Professional Education

  • Bachelor's degree, Seoul National University, Chemistry (2006)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Seoul National University (2014)

Stanford Advisors

All Publications

  • Photoelectron Spectroscopy of 4-Bromochlorobenzene Dimer and Trimer Anions BULLETIN OF THE KOREAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Kim, N. 2013; 34 (9): 2565-2566
  • Associative Electron Attachment to 2-Aminopyridine-(CO2)(1) Complex: Photoelectron Spectroscopic and Theoretical Approach BULLETIN OF THE KOREAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Kim, N. 2013; 34 (8): 2247-2248
  • Anion Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Theoretical Calculation of the Hetero-dimers of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons BULLETIN OF THE KOREAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Kim, N., Lee, S. H. 2013; 34 (5): 1441-1444
  • Atomic selectivity in dissociative electron attachment to dihalobenzenes PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS Kim, N., Sohn, T., Lee, S. H., Nandi, D., Kim, S. K. 2013; 15 (39): 16503-16509


    We investigated electron attachment to three dihalobenzene molecules, bromochlorobenzene (BCB), bromoiodobenzene (BIB) and chloroiodobenzene (CIB), by molecular beam photoelectron spectroscopy. The most prominent product of electron attachment in the anion mass spectra was the atomic fragment of the less electronegative halogen of the two, i.e., Br(-) for BCB and I(-) for BIB and CIB. Photoelectron spectroscopy and ab initio calculations suggested that the approaching electron prefers to attack the less electronegative atom, a seemingly counterintuitive finding but consistent with the mass spectrometric result. For the iodine-containing species BIB and CIB, the photoelectron spectrum consists of bands from both the molecular anion and atomic I(-), the latter of which is produced by photodissociation of the former. Molecular orbital analysis revealed that a large degree of orbital energy reordering takes place upon electron attachment. These phenomena were shown to be readily explained by simple molecular orbital theory and the electronegativity of the halogen atoms.

    View details for DOI 10.1039/c3cp50456e

    View details for Web of Science ID 000324749900016

    View details for PubMedID 23936900

  • Electron affinity of phenanthrene and ion core structure of its anion clusters RSC ADVANCES Lee, S. H., Kim, N., Ha, D. G., Song, J. K. 2013; 3 (38): 17143-17149

    View details for DOI 10.1039/c3ra43498b

    View details for Web of Science ID 000325272100038

  • Rapid and facile synthesis of a (ZnxAgyInz)S-2 nanocrystal library via sono-combichem method and its characterization including single nanocrystal analysis JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY Lee, S. J., Kim, Y., Jung, J., Kim, M. A., Kim, N., Lee, S. J., Kim, S. K., Kim, Y., Park, J. K. 2012; 22 (24): 11957-11963

    View details for DOI 10.1039/c2jm31838e

    View details for Web of Science ID 000304561900013

  • "Associative" Electron Attachment to Azabenzene-(CO2)(n) van der Waals Complexes: Stepwise Formation of Covalent Bonds with Additive Electron Affinities JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Lee, S. H., Kim, N., Ha, D. G., Kim, S. K. 2008; 130 (48): 16241-16244


    Electron attachment to the van der Waals complexes of azabenzene-(CO(2))(n) results in the formation of covalent bonds between the nitrogen atoms of azabenzene and the carbon atom of CO(2). The newly formed C-N bonds establish an extended pi-orbital network over the entire moieties of the complex and thus greatly stabilize the anion, yielding a very large value of vertical detachment energy for the excess electron. The rare "associative" nature of electron attachment was found to be generally occurring in all azabenzene series, only subject to steric hindrance against the formation of the covalent C-N bond.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/ja8039103

    View details for Web of Science ID 000263319800038

    View details for PubMedID 18998649