Publications

Refereed Publications

  • Yocum, K. M., Milam, S. N., Gerakines, P. A., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Sublimation of Laboratory Ices Millimeter/Submillimeter Experiment (SubLIME): Structure-Specific Identifications of Products of UV Photolyzed Methanol Ice.” Astrophys. J., 2020, 913 61. (Link to Journal)
  • Bunn H. A., Schultz C. P., Widicus Weaver S. L. “Laser-Induced Chemistry Observed During 248 nm VUV Photolysis of an O3 and CH3NH2 Mixture.”  J. Phys. Chem. A, 2020, 124, 51, 10838–10848. (Link to Journal)
  • Soam A., Andersson B-G, Acosta Pulido J., Fernandez Lopez M., Vaillancourt J. E., Widicus Weaver S. L., Piirola V., Gordon M. S. “On the collisional disalignment of dust grains in illuminated and shaded regions of IC 63.” Astrophys. J.2020, 907, 93. (Link to Journal)
  • Yocum, K. M., Smith, H. H., Todd, E. W., Mora, L., Gerakines, P. A., Milam, S. N., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Millimeter/Submillimeter Spectroscopic Detection of Desorbed Ices: A New Technique in Laboratory Astrochemistry.” J. Phys. Chem. A , 2019, 123, 40, 8702-8708. (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Millimeterwave and Submillimeterwave Laboratory Spectroscopy in Support of Observational Astronomy.” Annu. Rev. Astron. Astr., 2019, 57, 79-112. (Link to Journal)
  • Roenitz K. M., Hays, B. M., Powers C. R., McCabe M. N., Smith H., Widicus Weaver S. L., Shipman S. T. “AC Stark Effect Observed in a Microwave Millimeter/Submillimeter Wave Double-Resonance Experiment.” J. Phys. Chem. A., 2018, 122, 6321-6327. (Link to Journal)
  • Zou L. & Widicus Weaver S. L. “Observation and Analysis of Interstellar Acetone in GAL 31.41+0.31, GAL 034.3+00.2, and GAL 10.47+00.03.” Astrophys. J., 2017, 849, 2. (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus Weaver, S. L., Laas, J. C., Zou, L., Kroll, J. A., Rad, M. L., Hays, B. M., Sanders, J. L., Lis, D. C., Cross, T. N., Wehres, N. “Deep, Broadband Spectral Line Surveys of Molecule-rich Interstellar Clouds.” Astrophys. J. Suppl., 2017, 232, 1. (Link to Journal)
  • Mesko, A. J., Zou, L., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Millimeter and Submillimeter Spectrum of Propylene Oxide.” J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2017, 335, 49. (Link to Journal)
  • Laas, J. C. & Widicus Weaver, S. L. “The millimeter/submillimeter spectrum of the methoxy radical at low temperatures.” Astrophys. J., 2017, 835, 46. (Link to Journal)
  • Hays, B. M., McCabe, M. N., Shipman, S. T., and Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Fast sweep direct absorption (sub)millimeter-wave spectroscopy.” Rev. Sci. Instrum., 2016, 87, 113109. (Link to Journal)
  • Walsh, C., Loomis, R. A., Oberg, K. I., Kama, M., van’t Hoff, M. L. R., Millar, T. J., Aikawa, Y., Herbst, E., Widicus Weaver, S. L., Nomura, H. “First detection of gas-phase methanol in a protoplanetary disk.” Astrophys. J. Lett., 2016, 823, L10. (Link to Journal)
  • Zou, L. & Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Direct Measurement of Additional Ar–H2O Vibration-Rotation-Tunneling Bands in the Millimeter-Submillimeter Range.”, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2016, 324, 12. (Link to Journal)
  • Zou, L., Hays, B., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Weakly Bound Clusters in Astrochemistry? Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Spectroscopy of trans-HO3 and Comparison to Astronomical Observations.” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2016, 120, 657. (Link to Journal)
  • Rad, M. L., Zou, L., Sanders, J. L., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Global Optimization and Broadband Analysis Software for Interstellar Chemistry (GOBASIC).” Astron. & Astrophys., 2016, 585, A23. (Link to Journal) (Program Code)
  • Hays, B. M., Wehres, N., Alligood DePrince, B. A., Roy, A. L. M., Laas, J. C., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Rotational spectral studies of O(1D) insertion reactions with methane and ethylene: Methanol and vinyl alcohol in a supersonic expansion.” Chem. Phys. Lett., 2015, 630, 18-26. (Link to Journal)
  • Wehres, N., Cross, T., Radhuber, M. L., Zou, L., Carroll, A., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “A Hollow Cathode THz Spectrometer for the Study of Astrophysical Ions and Radicals: Benchmarking with N2H+ and Extended Measurements for N2D+.” J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2014, 306, 1-5. (Link to Journal)
  • McGuire, B. A., Carroll, P. B., Sanders, J. L., Widicus Weaver, S. L., Blake, G. A., Remijan A. J. “A CSO Search for l-C3H+: Detection in the Orion Bar PDR.” Mon. Not. Royal Astronom. Soc., 2014, 422, 2901-2908. (Link to Journal)
  • Walsh, C., Herbst, E., Nomura, H., Millar, T. J., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Complex organic molecules along the accretion flow in isolated and externally irradiated protoplanetary disks.” Faraday Discuss., 2014, 168. (Link to Journal)
  • Walsh, C., Millar, T. J., Nomura, H., Herbst, E., Widicus Weaver, S. L., Aikawa, Y., Laas, J. C., and Vasyunin, A. I. “Complex organic molecules in protoplanetary disks.” Astron. & Astrophys., 2013, 563, A33. (Link to Journal)
  • Kroll, J. A., Shipman, S. T., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “The rotational spectrum of methyl ethyl ketone in its ground vibrational state.” J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2014, 295, 52-57. (Link to Journal)
  • Garrod, R. T. & Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Simulations of Hot Core Chemistry.” Chem. Rev., 2013, 113, 8939-8960.
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  • Laas J. C., Hays B. M., Widicus Weaver, S. L., “Multipass millimeter/submillimeter spectrometer to probe dissociative reaction dynamics.” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117, 9548–9554. (Link to Journal)
  • Hays, B. M. & Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Theoretical examination of O(1D) insertion reactions to form methanediol, methoxymethanol, and aminomethanol.” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117, 7142-7148. (Link to Journal)
  • Alligood DePrince, B., Rocher, B.E., Carroll, A.M., and Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Extending high-finesse cavity techniques to the far-IR.” Rev. Sci. Instrum., 2013, 84, 075107. (Link to Journal)
  • Carroll, P. B., McGuire, B. A., Zaleski, D. T., Neill, J. L., Pate, B. H., & Widicus Weaver, S. L. “The pure rotational spectrum of glycolaldehyde isotopologues observed in natural abundance.” J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2013, 284, 21 – 28. (Link to Journal)
  • Zaleski, D. T., Neill, J. L., Muckle, M. T., Seifert, N. A., Carroll, P. B., Widicus Weaver, S. L., Pate, B. H. “A Ka-Band Chirped-Pulse Fourier Transform Microwave Spectrometer.” J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2012, 280, 68-76. (Link to Journal)
  • Finneran, I. A., Shipman, S., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Rotational spectroscopy of 2-methylfuran from 8.7 to 960 GHz.” J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2012, 280, 27-33. (Link to Journal)
  • Friedel, D. N. & Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Complex organic molecules at high spatial resolution toward Orion-KL II: Kinematics.” Astrophys. J. Suppl., 2012, 201, 17 (16pp). (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus Weaver, S. L. & Friedel, D. N. “Complex organic molecules at high spatial resolution toward Orion-KL I: Spatial scales.” Astrophys. J. Suppl., 2012, 201, 16 (15pp). (Link to Journal)
  • Friedel, D. N. & Widicus Weaver, S. L. “A high spatial resolution study of the λ=3 continuum of Orion-KL.” Astrophys. J., 2011, 742, 64-72. (Link to Journal)
  • McGuire, B.A., Wang, Y., Bowman, J.M., Widicus Weaver, S.L “Do H5+ and its isotopologues have rotational spectra?” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2011, 2, 1405-1407. (Link to Journal)
  • Neill, J. L., Steber, A. L., Muckle, M. T., Zaleski, D. T., Pate, B. H., Lattanzi, V., Spezzano, S., McCarthy, M. C., Remijan, A. J., Friedel, D. N., Widicus Weaver S. L. “Spatial distributions and interstellar reaction processes.” J. Phys. Chem. A2011, 115 64782-6480. (Link to Journal)
  • Laas, J. C., Garrod, R. T., Herbst, E., Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Contributions from grain surface and gas phase chemistry to the formation of methyl formate and its structural isomers.” Astrophys. J., 2011, 728, 71 (9pp). (Link to Journal)
  • Braakman, R., Drouin, B. J., Widicus Weaver, S. L., & Blake, G. A. “Extended analysis of hydroxyacetone in the torsional ground state.” J. Mol. Spec., 2010, 264, 43-49. (Link to Journal)
  • Lovas, F. J., Plusquellic, D. F., Widicus Weaver, S. L., McGuire, B. A., Blake, G. A. “Organic compounds in the C3H6O3 family: Microwave spectrum of cis-cis-dimethyl carbonate.” J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2010, 264, 10-18. (Link to Journal)
  • Carroll, P. B., Drouin, B. J., & Widicus Weaver, S. L. “The submillimeter spectrum of glycolaldehyde.” Astrophys. J., 2010, 723, 845-849. (Link to Journal)
  • Brumfield, B. E., Stewart, J. T, Widicus Weaver, S. L., Escarra, M. D., Howard, S. S., Gmachl, C. F. & McCall, B. J. “A quantum cascade laser cw cavity ringdown spectrometer coupled to a high temperature oven supersonic expansion source.” Rev. Sci. Instrum., 2010, 81, 063102. (Link to Journal)
  • Plambeck, R. L., Wright, M. C. H., Friedel, D. N., Widicus Weaver, S. L., Bolatto, A. D., Pound, M. W., Woody, D. P., Lamb, J. W., & Scott, S. L. “Tracing the bipolar outflow from Orion Source I.” Astrophys. J., 2009, 704, L25-L28. (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus Weaver, S. L., Woon, D. E., Ruscic, B., & McCall, B. J. “Is HO2+ a detectable interstellar molecule?” Astrophys. J., 2009, 697, 601-609. (Link to Journal)
  • Garrod, R. T., Widicus Weaver, S. L., & Herbst, E. “Chemistry during the warm-up phase of a hot core: A new grain/gas chemical model.” Astrophys. J., 2008, 682, 283-304. (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus Weaver, S. L., Wiczer, M. B., Negru, B., DiGangi, J. P., Tom, B. A., & McCall, B. J. “Continuous-wave cavity ringdown spectroscopy of the N2+ Meinel System (2,1) band.” J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2008, 249, 14-22. (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus Weaver, S. L., Remijan, A. J., McMahon, R. J., McCall, B. J. “A search for orthobenzyne (oC6H4) in CRL 618.” Astrophys. J., 2007, 671, L153-L156. (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus Weaver, S. L. & Blake, G.A. “1,3 Dihydroxyacetone in Sagittarius B2(N-LMH): The first interstellar ketose.” Astrophys. J., 2005, 624, L33-L36. (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus Weaver, S. L., Butler, R. A. H., Drouin, B. J., Petkie, D. T., Dyl, K. A., De Lucia, F. C., Blake, G.A. “Millimeter-wave and vibrational state assignments for the rotational spectrum of glycolaldehyde.” Astrophys. J. Suppl., 2005, 158, 188-192. (Link to Journal)
  • Feldman, M. T., Widicus, S. L., Blake, G. A., Kent, D. R., & Goddard, W. A. “Aminomethanol water elimination: Theoretical examination.” J. Chem. Phys., 2005, 123, 034304. (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus, S. L., Braakman, R., Kent, D. R., Blake, G. A. “The millimeter and submillimeter rotational spectrum of 1,3-dihydroxyacetone.” J. Mol. Spec., 2004, 224, 101-106. (Link to Journal)
  • Kent, D. R., Widicus, S. L., Blake, G. A., & Goddard, W. A. “A theoretical study of the conversion of gas phase methanediol to formaldehyde.” J. Chem. Phys., 2003, 119, 5117-5120. (Link to Journal)
  • Widicus, S. L., Drouin, B. J., Dyl, K. A., Blake, G.A. “Millimeter wavelength measurements of the rotational spectrum of 2-aminoethanol.” J. Mol. Spec., 2003, 217, 278-281. (Link to Journal)