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AutoGAMESS

This is a Python package I developed to automate GAMESS(US) Raman calculations

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A Comparison of Medium-Sized Basis Sets for the Prediction of Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, Infrared Intensities and Raman Activities for Water

Published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2019

This paper benchmarks various basis sets in predicting spectroscopic properties of water

Recommended citation: Ferrari, Brian C., and Chris J. Bennett. "A Comparison of Medium-Sized Basis Sets for the Prediction of Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, Infrared Intensities and Raman Activities for Water." Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 1290. No. 1. IOP Publishing, 2019. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1290/1/012013/meta

Rovibrational Spectral Analysis of CO3 and C2O3: Potential Sources for O2 Observed in Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2019

A rovibrational study on CO3 and C2O3, two molecules that could explain the O2 in Comet 67P

Recommended citation: Fortenberry, Ryan C., et al. "Rovibrational Spectral Analysis of CO3 and C2O3: Potential Sources for O2 Observed in Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 886.1 (2019): L10. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab53e8/meta

A computational investigation of the equilibrium geometries, energetics, vibrational frequencies, infrared intensities and Raman activities of C2Oy (y = 3, 4) species

Published in Molecular Physics, 2020

This paper reports the predicted equilibrium geometries, energetics, vibrational frequencies, infrared intensities and Raman activities of C2Oy (y = 3, 4) species

Recommended citation: Ferrari, Brian C., and Chris J. Bennett. "A computational investigation of the equilibrium geometries, energetics, vibrational frequencies, infrared intensities and Raman activities of C2O y (y= 3, 4) species." Molecular Physics (2020): e1837404. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00268976.2020.1837404?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Role of Suprathermal Chemistry on the Evolution of Carbon Oxides and Organics within Interstellar and Cometary Ices

Published in Accounts of Chemical Research, 2021

This is an account of laboratory-based experimental astrochemistry research

Recommended citation: Ferrari, Brian C., Katerina Slavicinska, and Christopher J. Bennett. "Role of Suprathermal Chemistry on the Evolution of Carbon Oxides and Organics within Interstellar and Cometary Ices." Accounts of Chemical Research (2021): 1181-1189. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00731

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Electron Irradiation of Astrophysical Ice Analogues: Implications for the Formations of Biomolecules on Enceladus.

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Abstract: Here, we investigated the electron irradiation of astrophysical ice analogs in an Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) chamber with base pressure of 3x10-11 torr. Gas was introduced to the chamber, then condensed on a sample holder, which was then irradiated with a 2keV electrons over various time intervals. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectra were taken before and after each interval of irradiation, allowing us to monitor product formation with the ice. We then performed temperature programed desorption (TPD) while monitoring the desorbed products with a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS). Our work presents a better understanding of the dynamics involved in the irradiation of airless bodies in the solar system, and elucidates the intermediate reactions occurring during radiation induced processing of ices. We also present findings that could show how biomolecules, such as amino acids, form on the surface of Enceladus through the interaction of the magnetosphere with plume material from Enceladus.

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