Christopher McRae

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Despite recent achievements to reduce surface quenching in NaYF(4):Yb,Er nanocrystals, a complete understanding of how the nanocrystal size affects the brightness of upconversion luminescence is still incomplete. Here we investigated upconversion luminescence of Yb,Er-doped nanocrystals in a broad range of sizes from 6 nm to 45 nm (cubic or hexagonal(More)
Juvenile movement patterns for coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch and Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha from two large interior rivers of British Columbia, Canada, were examined. Otoliths from post-spawned fishes were collected on spawning grounds and elemental signatures were determined through transects from sectioned otoliths using laser(More)
Soil and peat fulvic acids obtained from the International Humic Substances Society were fractionated by their solubility in methanol and analyzed by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. Precursor and product ion experiments produced mass spectra that indicated the presence of benzene, phenol, dihydroxy benzene, furan and thiophene carboxylic(More)
The self-esterification of two fulvic acid model compounds in methanolic solvents was studied by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). The strongly acidic tetrahydrofurantetracarboxylic acid rapidly self-esterified to form mono- and dimethyl esters when stored in methanol, even at reduced temperatures. The weakly acidic analogue,(More)
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