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Dr Jimena Gorfinkiel

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • jimena.gorfinkiel

Professional biography

I joined The Open University in December 2005 as a Lecturer.

My research is mainly on electron collisions with molecules and molecular clusters.

For more information, see: http://physics.open.ac.uk/~jdgorfinkiel/

 

 

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Research GroupGroupFaculty of Science
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)NetworkFaculty of Science
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)CentreFaculty of Science

 

Externally funded projects

R-matrix suites for multielectron attosecond dynamics in atoms and molecules irradiated by arbitrarily polarised light

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/May/201730/Apr/2019EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
We will develop new capability within time-dependent R-matrix theory (RMT) for ultra-fast atomic and molecular processes in general ultra-short light fields. This continues the development of atomic and molecular R-matrix codes initiated as part of the UK-RAMP HPC grant and continued under a number of dCSE and eCSE projects, in a collaboration between QUB and the OU. The work proposed here is aimed at: (i) enabling the description of the interaction of arbitrarily polarized light with atoms and molecules; (ii) fully implementing the treatment of molecules in the TD codes. This work will require significant developments to both the RMT and the UKRmol+ suites.

Achievement of Excellence in Electron Processes for Future Technologies

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Jan/201631/Dec/2018EC (European Commission): FP(inc.Horizon2020, H2020, ERC)
This H2020 Twinning project ‘Achievement of Excellence in Electron Processes for Future Technologies’ (ELEvaTE) is aimed at advancing the excellence of the Electron and Plasma Physics Laboratory (EPPL) in the Faculty of Mathematics Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava such that it becomes a centre of international excellence and an exemplar for other Slovakian HEI while furthering the Strategy for Smart Specialization of the Slovak Republic. The goal of the ELEvaTE is to provide the EPPL opportunity to learn from partners to achieve ambition of creating a centre of excellence. ELEvaTE will twin EPPL with the Molecular Physics Group at the Open University (OU) in United Kingdom and Nano-Bio-Group at the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Innsbruck (UI). The OU is exceptional in results dissemination and the UI combines research with enterprise (e.g. ‘spin out’ company Ionicon, world's leading producer of PTRMS), both are exemplars of ‘widening participation and gender sensitive research’ and are strong in preparing IPR.

Publications

Theoretical study of resonance formation in microhydrated molecules. I. Pyridine-(H2O)n, n = 1,2,3,5 (2017-07-21)
Sieradzka, Agnieszka and Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.
Journal of Chemical Physics, 147, Article 34302(3)
On the computations of interatomic Coulombic decay widths with R-matrix method (2017)
Sisourat, Nicolas; Engin, Selma; Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.; Kazandjian, Sévan; Kolorenč, Přemysl and Miteva, Tsveta
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 146, Article 244109(24)
Theoretical study of resonance formation in microhydrated molecules. II. Thymine-(H2O)n, n = 1,2,3,5 (2017)
Sieradzka, Agnieszka and Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 147, Article 34303(3)
Resonances in low-energy electron scattering from para-benzoquinone (2017)
Loupas, Alexandra and Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19(28) (pp. 18252-18261)
Electron scattering from molecules and molecular aggregates of biological relevance (2017)
Gorfinkiel, Jimena D. and Ptasinska, Sylwia
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 50(18) (p 182001)
Effect of the third π∗ resonance on the angular distributions for electron-pyrimidine scattering (2016-07-12)
Mašin, Zdeněk and Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.
The European Physical Journal D, 70, Article 151(7)
Recent research directions in Fribourg: nuclear dynamics in resonances revealed by 2-dimensional EEL spectra, electron collisions with ionic liquids and electronic excitation of pyrimidine (2016-05-26)
Allan, Michael; Regeta, Khrystyna; Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.; Mašin, Zdeněk; Grimme, Stefan and Bannwarth, Christoph
The European Physical Journal D, 70, Article 123(5)
Resonance effects in elastic cross sections for electron scattering on pyrimidine: Experiment and theory (2016-01-14)
Regeta, Khrystyna; Allan, Michael; Winstead, Carl; McKoy, Vincent; Mašin, Zdeněk and Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.
Journal of Chemical Physics, 144, Article 24301(2)
Absolute cross sections for electronic excitation of pyrimidine by electron impact (2016-01-14)
Regeta, Khrystyna; Allan, Michael; Mašin, Zdeněk and Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.
Journal of Chemical Physics, 144, Article 24302(2)
The role of multichannel effects in the photoionization of the NO2 molecule: an ab initio R- matrix study (2015-11-03)
Brambila, Danilo S; Harvey, Alex G; Mašin, Zdeněk; Gorfinkiel, Jimena D. and Smirnova, Olga
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 48, Article 245101(24)
Electron scattering from pyridine (2014-08-21)
Sieradzka, A.; Blanco, F.; Fuss, M. C.; Mašin, Z.; Gorfinkiel, J. D. and García, G.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 118(33) (pp. 6657-6663)
Resonance formation in low energy electron scattering from uracil (2014-05)
Mašin, Zdeněk and Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.
European Physical Journal D, 68, Article 112(5)
Towards an accurate representation of the continuum in calculations of electron, positron and laser field interactions with molecules (2014-03)
Mašin, Zdeněk and Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 490, Article 12090(1)
Electron scattering cross section calculations for polar molecules over a broad energy range (2014-01)
Sanz, A. G.; Fuss, M. C.; Blanco, F.; Mašin, Zdeněk; Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.; Carelli, F.; Sebastianelli, F.; Gianturco, F. A. and García, G.
Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 83(B) (pp. 57-67)
Recent progress in electron scattering from atoms and molecules (2014)
Brunger, M. J.; Buckman, S. J.; Palihawadana, P.; Jones, D. B.; Chiari, L.; Pettifer, Z.; da Silva, G. B.; Lopes, M. C. A.; Duque, H. V.; Mašin, Z.; Gorfinkiel, J. D.; Garcia, G.; Hoshino, M.; Tanaka, H. and Limão-Vieira, P.
AIP Conference Proceedings, 1588, Article 71
Cross-section calculations for positron scattering from pyrimidine over an energy range from 0.1 to 10000 eV (2013-12-04)
Sanz, A. G.; Fuss, M. C.; Blanco, F.; Mašin, Z.; Gorfinkiel, J. D.; McEachran, R. P.; Brunger, M. J. and García , G.
Physical Review A, 88, Article 62704(6)
An investigation into electron scattering from pyrazine at intermediate and high energies (2013-11-14)
Sanz, A. G.; Fuss, M. C.; Blanco, F.; Gorfinkiel, J. D.; Almeida, D.; Ferreira da Silva, F.; Limão-Vieira, P.; Brunger, M. J. and García, G.
Journal of Chemical Physics, 139, Article 184310
A joint theoretical and experimental study for elastic electron scattering from 1,4-dioxane (2013-07-07)
Palihawadana, P.; Sullivan, J. P.; Buckman, S. J.; Mašin, Z.; Gorfinkiel, J. D.; Blanco, F.; García, G. and Brunger, M. J.
Journal of Chemical Physics, 139(1)
Shape and core excited resonances in electron collisions with diazines (2012-11-29)
Mašin, Zdeněk and Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.
Journal of Chemical Physics, 137, Article 204312(20)
Elastic and inelastic cross sections for low-energy electron collisions with pyrimidine (2012-04-12)
Mašin, Zdeněk; Gorfinkiel, Jimena; Jones, Darryl B.; Bellm, Susan M. and Brunger, Michael J.
Journal of Chemical Physics, 136, Article 144310(14)
UKRmol: a low-energy electron- and positron-molecule scattering suite (2012)
Carr, J. M.; Galiatsatos, P. G.; Gorfinkiel, J. D.; Harvey, A. G.; Lysaght, M. A.; Madden, D.; Mašin, Z.; Plummer, M.; Tennyson, J. and Varambhia, H. N.
The European Physical Journal D, 66, Article 58(3)
Electron attachment to molecules in a cluster environment (2012)
Fabrikant, I. I.; Caprasecca, S.; Gallup, G. A. and Gorfinkiel, J. D.
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 136, Article 184301(18)
Elastic and inelastic low-energy electron collisions with pyrazine (2011-10-14)
Mašin, Zdeněk and Gorfinkiel, Jimena
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 135(14) (pp. 144308-144321)
Multiple scattering approach to elastic electron collisions with molecular clusters (2009)
Caprasecca, S; Gorfinkiel, J.; Bouchiha, D. and Caron, L. G.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 42(9) (p 95205)
Low and intermediate energy electron collisions with the C−2 molecular anion (2008)
Halmov'a, Gabriela; Gorfinkiel, J. D. and Tennyson, J.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 41(15) (p 155201)
Energy deposition model based on electron scattering cross section data from water molecules (2008)
Muñoz, A; Oiler, J. C.; Blanco, F.; Gorfinkiel, J. D.; Limão-Vieira, P.; Maira-Vidal, A.; Borge, M. J. G.; Tengblad, O.; Huerga, C.; Téllez, M. and Garcia, G
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 133 (article no. 012002)
Multiple scattering approach to elastic low-energy electron collisions with the water dimer (2008)
Bouchiha, D.; Caron, L. G.; Gorfinkiel, J. D. and Sanche, L.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 41(4) (p 45204)
Electron scattering cross sections and stopping powers in H2 (2007-01-12)
Munoz, A.; Oller, J.C.; Blanco, F.; Gorfinkiel, J.D. and Garcia, G.
Chemical Physics Letters, 433(4-6) (pp. 253-258)
Electron-scattering cross sections and stopping powers in H2O (2007)
Munoz, A.; Oller, J. C.; Blanco, F.; Gorfinkiel, J. D.; Limao-Vieira, P. and Garcia, G.
Physical Review A, 76(5) (p 52707)
Low-energy electron collisions with methanol (2007)
Bouchiha, D.; Gorfinkiel, J. D.; Caron, L. G. and Sanche, L.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 40(6) (pp. 1259-1270)
Adapting gas-phase electron scattering R-matrix calculations to a condensed-matter environment (2007)
Caron, Laurent; Bouchiha, D.; Gorfinkiel, J. D. and Sanche, L.
Physical Review A, 76(3) (p 32716)
Low-energy electron collisions with tetrahydrofuran (2006-02-21)
Bouchiha, D.; Gorfinkiel, J.D.; Caron, L.G. and Sanche, L.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 39(4) (pp. 975-986)
Low-energy electron collisions with C2 using the R-matrix method (2006)
Halmov'a, Gabriela; Gorfinkiel, J. D. and Tennyson, Jonathan
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 39(12) (pp. 2849-2860)
Electron impact ionization of small molecules at intermediate energies: the molecular R-matrix with pseudostates method (2005-06-14)
Gorfinkiel, J.D. and Tennyson, J.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 38(11) (pp. 1607-1622)
Low-energy electron collisions with water: elastic and rotationally inelastic scattering (2004-02-28)
Faure, A.; Gorfinkiel, J.D. and Tennyson, Jonathan
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 37(4) (pp. 801-807)
Electron-impact rotational excitation of water (2004-01-01)
Faure, Alexandre; Gorfinkiel, Jimena D. and Tennyson, Jonathan
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 347(1) (pp. 323-333)
Electron impact dissociative excitation of water within the adiabatic nuclei approximation (2002-02-14)
Gorfinkiel, J.D.; Morgan, L.A. and Tennyson, Jonathan
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 35(3) (pp. 543-555)
A multiple-scattering approach to electron collisions with small molecular clusters (2012-01)
Gorfinkiel, Jimena D. and Caprasecca, Stefano
In: Garcia Gomez-Tejedor, Gustavo and Fuss, Martina Christina eds. Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems . Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering (pp. 127-142)
ISBN : 978-94-007-2563-8 | Publisher : Springer Science+Business Media

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