Robert J. Donovan
|University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom|
He graduated (BSc Hons) from the University of Wales in 1962. Following a year in industry, with Procter and Gamble Ltd, he went to Cambridge to do research for his PhD degree.
He was appointed a Research Fellow of Gonville and Caius College (Cambridge) in 1966, from where he moved in 1970 to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh.
He became Professor of Physical Chemistry in 1979, and in 1986 he was appointed to the Foundation (1713) Chair of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh.
His research interests lie in gas−phase energy transfer, photochemistry, reaction dynamics and atmospheric VUV. In particular, he contributed substantially to the use of lasers and synchrotron radiation for the study of chemical and physical processes involving electronically excited states.
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|Donovan RJ, Lawley KP. (2020) Heavy Rydberg vibronic structure and quantum defects for the double minimum EF(1Σg+) state of H2, D2, T2 and HD Chemical Physics Letters. 756: 137821|
|Kirrander A, Jungen C, Donovan RJ, et al. (2018) Heavy Rydberg states: large amplitude vibrations. Faraday Discussions|
|Chartrand AM, Donovan RJ, Lawley KP, et al. (2017) Continuity of heavy Rydberg behaviour in the ungerade ion-pair states of H 2 Chemical Physics Letters. 676: 140-143|
|Lawley KP, Donovan RJ. (2016) A quantum defect analysis of heavy Rydberg behaviour in the BΣu+1 and B″B‾Σu+1 states of H2 and the BΣu+1 state of D2 Chemical Physics Letters. 659: 192-195|
|Donovan RJ, Lawley KP, Ridley T. (2015) Heavy Rydberg behaviour in high vibrational levels of some ion-pair states of the halogens and inter-halogens. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 142: 204306|
|Donovan RJ, Lawley KP, Ridley T. (2015) A heavy Rydberg quantum defect analysis of the perturbed D(0u+) ion-pair state of Br2 Chemical Physics. 463: 145-148|
|Donovan RJ, Hennessy JT, Lawley KP, et al. (2013) A critical re-assignment of the Rydberg states of iodomethane based on new polarization data. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 138: 134308|
|Ridley T, Lawley KP, Donovan RJ, et al. (2011) Efficient long-range collisional energy transfer between the E0(g)(+)(3P2) and D0(u)(+)(3P2) ion-pair states of I2, induced by H2O, observed using high-resolution Fourier transform emission spectroscopy. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 135: 114302|
|Ridley T, Donovan RJ, Lawley KP. (2011) Characterization of the potential minimum of the F '0(u)(+)(1D2) ion-pair state of Cl2 using (1 + 2') optical-optical double resonance excitation and mass-resolved ion detection. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 135: 104302|
|Ridley T, Lawley KP, Donovan RJ. (2009) Long-range collisional energy transfer between charge-transfer (ion-pair) states of I2, induced by H2O and I2(X). The Journal of Chemical Physics. 131: 234302|