Jason Wen Lau Lee

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We model oligomers of the Alzheimer's amyloid β-peptide Aβ(1-42) in an implicit membrane to obtain insight into the mechanism of amyloid toxicity. It has been suggested that Aβ oligomers are the toxic species, causing membrane disruption in neuronal cells due to pore formation. We use basin-hopping global optimization to identify the most stable structures(More)
Imaging mass spectrometry is a powerful technique that allows chemical information to be correlated to a spatial coordinate on a sample. By using stigmatic ion microscopy, in conjunction with fast cameras, multiple ion masses can be imaged within a single experimental cycle. This means that fewer laser shots and acquisition cycles are required to obtain a(More)
Laser-induced adiabatic alignment and mixed-field orientation of 2,6-difluoroiodobenzene (C6H3F2I) molecules are probed by Coulomb explosion imaging following either near-infrared strong-field ionization or extreme-ultraviolet multi-photon inner-shell ionization using free-electron laser pulses. The resulting photoelectrons and fragment ions are captured by(More)
The Pixel-Imaging Mass Spectrometry (PImMS) camera allows for 3D charged particle imaging measurements, in which the particle time-of-flight is recorded along with (x, y) position. Coupling the PImMS camera to an ultrafast pump-probe velocity-map imaging spectroscopy apparatus therefore provides a route to time-resolved multi-mass ion imaging, with both(More)
A new technique for studying surface photochemistry has been developed using an ion imaging time-of-flight mass spectrometer in conjunction with a fast camera capable of multimass imaging. This technique, called pixel imaging mass spectrometry (PImMS), has been applied to the study of butanone photooxidation on TiO2(110). In agreement with previous studies(More)
Fiber-loop cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) is a highly sensitive spectroscopic absorption technique which has shown considerable promise for the analysis of small-volume liquid samples. We have developed a new light coupling method for fiber-loop CRDS, which overcomes two disadvantages of the technique: low efficiency light coupling into the cavity and(More)
Accurate ionization cross-sections for DNA and RNA constituents in the condensed or aqueous phase are important parameters for models simulating radiation damage to genetic material in living cells. In this work, absolute gas-phase electron total ionization cross-sections (TICSs) have been measured for a series of six aromatic and eight non-aromatic cyclic(More)
N,N-dimethylformamide, HCON(CH3)2, is a useful model compound for investigating the peptide bond photofragmentation dynamics. We report data from a comprehensive experimental and theoretical study into the photofragmentation dynamics of N,N-dimethylformamide in the gas phase at 193 nm. Through a combination of velocity-map imaging and hydrogen atom Rydberg(More)
In this paper, we present an enhanced virtual observation therapy (VOT) system to address challenges in medication adherence and the current observed therapy approach. The original approach requires both patient and healthcare worker to be physically collocated, which has several technical and practical challenges. Therefore, we developed a system that(More)
The ultraviolet photochemistry of 2-bromothiophene (C4H3SBr) has been studied across the wavelength range 265-245 nm using a velocity-map imaging (VMI) apparatus recently modified for multi-mass imaging and vacuum ultraviolet (VUV, 118.2 nm) universal ionization. At all wavelengths, molecular products arising from the loss of atomic bromine were found to(More)