Joel Parks

Trapped Ion Dynamics Group

Rowland Senior Fellow
Rowland Institute at Harvard
Harvard University
100 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA 02142
Tel: 617-497-4653
Fax: 617-497-4627
Website: Trapped Ion Dynamics Group 

Current research projects in the Trapped Ion Dynamics Group are designed to study the structural dynamics of nanoscale gas-phase species including small metal clusters and biomolecules, by making diffraction measurements of metal cluster symmetry and probing using fluorescence the dynamics and interactions of biomolecules.

Selected Publications

  • "Fluorescence probe of polypeptide conformational dynamics in gas phase and in solution", A. T. Iavarone, J. Meinen, S. Schulze, J. H. Parks, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. (2006) in press.
  • "The Structures of Ag55+ and Ag55- Trapped Ion Electron Diffraction and Density Functional Theory", D. Schooss, M. N. Blom, J. H. Parks, B. von Issendorff, H. Haberland, M. M. Kappes, Nano Letters, 5, 1972-1977 (2005).
  • "Size dependent fivefold and icosahedral symmetry in silver clusters", X. Xing, R. M. Danell, I. L. Garzon, K. Michaelian, M. N. Blom, M. M. Burns, and J. H. Parks, Phys. Rev. B, 72, 081405(R) (2005).

For a complete list of publications.