Office: Physical Science Complex, 340A
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder – 1998
Research Areas: Medical isotopes and radiochemistry, high resolution vibrational spectroscopy and atmospheric chemistry, pedagogy of physical chemistry
Student experience required for research: Chem 111, Chem 112, enrolled in Chem 232 for project 1, enrolled in Chem 351 for projects 2 & 3, completion of Chem 112 and programming or SME experience for project 4
Student experience gained from research: Ion exchange separations and radiochemistry for project 1, rotational and vibrational spectroscopy, quantum mechanics for projects 2 & 3, programming for project 4
Ideal preparation for: Graduate school in chemistry, employment in analytical labs, teaching chemistry
- Ion exchange separations for the preparation of medical isotopes
- Rotationally resolved vibrational spectroscopy of atmospheric pollutants containing methyl rotors
- Rotationally resolved vibrational spectroscopy of CFC replacement molecules
- Development of chemistry pedagogy materials using Mathematica
"The high-resolution, jet-cooled infrared spectrum of pentafluoroethane", L.M. Goss, W.R. Hess, T.A. Blake, R.L. Sams, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 265, 81-85, 2011.
"Rotationally Resolved Spectroscopy of the ν8 Band of cis-Methyl Nitrite," L.M. Goss, C.D. Mortensen, T.A. Blake, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 225(2), 182-188, 2004.
"A Demonstration of Acid Rain and Lake Acidification: Wet Deposition of Sulfur Dioxide," L.M. Goss, Journal of Chemical Education, 80, 39-40, 2003.
"Atmospheric absorption of near infrared and visible solar radiation by the hydrogen bonded water dimer," V. Vaida, J.S. Daniel, H.G. Kjaergaard, L.M. Goss, A. Tuck, Quarterly Journal - Royal Meteorological Society, 127 (575), 1627-1644, 2001.
"Sequential Two-Photon Dissociation of Atmospheric Water," L.M. Goss, V. Vaida, J.W. Brault, R.T. Skodje, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 105 (1), 70, 2001.
"Direct Absorption Spectroscopy of Water Clusters," L.M. Goss, S.W. Sharpe, T.A. Blake, V. Vaida, J.W. Brault, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 103 (43), 8020-8024, 1999.
"Spectroscopic Characterization of Supersonic Molecular Beams," V. Vaida, G.J. Frost, L.M. Goss, Israeli Journal of Chemistry, 37, 387-393, 1997.
"Measurements of High Resolution Ultraviolet-Visible Absorption Cross Sections at Stratospheric Temperatures: 1. Nitrogen Dioxide," G.J. Frost, L.M. Goss, V. Vaida, Journal of Geophysical Research, 101, 3869-3877, 1996.
"Measurements of High Resolution Ultraviolet-Visible Absorption Cross Sections at Stratospheric Temperatures: 2. Chlorine Dioxide," G.J. Frost, L.M. Goss, V. Vaida, Journal of Geophysical Research, 101, 3879-3884, 1996.
"The Matrix Isolation IR and UV Spectra of Conformers and Isomers of Oligo-Silanes," B. Albinsson, H. Teramae, H.S. Plitt, L.M. Goss, H. Schmidbaur, J. Michl, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 100, 8681-8691, 1996.
"Photooxidation of CS2 in the near-ultraviolet and its atmospheric implications," L.M. Goss, G.J. Frost, D.J. Donaldson, V. Vaida, Geophysical Research Letters, 22, 2609-2612, 1995.