Jan Knudsen

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Using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy we studied the coadsorption of the amino acid L-cysteine and gold on a rutile TiO(2)(110) surface under ultrahigh vacuum conditions. Irrespective of the deposition order, i.e., irrespective of whether L-cysteine or gold is deposited first, the primary interaction between L-cysteine and the gold clusters formed at the(More)
A library of Treponema pallidum DNA was constructed using a cosmid cloning system. Sixteen hundred Escherichia coli recombinant clones were generated covering the T. pallidum genome with a probability of 99%. Three hundred of the clones were screened for expression of T. pallidum antigens by a modified rocket immunoelectrophoresis technique using a(More)
Using X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) we resolve the temperature-, time-, and flake size-dependent intercalation phases of oxygen underneath graphene on Ir(111) formed upon exposure to molecular oxygen. Through the applied pressure of molecular oxygen the atomic oxygen created on the bare Ir terraces is driven(More)
The reduction of a single-layer FeO film grown on Pt(111) by CO at elevated pressures and temperatures has been studied through an interplay of scanning tunneling microscopy, ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and density functional theory calculations. Exposure of the FeO thin film to CO at pressures between 1 and 30 Torr and temperatures(More)
From an interplay between scanning tunneling microscopy, temperature programmed desorption, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and density functional theory calculations we have studied low-temperature CO oxidation on Au/Ni(111) surface alloys and on Ni(111). We show that an oxide is formed on both the Ni(111) and the Au/Ni(111) surfaces when oxygen is dosed(More)
Regular Pt cluster arrays grown on the moiré template formed by graphene on Ir(111) were tested for their stability with respect to CO gas exposure. Cluster stability and adsorption-induced processes were analyzed as a function of cluster size, with in situ scanning tunneling microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Small clusters containing fewer(More)
Layered cobalt oxides have been shown to be highly active catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER; half of the catalytic "water splitting" reaction), particularly when promoted with gold. However, the surface chemistry of cobalt oxides and in particular the nature of the synergistic effect of gold contact are only understood on a rudimentary level,(More)
A reporter system was constructed to measure perturbations in the NADH/NAD+ co-factor balance in yeast, by using the green fluorescent protein gene under the control of the GPD2 promoter that is induced under conditions of excess of NADH. High fluorescence levels were obtained in a glycerol 3-phosphate dehydrogenase double deletion strain (gpd1Δgpd2Δ),(More)
The new instrument for near-ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy which has been installed at the MAX II ring of the Swedish synchrotron radiation facility MAX IV Laboratory in Lund is presented. The new instrument, which is based on a SPECS PHOIBOS 150 NAP analyser, is the first to feature the use of retractable and exchangeable high-pressure(More)
The influence of high pressures of carbon monoxide (CO) on the stability of a Au/Ni(111) surface alloy has been studied by high-pressure scanning tunneling microscopy. We show that CO induces a phase separation of the surface alloy at high pressures, and by means of time-lapsed STM movies we find that Ni atoms are removed from the surface layer during the(More)