrode. "Probing charged aqueous interfaces near critcal angles: Effect of varying coherence length" J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 16911 (2019)


  22. B. Rehl, M. Rashwan, E. DeWalt-Kerian, T. Jarisz, A. Darlington, D. Hore, J. Gibbs. "New insights on third-order susceptibility measurements: comparing non-resonant second harmonic generation and resonant sum frequency generation at the silica-aqueous interface" J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 10991 (2019)


  23. C. Hennecker, T. Jarisz, D. Hore. "Time evolution of bacterial extracellular polymer composition studied with a versatile infrared transmission array scanner" J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 6635 (2019)


  24. M. Ramsay, C. Beutier, G. McGarvey, D. Hore. "Adsorption of heptane-toluene binary mixtures on a hydrophobic polymer surface" J. Chem. Phys., 150, 014702 (2019)


  25. W.-C. Yang, D. Hore. "Broadband models and their consequences on line shape analysis in vibrational sum-frequency spectroscopy" J. Chem. Phys., 149, 174703 (2018)


  26. F. Chen, K.-K. Hung, D. Hore, U. Stege. "Linear programming applied to polarized Raman data for elucidating molecular structure at surfaces" Chemometr. Intell. Lab., 196, 103898 (2020)


  27. T. Jarisz, S. Roy, D. Hore. "Surface water as a mediator and reporter of adhesion at aqueous interfaces" Acc. Chem. Res., 51, 2287 (2018)


  28. T. Jarisz, S. Lane, L. Gozdzialski, D. Hore. "Ions, metabolites, and cells: water as a reporter of surface conditions during bacterial growth" J. Chem. Phys., 148, 222825 (2018)


  29. W. FitzGerald, S. Taherion, F. J. Kumar, D. Giles, D. Hore. "Spectral analysis techniques for characterizing cadmium zinc telluride polarization modulators" Opt. Mater., 78, 345 (2018)


  30. W. FitzGerald, S. Taherion, F. J. Kumar, D. Giles, D. Hore. "Cadmium zinc telluride as a mid-infrared variable retarder" J. Appl. Phys., 123, 133103 (2017)


  31. S. Roy, C. Beutier, D. Hore. "Combined IR-Raman vs sum-frequency heterospectral correlation spectroscopy" J. Mol. Struct., 1161, 403 (2018)


  32. W.-C. Yang, D. Hore. "Determining the orientation of chemical function groups on metal surfaces by a combination of homodyne and heterodyne nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy" J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 28043 (2017)


  33. W. FitzGerald, D. Hore. "Photoelastic modulator-based broadband mid-infrared Stokes polarimeter" J. Mod. Opt., 65, 75 (2018)


  34. A. Darlington, T. Jarisz, E. Dewalt-Kerian, S. Roy, S. Kim, Md. Azam, D. Hore, J. Gibbs. "Separating the pH-Dependent Behavior of Water in the Stern and Diffuse Layers with Varying Salt Concentration" J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 20229 (2017)


  35. T. Jarisz, K. Jena, M. Dixon, D. Hore. "Solvent isotope effect on biomolecular adsorption at hydrophobic surfaces" J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 16879 (2017)


  36. K. Krause, S. Roy, D. Hore. "Interplay between adsorbed peptide structure, trapped water, and surface hydrophobicity" Biointerphases, 12, 02D407 (2017)


  37. S. Roy, S. Freiberg, C. Leblanc, D. Hore. "Surface structure of acrylate polymer adhesives" Langmuir, 33, 1763 (2017)


  38. R. Herran Cuspinera, D. Hore. "Cell growth characteristics from angle- and polarization-resolved light scattering: Prospects for two-dimensional correlation analysis" J. Mol. Struct., 1124, 85 (2016)


  39. S. Roy, P. Covert, T. Jarisz, C. Chan, D. Hore. "Surface-bulk vibrational correlation spectroscopy" Anal. Chem., 88, 4682 (2016)


  40. P. Covert, D. Hore. "Geochemical insight from nonlinear optical studies of mineral-water interfaces" Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem., 67, 233 (2016)


  41. G. Hajisalem, D. Hore, R. Gordon. "Interband transition enhanced third harmonic generation from nanoplasmonic gold" Opt. Mater. Express, 5, 2217 (2015)


  42. P. Covert, D. Hore. "Assessing the gold standard: The complex vibrational nonlinear susceptibility of metals" J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 271 (2015)


  43. W. FitzGerald, K. Jena, D. Hore. "Effects of single-source multiple beam interference in vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy" J. Mol. Struct., 1084, 368 (2016)


  44. K.-K. Hung, U. Stege, D. Hore. "IR absorption, Raman scattering, and IR-vis sum-frequency generation spectroscopy as quantitative probes of surface structure" Appl. Spectrosc. Rev., 50, 351 (2015)


  45. S. Hall, K. Jena, P. Covert, S. Roy, T. Trudeau, D. Hore. "Molecular level surface structure from nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy combined with simulations" J. Phys. Chem. B, 118, 5617 (2014) [featured on the cover]


  46. S. Roy, P. Covert, W. FitzGerald, D. Hore. "Biomolecular structure at solid-liquid interfaces as revealed by nonlinear optical spectroscopy" Chem. Rev., 114, 8388 (2014) [featured on the cover]


  47. S. Roy, J. Post, K. Hung, U. Stege, D. Hore. "2D correlation analysis in vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy" J. Mol. Struct., 1069, 103 (2014)


  48. X. Wang, J. Post, D. Hore, F. Hof. "Minimalist with stacked guanidinium ions mimics the weakened hydration shells of protein-protein interaction interfaces" J. Org. Chem., 79, 34 (2014)


  49. P. Covert, K. Jena, D. Hore. "Throwing salt into the mix: altering the ordering of interfacial water by electrolyte addition" J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5, 143 (2013)


  50. S. Roy, T. Naka, D. Hore. "Enhanced understanding of amphipathic peptide adsorbed structure by modeling of the nonlinear vibrational response" J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 24955 (2013)


  51. S. Hall, M.-A. Hoyle, J. Post, D. Hore. "Combined Stokes vector and Mueller matrix polarimetry for materials characterization" Anal. Chem., 85, 7613 (2013)


  52. S. Roy, K.-K. Hung, U. Stege, D. Hore. "Rotations, projections, direction cosines, and vibrational spectra" Appl. Spectrosc. Rev., 49, 233 (2013)


  53. S. Hall, P. Covert, B. Blinn, S. Shakeri, D. Hore. "Rapid and Sensitive Polarization Measurement for Characterizing Protein Adsorption at the Solid-Liquid Interface" J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 1796 (2012)


  54. S. Roy, D. Hore. "Simulated structure and nonlinear vibrational spectra of water next to hydrophobic and hydrophilic solid surfaces" J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 22867 (2012)


  55. P. Covert, W. FitzGerald, D. Hore. "Simultaneous measurements of magnitude and phase in interferometric sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy" J. Chem. Phys., 137, 014201 (2012)


  56. M. Shinki, M. Ivanov, J. Post, S. Vagle, J. Cullen, D. Hore. "An auto-calibrating Stokes polarimeter for materials characterization" Appl. Opt., 51, 4113 (2012)


  57. L. Cross, D. Hore. "Dual-modulator broadband infrared Mueller matrix ellipsometry" Appl. Opt., 51, 5100 (2012)


  58. M. Shinki, M. Wendeberg, S. Vagle, J. Cullen, D. Hore. "Characterization of adsorbed microlayer thickness on an oceanic glass plate sampler" Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods, 10, 728 (2012)


  59. K. Jena, P. Covert, S. Hall, D. Hore. "Absolute orientation of ester side chains on the PMMA surface" J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 15570 (2011)


  60. K. Jena, K. Hung, T. Schwantje, D. Hore. "Methyl groups at dielectric and metal surfaces studied by sum-frequency generation in co- and counter-propagating configurations" J. Chem. Phys., 135, 044704 (2011)


  61. S. Hall, K. Jena, T. Trudeau, D. Hore. "Structure of leucine adsorbed on polystyrene from nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy measurements, molecular dynamics simulations, and electronic structure Calculations" J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 11216 (2011)


  62. K. Jena, P. Covert, D. Hore. "The effect of salt on the water structure at a charged solid surface: differentiating second- and third-order nonlinear contributions" J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2, 1056 (2011)


  63. K. Jena, P. Covert, D. Hore. "Phase measurement in non-degenerate three-wave mixing spectroscopy" J. Chem. Phys., 134, 044712 (2011)


  64. K. Jena, D. Hore. "A simple transmission-based approach for determining the thickness of transparent films" Am. J. Phys., 79, 256 (2011)


  65. K. Jena, D. Hore. "Water structure at solid surfaces and its implications for biomolecule adsorption" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12, 14383 (2010) [featured on the cover, and one of the top ten downloaded papers from PCCP in November 2010]


  66. T. Trudeau, D. Hore. "Hydrophobic amino acid adsorption on surfaces of varying wettability" Langmuir, 26, 11095 (2010)


  67. S. Hall, A. Hickey, D. Hore. "Structure of phenylalanine adsorbed on polystyrene from nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy measurements and electronic structure calculations" J. Phys. Chem. C, 114, 9748 (2010)


  68. T. Trudeau, K. Jena, D. Hore. "Water structure at solid surfaces of varying hydrophobicity" J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 20002 (2009)


  69. K. Jena, D. Hore. "Variation of ionic strength reveals the interfacial water structure at a charged mineral surface" J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 15364 (2009)


DKH post-doctoral work

  1. D. Hore, D. Walker, G. Richmond.  "Water at hydrophobic surfaces: when weaker is better" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 1800 (2008)
  2. D. Hore, D. Walker, L. MacKinnon, G. Richmond. Molecular Structure of the chloroform-water and dichloromethane-water interfaces J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 8832 (2007)
  3. D. Hore, D. Walker, G. Richmond.  "Layered Organic Structure at the Carbon Tetrachloride-Water InterfaceJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 752 (2007)
  4. D. Walker, D. Hore, G. Richmond. "Understanding the population, coordination, and orientation of water species contributing to the nonlinear optical spectroscopy of the vapor-water interface through molecular dynamics simulations" J. Phys. Chem. B, 110 20451 (2006) 
  5. M. Kido Soule, D. Hore, D. Jaramillo-Fellin, G. Richmond. "Differing adsorption behavior of environmentally-important cyanophenol isomers at the air-water interface" J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 16575 (2006)
  6. D. Hore, D. Beaman, D. Parks, G. Richmond. "Whole-molecule treatment for determining orientation at isotropic surfaces by nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy" J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 16846 (2005) [featured on the cover]
  7. D. Hore, D. Beaman, G. Richmond. "Surfactant head group orientation at the air-water interface" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 9356 (2005)
  8. D. Hore, M. Hamamoto, G. Richmond. "Mid-infrared second-order susceptibility of alpha quartz and its application to surface sum-frequency spectroscopy" J. Chem. Phys., 121, 12589 (2004) 
  9. D. Hore, J. King, F. Moore, D. Alavi, M. Hamamoto, G. Richmond. "Ti:sapphire-based picosecond visible-infrared sum-frequency spectroscopy from 900-3100 cm-1" Appl. Spectroscopy, 58, 1377 (2004) [featured on the cover]

DKH doctoral work

  1. D. Hore, Y. Wu, A. Natansohn, P. Rochon. "Investigation of circular Bragg reflection in an azo polymer with photoinduced chirality" J. Appl. Phys., 94, 2162 (2003)
  2. D. Hore, A. Natansohn, P. Rochon. "Uniaxial and chiral ordering in light-responsive azobenzene polymers" Physics in Canada, 59, 139 (2003)
  3. D. Hore, A. Natansohn, P. Rochon. "The characterization of photoinduced chirality in a liquid-crystalline azo polymer on irradiation with circularly-polarized light" J. Phys. Chem. B, 107, 2506 (2003)
  4. D. Hore, A. Natansohn, P. Rochon. "Anomalous cis isomer orientation in a liquid-crystalline azo polymer on irradiation with linearly-polarized light" J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2197 (2003)
  5. D. Hore, A. Natansohn, P. Rochon. "Optical anisotropy as a probe of structural order by Stokes polarimetry" J. Phys. Chem. B 106, 9004 (2002)
  6. D. Hore, A. Natansohn, P. Rochon. "Irradiance and temperature dependence of photoinduced orientation in two azobenzene-based polymers" Can. J. Chem. 76, 1648 (1998)

      DK Hore, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria.