Ruiyu Li, Gregg Wildenberg, Kevin Boergens, Yingjie Yang, Kassandra Weber, Janek Rieger, Ashley Arcidiacono, Robert Klie, Narayanan Kasthuri^, Sarah B King^, “Contrast Mechanism of Osmium Staining in Electron Microscopy of Biological Tissues.” chemRXiv. (2023).

Kevin M BoergensGregg WildenbergRuiyu LiLola LambertAmin MoradiGuido StamRudolf TrompSense Jan van der MolenSarah B King^Narayanan Kasthuri^, “Photoemission electron microscopy for connectomics.” bioRxiv (2023).

Prakriti P. Joshi , Davis Unruh , Thomas E. Gage , Ruiyu Li , Haihua Liu , Liangbo Liang , Ilke Arslan, Maria K. Y. Chan, Sarah B. King  “Anomalous reduction in black phosphorus phonon velocity driven by lattice anisotropy.” chemRXiv. (2023).

*News and Views* – S. B. King, “Quantum friction with water effectively cools graphene electrons.” Nat. Nanotechnol. (2023). 

Burak Guzelturk, Vladislav Kamysbayev, Di Wang, Huicheng Hu, Ruiyu Li, Sarah B. King, Alexander H. Reid, Ming-Fu Lin, Xijie Wang, Donald A. Walko, Xiaoyi Zhang, Aaron Lindenberg, Dmitri V. Talapin “Understanding and Controlling Photothermal Responses in MXenes”. Nano. Lett. 23, 7, 2677–2686 (2023)

Angelika Demling, Sarah B. King^, Philip Shushkov, and Julia Stähler^ “O2 Reduction at a DMSO/Cu(111) Model Battery Interface”. J. Phys. Chem. C, 127, 2894–2900 (2023).


N. Mirzajani*, C. L. Keenan*, S. R. Melton, S. B. King, “Accurate phase detection in time-domain heterodyne SFG spectroscopy”, Opt. Express 30, 39162-39174 (2022),

We used a “phase tracking” approach to stabilize a time-domain heterodyne SFG spectrometer. This approach will be widely useful for other phase-sensitive spectroscopies, from vibrational SFG to 2D spectroscopy!

P. P. Joshi*, R. Li*, J. L. Spellberg, L. Liang, S. B. King, “Nanoimaging of the Edge-Dependent Optical Polarization Anisotropy of Black Phosphorus”, Nano. Lett. 22, 3180-3186 (2022), DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c03849

In this paper we uncovered previously hidden modifications of the optical selection rules at the edges of black phosphorus. The 10s of nm spatial resolution of our photoemission microscope was critical for observing the edge-dependent optical polarization anisotropy.

Prior to the University of Chicago:

  • S. B. King^, K. Broch, A. Demling, and J. Stähler, “Multistep and multiscale electron transfer and localization dynamics at a model electrolyte/metal interface.” J. Chem. Phys. 150, 041702 (2019)
  • S. B. King*^, D. Wegkamp*, C. Richter, M. Wolf, and J. Stähler, “Trapped Electrons at the Amorphous Solid Water/Vacuum Interface as Possible Reactants in a Water Splitting Reaction.” J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 7379-7386 (2017)
  • A. B. Stephansen, S. B. King, Y. Yokoi, Y. Minoshima, W. Li, A. Kunin, T. Takayanagi and D. M. Neumark, “Dynamics of dipole- and valence-bound anions in iodide-adenine binary complexes: A time-resolved photoelectron imaging and quantum mechanical investigation.” J. Chem. Phys. 143, 104308 (2015)
  • S. B. King, A. B. Stephansen, Y. Yokoi, M. A. Yandell, A. Kunin, T. Takayanagi and D. M. Neumark, “Electron accommodation dynamics in the DNA base thymine.” J. Chem. Phys. 143, 024312 (2015)
  • S. B. King, M. A. Yandell, A. B. Stephansen and D. M. Neumark, “Time-resolved radiation chemistry: dynamics of electron attachment to uracil following UV excitation of iodide-uracil complexes.” J. Chem. Phys. 141, 224310 (2014)
  • M. A. Yandell, S. B. King and D. M. Neumark, “Decay dynamics of nascent acetonitrile and nitromethane dipole-bound anions produced by intracluster charge-transfer.” J. Chem. Phys. 140, 184317 (2014)
  • S. B. King, M. A. Yandell and D. M. Neumark, “Time-resolved imaging of the iodide-thymine and iodide-uracil binary cluster systems.” Farad. Disc. 163, 59 (2013)
  • M. A. Yandell, S. B. King and D. M. Neumark, “Time-Resolved Radiation Chemistry: Photoelectron Imaging of Transient Negative Ions of Nucleobases.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 2128 (2013)
  • R. M. Young, R. J. Azar, M. A. Yandell, S. B. King, M. Head-Gordon and D. M. Neumark, “Iodide solvation in tetrahydrofuran clusters.” Mol. Phys. 110, 1787 (2012)
  • R. M. Young, M. A. Yandell, S. B. King and D. M. Neumark, “Thermal effects on energetics and dynamics in water cluster anions (H2O)−n .” J. Chem. Phys. 136, 094304 (2012)
  • M. A. Yandell, R. M. Young, S. B. King and D. M. Neumark, “Effects of Excitation Energy on the Autodetachment Lifetimes of small Iodide-Doped ROH Clusters (R=H-, CH3-, CH3CH2-).” J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 2750 (2011)
  • E. L. Dane, S. B. King and T. M. Swager “Conjugated Polymers that Respond to Oxidation with Increased Emission.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 7758 (2010)
  • J. W. Wackerly, J. M. Meyer, W. C. Crannell, S. B. King and J. L. Katz “Selective Synthesis of Poly (m-phenylene oxides) over Oxacalixarenes.” Macromolecules 42, 8181 (2009)
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* indicates co-first author